Do you think you will ever own a $100,000 bill even if you win the lottery. I learned that a $100,000 bill is not a dollar bill it is a gold certificate. A gold certificate is money that the United States government prints for their own use so it is really only worth what the government is being trusted for. The $100,000 was never in circulation. In these pictures is a gold certificate printed in 1934 and has the 28th president, Woodrow Wilson’s portrait on it. 42,000 of these $100,000 dollar certificates were printed and the only ones around today are not for sale and are used for educational purposes only. That means that we won’t be able to get hold of one and have a big party so sorry about that. A few of these $100,000 certificates are institutionalized today and can be seen only in some museums.