Most Expensive US Paper Money: $1,000 Grand Watermelon Bill

The Most Expensive Paper Money ever sold at auction is an extremely rare and very valuable Grand Watermelon one thousand $1,000 dollar bill. Only two 'Red Seal Grand Watermelon' bills were printed in 1890.


The most money this very Rare Grand Watermelon bill ever sold for at auction was back in 2014, a stunning $3.3 million. Grand Watermelon Bill made news again in 2018 when it sold at over $2.04 million at auction!


grand watermelon paper bill: most expensive paper money $1,000 dollar bill: Grand Watermelon from the front: note red seal and round 'watermelon' behind the $1,000 printed in center of the bill.



What makes this Grand Watermelon note special is the red seal on the face of Grant Watermelon paper bill. There are also brown seal grand watermelon notes, only 6 of brown seals exist.


This most expensive money bill is called the "Grand Watermelon" because of it's green striped zeros in the "1,000" printed on the reverse and therefore make it look like a watermelon.


grand watermelon from the back Back of $1,000 grand watermelon bill

Also explore: Presidents on US currency money & Presidents on Coins - what presidents are on coin money and see pictures of both head and tail sides. For more information on paper money, check out US Department of Treasury Website.


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