Most 1981 5 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|
Most of these bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $5. In the better condition grades these bills can sell for a premium. In addition, star notes will sell for higher prices.
The 1981 series $5 bills are worth around $7.50 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $25.
The 1981A series $5 bills are worth around $15 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $35-50.
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 $5 star notes are worth around $20-30 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $60-75. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis are much more valuable.
The 1981A series $5 star notes are worth around $45 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $90 for notes with an MS 63 grade.
Note: Valuable bills should be placed inside currency holders.
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.
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