This is for Federal reserve notes. Numbers that super repeat We all love order, right? It's a little over a million to one for near-solid bills. Most recently, a small hollow star is used; some early small-size notes used a larger solid star; all large-size star replacement notes used a large hollow star. I think it would be worth giving it a try at the very least. Star notes from this time period have a solid star symbol at the beginning or end of the serial number.
I appreciate all of your insight Thank you. You already have the makings of a good story. I do not know if it is worth anything. When small-size currency was introduced in 1928, one change that was made was the introduction of leading zeroes in the serial numbers, so that every serial number would be eight digits long. What if I told you your money is worth more than you think? At this point, another full run would take the serial numbers over 99999999, so the 157th run consisted of a mix of regular notes numbered 99840001 to 99999999 and star notes with unrelated serial numbers. Doubles Currency collectors are often also interested in double notes.
The higher the number, the more valuable it becomes. Alright for one the serial number on the bill is B12314635C, does that mean anything? These notes can go for much more than other binary notes because in addition to bill collectors, you also have many computer enthusiasts who have interests in these bills. If you do come across a bill that is collectible, it will be in better condition, making it worth more. However, these maximum serial numbers have varied over time; older notes can sometimes be found with substantially higher serials. I would very happy to have a chance at one in higher grade. A was printed, the next block would use letters B.
The year usually has some special significance to the person who wants the bill such as the year they were born, an anniversary year, or the year of some other type of personal event of significance to them. One with seven of the same digit like 44434444 is near-solid. It is against the law for any individual to make copies of currency at anything close to 100% of actual size, unless you have a written agreement with the Department of the Treasury. As a result, serial numbers 00000001 through 00100000 fall in position A1, numbers 00100001 through 00200000 in position B1, and so on. I have shown a 1928-C which is a better series. Also, high-denomination star notes can be worth a significant premium.
Then the cycle of position codes will repeat in the next print run, with serial numbers 06400001 through 12800000, and keep repeating through the entire block of notes. An example of this would be 20873420 or 34598345. These are printed in smaller runs, of 100,000 sheets. Reusing an exact serial number to replace an imperfect note is costly and time consuming. For example, 44440000 or 11110000.
The numbers on each sheet are arranged in a somewhat complicated pattern, corresponding to the rather quirky numbering of the 32 positions on the printing plate. The first print run thus receives serial numbers 00000001 through 03200000, the second 03200001 through 06400000, and so on. These replacement notes are printed with a star. Bills with numbers under 100 are highly sought, but collectors are still interested in numbers in the hundreds, and even into the thousands. Sorry that I listed so many bills. While I have a general idea now thanks to you as to what value my bills have, I was hoping that I could get a second opinion from you yourself. The serial numbers on each sheet follow the same pattern described above, except that the skip between notes on a given sheet is 100,000 instead of 200,000.
You never know when you might run across an odd serial number on an old note. These bills are called repeating notes or repeater notes. If you have a star or fancy number then we would be happy to make an offer on it. The odds of getting a serial number within the first or last 100 is about a million to one. Trailing zeroes Any serial number that ends in a double zero is known as a trailing zero, such as 44444400.
They become more of interest to collectors when they are consecutive and also possess one or more of the other traits mentioned in this article. If you have a one hundred dollar star note you are curious about, then send us a scan or digital photo of the front and back of the bill. The serial number is the same both ways. The exact details of the skip numbering have varied over the decades, as the number of sheets in a has been increased several times, and the size of the sheets themselves has increased from 18 notes to 32 and now to 50. The only way to sell them is face to face with a collector. If there are four of one two-digit number, like 58585858, that's a super repeater.
High number serial numbers such as 99999925 or 99999853 would be coveted by collectors. While many currency errors are found by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing employees before they ever see the light of day, every bill should have a serial number. Recently i came across three bills I thought might have some value. Finally, there will be an extra word printed in red on the back. Here are some interesting links:. I have searched and called a couple places but no one can give me any information on the solid star or why the stars are smaller than my other star notes. I hope you find this guide helpfull in understanding star notes, thank you.
Ebay takes 10% and then the other is for insurance. The numbers are placed so that when a hundred freshly serialled sheets are stacked, the pile can be cut directly into packs of 100 sequentially-numbered notes, already in order and ready to be strapped and packaged. The better the condition of the note, the more valuable it will be. My advice is to keep checking your money as it can happen at anytime. First, I created a It contains general answers to broad questions that have been asked in the comments.