There are different series of the two dollar bill. The large two dollar bills were first issued in 1862 and they are more valuable. The small two dollar bills were issued from 1928 to the present date.
Most of the small bills have star note varieties. If your bill has a star either before or after the serial number then it's going to sell for a higher price.
Let's now take a look at the different types of bills and what their current values are.
The large two dollar bills are either legal tender notes, Treasury notes, National Bank notes, silver certificates, or Federal Reserve notes.
Most series are worth at least a few hundred dollars in very good condition. In uncirculated condition the value will be over $2,000. The 1917 series $2 bills are worth less money. The most valuable bills are the National Bank notes.
The small two dollar bills are either legal tender notes or Federal Reserve notes. The legal tender notes have a red seal, and the Federal Reserve notes have a green seal.
Most of the red seal $2 legal tender notes are worth over $10 in very fine condition. In uncirculated condition the value is around $22. The 1928 series red seal $2 legal tender notes are more valuable in uncirculated condition.
Most of the green seal Federal Reserve notes are only going to sell for a premium in uncirculated condition. The 1976 series $2 bills will be worth around $9 in uncirculated condition. The more recent series are worth around $4-5 in uncirculated condition.
See the list below for detailed values on the small series bills:
- 1928 2 Dollar Bill
- 1953 2 Dollar Bill
- 1963 2 Dollar Bill
- 1976 2 Dollar Bill
- 1995 2 Dollar Bill
- 2003 2 Dollar Bill
- 2009 2 Dollar Bill
- 2013 2 Dollar Bill
Very good- A circulated note that has considerable wear to it. There might be one or two tears on the edge of the note. The note may be discolored, dark in appearance, or limp.
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