Potentially-Rare Non-Star Notes

First, some background info: star notes are printed in different quantities than regular notes. A run of 3.2 million star notes is considered a full run, and aren't particularly rare. For modern star notes, 640,000 or fewer notes in a run is typically the starting point for considering it rare. Regular (non-star) notes are printed in...

BEP Report Breakdown: June 2016

The BEP released the June 2016 Production Numbers just today.  Three new star note runs were printed, all in the Fort Worth facility: $1 - Series 2013 B 00 000 001* - B 03 200 000* B 03 200 001* - B 06 400 000* This is a new district for 2013 $1's and it went from 0 to 6.4...

BEP Report Breakdown: May 2016

The BEP released the May 2016 Production Numbers just today.  One new star note runs was printed: $100 - Series 2009A LA 09 600 001* - LA 10 240 000* This is a small run of 640,000 notes, printed to replace damaged sheets. Notes from this run won't command much of a premium, though. Hundreds are not as...

BEP Report Breakdown: April 2016

The BEP released the April 2016 Production Numbers just today.  Two new star note runs were printed: $1 - Series 2013 L 09 600 001* - L 12 800 000* $100 - Series 2009A LA 06 400 001* - LA 09 600 000* There is nothing particularly interesting about these new runs. Neither are small runs, nor are they new FRBs to...

Currency Collecting On A Budget

Back in high school, I was a much more active currency collector than now. Unfortunately, I didn't have much cash to spend on the hobby. Collecting complete sets with top condition notes was out of the question. I had to get creative. Instead of getting excited about having old, rare, historic, etc. notes in my...