Battle of the Bank Notes 2:’s $50 Star Number One FRN vs. Jhon E. Cash’s $5 Star Number One FRN

We’re back with another “Battle of the Bank Notes”.

Today we feature another selection from the Jhon E. Cash collection, plus a heavy hitter from the website, which offers a stunning selection of US currency, both Large Size and Small Size.

Let’s have a look at two very rare Star Number One Notes, both of which are for sale:

Here’s Cash’s Note:

This show-stopper from the Jhon E. Cash collection is unique. Cash can find no other example of a $5 FRN Star Number One note being offered in any major online auction, or for sale by another dealer. The grade appears to be a conservative PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated, with generous margins and the “Exceptional Paper Quality” designation.

Asking price: $44,500 USD

Notes:  Unique for all $5 Federal Reserve Notes.

Next, here’s’s Note:

The team at holds this note in high regard, and rightly so. It is only 1 of 2 recorded $50 Star Number One notes available to the collecting community. The other note grades VF at best, while this specimen brings the house down with a solid PCGS 67 Superb Gem Uncirculated grade. The note has amazing margins, and excellent embossing.

Asking price: $40,000 USD

Notes: A nice rarity from recent times. It’s hard to find anything from the 2001 series that is this unique.

More about Jhon E. Cash – Jhon E. Cash is the nation’s leading reseller of ultra-high denomination US currency ($5,000 and $10,000 notes). His website currently lists well over 300 notes for sale, totaling just shy of $4,000,000 in value. Additionally, Cash specializes in Star #1 notes, offering a few choice selections from his personal collection for sale. 1899 $1 Silver Certificate Black Eagle fans will drool looking at an impressive collection of fancy serial numbered notes, all in Uncirculated to Gem condition. Cash works with Brandon Kelley, a noted numismatic expert, to offer a full service website for both coin and paper currency lovers.

More about – Hailing from Royersford, Pennsylvania, Willy and Bill Baeder offer a variety of USA currency rarities, in addition to more common notes. Large Size, Small size, Error Notes, National Bank Notes, Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, World War 2 Emergency Issues, Federal Reserve Notes, and an impressive collection of Fancy Serial Number Notes can be found at their website. also offers notes on, under the username “wwwusararecom”.

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