Sell Old Dollar Bills to the Best Buyer in Las Vegas and Henderson

A dollar bill is a country’s official currency. It comes with a corresponding ISO code. In the United States, it is the USD or, more commonly, US$. It is the most widely used currency in international transactions and is a standard currency. Likewise, USD is the primary currency in many other countries. Many others, however, use it as an unofficial currency in addition to their national currency.

Brief History

Before the United States of America standardized and issued paper currency on a federal level and prior to establishing the United States Treasury on September 2, 1789, the colonies were in charge of minting and issuing currency. The preferred mode of exchange in the early days of the American colonies was specie or coin money, preferably foreign bullion.

Historians believe that Massachusetts was the first colony to issue its own paper currency in 1690, and other colonies quickly followed. Then, the Currency Acts of 1751 and 1764, which limited the use of these “bills of credit” as legal tender, caused friction between the colonies and the British government. In 1775, the Continental Congress issued and introduced the first overarching colonial currency, known as Continentals as the Revolutionary War raged on.

Despite this, the rampant inflation and the depreciation of the continental currency still resulted in the establishment of a new mint and the passing of the Coinage Act of 1792.  Although the government could no longer issue paper currency, private entities and banks filled the void by issuing thousands of different tender notes for nearly 70 years.

After that, the Confederacy began issuing its paper currency with the start of the Civil War. The nation dubbed the notes as “greybacks” because of their two-tone design. Subsequently, the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 gave birth to the only surviving modern form of paper currency. The enactment gave the federal government the authority to produce legal tender in Federal Reserve Notes, commonly known as U.S. dollars. 

Famous One Dollar Bills

Here are some of the large size one-dollar bills from different periods:


The first-ever one-dollar banknote came to be in 1862 as a Legal Tender Note with a photograph of Salmon P. Chase, President Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury.


The designers behind the United States Note removed the crimson floral design around the word “one dollar” and “Washington, D.C.” and replaced it with a huge red seal. They also moved the little seal to the left side of the note in later iterations and blue serial numbers.


Martha Washington, the first woman to appear on U.S. currency, was represented on the $1 silver certificate. The note’s reverse had an intricate pattern that took up the entire face of the note, omitting the borders.


The obverse of the $1 United States Note was slightly altered when the ornate frames surrounding the serial numbers were removed.


It was during this year when the only large-sized, Federal Reserve Note-like $1 note was printed. Each note was an obligation of the Federal Reserve Bank that issued it, and it could only be redeemed at that bank. The note’s obverse included a borderless image of George Washington to the left and text across the full center. A bald eagle in flight clutched an American flag on the reverse. 

Best Buyer of Old Dollar Bills

The best place to sell your old dollar bills is none other than Nevada Coin Mart. We test items following the standards set by the state when it comes to analyzing banknotes and money bills. Our team also uses top-of-the-line facilities and equipment to thoroughly examine the condition and value of your old dollar bills and other valuables. If you have one at home, consider selling it at Nevada Coin Mart to make some serious and quick cash. Bring them in, and we will help you get the most money for them. We are open from 9 AM to 6 PM every day of the year. Visit us at Nevada Coin Mart®, 4065 S. Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103, or call us at 702-998-4000 for more information.