1934 $20 Bill Value: Are “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, Star Note Series Worth Money?

The 1934 20-dollar bill can have value based on the series. Star notes and Hawaii notes were printed and they can have value more than standard notes. Mostly 1934 20 dollar bills have value about their face value in circulated condition. In very fine conditions they can have a value of about $25 to 27.50 dollars. In extremely fine condition their value is about thirty-five dollars to fifty dollars. In uncirculated condition, they have a value of about seventy dollars to 115 dollars for MS63 grade. Let’s get started with 1934 $20 Bill Value: Are “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, Star Note Series Worth Money?

1934 $20 Bill History

1934 $20 Bill Value

The first twenty-dollar bills were of larger sizes made in 1861. They are called Demand notes. The US used them in the Civil War for the expenses of soldiers’ salaries. The front side of these coins comes with Lady Liberty having a sword and shield. The back side comes with an abstract pattern. The dimensions and design of the 20-dollar bill changed many times with time. The note with the date of 1934 comes with photos of US president Andrew Jackson. The photo of Jackson was added to twenty bill dollars in 1928. Till 1933 paper money could be exchanged for gold. After that US government stopped the gold standard so the method used to tie the value of money to gold. After that currency is measured in silver. In 1934 it will be possible to exchange one of the new twenty bills for silver. Which stopped till the 1963 bill was used as legal tender.

There are many siers used for 20$ bills with the date of 1934. The standard series are 1934, 1934A, 1934B, 1934C and 1934D. With that two series made in 1942 are the 1934 and 1934A series having HAWII on the paper. Currently used 1934 and 1934A Hawaii bills are rare and of high value. In 1998 the complete design of 20$bill changed. The new changes made in 20 billion dollars are the addition of color-shifting ink, watermark, and microprinting. The curently used 20$bill has a 2017A date. Comes with the signature of  Treasurer Josita Carranza and Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin.

1934 $20 Bill Value Chart

20$ Bill Series  uncirculated condition  circulated condition
Bills with  star
1934 with a green seal $70 to $115 $20 to $50
$85 to $675
1934 A with a green seal
$75 to $150
1934 B with a green seal
$125 to $650
1934 C with a green seal
$80 to $450
1934 D with a green seal
$110 to $625
1934 (Hawaii) with a brown seal $2,500 $125 to $300
Several thousands of dollars
1934 A (Hawaii) with a brown seal $775 $110 to $165
Several thousands of dollars

What is the 1934 $20 Bill Value

This note with a green seal has a value of 20 to 40 dollars for circulated condition and fifty dollars for well-preserved condition. While for perfect condition they can have a value of 74 dollars to 100 dollars.

1934 A, 1934 B, 1934 C, And 1934 D $20 Bill Value

1934 $20 Bill Value

The series number can be seen on the right side of the photo of Andrew Jackson. If we see the currency series of 1934 and the Treasury seal in green color it means we have 1934 20 bill dollars. if there is a seal and series numbers are in brown it means the note is from Hawaii. Paper money can be either star or non-star. The star bill note has starred at the end of the serial number which makes it high value.

Condition and rarity define the value of a note, a good condition note has a high value. Circulated 1934 20$ bills that have been handled and worn are less valuable than uncirculated notes.

1934 $20 Bill for different conditions:

Condition Grade Value
1934 Non-Star $20 Bill Value
Very Fine $30
XF $50
Uncirculated 63 $115
1934 Star $20 Bill
Very Fine $85
XF $115
Uncirculated 63 $675
Uncirculated 64
$4,000 (2019 auction)

1934A $20 Bill Value

The 1934 A series of 20$ bills is less valuable than the 1934 series.

  • Very fine condition and non stat= 25 dollars
  • Uncircualed non stat grade 63 =75 dollars
  • Very fine star note 25 dollars
  • Uncirculated star 63 grade =500 dollars

1934B $20 Bill Value

The value of this series 1934B 20$ bill is like the value of the 1934 series.

  • Very fine conditon non star= 30 dollars
  • XF= non star= 40 dollars
  • Uncirculated non star= 100 dollars
  • Very fine= star 90 dollars
  • Uncirculated star note grade 63= 750 dollars
  • 1934B $20 Bill Graded 65 EPQ = £3,290 Sold in Auction 2016

1934C $20 Bill Value

The 1934C series of 20$ bill value is modest. That are
Condition Value

1934C $20 Bill Value (Non-Star)

Very Fine $25
XF $35
Uncirculated 63 Grade $75
1934C $20 Bill Value  (Star)
Very Fine or X Fine
$80 to $150
Uncirculated (63 Grade $450

1934D $20 Bill Value

Condition Grade Value
No Star
Very Fine $25
Extremely Fine $35
Uncirculated (63)
75
Star
Very Fine 100
Extremely Fine 200
Uncirculated (63) $63 $750

1934 Hawaii $20 Bill Value

The 1934 Hawaii 20$ bills were made as an emergency note. So these notes were overprinted with the word HAWAII on both sides and the Treasure seals and serial numbers of these notes were brown rather than green. Now these notes are not easy to find which makes them high value.

Condition Value
1934 Hawaii $20 Bill Value No Star
Circulated Very Fine $125
Circulated Extremely Fine $300
1934 Hawaii $20 Bill Value Star
Circulated Very Fine $2,000
Uncirculated $2,500

1934A Hawaii $20 Bill Value

The 1934A series also comes with Hawaii bills. They are rare and high value.

Hawaii $20 Bill Condition Star Grade Value
XF No $115 to $165
Uncirculated No 63 $500
Very Fine Yes $800
Uncirculated Yes 63 $7,500

What Makes A 1934 $20 Bill Valuable

1934 $20 Bill Errors List

Misprinted 1934 $20 bill

Sometimes we have a 1934 $20 bill that comes with mismatched series numbers at the front side of the note which makes this note rare. Some notes with this error used in circulation have a value of $500 per note.

Star Notes

There is a 1934 20$ bill note that is a star from the last letter in the serial number used as a replacement note and has a high value. These notes come with different values.

1934A Hawaii $20 Bill, Mule

The design of mule bills has different back and front designs. It is a rare note and has high value. The 1934A Hawaii series of $20 bills comes with mules. The back side of the note has the number 310 which is a different series number. Just 43 notes with a mule are certified currently. The note with grade 67 EPQ sold for 40 thousand dollars in 2020.

20$ bill Value based on Variety & Errors

Series  uncirculated condition  circulated condition
 star
1,934 $75 $25 to $35 $175
1934 A, B, C, and D with a green seal $40 to $75 $20 to $35
$300 to $500
1934 Hawaii with a brown seal $1,000+ $50 to $150 $2,000.00
1934 A Hawaii with a brown seal $900 $30 to $60 $2,000+

Features of 1934 $20 Bill

Reverse Of The 1934 $20 Bill

The back side of the 1934  20$ bill has a photo of the white house. The country name is shown over it, and the building name is in small letters. Every corner of the note comes with the digit 20. With denomination, TWENTY DOLLARS is written at the lower part of the bill. Older bills do not come with the motto In God We Trust and US bills made after the 1950s come with this motto.

Front Size of 1934 20$ Bill

In 1928 the size of 20$ bills decreased and a photo of Andrew Jackson was added. The 1934 series of 20$ bills come also the president’s photo. 1928 is the 100th anniversary of Jackson’s election as president. The president’s photo is added in the middle of the front side of the coin. The 20 number is shown at the four corners of the note. The Treasure seal and serial number are shown in green color with TWENTY added. In 1934 and 1934A  Hawaii bills seal and serial number are brown color. With that, there is the word HAWAII” printed on both sides. The front side of 1934 series 20$ bills comes with the words “THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE, AND IS REDEEMABLE IN LAWFUL MONEY AT THE UNITED STATES TREASURY, OR AT ANY FEDERAL RESERVE BANK.”

The lawful money means is silver the change from early 20$ bills that can be redeemed in gold. The 1934 and 1934A series comes with a combination of US Treasurer William Alexander Julian and Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. The 1934B series has signs of Julinan and Frederick Moore Vinson.

Some features of the 1934 $20 Bill are:

  • It has a face value of twenty dollars
  • it is the Federal Reserve note and made by the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
  • It is made with the use of Three-fourths cotton and one-fourth linen.
  • 2.60937 inches in height and 6.14062 inches is weight with a Rectangular shape

How much is a $20 bill from 1934 worth?

The note without a star at the end of the serial number is high value. Such as in fine condition will have a value of twenty-five dollars and in poor condition have a face value. The bill graded with 63 out of 70 has a value of about 70 dollars. The used 1934 20$ bills having green seals can have a value of twenty dollars to fifty dollars, and in uncirculated condition have a value of about 75 dollars to 100 dollars.

Is a $20 bill from 1934 worth anything?

Bill with a star at the end of the serial number are higher value than without a star. Since they are used as replacement bills made when the original was damaged. Since they are rarer than non-star bills. The 1934 Hawaii bills are rare and high value.

What Is Rarest 1934 $20 Bill?

The rarest in the series is the 1934 Hawaii Pearl Harbor 20$ bill with brown seal. Its value is more than 1000 dollars but some note has high value. The high vaue note is with the star since it does not get in uncirculated condition.

How can you tell if a $20 bill is rare?

On the Banknote serial checker just add the 20$ bill serial number and serial number, denomination in result we know that it is rare or common.

Is a 1950 $20 bill worth more than $20?

The circulated 1950C 20$ bill in average condition has a value of 20$. But if a bill in uncirculated condition it means not used and in excellent condition its value is about fifty dollars to many hundred dollars or more.

How much is a 1934 C $20 bill worth?

Condition Value ($)
No Star
Very Fine (Non-Star) $25
Extremely Fine (Non-Star) $35
Uncirculated (Non-Star) 63 $75
Star
Very Fine or Extremely Fine (Star) $80 – $150

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