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Check your wallet or your purse for $1 bills, as there are people prepared to pay you thousands of dollars if those bills meet certain criteria!

 

Members of the website Coolserialnumbers.com want you to check your $1 bills because if they meet the correct criteria, they are willing to pay you thousands of dollars! For example, if you check one of your $1 bills, and it has the serial number 00000001, then you will be paid thousands of dollars. Furthermore, if you check your $100 bills, and they contain the serial number 0000001, you could make yourself a tidy $10-15,000!

Currently, the website claims it is willing to pay $2,500 to whoever can give them a $1 note with 00000002 as the serial number! Does this sound too good to be true?  Well just ask Billy Baeder of Royersford USA! Baeder collects rare bank notes as a hobby, and it has made him extremely wealthy! One of his most treasured possessions is a $10 bill. But it’s not just any $10 bill.

 

 

Baeder’s $10 bill is actually worth $500,000! In fact, experts estimate that it is the most valuable banknote since 1929. This $10 bill is a 1933 Silver Certificate with an extremely rare serial number of A00000001A. However, as an avid collector, Baeder is not about to cash in on this rare $10 bill. He is quite happy to remain in his job as a car mechanic, and retain the rare note as part of his collection.

 

What types of unique serial numbers are collectors seeking?

There are many different rare combinations of numbers which can net you a lot of cash. According to collectors, these are the primary criteria that they want to buy from you. A solid serial number contains eight numbers of identical digits. For example, 22222222. A ladder serial number contains digits in ascending order. For example, 87654321.

A radar style serial number is similar to a word that is a palindrome but with digits. An example of this would be 04411440. In a repeater serial number, the digits are a set of 4 digits that then repeat themselves in the same order. For example, 76347634.  If you have a banknote that combines the radar and a repeater, you will strike even luckier. This kind of serial number looks something like this: 47744774. Finding a super radar means you have found something super special. An illustration of a super radar would be 31111113.

 

 

 

So why do collectors want these bank notes?

Dave Undis is so deeply fascinated by numbers that he studied mathematics in college. He finds satisfaction in numbers with symmetry or consistency. Consequently, this “psychological itch” has led to his obsession with collecting rare bank notes. Which means if you are in possession of a note that will scratch his psychological itch, he will pay you big cash!

There are specific serial numbers and notes that collectors are desperate to get their hands on – and you might be able to help them out now! Get out all of your $1 bills and check them out:

  • Do any contain any of these super radars: 01111110, 10000001, 80000008 or 81111118?
  • Can you find any with radar repeaters: 01100110, 10011001 or 81188118?
  • Collectors are looking for this specific super repeater: 67676767.
  • Maybe you have what is called a double quad in your wallet? These are the double quad serial numbers collectors seek: 11110000, 44440000, 88880000, 99990000.
  • A particular style of serial number is called a 0-9 binary. Maybe one of your dollar bills is one of these: 00009999, 90000000, 99900000 or 99999900?
  • A super rare collector’s item would be a trailing 0s that look like this: 88888800.
  • If you have any note that has a serial number between 99999991-99999999, collectors want to hear from you!
  • Additionally, if you find one of your bank notes does not even have a serial number, it is considered an error note. If you have a $50 note with no serial number, get in touch with collectors!

 

You can find even more sought after serial numbers at coolserialnumbers.com.

 

References: Boston Globe, AOL, Daily Mail