Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1950 Series C $10 bill


Is there any value to a 1950 series C ten dollar bill.  It has the upside down flag on the back of the bill.  We have seen where they listed it as no real value and others that say they are worth a lot.  It is used, but in good condition.  It has also been marked by the counterfeit pen a couple of times.  Thank you for any response you can give me.

The upside down flag is perhaps the greatest myth surrounding modern United States currency.  The short answer is that no matter how the flag looks, the bill is just worth $10.  1950 is old enough to count as old money, but it really isn't rare.  The counterfeit pen marks will certainly prohibit the note from being worth more than $10.  Some flags appear upside down, but this is not a recognized error.  It takes a team of engravers 1000s of hours to make a plate.  An error to an engraving is impossible.  It simply is what it is.

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency and rare coins. 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 other foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries).


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 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 each. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. You can also find me locally in Greenville, SC where I run a small coin store called Greenville Coins.

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