Coin and Paper Money Collecting/5 dollar bill

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I have found a five dollar bill that has "The First National Bank and Trust Company of Bridgeport Connecticut".  It has the number 335 printed on the right and left side.  It is dated 1929.  Is this worth anything?  What is it?  Thank you so much.

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Hey Cindi, that note is certainly worth more than face value, but not too much.  There are over 100 notes like yours known from that bank.  That is very very high for a national bank.  If you were looking to take offers, expect between $25 and $45.  When dealing with rare currency from national banks, there are several things to be aware of:

serial number
bank of issue
condition
type of note

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

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I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at Coins.com.

Organizations
South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)

Publications
Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Dozens of Smaller Local Newspapers

Education/Credentials
Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy, ANA Summer Seminar 2013 (Coin Grading)

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