1976 $2 Dollar Bill w/ Stamps

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by 49ers, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. 49ers

    49ers Junior Member

    I just received these 1976 $2.00 bills with stamps and have been stamped with the US Postal seal. Both are in nice condition.

    Stamped April 13, 1976 Vernon, CT Talcottville STA. USA.
    Serial numbers are very close in sequential order A 07750638 A - A 07750642 A

    Does the dollar value increase with stamped bicentennial bills and how much are they worth?

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  3. kathynumismatis

    kathynumismatis Heritage Auctions

    Overall, they're not worth a whole lot over face. However some people look for certain postmarks and/or stamps that could conceivably drive the value up with the right buyer.
  4. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Nothing hotter than well armed women.

    A lot of people thought they would be valuable, there were discussions on the radio etc the day they were released about getting them stamped at the post office. I remember my mother going and getting some and then taking them to the PO and having them postally cancelled. I still have them, and have actually scavenged some at the bank recently. Because so many people did it, unless they are from your hometown they do not have much value over face value.
  5. 49ers

    49ers Junior Member

  6. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    There are several factors involved in the valuation of the First Day of Issue 1976 $2.00 Federal Reserve Notes with a stamp and postmark of 13 April 1976. For example, notes from the Minneapolis Federal Reserve District are always valued higher because there were far fewer printed than for other districts. The two notes you have are attractive notes - The postmark is very clear and readable. These notes from the Boston Federal Reserve District are fairly common, and the stamps (Scott Number 1618 - Liberty Bell and Scott Number 1596 - Americana, Eagle with Shield) are also fairly common. I would estimate the value of the notes to be in the $3.00 to $5.00 each range.

    I collect these notes and have District sets and 50 States.
  7. 49ers

    49ers Junior Member

    Thanks for all the information.
  8. vnickels

    vnickels Matt Draiss Numismatics & Galleries

    I found one with part of the stamp missing. Most of them if not all are common.
  9. Dr Kegg

    Dr Kegg Star Note Fanatic

    If it is in truly great shape and the note is otherwise greatly centered, ChCu, etc, these can bring some premium to them!
  10. Fifty

    Fifty Master Roll Searcher

    Is there any way that the stamping could lower the value? I have one that was stamped but it was a very weak stamping and the actual stamp is gone. The only reason I kept this note is it is a low serial number and in very good shape.
  11. clayirving

    clayirving Supporter**

    I've seen First Day of Issue notes postmarked without a stamp, and, personally, I'm not interested in them. For me, the stamp makes collecting interesting. If the stamp was once on the note and part of the postmark is now missing or glue residue remains, then the note is even less appealing than one that was postmarked without a stamp.

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