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

1963 50 Dollar Bill

1963 50 Dollar Bill Reverse


Denomination: $50.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Portrait: Ulysses S. Grant
Series: One: 1963A

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


The value will mainly depend on the bill's condition. Star notes will sell for higher prices.

Most 1963A series $50 bills are worth around $65-70 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $95-125 for bills with an MS 63 grade. Notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and Philadelphia can sell for higher prices.

Star Notes

Star notes are replacement bills that the United States Federal Reserve 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 at the end of the serial number.

Most 1963A series $50 star notes are worth around $65 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $75-80. In uncirculated condition the price is around $175 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, and Minneapolis will be worth more money.

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.

Extremely fine- A note that shows small signs of having been in circulation. The note will be bright and it will have almost all of its original crispness. There might be one or two minor creases or folds but there are no stains, discolorations, or tears.

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.



A Guide Book of United States Paper Money

See also:

1969 50 Dollar Bill
1950 50 Dollar Bill