Description: One hundred dollar gold certificates from 1863 are incredibly rare and difficult to acquire. We wrote a value guide for the $20 1863 gold certificates you can find here. These notes always look like the example below, black, green, and red ink with gold paper. To the left is an eagle on an American flag. To the right is the number 100 with a green underprint and green 100. We’ve been lucky enough to handle a number of these during our time collecting, consider us serious buyers if you have this bill.
If you aren’t sure what you have, we’ll let you know after you send us a clear photo of both the front and back. There were only two denominations printed for the 1863 series: $20 & $100. We’re interested in both denominations. These notes are large size, meaning they’re much bigger than the typical bills you’ll find in your wallet today.
Value: The value of most $100 gold certificates is based upon condition and serial number. However, considering its type, in any condition these bills almost always bring over $100,000.
These rarely become available in the market, and I’ve personally never had the opportunity to handle this one hundred dollar gold certificate type before. This note was the first $100 gold certificate ever printed by the United States and is considered one of the top five most valuable bank notes in all American paper money.
If you are fortunate to own a piece of history like this, we want to hear about it and help you with your decision about this bill. If you want to talk to us about it, or are interested in selling the bill, please contact us today.