Despite the rise of card and online payments, the dollar bill is still used for all sorts of purchases all across the U.S. But its value might be far higher than the number in the corner indicates. In fact, some people are discovering that their humble dollar bill is worth thousands of dollars.
Most of us are aware of the hobby of coin collecting. In essence, collectors search for special coins that are unique or different. But what is less widely known is that collectors also look at bills of all denominations, too.
Currency can become valuable to collectors for a variety of reasons. For instance, when determining the value of a coin, collectors might look at the year that it was minted. In other cases, there might be an interesting story surrounding a type of coin that makes it valuable.