How A Simple $2 Could Earn You Thousands Of Dollars

My grandfather was a banker, so I spent a lot of time in and around the bank and got to see all sorts of neat coins and dollars as a kid.

I still have some of the gifts that he and my other family members would give me, like foreign coins and a couple $1 silver certificates.

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I also have a handful of $2 bills, mostly because you just never saw those in circulation anymore; it turns out I wasn't alone.

The majority of Americans thought that $2 bills were weird or considered unlucky, and they would often be sent back to the Treasury.

I also had no idea that they were still printing $2 bills even as late as 2003, according to CBS News, and now those, along with the ones I saved from my childhood, could be worth a small fortune.

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A 2 dollar bill lays on top of a bunch of 1 dollar bills

How To Tell If Your $2 Bill Is Worth Thousands?

There are a couple of ways to tell if your bill is worth money at a quick glance.

First the serial number; the lower the number, the better.

Really, though, it's the uncirculated bills that are worth the most.

This is what CBS News is reporting:

The auction site U.S. Currency Auctions estimates that uncirculated $2 bills from nearly every year up to 1917 are worth at least $1,000.

If you've got a $2 bill with a red seal, it can sell for $3 to $2,500. Those with brown or blue seals can sell for hundreds of dollars.

If you have other coins and bills and you're wondering their value, see their worth by checking them out on the US Currency Auction website.

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