1963 series B "Barr" Dollar bill info

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Awysocki, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Awysocki

    Awysocki Junior Member

    So I just received a small amount of money that was my great grandfathers and upon looking into it I discovered he kept several 1963 Series B dollar bills Only thing that I know about this is that 1963 was the first year the dollar bill became a Federal Reserve Note. Does anyone know any more information about these or why exactly he kept so many of them? My grandma could only tell me he always kept these "Barr Dollars"
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  3. mpcusa

    mpcusa Online Dealer of Mpc

    I have a few Barr dollars, There nice and bring a slight premium :)
  4. Awysocki

    Awysocki Junior Member

    lol I have 16 of them now what are the worth usually?
  5. urbanchemist

    urbanchemist US/WORLD CURRENCY JUNKIE

    well first off it depends on condition and what reserve they are from.
    but in general they book for $5 in CHCU. there were just so many of the printed. they are pretty readily available
  6. Awysocki

    Awysocki Junior Member

    Anybody know more on the history of these Bills?
  7. Dr Kegg

    Dr Kegg Star Note Fanatic

    Joseph Barr was the shortest serving Treasury Secretary. Since he only served about a month in office, most people thought that $1 notes bearing his name would increase in value. A note with his signature ranges from $2 in F - $15 in CH CU. However, if the note is a star, I would double the price for the lower grades and triple in higher grades. Otherwise, the notes are not as rare as originally believed, although they ARE over 35 years old and no one knows how many are still in circulation.
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Active Member

    Duh! I had $200.00 in Barr star notes as my father worked for the federal Reserve bank for 47 years. I was a teen then and spent them all on wine , women and song....as I can remember now the wine and songs were worth the money as for the ladies Nah! .....should of not been drinking cheap wine or playing with the women...just rockin to the music. Oh well young and dumb! live & Learn
  9. krispy

    krispy krispy


    Series 1963B $1
  10. Awysocki

    Awysocki Junior Member

    Thank you the information has been very helpful! Glad to see upon further investigation one of then that is in rather good shape is a star note :) nice addition to the collection!
  11. mpcusa

    mpcusa Online Dealer of Mpc


    If you only knew
  12. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member

    Right. Basically, so many were hoarded that the value never increased nearly as much as people were expecting.... The 1969A and 1969C $1's had only slightly higher printage totals than the 1963B, but they didn't get the publicity--and as a result they're significantly more valuable today.

    All completed $1 FRN series, in order by total printage:

    1963B: 458,880,000
    1969C: 543,680,000
    1969A: 632,960,000
    1969B: 1,690,080,000
    1963: 1,718,240,000
    1969: 1,910,400,000
    1969D: 3,161,600,000
    1977A: 3,348,480,000
    1981A: 3,696,000,000
    1988: 3,964,800,000
    1977: 4,197,120,000
    1993: 4,601,600,000
    2001: 4,921,600,000
    1974: 5,003,680,000
    1963A: 5,104,160,000
    1981: 5,537,920,000
    2003: 7,155,200,000
    2003A: 7,776,000,000
    1999: 10,131,200,000
    1985: 10,819,200,000
    1988A: 15,084,800,000
    1995: 18,585,600,000
  13. kewr8946

    kewr8946 New Member

    misprinted 1963 b one dollar bill

    My father recently showed me a misprinted 1963 b one dollar bill he has had for many year. I told him I could try to get some information on it for him. I was wondering if anyone knew how much a misprinted bill is worth and if their are many of them. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, kelly

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  14. Texas John

    Texas John Collector of oddments

    Joe Barr was defeated for re-election to Congress in 1960, the same year JFK was elected. He began a new career as a political operative in the Treasury Department. By 1968 he was a Treasury Undersecretary.

    The Democrats lost the White House that year, and LBJ wanted to do a favor for the soon-to-be unemployed Barr. Henry Fowler quit as Treasury Secretary so LBJ could appoint Barr to fill the final month of his term. Thus Barr would be able to say he was an ex-Treasury Secretary, a useful title for the career in banking he was about to pursue.

    The BEP feels no need to only print notes bearing the signatures of people in office. It made a bunch of plates bearing Barr's signature, and used them for months after he was out of office.
  15. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney New Member

    I'm not seeing this "misprint." What am I looking for?
    Also, it looks like you're kind of creaming that note, by the way you're holding it.
  16. Mark14

    Mark14 Star Wide Receiver

    its an off center print, you can tell by looking at the "margins"
  17. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney New Member

    Oh yeah, on the reverse. I see. I was looking at all the text and everything.
  18. sl4353

    sl4353 New Member

    Same here. I was looking at the print as well. Does the miss print make it any more valuable? I have a few that are printed off center as well

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