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How do you determine the value of a 1957 Series B Silver Certificate?

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Determine the value of your 1957 Series B Silver Certificate online by visiting AntiqueMoney.com, HeritageAuctions.com or OldCurrencyValues.com. According to each source, the certificates carry a value of $1.25 to $1.50 in average, circulated condition and $2 to $4 if uncirculated, while star notes carry a value of about $3, as of 2015.

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The $1 Silver Certificate includes series 1957, 1957A and 1957B, and each are equally common. Since millions were printed and many are still in circulation today, they are readily available and not highly sought after by collectors. Bills from the B-B block – those with serial numbers beginning and ending in B - are the only exception. While are rare, they are still worth less than $50.

Star note bills have a serial number that starts with a blue star with a hole in it, followed by eight numbers, then a letter. The certificate – featuring George Washington and a blue seal – looks very similar to the $1 bills seen today. Beneath the "One Dollar" designation below the portrait of the president is the phrase "one dollar in silver payable to the bearer on demand." The obverse of the bill also features a "1," which has since been replaced by the Federal Reserve seal.

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