Are United States 1980-1995 dollar bills really so expensive and rare?
I am interested in the standard Unitest States 1980-1995 dollar bills (federal reserve notes), nothing fancy absolutely. No special serial numbers, no errors, no especially extra grade, no rare issues, no anything fancy. Just dollar bills with the usual nice design (black, money-green, green) that was use for dollar bills for decades before 1995-2000 redesign of dollars.
But when I am trying to buy such bills on ebay or on any other site, then I see that those bills are very rare and quite expensive. E.g. 5$ bill costs at least 18$ and the there is almost no choice.
My guess is that such pre-199t issues should be found in every american home and it is no rarity. But still - market is pricing them very high.
What is the situation with the old, nice-looking dollar bills? Maybe ebay is not the best place to buy them?
I am living in Europe, so, there is no change for me to go to US and to look around for bills in the flea markets in American towns.