Two of the bills have a value greater than $20,000. 

Today, we delve into the world of two bills, each valued above $20,000, shedding light on their stories and the fascination they evoke. 

The Grand Watermelon Note, officially known as the $1,000 Treasury Note of 1890, holds a special place in the annals of American currency.  

Its nickname, derived from the intricately designed zeros on the reverse side, resembling watermelons, adds a whimsical touch to its prestigious status. 

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The design, featuring intricate engravings and ornate patterns, reflected the artistic prowess of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing during the late 19th century. 

What makes the Grand Watermelon Note particularly sought after is its rarity.  

The bill's exceptional condition and provenance further enhance its value, with recent auction prices soaring well above the $20,000 mark. 

As a precautionary measure, a series of bills, known as the Hawaii Overprint Notes, were issued with distinctive markings to facilitate their invalidation should the need arise. 

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