1880 One Dollar United States Note (Legal Tender) Rating
The Series 1880 One Dollar United States Note (Legal Tender) is the third example of the four-major versions of this design type. The four designs are the 1869, 1874-1878, 1880 and the 1917. This design did away with the stylized “ONE DOLLAR” on the right side as seen in the 1874-1878 notes and replaced it with several versions of the Treasury seal. All notes are dated 1880 and have the familiar Washington’s portrait in the center and Columbus’ discovery of America on the left top. The back is the same as those found on the 1874-1878 and 1917 versions of the note. Overall this design is a little less “busy” than the design that proceeded it and a little busier than the later 1917 series.
1880 One Dollar United States Note (Legal Tender) Distrubution By Variety
Three versions of the seal are found on this note series including a large brown seal, a large red seal or a small red seal. These seal variations along with different Treasury signatures count for all eight variations of this design.
1880 One Dollar United States Note (Legal Tender) Distrubution By Grade
Slightly less than sixty million notes were printed and about 2,000 have survived. Most collectors choose one example of this series and they are readily available in both circulated and uncirculated conditions. Nice circulated can be bought for less than $500 and as low as $300. Nice uncirculated examples can be found around $1,200 and up. These values are lower than 1874-1878 version even though approximately the same numbers have survived.