Bills with trinary serial numbers can be worth more than face value. Continue reading to learn more about these bills.

What Is a Trinary Serial Number?

Trinary Serial Number Bill

A trinary serial number contains three unique digits. For example, 71222717 or 55844844. Trinary serial numbers are moderately rare, and trinary serial number bills can sell for a premium above face value in uncirculated condition.

Serious currency collectors will likely not be interested in trinary serial number bills. However, these bills are great for beginners who are starting a collection of fancy serial number bills.

Trinary serial number are less valuable than binary serial numbers, which contain only two unique digits.


The values listed below refer 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.

Most trinary serial number bills in circulated condition will be worth close to face value. Bills in uncirculated condition can sell for a premium.

Trinary serial number bills are worth around $5-10 in uncirculated condition.


See also:

Ladder Serial Number
Radar Serial Number
Solid Serial Number