The 2004 fifty dollar bills aren't very valuable. However star notes can sell for more money. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

2004 50 Dollar Bill

2004 50 Dollar Bill Reverse


Denomination: $50.00 USD
Type: Federal Reserve Note
Series: Two: 2004, 2004A

The $50 bill was redesigned in 2004. Small design changes were made, color was added, and several different security features were also added in order to make these bills harder to counterfeit.

These new security features include color-shifting ink and microprinting. To learn more about these new security features, check out our article on how to tell if a 50 dollar bill is real.


These bills in circulated condition won't be worth more than their face value of $50. They will only sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. Star notes can sell for higher prices.

The 2004 $50 bills are worth around $65 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.

Most 2004 $50 star notes are worth around $125-150 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade. Star notes issued from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York are more rare and more valuable. These notes are worth around $550 in uncirculated condition with an MS 63 grade.

Grading System

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:

2006 50 Dollar Bill
2001 50 Dollar Bill
1996 50 Dollar Bill