The 1985 one dollar bill is not rare or valuable. Therefore most of these bills will not be worth much more than face value. However there are star note varieties which are more valuable than the standard notes. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

1985 One Dollar Bill


Denomination: $1.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Signature Varieties: One: Ortega and Baker
Series: One: 1985


Most of these bills in circulated condition will only be worth their face value of $1. The standard bills that are in uncirculated condition can sell for a premium. Star notes will also sell for a premium.

The 1985 series $1 bills are worth around $4.50 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.

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 1985 series $1 star notes are worth around $5 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $10 for notes with an MS 63 grade.

Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis are much more valuable. In very fine condition the value is around $400. In uncirculated condition the value is around $700 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 One Dollar Bill
1981 One Dollar Bill
1977 One Dollar Bill