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Oversized Five Hundred Dollar Bills - A Guide With Values

As you might expect, large size $500 bills are very scarce.  The only ones that could be considered collectible are 1918 $500 Federal Reserve notes, 1922 gold certificates, and some gold certificates from the 1882 series.  Everything else will cost you between $10,000 and two million dollars, with most scarce examples being in the $50,000 range.  The reason oversized five hundred dollar bills are scarce today is due to the fact that so few were printed and they were almost impossible to save purely for the curiosity factor.  Someone could find a dollar coin or a five dollar bill and it was possible to tuck it away because it looked different.  99% of the general public was never in a situation that required handling a five hundred dollar bill.  Because most were redeemed and destroyed, they are very rare today.

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Five Hundred Dollar Interest Bearing Note

Five Hundred Dollar Interest Bearing Note

1862 $500 Legal Tender Note

1869 $500 Legal Tender Note

Five Hundred National Bank Note

Five Hundred Dollar Legal Tender Note
(1874, 1875, 1878, 1880)

1880 $500 Silver Certificate

1882 $500 Gold Certificate

1891 $500 Treasury Note

1918 $500 Federal Reserve Note

1922 $500 Gold Certificate