Statistics About The Most Expensive Dollar Bill

The most expensive dollar bill ever sold was a rare 1890 "Grand Watermelon" $1,000 bill, which fetched $3.29 million at an auction.

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"The most expensive dollar bill ever sold at public auction was for $3.29 million."

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"The dollar bill was the 1890 Grand Watermelon whose face value is just $1,000."

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"The Grand Watermelon was sold by the famed auction house Stack's Bowers Galleries."

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"Only three $1,000 'Grand Watermelon' bills are known to exist in today's time."

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"There are only 35 known 1890 $1,000 Treasury notes in private hands."

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"The 1890 Grand Watermelon is nicknamed thus due to zeroes resembling watermelons."

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"The Grand Watermelon bill is considered the "Mona Lisa" of money."

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"The 1935-1957 Series $1 Silver Certificate Star Notes can hold a value of up to $6,000."

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"Due to its rarity, the 1918 Alexander Hamilton $1,000 Federal Reserve Note can be priced at $8,000."

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"The 1923 George Washington One Dollar Bill Silver Certificate is estimated over $7,000."

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"An 1862 $1 Legal Tender note nicknamed the "greenback" can be sold for hundreds of dollars depending on its condition."

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"Woodchopper $1 Bill from 1878 and 1880 have been known to sell for at least $150 in poor condition."

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"The 1899 $1 Black Eagle Silver Certificate is often valued at $50."

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"The 1935 or 1957 $1 Silver Certificates are typically worth about 1.5 times the face value."

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"There is only one 1890 Grand Watermelon $1,000 bill currently in "public" hands."

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