The 1934 100 dollar bills are relatively old but very common. In fact, some can still be found in circulation today. Therefore most of them aren't worth more than face value, although if you have a star note then it could be worth much more.

These Federal Reserve notes have green seals. They were signed by W.A. Julian and Henry Morgenthau Jr. At the time Julian was Treasurer of The United States and Morgenthau Jr. was the Secretary of the Treasury.

1934 Series 100 Dollar Bill

1934 Series 100 Dollar Bill Back

Specifications

Denomination: $100.00 USD
Series: 1934 Federal Reserve Note
Portrait: Benjamin Franklin
Series Varieties: Five: 1934, 1934A, 1934B, 1934C, 1934D

Value

Essentially, if your bill is not in perfect condition then it will only be worth its face value of $100. In uncirculated condition the price is around $120-130.

Low serial number bills are more valuable. If your bill starts with 6 or 7 zeros then it will command a premium. In addition there are star notes that can be even more valuable. Keep reading to learn more about star notes.

Star Notes

1934 Series 100 Dollar Bill Star Note

It's easy to tell if you have a star note or not. Star notes are overprint notes that have a star after the serial number. These notes are more rare and they can sell for $250 and up.

Some star notes are more rare then others- it depends on which Federal Reserve Bank they were issued from. If you have a star note then it's best to keep it secure in a protective currency holder and get it examined by a currency expert.

History of $100 Dollar Bills

The one-hundred dollar bill was first issued in 1862, and early bills consisted of legal tender notes, silver certificates, and gold certificates. The first Federal Reserve note was issued in 1914. Benjamin Franklin is the face of the 100 dollar bill but some of the earlier series featured other historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln and James Monroe.

Many of the older one-hundred dollar bills are quite valuable even in fair condition. The prices range from hundreds of dollars to tens of thousands of dollars- it all depends on the series and variety. However most one-hundred dollar bills printed after 1929 are not valuable. This is because they are neither rare nor sought after by collectors.

The $100 dollar bill is the highest-denomination bill that is currently in circulation. However it wasn't the highest-denomination bill ever printed by the US government. There used to be 500 dollar bills, 1000 dollar bills, 5000 dollar bills, and even 10,000 dollar bills in circulation. Those bills were rarely ever used and today they are completely out of circulation.