Low serial number vs age?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by TXRanchMedic, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. TXRanchMedic

    TXRanchMedic Member

    Does "low serial number" definitions expand any as a bill ages? I have a 1950 $5 bill that I got a few years ago. I noticed the 1950 year after noticing the missing "In God We Trust". I've kept it with my 1974 (birth year) bill collection, and now I'm looking at the serial numbers more. This one has "0066" for the first 4 digits. I know it's not considered low for more recent bills (1988, 1996, 2003, etc), but will the age of the bill ever be considered when defining the upper number of "low serial number"?

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  3. vlaha

    vlaha Respect. The. Hat.

    Since less were printed then bills that might be considered low for a new series wouldn't be for an older one. For example, I have a national bank not with the serial 98-something-somthing (four digits), and it won't bring premium.
  4. I have a 1929 Type 1 Note that is serial number 11 in really nice VF condition. I didn't pay any extra for it because of the number. The only thing I ever pay extra for is condition, never because of the number and never just because the note is graded by a TPG'er.
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  5. urbanchemist


    nationals are a whole different animal when it comes to low serials. since some were made for smaller banks there just wasn't a lot of them printed. so lower serials on nationals are more common.
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