American Rarities is interested in buying your rare US paper currency collection. We regularly buy US silver certificates, national currency, obsolete or "broken" bank notes, fractional currency and more, whether raw or certified in any grade. If your notes have extra collector value, then we want to buy them.
We provide free appraisals and free paper currency grading for all US currency collections we inspect for potential purchase. If you have national bank notes, broken bank notes or fractional currency you want to sell, we want to talk to you! You will find us to be knowledgeable, attentive, and more importantly, willing to pay you the fair market value that we know your paper currency is worth.
Establishing a value for your paper money requires utilizing a number of information sources. These include the Greensheet, also known as the Currency Dealer Newsletter, recent auction records, and population reports provided by the major paper money grading services. We have provided links to a few of these resources below.
American Rarities buys US paper money of all types, including:
We buy paper currency collections graded by CGA, CGC, PMG and PCGS Currency, in addition to "raw" or non-graded collections. We can also submit your notes for grading, whether for your own collection or as a preface to buying your paper money. This helps guarantee you the highest price possible for your U.S. currency. Our expert paper currency dealers utilize the Certified Currency Dealer Newletter, otherwise known as the Green Sheet, as well as recent auction sales and other information sources like population reports to price your notes.
No Collection is Too Large,
Good: A heavily circulated note with obvious signs of handling. May include soiling and considerable wear and tear. Corners of the note may also be missing.
Very Good: An obviously well-circulated bank note with many creases, folding and wrinkling noticeable. Note may be dirty, "limp", and dark in appearance. Corners may show severe wear and rounding, and some tears may be present. Note should be complete however, with no pieces missing.
Fine: Note has been considerably circulated and may have creases, folds and visible wrinkles. Edges show evidence of circulation, and there may be slight tears. May have very minor loss of color or extremely light stains.
Very Fine: A circulated note that still shows some signs of crispness. May have several vertical and horizontal folds as well as slight dirt or smudging visible. Will show signs of handling, though a VF note will have no tears on the edges.
Extra Fine: Paper is clean and bright with only faint evidence of circulation or handling. Bill may have several minor folds or one strong crease visible. Tears and discolorations are not present.
About Uncirculated: A note that may initially appear as uncirculated, but closer examination discloses the slightest signs of handling, some minor corner folds, a light bend or minor crease or a slight finger smudge. Paper is still crisp and bright and has original sheen.
Crisp Uncirculated: A note that has not been released into circulation and still has its original crispness. Basically the note is in the same condition as it was first produced. The paper must be firm and crisp, without any creases, folds or tears, and the corners must be sharp and square.