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The Rarest United States Dollar Bills and Coins

Anywhere else in the world, United States dollar bills and coins are accepted. So, you will survive anywhere else in the world as long as you have United States dollars. The United States dollar which is represented by the sign $ and USD is also abbreviated as US$. A United States dollar is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies.

Anywhere else in the world, United States dollar bills and coins are accepted. So, you will survive anywhere else in the world as long as you have United States dollars. The United States dollar which is represented by the sign $ and USD is also abbreviated as US$. A United States dollar is divided into 100 smaller units called cents or pennies.

These are the most rarely used United States dollar bills and coins.

$100,000 Bill

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This is the obverse of the 1934 series of $100,000 bill. This US dollar bill features President Woodrow Wilson.

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This is the reverse of the 1934 series of $100,000 bill – the brightest color ever used in a US dollar bill.

One of the rarest US dollar bills in existence is the $100,000 bill. It is the largest denomination of currency ever printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing or BEP. The $100,000 Series 1934 Gold Certificate features the portrait of President Wilson. These notes were printed from December 18, 1934 through January 9, 1935 and were issued by the Treasurer of the United States to Federal Reserve Banks only against an equal amount of gold bullion held by the Treasury Department. It is really very rare because the notes were used only for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks and were not circulated among the general public.

$10,000 Dollar Bill

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This is the obverse of the Series 1900 $10,000 bill. The Reverse of this US dollar bill is blank – truly a unique dollar bill.

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Another $10,000 US dollar bill is the series 1918 which featured Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase on its obverse.

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The reverse of the series 1918 $10,000 bill depicts the Pilgrims, a name commonly applied to early settlers of the Plymouth Colony.

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Another $10,000 US dollar bill is the 1934 series that featured Salmon P. Chase as Secretary of the Treasury on its obverse.

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This is the reverse of the series 1928 or 1934 $10,000 bill. As of May 30, 2009, there are 336 $10,000 bills in private hands making it one of the rarest US dollar bills.

$5,000 Bill

Another very rare US dollar bill is the $5000 bill. This rare US bill featured President James Madison on the obverse. It was printed as a gold certificate in 1928 and a Federal Reserve note in 1928, 1934, and 1934.

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This is the obverse of the series 1878 $5,000 United States Note.  The reverse featured an eagle and a flag.

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Another series of $5,000 US dollar bill was printed in 1918. This $5,000 Federal Reserve Note features James Madison on its obverse.

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The reverse of the series 1918 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note features the resignation of General George Washington.

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In 1934, another series of the $5,000 Federal Reserve Note was printed. It featured James Madison on its obverse.

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This is the reverse of the series 1934 $5,000 Federal Reserve Note.

$1,000 Bill

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Another rare US dollar bill in circulation is the 1918 series of $1000 bill. The obverse featured Alexander Hamilton – the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

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This $1,000 US dollar, which is not in used anymore, featured the Bald Eagle on the reverse.

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The series 1934 $1000 bill featured President Grover Cleveland on the obverse. This small-size Federal Reserve Note was printed in 1928 and 1934.

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This is the reverse of the 1928 or 1934 series of $1000 bill. As of 2011, there were 165,372 $1,000 bills in private hands.

$500 Bill

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Another very rarely used US dollar bill is the 1869 series of the $500. This Legal tender note featured President John Quincy Adams on the obverse.

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The 1928 series of the $500 US dollar bill, a small-size gold certificate that featured William McKinley on the obverse. On the reverse, the words "Five Hundred Dollars" are depicted.

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This is the 1918 series of $500 bill featuring United States Chief Justice John Marshall.

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The reverse of the series 1918 $500 bill depicts the discovery of the Mississippi River by explorer Hernando Soto.

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The Series 1934 $500 bill featured President William McKinley on the obverse.

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This is the reverse of the 1928 and 1934 series of the US dollar bill $500 bill.

Two Dollar Bill

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One of the smallest US dollar denomination and surprisingly one of the rarely used US dollar bill is the $2 bill.

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The obverse of the $2 dollar bill featured President Thomas Jefferson – the 3rd US President. The reverse depicts Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence.

This rarely used US dollar bill was discontinued in 1966, but was reintroduced 10 years later and its production is the lowest of U.S. paper money: less than 1% of all notes currently produced.

$1 Coin

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Some United States coins are also very rarely used such as the $1 dollar US coin. The obverse of this coin features President Andrew Jackson.

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The reverse of this coin depicts the famous Statue of Liberty.

$.50 Cent Coin

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Another very rarely used US dollar coin is the Half Dollar of .50 cent coin. The obverse of this coin depicts President John F. Kennedy.

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Reverse

This is the reverse of the half dollar coin.

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good article

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