Most 1974 one hundred dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1974 Series 100 Dollar Bill

1974 Series 100 Dollar Bill Reverse

Specifications

Denomination: $100.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Signature Varieties: One: Neff and Simon
Series: One: 1974

Value

The standard bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $100. They will only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Star notes can sell for higher prices.

Most 1974 series $100 bills are worth around $150-175 in uncirculated condition with a grade of MS 63.

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.

The 1974 series $100 star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago are the most common. Each note is worth around $165 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $225 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

Most star notes issued from the other Federal Reserve Banks are worth around $175-180 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $325 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis can sell for more money in uncirculated condition.

Note: Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders.

Grading System

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.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1977 100 Dollar Bill
1969 100 Dollar Bill
1966 100 Dollar Bill