Bills with low serial numbers can be valuable. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.
A low serial number is defined as any number under 1,000. For example, 00000001 or 00000999. Low serial numbers can be further categorized by how many digits they have. There are single digit numbers, double digit numbers, and triple digit numbers. The more leading zeros you have, the more valuable your bill will be. Any bills with four digits or higher are unlikely to sell for more than face value.
Low serial numbers are more desirable than high serial numbers. However both types can be valuable and in some cases it will depend on the specific serial number (how high or low the number is).
The values listed below relate to low-denomination bills. Higher denomination bills demand less of a premium because in most cases it would make more sense to spend or deposit the bill.
Low serial number bills can sell for a premium in both circulated and uncirculated condition. The value will largely depend on how many digits the bill has. Bills in uncirculated condition are more sought after and much more valuable.
Most low serial number bills in the single digit range are worth around $1,000 in uncirculated condition.
Most low serial number bills in the double digit range are worth around $500 in uncirculated condition.
Most low serial number bills in the triple digit range are worth around $125-200 in uncirculated condition.