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Correcting A Common Misconception: Replacement Note Serial Numbers

When the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) discovers damaged or defective paper money, it gets replaced with appropriately named "Replacement Notes." Modern Replacement Notes have serial numbers that end in a star, so they are commonly referred to as "Star Notes." Misconception 1: Serial numbers match those they replace It is very common for...

I Found A Duplicate Star Note. What Is It Worth?

The 2013 $1 B* duplicate star notes are very popular these days. For those who are unfamiliar, here is an article detailing the event: $1 2013 Duplicate Serial Number Error. Here is the quick summary: Serial numbers are supposed to be unique for each denomination and seriesThe Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) accidentally printed...

Have You Seen These Missing Star Note 2013 $1 Star Notes?

An avid star note collector recently brought it to my attention that the following star note runs were reported as printed, but none have been found in circulation. Have you seen any of these star notes? Please comment below and send a picture if you have! 2013 $1 K 1600 0001 * - K 1920...

$1 2013 New York Duplicate Serial Number Mistake

TLDR Serial numbers are supposed to be unique. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing accidentally printed duplicate serial numbers for some $1 2013 star notes. The range of serial numbers that were duplicated are as follows: B 0000 0001 * - B 0025 0000 *B 0320 0001 * - B 0640 0000 *B 0640 0001...

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...