Dollar bills are considered the pennies of the paper money world. They are often practically useless when you are riding the bus or need to make change for a parking meter or laundry.
Did you know that the dollar bills in your wallet or drawer could be worth $5,000 or $10,000 or even $15,000?
How are they worth so much? It all has to do with the serial numbers printed on them. While every serial number has the same probability of being printed, there are some that come in unique patterns.
A Powerball drawing of 14, 20, 42,49, 66, 05 is just as likely as 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06.
There is an equal chance that both of those numbers could come up in random drawing, but our human minds ascribe more value to the ordered sequence. The same goes for the serial numbers on dollar bills. Collectors are willing to pay big bucks to get their hands on particular serial number sequences.
Like a lottery drawing, the serial numbers on dollar bills have random characteristics making them extremely valuable!
CoolSerialNumbers.com published a list of the serial numbers on dollar bills that they are willing to pay money to obtain. You can download by visiting their site. They are willing to pay hundreds or even thousands for a dollar bill with the right serial number.
Here are some of the serial numbers they are looking for:
-7 in a row of the same number like 29999999
-7 of the same number 99990999
-Super radars like 01111110, 10000001, or 80000008
-Repeaters like 67676767
-Double quads like 11110000
-0 and 9 binaries like 00090000
-1 and 8 binaries like 81188118
“We’re always looking for other cool stuff,” they say, so if you find a cool serial number on your dollar bill, contact them and see how much it is worth.
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