Value of 1896 $1 Silver Certificates
|Denomination: One Dollar Bill|
|Type: Silver Certificate|
|Depiction: A personification of History instructing a youth, pointing to a panoramic view of the Potomac River and Washington, D.C.|
|Seal Type: Red|
|Portrait: George & Martha Washington|
|Varieties: Two different signature varieties which do not affect the value|
|Value: We are always buying 1896 $1 silver certificates. Most circulated examples are worth $100. Nicer looking notes can be worth $400. Perfect condition notes can bring over $1,000|
History: The 1896 $1 silver certificate “educational” notes are considered the more popular and sought-after type of one dollar bill. Generally speaking all old $1 silver certificates from any date can be purchased at a reasonable price due to quantities printed and supply/demand in the marketplace.
One dollar silvers from 1896 have a higher market price and demand due to their beautiful design and popularity among novice and experienced collectors. Collectors refer to this note as a one year type design. Some one dollar bills have multiple series years (1869, 1880, 1917) but all have the same general appearance. 1896 is the only year depicting “History instructing youth” as seen on the silver certificate above. We wrote a price guide for the two dollar educational and five dollar educational bill from 1896. They have similar designs but each depicts something very different.