Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Paper currency value


Hello.  I'm looking to start a collection of paper notes that are graded, and I dont have the red book yet.  What is the value of a 1934a 5$ silver certificate PMG 65?  Also, a 1928f 5$ bill PMG 65, also a 1953a 2$ STAR note PMG65, and last a 1928f 2$ bill PMG65.   

Thank you So much!  I'm currently bidding on these on ebay, and cant find the true value.



The equivalent currency book is "A Guide Book of United States Paper Money" (Official Red Books) Paperback, see:

I'm not up to date on current U.S. paper money values, but you should get some information here: or and

You may want to check US currency listings on eBay for completed listings to see if the items you're bidding on are listed what these type of items brought.

If you live close to a local shop, they should offer an opinion as to the value and if they are authentic at no charge. Remember, should you choose to sell your notes, get at least two estimates from professional coin dealers (PNG). I've listed a link for you to find them in your area. Link:

Dealers normally pay between 50% to 60% of retail for items they want.

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Thank You and Good Luck in your collecting.  

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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