Most 1985 five dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1985 5 Dollar Bill

1985 5 Dollar Bill Reverse


Denomination: $5.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Signature Varieties: One: Ortega and Baker
Series: One: 1985


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 can be more valuable.

The 1985 series $5 bills are worth around $6 in very fine condition. Uncirculated bills with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $17.50.

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 1985 series $5 star notes are worth around $20-30 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the price is around $65-70 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.



A Guide Book of United States Paper Money

See also:

1988 Five Dollar Bill
1981 Five Dollar Bill
1977 Five Dollar Bill