The 1935 one dollar silver certificates are common, but there are different seal types and different varieties that can be valuable. There are blue seals, brown seals, and yellow seals.

There are the standard varieties such as the 1935, 1935A, 1935B, 1935C, 1935D, 1935E, 1935F, 1935G, and 1935H issues.

In addition, there are also some unique varieties which include the red R and red S experimental notes, the yellow seal North Africa notes, and the brown seal Hawaii notes.

1935 One Dollar Silver Certificate


Denomination: $1.00 U.S. Dollar
Series: 1935
Type: Silver Certificate
Portrait: George Washington

How Much Is Your Bill Worth?

As mentioned, the 1935 series is very common. In lightly circulated condition these notes only sell for around $1.50. In uncirculated condition they only go for around $7. Most coin shops won't even buy them in lightly circulated condition because the profit margins are too low.

The 1935 series is worth more than the 1957 one dollar silver certificate notes, which have a similar look.

Star Notes

Star notes are just notes that have a star before or after the serial number. They are more rare but still many were produced. Star notes for any 1935 standard variety one dollar silver certificate in lightly circulated condition will retail for around $7 a piece.

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Rare Varieties

Any of the rare varieties below will be much more valuable.

Series 1935A Experimental R and S Notes

1935A One Dollar Red S Experimental Silver Certificate

In 1944 the US government wanted to experiment with a different type of paper for the silver certificates. If the bill has a red R then that means that it was the standard paper. If the bill has a red S then that means it was the experimental paper. About one million of each note were printed.

In lightly circulated condition these experimental notes sell for around $125. Uncirculated notes sell for around $350.

It's necessary to look at the serial number on these bills because someone could have potentially stamped an R or S onto a standard 1935A bill.

This is the correct serial number range for the legitimate R and S bills:

Red R: S70884001C - S72068000C
Red S: S73884001C - S75068000C

Star notes are in existence and they are very rare- only about 24,000 in total were printed. We can't provide an accurate price because there isn't enough sales data. However we estimate the value to be over $1,000 in uncirculated condition.

This is the correct serial number range for the legitimate R and S star note bills:

Red R: *91176001A - *91188000A
Red S: *91188001A - *91200000A

1935A Hawaii Notes

1935A One Dollar Hawaii Silver Certificate

The 1935A Hawaii silver certificate is also known as the 1935A WWII note. The word Hawaii is clearly printed on the left hand side of the bill, and on the entire back of the bill.

This was an overprint that was issued as a response to the Pearl Harbor attack. The theory was that if Japan took over Hawaii then they would capture a lot of US currency. If that happened then the US government would declare any Hawaii stamped note to be invalid.

In lightly circulated condition these Hawaii notes retail for around $25. In uncirculated condition they retail for around $120.

Star notes are also available and there were about 200,000 printed. Not many were printed, but a lot them are still in existence.

In lightly circulated condition the 1935A Hawaii one dollar silver certificate star notes are priced at roughly $150. In uncirculated condition they can go for $800.

North Africa Notes

1935A One Dollar North Africa Silver Certificate

The 1935A North Africa note is less rare than some of the other 1935A varieties. This note was issued to the US military in WWII. It's easy to spot because the seal is yellow and the paper is darker.

In lightly circulated condition the price is around $30. For uncirculated notes the price can go up to $300.

Note: There were different block varieties and the FC block will sell for a premium in uncirculated condition.

Star notes are available and they are relatively rare- only 144,000 were issued. This was actually the first issued star note series to have an open star.

In lightly circulated condition these star notes will sell for around $400. In uncirculated condition they can go over $1,000.


Ultimately the value of one of these bills is going to depend on the type. The standard notes are common so they aren't worth much. But if you have a rare variety then your bill can be quite valuable in lightly circulated condition. We recommend putting rare bills in currency holders to keep them safe and secure.