Most 1981 ten dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.
|Type:||Federal Reserve Note|
|Series:||Two: 1981, 1981A|
The majority of these bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $10. In the better condition grades these bills can sell for a premium. In addition, star notes can sell for higher prices.
Most 1981 series $10 bills are worth around $15-20 in extremely fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $35-45.
The 1981A series $10 bills are worth around $15 in extremely fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $35-40.
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 1981 series $10 star notes are worth around $40-42.50 in extremely fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $115-125. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Minneapolis are more valuable.
The 1981A series $10 star notes are worth around $25 in extremely fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $85-90 for notes with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are more valuable.
Note: Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders.
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.
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