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$100 Notes

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FR-2405 | KL-2747

First and Last Issue of the Small Size $100 Gold Certificate

Series 1928 $100 Gold Certificate, Woods - Mellon, Plate# F1/5, S/N A0034370A

PCGS Very Fine 25 Apparent Washed

FR-2150E | KL-2748

First Issue of the Small Size $100 Federal Reserve Note

Series 1928 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Woods - Mellon, Plate# F2/2, S/N E00259452A

Obligation Clause: "Redeemable in Gold on Demand at the United States Treasury, or in Gold or Lawful Money at any Federal Reserve Bank." — The next series $100 note in 1934 no longer indicated "redeemable in gold on demand"

Notice The Treasury Seal and large circular Federal Reserve seal with a number representing the Federal Reserve district.

Series 1928 A Variations

FR-2151G | KL2778

Dark Green Seal (DGS)

Series 1928 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Dark Green Seal (DGS), Chicago, Woods - Mellon, Plate# C5/29, S/N G01749147A, 4,010,424 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

Notice the old Treasury Seal and large circular Federal Reserve seal with a letter representing the Federal Reserve district.

There are two shades of the Treasury Seal for this Series: Dark Green and Light Green. Early Series 1928 A Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a dark green seal. For the Chicago Federal Reserve District, serial numbers G00520160A through G02061704A have the dark green seal.

FR-2151H | KL2779

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1928 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Light Green Seal (LGS), St. Louis, Woods - Mellon, Plate# K6/28, S/N H00491609A, 749,544 printed for the St. Louis Federal Reserve District

There are two shades of the Treasury Seal for this Series: Dark Green and Light Green. Later Series 1928 A Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a light green seal (some call it an apple green seal). For the St. Louis Federal Reserve District, serial numbers H00489113A through H00598540A have the light green seal.

FR-1890B

Series 1929 $100 Federal Reserve Bank Note, New York, Plate# B19/39, S/N B00372239A, 480,000 printed

Series 1934 Variations

FR-2152B | KL-2785

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# C4/73, S/N B01059981A, 3,086,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

Light Green Seal (LGS) — Early Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal. For the New York Federal Reserve District, serial numbers B00135280A through B01642495A have the light green seal.

Also, as a result of President Roosevelt's gold recall order of 1933, the obligation clause for the Series 1934 $50 Federal Reserve Note is changed to indicate the note is redeemable in "lawful money".

FR-2152I | KL-2792

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# K1/31, S/N I00047111A, 852,600 printed for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District

PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58EPQ

Light Green Seal (LGS) — Early Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal. For the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District, serial numbers I00016607A through I00087524A have the light green seal.

Also, as a result of President Roosevelt's gold recall order of 1933, the obligation clause for the Series 1934 $50 Federal Reserve Note is changed to indicate the note is redeemable in "lawful money".

FR-2152J | KL-2793

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Kansas City, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# J3/37, S/N J00115066A, 1,932,900 printed for the Kansas City Federal Reserve District

PCGS Very Fine 30

Light Green Seal (LGS) — Early Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal. For the Kansas City Federal Reserve District, serial numbers J00006043A through J00288470A have the light green seal.

Also, as a result of President Roosevelt's gold recall order of 1933, the obligation clause for the Series 1934 $50 Federal Reserve Note is changed to indicate the note is redeemable in "lawful money".

FR-2152L | KL-2795

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Note, San Francisco, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# L4/36, S/N L00424236A, 6,521,940 printed for the San Francisco Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

Light Green Seal (LGS) — Early Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a vivid light green seal (some call it an apple green seal), but later notes in the series were printed with a dark blue-green seal. For the Kansas City Federal Reserve District, serial numbers L00019304A through L00448451A have the light green seal.

Also, as a result of President Roosevelt's gold recall order of 1933, the obligation clause for the Series 1934 $50 Federal Reserve Note is changed to indicate the note is redeemable in "lawful money".

FR-2152G | KL-2790

Dark Green Seal (DGS)

Series 1934 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# A2/78, S/N G02812519A, 7,075,000 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

Dark Green Seal (DGS) — Later Series 1934 Federal Reserve Notes were printed with a dark green seal. For the Chicago Federal Reserve District, serial numbers G00759925A through G10125881A have the dark green seal.

FR-2153D | KL-2787A

Mule Note

Series 1934 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# D58/81, S/N D02124970A, 645,300 printed for the Cleveland Federal Reserve District

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

FR-2153B | KL-2785A

Non-Mule Note

Series 1934 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Julian - Morganthau, Plate# G15/123, S/N B16929031A

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

FR-2154G | KL-2801

Mule Note

Series 1934 B $100 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Julian Vinson, Plate# I13/92, S/N G10248423A, 396,000 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

FR-2155J | KL-2814

Mule Note

Series 1934 C $100 Federal Reserve Note, Kansas City, Julian - Synder, Plate# B11/74, S/N J02336432A, 401,100 printed for the Kansas City Federal Reserve District

Signed by William Alexander (W.A.) Julian, the last male Treasurer of the United States

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

FR-2156G | KL-2820

Mule Note

Series 1934 D $100 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Clark - Synder, Plate# H20/79, S/N G11239598A, 78,000 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

Signed by Georgia Neese Clark, the first woman Treasurer of the United States.

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

FR-2157A | KL-2823

Mule Note

Lowest Serial Number

Series 1950 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Clark - Synder, Plate# A9/100, S/N A00324811A

New and smaller Federal Reserve seal

Signed by Georgia Neese Clark, the first woman Treasurer of the United States.

Back plate numbers 112 and lower are mule notes.

Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money 1928 to Date by John Schwartz and Scott Lindquist indicates this serial number is the lowest found.

FR-2157D | KL-2826

Non-Mule Note

Series 1950 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Clark - Synder, Plate# L14/116, S/N D00836526A

CGC Almost Uncirculated 58

New and smaller Federal Reserve seal

Signed by Georgia Neese Clark, the first woman Treasurer of the United States.

Back plate numbers 113 and higher are not mule notes

This note enclosed in a thick hard-plastic slab and does not scan, therefore a photograph is used instead of a scan.

FR-2158E | KL-2839

Series 1950 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Priest - Humphrey, Plate# D24/137, S/N E04779869A

FR-2159C | KL-2849

Series 1950 B $100 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Priest - Anderson, Plate# A29/136, S/N C02311976A

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

FR-2160G | KL-2865

Series 1950 C $100 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Smith - Dillon, Plate# I25/136, S/N G09143876A, 1,584,000 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

CGA About Uncirculated 58

FR-2161F | KL-2876

Series 1950 D $100 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Granahan - Dillon, Plate# F24/138, S/N F04941879A

FR-2162B | KL-2883

Series 1950 E $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# D2/140, S/N B23790089A

PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ

FR-2163C | KL-2888

Series 1963 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Philadelphia, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# G4/5, S/N C01335552A

FR-2163C✩ | KL-2888✩

Star Note

Series 1963 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Philadelphia, Granahan - Fowler, Plate# H2/2, S/N C00078881✩

PCGS About New 53PPQ

FR-1550 | KL-2745

First issue of the Small Size $100 United States Note

Series 1966 $100 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Granahan - Fowler, Plate# D1/7, S/N A00600813A

PCGS Extremely Fine 40

The $100 United States Note was issued due to legislation that specified $346,681,016 of United States Notes were to remain in circulation. Because the $2 and $5 United States Notes were soon to be discontinued, the dollar amount of United States Notes would drop, thus warranting the issuing of this note.

These notes were produced between 14 October 1968 and 26 January 1971, and they are the first notes to depict the new Treasury Seal. Only a small number of the Series 1966✩ and 1966 A notes were released to the public. In 1996 it was announced that the $100 United States Notes held in the Treasury had been destroyed.

FR-1551 | KL-2746

Last issue of the Small Size $100 United States Note

Series 1966 A $100 United States Note (Legal Tender Note), Elston - Kennedy, Plate# B1/8, S/N A00778941A

PCGS About New 50

FR-2164A | KL-2898

Series 1969 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# H7/9, S/N A01148456A

FR-2164B✩ | KL-2899✩

Star Note

Series 1969 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Boston, Elston - Kennedy, Plate# A8/10, S/N B00097968✩

PCGS About New 53PPQ

FR-2165A | KL-2909A

Series 1969 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Kabis - Connally, Plate# C14/8, S/N A02320704A, 1,280,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice About New 58PPQ

Series 1969 B — There is no Series 1969 B. There were a lot of very rapid changes in the series designation in the early '70s, due to several new signatures coming along in succession. Series 1969 went into production in the middle of that year, using the new 1969 date because the modern English-language Treasury seal was adopted for that series (check the seal on a Series 1963 note and notice that text around the seal is Latin). Just over a year later, the U.S. Treasurer at the time, Dorothy Andrews Elston, got married while in office, and changed her signature to Dorothy Andrews Kabis, giving us Series 1969A.

Less than six months after that, David Kennedy resigned as Secretary of the Treasury and was replaced by John Connally. This created some weirdness in the series dating, because so far only the $1 had been printed with the Kabis-Kennedy signatures, as 1969A. Therefore, the Kabis-Connally signatures were designated 1969B on the $1, but 1969A on the other denominations.

For more information, see 1969 Federal Reserve Note Signatures


FR-2166F | KL-2915

Series 1969 C $100 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Bañuelos - Shultz, Plate# G25/13, S/N F04916428A

FR-2167K✩ | KL-2932✩

Star Note

Series 1974 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Dallas, Neff - Simon, Plate# D34/33, S/N K00486899✩, 10,240,000 printed for the Dallas Federal Reserve District

PCGS Choice About New 58

Obligation Clause: This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.

FR-2168B | KL-2935

Series 1977 $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Morton - Blumenthal, Plate# H152/121, S/N B46381430B, 400,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District (66,560,000 printed for B-B block)

FR-2168K✩ | KL-2944✩

Series 1977 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Morton - Blumenthal, Plate# E70/61, S/N K00073677✩

PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ

FR-2169E | KL-3564

Series 1981 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Richmond, Buchanan - Regan, Plate# G68/25, S/N E15045287B

FR-2170G | KL-3666

Series 1981 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Ortega - Regan, Plate# C29/47, S/N G11465224A

FR-2171K✩ | 3770✩

Star Note

Series 1985 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Ortega - Baker, Plate# G74/53, S/N K03097736✩

FR-2172A | KL-3832

Series 1988 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Ortega - Brady, Plate# H45/126, S/N A08796573A9, 600,000 printed for the Boston Federal Reserve District

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

FR-2173F | KL-3981

Series 1990 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Villalpando - Brady, Plate# C107/223, S/N F61086541A, 64,000,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

A security thread and microprinting were introduced to deter counterfeiting by advanced copiers and printers. The features first appeared in Series 1990 $100 bills. By Series 1993, the features appeared on all denominations except $1 and $2 bills.

FR-2174A | KL-4072

Series 1993 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Boston, Withrow - Bensten, Plate# G3/236, S/N A11863613A

FR-2175B✩ | KL-4133✩

First Issue of New Design for the $100 Federal Reserve Note

Star Note

Consecutive Serial Numbers

Series 1996 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, New York City, Withrow - Rubin, S/N AB01555932✩ and AB01555933✩, 17,920,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District, Uncirculated

Series 1996 $100 Federal Reserve Notes have a complete redesign. In the first significant design change in 67 years, United States currency was redesigned to incorporate a series of new counterfeit deterrents.

The new design introduces the new universal Federal Reserve Seal and a new serial number format. The serial number features an initial letter "A" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

FR-2176A✩ | KL-4560✩

Bureau of Engraving and Printing U.S. Currency Star Note

Series 1999 $1 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Boston, Withrow - Summers, Plate# B4/2, S/N BA03297189✩

Star Notes were first used in 1910. They were produced in all demoninations with the sole intent of replacing notes that are removed from regular production for a variety of reasons: research, testing or because of damage. A star note has the security features of other notes. A star note is distinguishable by a star in lieu of a suffix letter at the end of its serial number.

Prior to the use of star notes, notes were replaced with exact duplicates bearing identical serial numbers. However, as production requirements increased, a more expeditious way of replacing notes became needed. Thus, star notes use began to expedite the replacement process and maintain production schedules.

See the full set.

FR-2176B✩ | KL-4561✩

Star Note

Series 1999 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, New York, Withrow - Summers, Plate# G40/27, S/N BB03602644✩:, 3,840,000 printed for the New York Federal Reserve District

The serial number features an initial letter "B" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

FR-2177F✩ | KL-4646✩

Star Note

Series 2001 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, New York, Marin - O'Neill, Plate# B20/26, S/N CF03255681✩:, 320,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

The serial number features an initial letter "C" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

FR-2178K✩ | KL-4730✩

Star Note

Series 2003 $100 Federal Reserve Note, Dallas, Merin - Snow, Plate# C59/39, S/N DK06481949✩

The serial number features an initial letter "D" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

FR-2179F | KL-4732F

Series 2003 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Atlanta, Cabral - Snow, Plate# B102/132, S/N FF30500503C, 288,000,000 printed for the Atlanta Federal Reserve District

The serial number features an initial letter "F" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

KL-4838

Series 2006 $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York City, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# E53/25, S/N HB31645324B

The serial number features an initial letter "H" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

FR-2180K✩

Star Note

Series 2006 $100 Federal Reserve Note, New York, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# A142/124, S/N HB06938257✩

PCGS Gem New 66PPQ

The serial number features an initial letter "H" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

Series 2006 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Kansas City, Cabral - Paulson, Plate# D243/148, S/N KK85939885A

The serial number features an initial letter "K" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District — See New Prefix. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

New Design for the $100 Federal Reserve Note

Star Note

Series 2009 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Star Note, Chicago, Rios - Geithner, Plate# H8/8, S/N LG04727792✩

New Design for the $100 Federal Reserve Note — See The Redesigned $100 Note.

The serial number features an initial letter "L" followed by the letter designating the Federal Reserve District — See New Prefix. Just below the serial number on the left side, the district letter and number are printed.

4-Specimen Uncut Sheet

Series 2009 A $100 Federal Reserve Note, Uncut Sheet, San Francisco, Rios - Geithner

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