This is a real 1934 Series, $500 Federal Reserve Note from the United States of America. This is a great piece of history and these are getting very rare and hard to get. The $500 bill features William McKinley on the Front and the words "Five Hundred Dollars" on the reverse. It was released as a small-size Federal Reserve Note (sometimes nicknamed "watermelon notes" due to the design on the reverse) in 1928, 1934 and 1934A, and a small-size Gold Certificate in 1928. This bill is in good condition. It has some fold marks and noticable edging wear. It does show it's age. Very cool piece.