1918 Alexander Hamilton $1,000 bill, USA
The 1918 Alexander Hamilton $1,000 bill easily sells for between $7500 and $10,000 at auction depending on the condition of the note. That’s up to ten times their printed value.
1929 Bank of New Zealand £100 bill, New Zealand
You might not know this but New Zealand had the pound system until 1967. All the bills were printed in Europe and shipped to New Zealand.
1368-1396 Ming Dynasty banknote, China
What makes the Ming Dynasty bill one of the most expensive banknotes in the world is its age and historical significance.
1948 one million pound banknote, UK
Most of the banknotes in this list fetch a much higher price at auction than their face value.
1908 20 Rupees Zanzibar banknote
The Zanzibar 1908 20 rupee banknote is the world’s most expensive African banknote in existence.
1817 Modern 10 Shilling banknote, Australia
The first banknotes in Australia were issued with the opening of the Bank of New South Wales in 1817. A hundred 10 shilling notes were printed on the first day.
1924 £1,000 banknote, Australia
This is by far the most expensive Australian banknote ever sold at an auction.
1882 $500 Gold Certificate, USA
This is the only $500 1882 Federal Reserve gold certificate in existence, besides another specimen at the Smithsonian Institution.
1891 Red Seal $1,000 banknote, USA
The 1891 Red Seal $1,000 treasury note was auctioned at $2.5 million in 2013. Before that, it was sold for $1,300 in 1944.
1890 Grand Watermelon $1,000 Bill, USA
The famous 1890 Grand Watermelon $1,000 bill is by far the most expensive banknote in the world. It was auctioned at a staggering $3.3 million in 2014.
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