$1 2013 New York Duplicate Serial Number Mistake

First Some Background Where is paper money printed?It is a common (but incorrect) assumption that the federal reserve bank of the note is also where it is printed. Paper money in the United States is actually printed in two locations - Washington DC and Fort Worth, TX. Notes are then sent to any of the...

Non-Reported Star Note Found - 2017A $1 A#3

A collector sent an email today with a photo of a 2017A $1 bill that shows as "Not Found" on the Star Note Lookup. I double checked the BEP's monthly production reports and also USPaperMoney.info and neither have any information about it. Based on the serial number, it is likely that the star note's run...

Case Study: 30 Consecutive 2017 $20 Star Notes

We get lots of emails asking "what is my note worth?" It takes a lot of thought to answer that question. We'd like to start answering some of these questions here on the blog so everyone can learn together. Here's the first one: Hi Dave, my wife went to the ATM this morning and received...

February - October 2019 Monthly Production Reports Released (Finally)

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing fell behind on releasing monthly reports back in February. Then in early October, they released reports for February 2019 to May 2019. And now this month (a few days ago), they released numbers for June 2019 to October 2019. That mean's we're finally back up-to-date. What's New?The biggest news...

BEP Report Breakdown: May 2017

The BEP recently released the May 2017 production numbers.  There were two runs of star notes printed: $20 - Series 2013 MF 03 200 001 * - MF 03 520 000 * This is the second run of Atlanta "F" FRB star notes.  320,000 in size printed in Washington DC.  The first run of Atlanta notes was...