Pre-War money is a junk item in Fallout 4.


An ancient currency, the pre-War money is not in use anymore. Each bill had a denomination value of twenty dollars. Based on the value listed in the Skylanes smuggling manifests, each in-game pre-War money had a value of $100 on October 23, 2077.

Pre-War money can be broken down for cloth, but is more valuable as currency.

Pre-War money (1)
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Cloth (1)



The following containers have confirmed fixed significant quantities [1]:


  • Due to its unique carry-weight of 0, pre-War money can be hoarded without consequence.
  • Can be used in the production of cheap beds.
  • Pre-War money can also be used in the Junk Jet as ammunition.
  • Pre-War money can be used at Back Alley Bowling at the General Atomics Galleria, but the $5,000 entrance fee serves no purpose.
  • Pre-War money can be used in the Nuka-Cade at Nuka-World, to be exchanged for 3 Nuka-Cade tokens.
  • Because of the value of pre-War money being eight and the value of 3 Nuka-Cade tokens being 9, the player character can use this to increase the output of caps by 1 for pre-War money.

Behind the scenesEdit

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.The following is based on unverified behind the scenes information and has not been confirmed by canon sources.

Pre-War money may have been based upon the $20 U.S. silver certificate, due to similarities in design.

50 Vault-Tec C.E.O.End of information based on unverified behind the scenes information.


  1. Confirmed fixed items in Creation Kit.