Your $2 bill may be worth thousands
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A $2 bill may be worth far more than the currency says; in fact, some have sold for thousands of dollars.
According to U.S. Currency Auctions’ Pricing guide, an uncirculated $2 bill from 1869 could be worth more than $3,800.
The bill’s worth varies depending on certain factors, such as year and circulation. Some $2 bills are simply only worth $2, according to Heritage Auctions.
According to the Heritage Auctions website, a $2 bill was sold in July 2022 for more than $1,175.
The U.S. Bureau of Engraving & Printing says, “The first use of Thomas Jefferson’s portrait on $2 notes was on Series 1869 United States Notes. The same portrait has been used for all series of $2 United States Notes as well as for all $2 Federal Reserve notes.”
As of 2017, 1.2 billion $2 bills were in circulation, valued at around $2.4 billion, according to the U.S. Currency Education Program’s website.