A dollar bill may not seem like a lot of money, but some are rare and can be part of an investment. The key to knowing if a dollar bill has a value greater than the face value is to investigate the serial number. Serial numbers are a combination of one letter, eight digits, and another letter at the end. You can easily find them because they are printed in green and placed twice on each invoice. One is close to the lower left of George Washington’s portrait, and the other is at the top right of his portrait. The combination of serial numbers is the key to determining the uniqueness of an invoice and its investment value.
The first letter is from “A” to “L”. These are the codes for the cities where the 12 letters are printed. The last letter shows how many times the Engraving and Printing Bureau used the sequence of serial numbers. Thus, “A” means that the serial number only works once. “B” is the second time, “C” is the third. The number of letters exceeds the 26-letter alphabet.
Among the letters are eight figures showing how many dollar bills were printed in a year. The first to be printed will be “00000001”. The last one is “32000000”. The lower or higher the numbers, the more valuable it is as an investment. For example, a bill numbered below 00000095, or one of many 32000022 You can get between $ 25-100.
Also, a certain combination of numbers can add value. If you only have two numbers in the set, such as “2” and “4”, for example 22424442. This figure is slightly higher than the face value. But if you have a recurring pattern, 24242424, or 24224224, your investment has increased by about $ 1,000. This special combination is called “double counting”.
You can also get a set using three numbers, such as “2”, “4” and “7”, you can get them in a special order, for example:27244727 or 59577975 Of course, if they follow a repeated command, it is worth more. You should know that the combination of two numbers is more valuable than the combination of three numbers. These are called “triple bills” that can only get $ 3 or $ 5.
Another type is called a “ladder”, which is directly counted from 1 to 8: 12345678 or back: 87654321.
The “radar” bill reads the same numbers back and forth as a mirror: 14622641. The “Super Radar” bill consists of only two digits, the same digit only at the beginning and end: 59999995. Radars can cost about $ 25, while super radars can cost about $ 70.
As two or more separate sheets containing consecutive serial numbers 25348793 and 25348794, are two documents printed in succession.
“Twice” occurs when you have two of the same numbers: 33774499. “Double quadruple” is two sets of fours of the same number: 33335555. An invoice number eight is repeated as follows: 44444444 It can bring $ 500.
You will also find a “star note”. If you see a star at the end of a serial number, it means that the same serial number is a damaged invoice.
Special combinations of serial numbers from one-dollar bills range from a few dollars to several thousand. My advice is to go to your bank and ask for a one-dollar “belt” consisting of 100 one-dollar bills. Go through them and see what serial numbers you can find. Sometimes a new package of one-dollar bills comes directly to a bank from the Engraving and Printing Bureau. So you may have a good chance of finding a series of bills, which can earn you a few more dollars if you sell them to a collector. Remember that any invoice with a special serial number is a unique product. Now you have a good reason to check the dollar bills in your pocket or purse.