The 1934 five dollar silver certificates can be valuable depending on the series and condition. Keep reading to learn more about these silver certificates.

For this year there were five different series issued. The series include: 1934, 1934A, 1934B, 1934C, and 1934D. In addition, there are star notes and North Africa notes which are more valuable.

1934 Five Dollar Silver Certificate

Specifications

Denomination: $5.00 U.S. Dollar
Year: 1934
Type: Silver Certificate
Portrait: Abraham Lincoln

How Much Is Your Bill Worth?

Condition plays a large role in the value of these bills. Most circulated bills will only be worth their face value of $5. Notes in very fine condition will sell for a premium above their face value. In addition, the series plays a large role in the value. There are the common series notes and then there are the more valuable star note series.

For the common notes, each series is worth around $12.50-$15 in very fine condition. The price is around $45 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

Star Notes

1934 Five Dollar Silver Certificate Star Note

If you have a bill that has a star before the serial number then it's known as a 'star note'. These bills are overprint notes that are more rare and more valuable.

Most star notes are worth around $50-60 in very fine condition. The price is around $200-250 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63. There are two different star note series that are more valuable- the 1934 star note and the 1934B star note.

The 1934 star note is worth around $85 in very fine condition. The price is around $425 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

The 1934B star note is worth around $175 in very fine condition. The price is around $750 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

1934A North Africa Notes

1934A Five Dollar North Africa Silver Certificate

These notes were made for the United States armed forces stationed in North Africa during WWII, hence the name. At the time, each soldier was paid with cash and the government was worried that the Germans could take over the money supply. In response, the United States Government issued the 1934A North Africa notes and paid them out to their soldiers. These unique notes have a yellow seal, so if the Germans did steal the money then every yellow seal note would be disregarded.

The 1934A North Africa note is worth around $85 in very fine condition. The price is around $300 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

Star Notes are also available and they are more valuable. The 1934A North Africa star note is worth around $400 in very fine condition. The price is around $1,850 for notes in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

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.

Conclusion

The value of a 1934 silver certificate will depend on the specific series. The standard notes are common and thus not very valuable. But if you have a star note or a North Africa note then your bill could be quite valuable depending on its condition.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1953 Five Dollar Silver Certificate