Older Bills, Newer Problem: Take Old-Style Bills To A Coin Dealer, Not A Bank

If you’ve recently found a stash of old dollar bills and other denominations while cleaning out your home, your first instinct might be to take them to the bank. However, if the bills are so old that their format is a lot different than that of new bills, you risk the tellers not recognizing the bills – and then you’d lose the bills. Instead, look at taking the bills to a coin dealer who also works with paper currency: