Wednesday, July 11, 2012

1981 $100 Dollar Bill B-B

Have a hundred dollar note and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Despite this being almost thirty years old this note has gained nothing in value. I will now ignore all the fiat money talk and just go on. This note was made before watermarks, before security strips, and before multicolor printing.


Interesting things about this note:
  • It was actually printed in October 1983 so it is just 28 years old.
  • This is one of the first notes printed 100,000 sheets per run (a sheet contains 32 notes).
  • Previous to this, notes were printed 40,000 sheets per run.  
  • There is a 302 bank counter-stamp, probably placed when out of country.
Many times I get questions about 1980s notes from the younger collectors. Knowing that a 16 year old was born around 1996 it does not surprise me that they think this bill is old and valuable. Unfortunately even in choice crisp uncirculated condition it would only be about $140.00. So heavily circulated and pretty folded it only has face value. Hopefully if the new $100 bills ever circulate these may go up in value but it would be another 60 years before they really take off.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Federal Bank: $100 Note / New York
Year: 1981
Printings: 60,800,000
Printed: October 1983
Run: 2nd of 19 from B03200001B - B06400000B
Value: $100.00 in VF(the one above is a lesser grade)

Do you have currency 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.

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

Connor said...

Did this come from a bank? And might you have any trouble spending it since it has no security features?

Man said...

Did this come from a bank?
--Bank or union cashing place I cannot remember.

And might you have any trouble spending it since it has no security features?
--Not really, it will still pass the pen test.
Then again younger cashiers tend to think it is fake but managers are usually 30+ so they would approve it.

joseph blowdowski said...

what is a bank counter stamp? and what do you mean by out of the country? Thanks a lot for your great blog!

JB

Man said...

what is a bank counter stamp? and what do you mean by out of the country?

American money is often used outside the United States, many countries accept U.S. bills or trade them easily.

In these countries counterfeiters, banks, and currency exchangers exist on a larger scale. So when they get US money they place a stamp on it if it is real this way local businesses know this is real money.

Some notes have up to a dozen stamps meaning they were verified more than once.

Thanks to technology these stamps are not needed as often since a portable machine can verify bills without leaving marks.

joseph blowdowski said...

I just came across this the other day. Do you think this mess happened at the printing office or is it from later abuse?
https://picasaweb.google.com/116384064506656883098/NewFolder?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCPK5s-vbkZDvbw&feat=directlink

Man said...

Do you think this mess happened at the printing office or is it from later abuse?

It does look like an Ink Smear error but I cannot be 100%.

Your ink smear happened on the back but it soaked through the front. If real it should of just stayed on one side.

Plus it would be darker unless it was a solvent error but then it would be solid not having edge-stains.

I am 99% sure it is damage.

Generally it would add $25 so no big loss if you decide to use it.

Angelique Rivera said...

I have 3 $100 dollar bills. The years are 1996, 2001, and 2003. How much are they worth?

Man said...

$100 dollar bills. The years are 1996, 2001, and 2003

Just $100 each depending on serial number.

Anonymous said...

i have $100dollar bill..the year is 1934 A20923518A.PICTURE FRANKLIN...IN GOD WE TRUST IS NOT PRINTED ON THAT NOTE.HOW MUCH IS THIS WORTH?

Man said...

$100dollar bill..the year is 1934 A20923518A

Normal that motto was not added until later.

Recheck the serial number as the one you posted does not exist.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 1966 100$. Serial #. 1) A00361678A F1 in lower right corner. Serial#2) A00003733A A1 in lower right corner. SN #2 is more worn than SN#1. Can you tell me value?

Man said...

1966 100$.
#1) A00361678A about $160.00
#2) A00003733A about $160.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 1981 A serial number L01598332*starred , any idea on worth. Few folds, still crisp. Thanks

Man said...

1981 A serial number L01598332*starred , any idea on worth. Few folds, still crisp.

What denomination? $5 or $20?

Anonymous said...

It is a 100 bill

Man said...

1981 A serial number L01598332*starred , any idea on worth. Few folds, still crisp...$100 bill

About $225.00

Anonymous said...

Thanks, where should I sell it? Truth be told, just lost my job,not one to take benefits, would like it to go to the hands of one who would appreciate it.

Man said...

Thanks, where should I sell it? Truth be told, just lost my job,not one to take benefits, would like it to go to the hands of one who would appreciate it.

Something like this, ungraded could only be sold on eBay. From what I know if your a good seller you may get more, but if not it is a tough sell.

You try a local coin shop but expect to get half the estimated value.

Anonymous said...

I have :
100$ series 1985 B99054866A
100$ series 1981 J06357561A
100$ series 1990 G24951716A
How much are they worth ?
Thanks.

Man said...

100$ series 1985 B99054866A
100$ series 1981 J06357561A
100$ series 1990 G24951716A


No extra value if circulated.

Anonymous said...

How much for the following one:

1985 G08434406A (circulated)

Is there any place in the US where I can _quickly_ exchange it for a new bill?

Man said...

$100 1985 G08434406A (circulated) just $100, no extra value.

Is there any place in the US where I can _quickly_ exchange it for a new bill?
--Any store or bank will exchange it. You may have to explain and they will check to see if it is real but virtually any store would do this if you ask nicely or purchase something.

Anonymous said...

Found a $100 star note
CE 00811647*
Series 2001

How much is this worth?

Man said...

$100 star note
CE 00811647*
Series 2001


About $110.00

Anonymous said...

I have One hundread dollar bill series 1981, C81441602B,but it is riddled. How much cost it?

Man said...

One hundread dollar bill series 1981, C81441602B,but it is riddled.

Just $100.00

Anonymous said...

one hundred dollars series 1981A, my bad

Man said...

one hundred dollars series 1981A, my bad

Same value but I would recheck that serial number it seems to be off.

Anonymous said...

100 $ bill series 1981 A , C81441602B . How much cost. Thank you

Man said...

100 $ bill series 1981 A , C81441602B

Still just $100.00 but your serial number is wrong.

It should be C0144160B and just 1981.

If not post a clear picture it could be a valuable error.

Anonymous said...

http://prikachi.com/images.php?images/462/6444462H.jpg

Man said...

http://prikachi.com/images.php?images/462/6444462H.jpg

Damaged, no extra value, just $100.00.

Anonymous said...

I have $100.00 dollar bill series 1981 A serial number A 02604159 A lm not sure if I was suppose to add the A's at the beginning and the end of serial number. Can you please tell me if its worth anything.

Man said...

$100.00 dollar bill series 1981 A serial number A 02604159 A lm not sure if I was suppose to add the A's at the beginning and the end of serial number.

Yes the A's are needed.
If circulated just $100.00.

Anonymous said...

i stumbled on $10000.00 in number order circulated with the reserve band still on. would it be worth acquiring these bills series 2006. i really only can afford $1000.00 worth

Man said...

$10000.00 in number order circulated with the reserve band still on. would it be worth acquiring these bills series 2006. i really only can afford $1000.00 worth

Not worth it, very common and has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 100 dollars bill 1981 series literally perfect condition no fold completely crisp it looks fake but I marked it so I know it's real serial number is L13331356A how much do you think this might be worth

Man said...

100 dollars bill 1981 series literally perfect condition no fold completely crisp it looks fake but I marked it so I know it's real serial number is L13331356A

About $120.00

Anonymous said...

Hi. I found your blog through a search to find out if 3 $100's I have are worth more than face value, or if saved for a while for the kids will the value increase greatly or not. They are consecutive crisp bills from the bank last week. Caught my eye since they were crisp and 3 in a row (like our triplets). ;) I found this as well - http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2013/10/07/1018389_17-bills-in-your-wallet-worth-more-than-face-value.html - and they don't seem to possess any of these traits other than the fact they are consecutive bills. The bills are Series 2009 A and the numbers are LK18500097B, LK18500098B, and LK18500099B. Any assistance is appreciated. Thank you, MJ. If possible please reply to maj11161975 @ yahoo . com

Man said...

The bills are Series 2009 A and the numbers are LK18500097B, LK18500098B, and LK18500099B

Unfortunately no real extra value.

That said the high grade would make them about $125.00 each but difficult to sell and not a great investment for the future.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I was wondering if my $100 1981 bill is worth any extra money. The only thing unique about it is its serial number its L02222236A. Would the repeating twos add any value to a collector? ( Also the bills is in very good condition). Thanks

Man said...

$100 1981 bill is worth any extra money. The only thing unique about it is its serial number its L02222236A. Would the repeating twos add any value to a collector? ( Also the bills is in very good condition)

No extra value.

Anonymous said...

I have a 1985 $100 Bill and like you said that the security came out after that date, now I'm having a hard time spending. It pass the pen test but they still say it's a fake.
Can you check the serial # and tell if it's real?

If so where at? If you can do it the number is below

Serial # B350496470C

Man said...

1985 $100 Bill and like you said that the security came out after that date, now I'm having a hard time spending. It pass the pen test but they still say it's a fake.
Can you check the serial # and tell if it's real?

If so where at? If you can do it the number is below

Serial # B350496470C


The number seems real but that does not prove it is. The fact it passes the pen test should be enough.

Any person who does not accept this bill should be fired. It has little collectors value so I would try finding a bank or a smart manager at a store that will take it.

Anonymous said...

$100... E 12184471 A... Series 1981 A

Man said...

$100... E 12184471 A... Series 1981 A about $110.00 in high grade

Anonymous said...

I have 2 100 dollar bills. One is from 1981 and the other is from 1985. Do u know if they would be real or fake?

Man said...

100 dollar bills. One is from 1981 and the other is from 1985. Do u know if they would be real or fake?

Most are real, feel a new dollar bill and the old one it should be bumpy cloth like.

Try taking it to a store just to check with a special pen or machine.

Chessie430 said...

I have in my possession old $100 bills. I have uncirculated new 1981 S# C 02770091 A thru C 02770100 A.
Is this worth more than $1,000?

I also have several * notes as well as a 1966 Red Seal $100 S# *00016347 A.


These are just 2 examples of what I have.

Thank you.
Debbie G.

Man said...

$100 bills. I have uncirculated new 1981 S# C 02770091 A thru C 02770100 A
--About $130.00 each

1966 Red Seal $100 S# *00016347 A
--About $450.00

Teo said...

I have a 1996 100 dollar bill with a little fold in the middle. Its serial number is ac24620208ac3. the c3 on the end is only printed on the left side, is this normal?

Man said...

1996 100 dollar bill with a little fold in the middle. Its serial number is ac24620208ac3. the c3 on the end is only printed on the left side, is this normal?

Completely normal, no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Your info is great-I need your help. Have a 1963A $100 bill. Serial #D02210083A. As u look at front of bill, the rite side margin is only about half of the width of the left side. Flip the bill over and the smaller margin also appears, but of course now on the left. Does this "offset" have any value above face?

Man said...

1963A $100 bill. Serial #D02210083A. As u look at front of bill, the rite side margin is only about half of the width of the left side. Flip the bill over and the smaller margin also appears, but of course now on the left. Does this "offset" have any value above face?

Unfortunately Faulty Alignment errors do not add value unless part of the design is cut off.

About $110.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 100$ bill 1981 should it have have magnetic ink dose not beep on my tester never seen a bill not
Beep

Man said...

100$ bill 1981 should it have have magnetic ink dose not beep on my tester never seen a bill not

Could be a well made fake.

I have seen magnetic ink errors for 1990 bills or later but nothing newer. It would be about $250.00 if real.

Anonymous said...

I had 1950 series serial no.B208 100 dollar bill circulated how much this worth thanks

Man said...

1950 series serial no.B208 100 dollar bill circulated

Must be 1950-D about $110.00.

Anonymous said...

Hey there,
Just got a 1988 series. almost crisp. one crease in middle. Serial:L13160371A

worth anything special?
thanks!

aaanthonyc123@yahoo.com said...

i have 6 consecutive uncirculated 100 dollar bills from 1990 any idea how much??

aaanthonyc123@yahoo.com said...

serial #
B76058055E
B76058054E
B76058053E
B76058052E
B76058051E
B76058050E

Man said...

1988 series. almost crisp. one crease in middle. Serial:L13160371A

Just face value.

Man said...

6 consecutive uncirculated 100 dollar bills from 1990

About $110.00 each.

Anonymous said...

I have a 100 dollar bill 1981 ultra NEW serial number is B 20473381 B
Can you tell me how much it cost thank you.

Man said...

100 dollar bill 1981 ultra NEW serial number is B 20473381 B

About $150.00

Anonymous said...

Hello there my friend, can you help me with the value of my notes? The 50 dollar bills are in crisp condition.


1 dollar series 1957 B 00378294 B
20 dollars California series 1981 L 01164963 D
20 dollars New York series 1985 B 65528356 A
20 dollars New York series 1985 B 18500303 K
50 dollars Ohio series 1981 A D 00143926 A
50 dollars Illinois series 1985 G 09192085 B

Anonymous said...

what about $100 bill serial no B03044325A? Thank you!

Man said...

1 dollar series 1957 B 00378294 B about $4.00
20 dollars California series 1981 L 01164963 D about $25.00
20 dollars New York series 1985 B 65528356 A about $20.00
20 dollars New York series 1985 B 18500303 K about $20.00
50 dollars Ohio series 1981 A D 00143926 A about $55.00
50 dollars Illinois series 1985 G 09192085 B about $55.00

Man said...

$100 bill serial no B03044325A

What year?

Anonymous said...

Thank yoy very much for your time and the info !!!! :-)

JUAN DAVID ROMERO said...

hello my friend,

can you help me with the value:

i got a bill
$100. and the series L58687325B
Year 1981
San Francisco - CA

and How i know that bill it's not a fake.

really thank you

Man said...

$100. and the series L58687325B
Year 1981


Take it to the bank.

Anonymous said...

CORRECTION:
Hello, I have $ 100 year 1981 - D3 - B2 - B36620323A. It has some extra value?
no watermarks or metal line. Gracias.

Man said...

$ 100 year 1981 - D3 - B2 - B36620323A

Just $100.00

Anonymous said...

How much would a bill with D-Day date be worth?Also two star notes 1 $100 bill with low serial number

Man said...

How much would a bill with D-Day date be worth?
--No extra value just a novelty.

Also two star notes 1 $100 bill with low serial number
--Depends on year and number.

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me how much my older bills are worth? They are all circulated. in average cond.

$100 1981A B01017477A
$100 1990 H32191767A
$20 1993 F62198281C
$20 1988A G71217815C
$20 1990 E16701666D
$20 1981 K45000335A
$10 1995 B28549584C
$5 1988 C26032708A

Thanks so much!

Man said...

$100 1981A B01017477A
$100 1990 H32191767A
$20 1993 F62198281C
$20 1988A G71217815C
$20 1990 E16701666D
$20 1981 K45000335A
$10 1995 B28549584C
$5 1988 C26032708A


All just face value, they are not that old.

Cole said...

I have 1981 $100 G11887612B. Is this worth anything extra? to be honest, i'm just relieved it's not counterfeit. :)

Man said...

1981 $100 G11887612B just $100.00

Anonymous said...

I have a 2009 $20 bill with the serial number JD 71317121 B. Is it worth anything more than face value? Thanks

Man said...

2009 $20 bill with the serial number JD 71317121 B

Just face value.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have a 1981 $100 dollar bill and I was wondering If it's worth more than face value, the numbers on it say B28884121A

Man said...

1981 $100 dollar bill and I was wondering If it's worth more than face value, the numbers on it say B28884121A

Just face value.

jeffrey alas said...

i have 100 dollar B91555248D 1981 how much is it.

mandi richardson said...

i have a 1977 $100 bill. my friend says it is fake although it came from the bank. he me afraid to spend it now . the serial number is B 72677046 A. i can see the red and blue fibers in it. and i think i can feel the ink. but it is a worn bill so it is hard to tell. please help.

Man said...

100 dollar B91555248D 1981

Not possible. They did not go as high with those serial numbers.
May be a fake.

Man said...

1977 $100 bill. my friend says it is fake although it came from the bank. he me afraid to spend it now . the serial number is B 72677046 A

Sounds real and the serial numbers match the records so feel free to use it.
Also it is common and has no extra value for collectors.

Man said...

3 bills of 100 dollars: 1981 B25584091B. 1977 B30241586B, 1985 B84498534A
and today in Japan they dont accept for change in yen


These are too old and would not pass the security test, you need to take them to an American bank and have them verified in hand.

Aung Kyaw said...

I hv a 1981 $100 bill B32989921A hw much does it worth. ..

Man said...

1981 $100 bill B32989921A just $100.00

Fabian Gutierrez said...

Hi, how much would a $100 1981 series, serial B18990506B cost?

Man said...

$100 1981 series, serial B18990506B just $100.00

Anonymous said...

hi,i need your help i dont live in america but i have a $100 bill 1981 series B53392235A is this in circulation and how much does it worth?the money has several slit on edges.is this still acceptable if i exchange with our currency?thanks.

Man said...

$100 bill 1981 series B53392235A is this in circulation

Yes it still circulates, it has no extra value.

Anonymous said...

Know I get a lot of stupid questions...sorry...hope mine is not... Friend got a 1981 $100 no strip and no marking or stamp-pen marking on left A4 2-9a I- Minnesota with I#s A (bottom left and top right), with middle crease but no color fading and sharp corners and edges v.nice. for year is the anything to look for on it or 2-1990a which both have marker lines and ink is way Be on the 1981 vv.good condition any price of worth? Also the new $100 🌟 2009 JL or $20 2006 IC and a like mint $100 2009 star JL? What to look for? Or just worth the price? Thanks

Rene Conner said...

Hello, I have 3 uncirculated $100.
1 is 1934 series G07323078 A
2 is 1934 series D00006090 A
3 is 1966 series A 00080066 A

Also, 7 uncirculated sequential $2.00 Bills. 4 are sequential from # K 03883156 -k 03883159. And 3 seq. From k 038813166A- 03882168A.
If worth enough where can I sell them?
Thank you in advance .

Mike K said...

I have a 1981 $100 series K11768532A. Normally I would expect an answer of face value considering its wear, stains and fold. However, this bill has offset margins. 2mm top,3mm sides, 5mm bottom margins. If anything, what might this bill be worth, above face value?

Man said...

1981 $100 no strip and no marking or stamp-pen marking on left A4 2-9a I- Minnesota with I#s A (bottom left and top right), with middle crease but no color fading and sharp corners and edges v.nice. for year is the anything to look for on it
--About $120.00

1990a which both have marker lines and ink is way Be on the 1981 vv.good condition
--Not sure what you are describing, $10 or $20

$100 🌟 2009 JL about $115.00
$20 2006 IC just $20.00
like mint $100 2009 star JL about $130.00

Man said...

3 uncirculated $100.
1 is 1934 series G07323078 A about $150.00
2 is 1934 series D00006090 A about $400.00
3 is 1966 series A 00080066 A about $400.00

Also, 7 uncirculated sequential $2.00 Bills. 4 are sequential from # K 03883156 -k 03883159. And 3 seq. From k 038813166A- 03882168A.
--What year?

Man said...

1981 $100 series K11768532A. Normally I would expect an answer of face value considering its wear, stains and fold. However, this bill has offset margins. 2mm top,3mm sides, 5mm bottom margins.

No extra value, very minor faulty alignment error.

Anonymous said...

G 04653358 A series 1981... Is there any value for this one?

Anonymous said...

100$

Man said...

G 04653358 A series 1981... Is there any value for this one?...100$

Just $100.00

Anonymous said...

G 02117748 B
1981 100.00 bill

Man said...

G 02117748 B
1981 100.00 bill


Still just a $100.00

Unknown said...

1985 I09641176A no fold marks in perfect condition just got it from the bank

Man said...

1985 I09641176A no fold marks in perfect condition

About $200.00

Anonymous said...

Hiya

I have:

1988 B24661113A B24661114A B24661115A B24661117A
1988 B15201423A B15201424A B15201425A B15201426A B15201427A B15201428A

All pristine - worth anything more than face please?

Thanks in advance!