The Value of the 1935-E One Dollar Silver Certificate

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Series 1953-E and other silver certificates are United States paper currency that could be exchanged for the precious metal in the form of silver dollars. The Treasury Department no longer swaps silver certificates for silver or prints them. The 1935-E notes have a face value of $1. They remain legal tender and so are always worth at least a buck even if they are in poor condition and of no interest to collectors.


1935-E Valuation

Silver certificates of the 1935 series were printed in large quantities for several years. There are a number of versions including 1935-A through 1935-H as well as experimental series R and S. During World War II, some series 1935-A notes were printed for use in Hawaii and North Africa. Nearly all 1935 silver certificates, including 1935-E bills, are common and thus don't command high prices from collectors. Typically, a 1935-E silver certificate in good condition fetches $1.25 to $1.50. Uncirculated bills are worth $2 to $4. A pack of 100 series 1935-E bills with sequential serial numbers can bring $600. Some 1935-E silver certificates are star notes. This means a star precedes the serial number, rather than a letter. Star notes are worth around $3 in good condition.