The 1957 one dollar silver certificate is common so it's not worth much money. Billions of them were printed and you can even find some in circulation today. They have a similiar look to the 1935 one dollar silver certificate bills. There is nothing really noteworthy or special about these blue seal notes, and they resemble the modern one dollar bills.

There are three different series: 1957, 1957A, and 1957B. Each series is equally common as there are no rare varieties.

1957 One Dollar Silver Certificate


Denomination: $1.00 U.S. Dollar
Series: 1957
Type: Silver Certificate
Portrait: George Washington
Seal Color: Blue

How Much Is Your Bill Worth?

As mentioned, these bills aren't worth much. They only sell for around $1.50 in lightly circulated condition and around $6 in uncirculated condition.

There are many different block varieties, but only one of them sells for a premium. The blocks that end and begin with the letter B are a little more rare. These BB notes are valued at around $15 in lightly circulated condition.

There are star notes available and they are more rare. 1957 Star notes are bills that have an empty blue star at the beginning of the serial number.

The star notes in fair to lightly circulated condition are valued about the same as the standard 1957 one dollar silver certificate notes. However the uncirculated 1957 one dollar silver certificate star notes sell at a premium, around $10-15 each.

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History of One Dollar Silver Certificates

One dollar silver certificates were printed from 1886 to 1957. The US government issued silver certificates as a response to criticism of the Fourth Coinage Act, which placed the US on the gold standard. There were many different one-dollar series issued. There are different sizes and some are more rare than others. The older, large-note series are generally much more valuable. Click here to learn more about each of the different series.

Silver certificates were redeemable for real silver back in the day. Today you can no longer redeem them for silver but they are still legal tender so you can spend them for their face value. However most bills in lightly circulated condition will be worth more as collectible items.


This isn't the most valuable bill, but it's an intersting bill that is a part of America's history. If you have one in uncirculated conditon then it will be worth much more than its face value.