The 1934 fifty dollar bills can be valuable depending on the series. Star notes can be worth a lot more than the standard notes. Keep reading to learn more about these bills.

1934 50 Dollar Bill

1934 50 Dollar Bill Reverse

Specifications

Denomination: $50.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Portrait: Ulysses S. Grant
Series: Five: 1934, 1934A, 1934B, 1934C, 1934D

Value

The value will depend on the series and the bill's condition. Star notes will sell for higher prices. Below are the general values for each series in very fine condition and MS 63 uncirculated condition.

Series Very Fine MS 63 Uncirculated
1934 $65-70 $235
1934A $80-95 $275-300
1934B $140-150 $350-400
1934C $90-110 $200
1934D $75-90 $200-235

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States Federal Reserve printed. These star notes are more rare and thus more valuable. You can tell if you have a star note by looking to see if there is a star symbol at the end of the serial number.

Most 1934 series $50 star notes are worth around $150 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $600 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis will be more valuable.

Most 1934A series $50 star notes are worth around $375-400 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,450 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will be less valuable.

The 1934B series $50 star notes are worth around $650 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $3,000 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

Most 1934C series $50 star notes are worth around $350 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $1,500 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will be more valuable.

Most 1934D series $50 star notes are worth around $400 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,900 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Richmond are more valuable.

Note: Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders.

Grading System

Very fine- A note that has been in circulation but not for a long time. The note is still relatively crisp. There may be some creases, folds, or light smudges.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- A note that shows no signs of ever having been in circulation. The note still has its original crispness. The note is also well-centered.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1950 50 Dollar Bill
1928 50 Dollar Bill