Is a check from 1949 still valid?

6 Answers

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Personal, payroll or government?

    Personal checks are usually 6 months max

    Payroll checks are also 6 months but a company still in business might reissue  a check

    Government  checks are usually 1 year

    So probably  not

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You would have to ask at the bank?

  • 1 month ago

    No, it's long dead. Because banks are bought and sold all the time, the numbers on it aren't even any good...... I had a similar thing. I found a graduation gift check in my toolbox for $20 a few years ago. I must have just stuck it in there because I opened the mail there, and forgotten about it. I graduated in 1993. I just stuck it back in the toolbox. NOW..... if this check is for a really significant amount, and from a company that still exists, they may be willing to replace the check.

  • 2 months ago

    No. Period...............

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  • Erik
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    extremely unlikely

  • 2 months ago

    Doubt it. Most banks will let you cash a check up to 6 months. Some banks may go longer. 

    Is the account still around. 

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