Consecutive order

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Cazador, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. Cazador

    Cazador Well-Known Member

    Sorry I don’t know the terminology for bills but I have a few that are in consecutive order are they worth saving
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Pictures,condition is everything and the numbers also etc.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I gotta have pictures.
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  5. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    1st, They're generally referred to as "notes".
    2nd, Consecutive order doesn't necessarily mean anything, unless there is something else going on with them that makes them different, such as Star notes, Silver Certificates, older, different color Seals, or something similar.

    As potty says "Condition is Everything"! So, are they brand new and uncirculated?

    Seriously, no one here can really tell you anything without pictures.
    Your description of a note might be totally different than my description of the same note.

    For example, I went to my bank atm a few weeks ago and got 700. 100 of it was in 20s, 10s, 5s and 1s. I always check the serial numbers when I withdraw cash, and I found that the 5s I received were all consecutive. On a hunch, I got another 100 in 5s. Sure enough, they were all consecutive. I'm assuming the atm had just been serviced and reloaded with fresh bank bundles.The notes were so new that they still had the new money smell and you could feel the raised serial numbers from their recent printing. I still have some of them. I could have probably gotten 100s of dollars worth of them if I had wanted them, but like I said, unless the notes have some additional attribute, being consecutive, in and of itself, doesn't really mean very much.
    Some years back, when I worked part-time in retail, I got 9 consecutive $5 Star notes, in brand new, uncirculated condition. Still have 'em....somewhere. I tend to put things away and then lose track of them.

    Anyway, saving them is up to you, but I'm sure we'd all like to see pix of them.
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  6. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    You're not the only one.

    It would be nice to see consecutive bills before and after a "radar".
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  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I sometimes confuse consecutive order with executive order.. Picture please.
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  8. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Consecutive notes are perfectly normal. That’s how they’re generally distributed when new.
  9. Cazador

    Cazador Well-Known Member

    Sorry folks passed out after dinner here’s the photos
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  12. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    1. $2 notes are the prettiest and most interesting of all current U.S. currency (imo).
    2. Consecutive notes are always more interesting that random notes.
    3. Since U.S. notes are made of linen and cotton, you should be able to iron them.

    A quick YouTube check gives us this...

    Disclaimer: I have no idea if this harms the notes so get some additional opinions before trying this on any notes of value.
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  13. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage

    The BEP prints billions of notes every year in consecutive order. Wraps them and sends them to the banks in consecutive order. If you go to the bank to get a bundle of bills and ask for new ones, they will typically have them, but not always.

    Some tellers will search the bills and while doing so, place a worn bill between each new bill. It makes for ease of counting as new bills tend to stick to each other. I've even seen them intentionally wrinkle the bills for this same reason, or use talcum on them to prevent sticking.
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    While a fun find, I'd spend them, as I have in the past. When I run across "special" serial numbers, radar, ladders, low, etc., I will put them in holders to preserve the condition and keep them, but ordinary ones get spent.
  15. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    One of my credit unions had several hundred dollars worth of brand new consecutive deuces about two weeks ago that I ended up buying and spending the rougher examples of. The rest are getting stashed.
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  16. Zorrbabe

    Zorrbabe Coin shortage of good coins not crappy ones lol

    What like repeating numbers right
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