Friday, December 23, 2011

1985 $1 Dollar Bill

Do you have an old bill  and want to know its value? Leave a comment

The big debate over coin versus dollar is based on some efficiency model. The projection is that over 30 years coins will be cheaper to produced. Some might notice that thanks to e-commerce notes are used less and less. 

This note was printed in February 1986 and despite the fact it is almost 16 years old it has survived well. Modern notes are estimated to last about 40 months, the old estimate of 18-22 changed as people use notes less.

Sure the bill is very folded it still is machine readable.

While year end predictions are awful I will say that 15 years from now the amount of circulating cash will be less than now. I can also guess that a note will last 80 months on average.

Here's the original stats...
Type/Country: 1 Dollar / United States
Year: 1985
Date Printed: February 1986 (190 months ago)
Printings: 422,400,000
Run: 4th from Group/Block CA, C00000001A - C416000000A
Value: $1.00 in this shape

Do you have a currency bill and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

59 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Tyler Lawrence said...

How can you tell what year the bill is printed?

Man said...

How can you tell what year the bill is printed?

The government puts it on their website.
Monthly Production Report.html.

Man said...

Oh for older notes, their are other sites that give that info.

Tyler Lawrence said...

Thank you for the information!

RJ said...

Is this 1990 $10 Federal Reserve Note worth any more than $10? I have seen these listed on eBay as being an alignment error.

1990 Federal Reserve $10 Edge Shift

Man said...

Is this $10 bill with its decreased edge worth any more that $10? I

Faulty Alignment erros only have value if a piece of another bill can be seen.

As for eBay I can sell broken Bic pen on eBay for $1,000 that does not mean it is worth that much.

No extra value.

RJ said...

Is this 2006 $20 Federal Reserve Note double edge shift worth any more than $20? I have seen these listed on eBay as either an alignment or cutting error.

2006 Federal Reserve $20 Double Edge Shift

Man said...

I erred in the words errors.

Man said...

2006 $20 Federal Reserve Note double edge shift worth any more than $20?

Again a very minor Faulty Alignment error, no extra value.

It is common most notes are not perfectly centered.

RJ said...

Your answer to the $10 hit just as I was posting the $20. By the way there is an imprint on the $10 that goes all the way around the edge of the actual note on the first side printed [monument side].

Man said...

By the way there is an imprint on the $10 that goes all the way around the edge of the actual note on the first side printed [monument side].

Yes a Minor Offset Transfer error, again no extra value especially in that condition.

RJ said...

Thank you. Somewhere I do have a very interesting bill that I found in circulation quite a few years ago. I believe it is a $10 note. The entire back [portrait side] is upside down.

Man said...

$10 note. The entire back [portrait side] is upside down.

In extra-fine an Inverted Back error is about $1,000.00, a picture is not necessary to confirm since most of the serial numbers are listed in currency error books (unless it is recent).

Anonymous said...

I have a 1950 ten dollar bill. Looking to find out its worth. The series A. Serial number is b20248111c. Let me know if you need more information.

Man said...

1950 ten dollar bill. Looking to find out its worth. The series A. Serial number is b20248111c

About $12.00 in very-fine.

Anonymous said...

I have two one-dollar bills that are uncirculated and in pristine condition. They are from 1985 and missing serial numbers and seals. Thanks.

Man said...

one-dollar bills that are uncirculated and in pristine condition. They are from 1985 and missing serial numbers and seals.

About $450.00 each

Anonymous said...

I have a 2003 dollar bill with a star behind the serial number, is it worth anymore than usual? And I have a 1935B dollar that says Silver Certificate on top with one written on both side of in and on both sides of the bottom writing that say one dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand. It also has one written above the 1 and on each side. Is that worth anything?

Man said...

2003 dollar bill with a star behind the serial number, is it worth anymore than usual? And I have a 1935B dollar

On average both are around $2.00 each but serial numbers are needed to get a more accurate value.

Anonymous said...

well the star one is B03354168☆ and the other is I44743294D.

Man said...

2003 $1 B03354168☆ about $5.00
1935B $1 I44743294D about $4.00

Vicki said...

I have a 1985 Dollar bill that is printed on 2 pieces of paper. It is in good shape as it has been in a plastic sleeve. Wanting to know if it is worth anything.

Man said...

1985 Dollar bill that is printed on 2 pieces of paper. It is in good shape as it has been in a plastic sleeve.

I do not understand.

Either describe it better.
Or take a picture and put it online then copy & paste the link here.

Vicki said...

http://1985dollar.blogspot.com/

Man said...

http://1985dollar.blogspot.com/

Although the picture is a bit blurry that seems to be a Gutter Fold error.

The bill also looks crisp and if there is an unprinted in the fold it is about $50.00. A lot depends on eye appeal.

DanB said...

I have a 2009 series dollar that looks like it was folded while the ink was wet. On the right side, you can see (faintly) the black ink federal reserve seal, overlapping the green department of treasury seal. Additionally, to the right of that, you can see a reversed "10". The left side of the bill looks fine, the black seal is clear, with no evidence of bleed or smudging. Worth anything, or just an interesting novelty?

Man said...

2009 series dollar that looks like it was folded while the ink was wet. On the right side, you can see (faintly) the black ink federal reserve seal, overlapping the green department of treasury seal. Additionally, to the right of that, you can see a reversed "10". The left side of the bill looks fine, the black seal is clear, with no evidence of bleed or smudging.

Offset Transfer error happens when the equipment that moves the paper get ink on them and transfer it to other notes often in reverse.

Yours is very minor and add little to no extra value.

TheUnwantedSaved said...

$1 Series 1988 A Serial G43917469L CU condition

Man said...

$1 Series 1988 A Serial G43917469L CU condition about $2.00

Gary Hansen said...

I have a $10 1985 bill serial number I26217918A that has been folded and in my wallet for all the years since I got it. I kept it because the back side has a green ink line misprint on it. It goes from the top of the bill to just past the middle and is solid and about 1/8" wide. Any worth to misprints like this?

Man said...

$10 1985 bill serial number I26217918A that has been folded and in my wallet for all the years since I got it. I kept it because the back side has a green ink line misprint on it. It goes from the top of the bill to just past the middle and is solid and about 1/8" wide.

Possible Ink Smear error about $25.00.

Brandon said...

What do you think of this CU Binary Radar Note with a possible minor cutting/printing error on the reverse side at the very bottom right corner?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BINARY-RADAR-CUT-MISALIGNED-PRINT-ERROR-1-Dollar-Bill-Note-HA-2003-CRISP-GEM-CU-/140977722179?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d2ed5343

Man said...

What do you think of this CU Binary Radar Note with a possible minor cutting/printing error on the reverse side at the very bottom right corner?

Minor Cutting or Faulty Alignment error either way on a $1 note it is very common. The top does look interesting.

Still with the radar $40 is an accurate value.

Brandon said...

Okay thank you very much! I'm just curious, what do you mean by the "top" looking interesting? Thanks again.

Man said...

what do you mean by the "top" looking interesting?

I thought I saw a piece of another bill coming in under what appears to be an ink stain.

But it could be my imagination.

joey pelkman said...

i have got a one dollar from 1985
serial F62265759B good shape

Man said...

one dollar from 1985
serial F62265759B good shape just $1.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1985 1 dollar bill G*********L good shape

Man said...

1985 1 dollar bill G*********L good shape just $1.00

Anonymous said...

1985 1 dollar bill from San Francisco w/ Serial Number L20558278S

Man said...

1985 1 dollar bill from San Francisco w/ Serial Number L20558278S

Just $1.00

Anonymous said...

1985 10 dollar bill D91223095C good shape

Man said...

1985 10 dollar bill D91223095C good shape about $11.00

SunflowersandShowers said...

1985 1$ U.S bill, star note, good condition, Serial number E00105884✩

Man said...

1985 1$ U.S bill, star note, good condition, Serial number E00105884✩

About $3.00

alan doty said...

I have a book of 50 uncirculated numbered sequentially 1986 one dollar bills. They used to call it mad money thirty years ago. What do you think they are worth. Please email me at alandoty@verizon.net.

Man said...

50 uncirculated numbered sequentially 1986 one dollar bills

No such series year check the date again.

Anonymous said...

I have one dollar bill seri number G06817084 how much is that

Man said...

one dollar bill seri number G06817084

What year and is it a star note?

Anonymous said...

100 dollar bill from 1985 B50239546B new York some folds, how much is it worth now and how long would I need to hold on to it before it increases value?

Man said...

100 dollar bill from 1985 B50239546B new York some folds, how much is it worth now and how long would I need to hold on to it before it increases value?

Just $100.00, it would take another 100 years before a common bill like this has value. Possibly $150.00 at that point.

Jim said...

I found a dollar bill from the 1985 series that was dog eared during printing and so it is misprinted, could you please estimate a value for it and reply when you can.

15471 mk2 said...

I just found a 1985 1$ bill.Its E series Richmond Virginia.Serial number is E75065657L..

Sean Davidson said...

I found a Series 1985 $1 Note, it is a B Series, New York Seal Serial number B32694875R

Man said...

dollar bill from the 1985 series that was dog eared during printing and so it is misprinted

About $25.00 in fine

Man said...

1985 1$ bill.Its E series Richmond Virginia.Serial number is E75065657

Just $1.00

Man said...

1985 $1 Note, it is a B Series, New York Seal Serial number B32694875R just $1.00

Zaheer Mungalee said...

Big F on the left in some sort of circlpe stamp thing, Washington DC seal, 1985, F15002610B, same as the image above... Let me know the value to the rand, Zaheer.Mungalee@gmail.com

Man said...

Big F on the left in some sort of circlpe stamp thing, Washington DC seal, 1985, F15002610B, same as the image above... Let me know the value to the rand

About 13 rand