Good serial number to collect?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Trish Dang, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    I'm very new to this, still doing my research on which serial number is goood to collect. Are these $5 goood to collect ?? Thank you !!
     

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  3. Michael K

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  4. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    None unfortunately. Looks like you're going for binaries or repeaters... but it's not horseshoes. Close doesn't count.
     
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  5. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    Thanks for the reply. I'm not really sure which is horseshoes mean but I'll loook into that. So binaries and repeaters isn't worth collecting ??
     
  6. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    How abt this 100 bill ?
     

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  7. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    1. 22422488
    2. 06699699
    3. 02062002
     

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  8. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    1. 00086886
    2. 55545545
    3. 40440400
     

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  9. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    These are consider broken ladder. Is it worth to keep ?
     

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  10. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    1. 01870187
    2. 56201265
     

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  11. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    Can it consider birthday star note ?

    1. 04291246
    2. 06101311
    3. 05182566
     

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  12. Trish Dang

    Trish Dang New Member

    This star note consider rare. But the condition not too good. Is it still worth to collect ??
     

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  13. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    I think the last 4 digits have to be either 19XX or 20XX to be considered "birthday" note.
     
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  14. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Agree with other CT members' reply. Have to be binary, repeaters or ladders to be considered good (or fun) to collect. Just like this one in my collection:
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  15. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member


    This one is a "repeater" :01870187

    You could keep it, but remember, Condition is very important with any collectable.
     
  16. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    These two are binaries, but not the most popular binaries. The best binaries are with only 1s and 0s.

    2. 55545545
    3. 40440400
     
  17. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Horseshoes is a game in which 2 people throw actual horseshoes at a metal stick in the ground. If you get your shoe around the stick, it's called a "ringer". If no one gets a ringer, then whoever's shoe is closest to the stick scores.

    That's why people use the expression of "It's not horseshoes" to say " You're close but not quite there".

    There's another old expression that says " Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. ".

    What we are saying is that most of your examples are close to what you think they are, but not quite there.

    Except for the ones I pointed out : you have two binaries and one repeater.
     
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  18. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    The 06699699 is what is known as a Flipper Serial Number
    If you flip the note upside down you can still read it as a serial number!
     
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  19. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Look at the bills happy_collector shows us. You see how good the condition of those bills is?
    The better the condition, the higher the possible value.
     
  20. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I missed that one!
     
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  21. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    BTW Trish , Welcome to Coin Talk !! Please don't get discouraged. Just keep looking and searching, and posting. The more you look , the more you'll find.

    So far, you've got 4 good "Fancy Serial Numbers". That's great !!
     
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