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Whatchamacallit 96: 1963 Red Seal $2 Bill

1963 Red Seal $2 Bill

Few people see or use US$2 bills on a regular basis – even rarer is the above 1963 Red Seal $2 Bill.

While the modern $2 bill has an image of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, this one features Monticello.

Given the condition of this note, while it is probably worth more than $2, it is probably not “Very Fine,” so it is probably worth less than $8.

I like having this on display because it is a curiosity, at best. While I am sure that some of my European friends have met a $2 bill before, I cannot actually recall any of them having said so.

This is a rare beast – one so rare that even among Americans, many refuse to believe it exists. Every so often you read a story about a $2 bill user being called a counterfeiter, complete with the police called.


During the Covid-19 crisis, I am going to try and make a point of writing a blog post about an object in my home.

We’ll see how long this lasts.

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