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Old Paper Money Values

As with most collectibles in recent years, old paper money values have decreased dramatically, leaving long time collectors of the coveted U.S. currency with the red, blue, brown and yellow seals wondering if the market will ever recover. Luckily for them, and anyone interested in discovering the lure of collecting America’s history through the artistry and beauty of it paper money, the old paper money values will never be less than that of the face value of each piece of currency. In fact, all U.S. government notes printed since 1861, including the rare and highly collectible fractional currency of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the large size notes and the nation currency notes are still legal tender and can be used to buy goods and services in the United States. Although it’s suggested that before you bring these notes to the bank or the gas station, where you’ll likely be met with a confused look from an attendant who has no idea what you are handing them, you bring them in to Nevada Coin & Jewelry so that you can turn them in to the coin and currency professionals for their true old paper money value, which will be considerably more than just their face value.

As for the more modern small size Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, United States notes, Emergency Issue North Africa and Hawaii notes of the 20th century, the market has been stalled for many years. Much like anything else in the collectible world, condition is premium when determining the old paper money value of these notes. There are a few variations of many of these type notes that can carry a significant value, but these rarities are few and far between. For the majority of these notes, the true value will be no more than five to ten percent above their face value and no less than their face value. Once you begin to find notes of these types in better conditions, especially in a crisp uncirculated condition, then you will find those values increasing, but a vast majority of these old paper money notes will be far from this state of condition and more likely will be found in a state of disrepair. Even a bent corner or a center fold in any of these common notes can reduce the collectible value by several factors.

For a true evaluation of your collectible old paper money values, let the respected and well trained coin and currency experts of Nevada Coin & Jewelry do the work for you. Just bring your notes into any one of the locations of Nevada Coin & Jewelry in the Las Vegas valley and put our associates to work for you. We’ll be happy to go over each piece with you while looking for the criteria necessary to realize higher old paper money values within your collection.



East Flamingo

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday Closed

West Flamingo

Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday Closed



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After visiting a couple of the “traveling gold & silver merchants” who came to Mesquite, I made a call to Nevada Coin & Jewelry in Las Vegas… David was very helpful and professional. Their prices were the best I had seen… I left very satisfied with my trip and the deals we made. I will definitely go there again.

Carol R.

Great family run store. I’m well taken care of every time I show up at this location. Thank you Nick.

We were really pleased with the help that AJ gave us concering our gold coins and watches. I don’t think we could have received a better deal anywhere. All of the personnel at Nevada Coin & Jewelry were very professional. We will recommend them to our friends.

Dean & Judy

As a first timer in selling, I was a bit apprehensive. I did not know what to expect and was a little worried about a previous reviewers comments. Yes the office was stark and clinical. The staff however, more than made up for any downfall in the decor. Very helpful, polite and understanding to any ‘silly’ questions that were asked. All in all a pleasant experience, and one that should the opportunity arise I would go through again!

Marie G.

My Aunt recently passed and she lived in the outskirts of Las Vegas. While my sister and I went through her estate we found a number of items that neither of us considered keeping, but our aunt was clear in her will that she wanted us to use her things to make a profit and in turn use that money to help our futures. We shopped around, especially not being from the area, and got a lot of negative experiences just on the phone. People were rude, uninformative, and really just gave us a feeling they wanted to rip us off. It made us think of those dirty pawn shops you “hear about”. Finally I called Nevada Coin and Jewelry and the whole day shifted! We described a few pieces of jewelry and they helped us figure out initially a general value based on the metal. Of course, they did explain the importance of actually coming in and examining the pieces individually. That level of service over the phone got us through the door. When we went to the spot we were greeted with the same level courtesy, but the professionalism when going over each item and it’s value was through the roof! They took the time to explain why each item was worth what amount and even gave us a little bit of history on the styles. At the end of the day, my sister and I walked away with a sizable amount of money to put towards my son’s college fund and my sister’s vet school. Thanks, Nevada Coin and Jewelry!

Ashleigh L.

A.J. and Robert are so friendly and make it so you have the best deal with the items you bring them. They have so much knowledge about all the items they have in their shop and they like to teach others about what they know…


I am a brazilian and had the chance to deal with Nevada Coin. I was there to sell some gold coins and they paid me the best price I could fetch in Las Vegas. They are professional, courteous and trustworthy. Before visiting their premises I got a tentative appraisal by phone which I found reasonable. In the shop the attendant offered to approach the manager to get me a (gasp) BETTER price. Do yourself a favor and don’t bother talking to their rude and unprofessional competitors. They will treat you like a moron and quote prices accordingly. For Nevada Coin, five Stars all the way.


Really cool cats over at Nevada Coin and Jewelry. You would’ve thought that I was “Madonna” the way those guys treated me. I was so mesmerized by all of the antiques, they have in there, I believe I was there for two hours, just looking, unbelieveable! When I went in I was so hot, they offered me a cold bottle of water, how cool is that? It felt like home to me. I wanted to get a price for some old jewelry that was passed down by grandma, I was well satisfied. When I left the shop, I was singing “Money, Money, Money.


Wonderful experience, Nick and Laura made it seamless and stress free. Thank you! They also sell super cool items!!

Nevada Coin and Jewelry – has excellent customer service – providing las Vegas with top notch service and expertise – this is my primary coin dealers — others just can’t keep up – they are helpful and friendly – in my opinion they are the best in the south west area — so that’s my review a++++ rating – because I am a good customer – this is the best place to buy and sell gold and silver bullion.

Freddie I.

I brought them some gold pendants, rings and a few other pieces. I knew they weren’t worth that much but I needed the cash. The guys (and there are a lot of them) were really nice and not the least bit condescending. They know when you come in to sell there is a reason but they don’t make you feel bad or inadequate. The store is filled with interesting objects for sale and for show. A very nice and very fair place to buy and sell. I highly recommend them.

Linda P.