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$500 Notes

On July 14, 1969, the Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System announced that currency notes in denominations of $500, $1,000, $5,000, and $10,000 would be discontinued immediately due to lack of use. Although they were issued until 1969, they were last printed in 1945. These notes are legal tender and may be found in circulation today; however, most are probably in the hands of collectors.

[ Last Update: Sunday, 26-Feb-2012 14:45:09 EST ]

FR-2200I | KL-2954

Series 1928 $500 Federal Reserve Note, Minneapolis, Woods - Mellon, Plate# B2/1, S/N I00004310A, 34,680 printed for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District

PCGS About New 50

FR-2201D | KL-2961

Light Green Seal (LGS)

Series 1934 $500 Federal Reserve Note, Cleveland, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# A1/7, S/N D00009889A, 39,000 printed for the Cleveland Federal Reserve District

FR-2202G | KL-2975

Series 1934 A $500 Federal Reserve Note, Chicago, Julian - Morgenthau, Plate# H2/4, S/N G00341048A, 212,400 printed for the Chicago Federal Reserve District

The serial numbers of the notes in this series overlap those in Series 1934. Like the Series 1934 notes, back plate numbers 1 through 12 were used — Therefore, all notes in Series 1934 A are mule notes. All Series 1934 A notes have a "macro" face plate number 2.

Bureau of Engraving and Printing records indicate 4,116 $500 Federal Reserve Notes were printed in Series 1934 B and 1934 C, but the notes were never delivered to the United States Treasury or Federal Reserve System.