Most 1963 5 dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1963 5 Dollar Bill

1963 5 Dollar Bill Reverse

Specifications

Denomination: $5.00 USD
Type: Legal Tender Note
Series: Series of 1963, Red Seal

For this year the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" was added to the reverse side of the bill, above the Lincoln Memorial.

What is immediately noticeable about this bill is that it has a red seal. There is also a 1963 $5 green seal Federal Reserve note but it's not as valuable.

Value

Most of these bills in circulated condition won't be worth much more than their face value of $5. In the better condition grades these bills can sell for a premium. In addition, star notes will be more valuable.

The 1963 series $5 red seal bills are worth around $7 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $20.

The 1963A series $5 red seal bills are worth around $6-7 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $20-25.

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States 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 before the serial number.

Most 1963 series $5 red seal star notes are worth around $15-20 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $60-75 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

Most 1963A series $5 red seal star notes are worth around $10-15 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $35-40 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

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

These red seal $5 bills have a unique look to them, but they aren't as valuable as you might expect. Earlier $5 bill series can sell for higher prices. These earlier $5 bill series include the 1950 five dollar bills and the 1928 five dollar bills. There were also five dollar silver certificates that can sell for high prices.

 

Sources:

The Red Book