Low Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by acb12345, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. acb12345

    acb12345 New Member

    what do you guys think of these low serial numbers? Are they low enough? Both are circulated.
     

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Low but not low enough to be desirable.. Usually 3 numbers are sought after IMHO
     
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  4. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    The realm of low SN's starts with 3 digits. But keep up the search. They're out there, just not easy to find in the wild.
     
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  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Low but not low enough. Ideally 100 or less.
    But anything 999 or lower is probably EBay worthy. Although the number 1000 would have 7 zeroes. 00001000.
    I can't bring myself to spend these. I like the one with 6 zeroes even though it is higher.
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  6. Evan8

    Evan8 A Little Off Center

    This was my lowest. For a dollar it's good enough to keep.
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  7. Endeavor

    Endeavor Well-Known Member

    My social media post today (on Instagram, facebook & Twitter) were 3 digit serial numbers I recently acquired. Screenshot below...

    Screenshot 2019-07-23 at 8.09.05 PM.png
     
  8. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Nice finds! I think they are low enough to keep. From a retail standpoint, it isn't worth selling them, though.
     
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Low enough for a beginning but to high to grab my interest. Welcome to CT.
     
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  10. Endeavor

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  12. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    I like low SN's, and try and get them on some of my bills but they do drive the price up alot (50-300% for a <999 number).

    Still, compared to star notes, I think it's worth it. I don't get the fascination with star notes compared to low SNs -- if I have SN 100 there is only 1 of that bill and only 99 lower. A star bill might have hundreds or thousands or tens of thousands of brothers and sisters.
     
  13. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    This is my lowest number:

    1957A $1 SC FR #1620 front #26 & #27.jpg
     
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  14. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

  15. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Pulled this out of circulation, several years ago.
    8000396-o008.jpg 8000396-r008.jpg
     
  16. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Cool circulation find @ldhair !
     
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  17. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Wow, Palisades Park !!! Get Cousin Brucie to sign that note !! :D
     
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  18. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Some Low SN's are super-expensive...depends on how expensive the underlying bill is (Gold or Silver Certificate or LGS vs. bill in last few years).....condition (PMG 65 or higher vs. 50's vs. even lower grades).....uniqueness.

    A regular $1 bill from the last few years with a SN < 10 can cost $500-$1,000. :wideyed:
     
  19. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    I got beat out this week on a low SN (#...10) for a Silver Certificate from a 1928 series, I think. Blue Seal. I went over the top of the estimated range and finally blinked.

    Wondering if I should have gone higher.........:banghead:
     
  20. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Well-Known Member

    Lower serial #'s than my whole collection, but not enough to really value them much above face, also if they're a newer year generally and if they've been folded that lessens their value.
     
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  21. I just started looking again for interesting numbers....and I have been watching different videos on the Bills, ladders, flip-flops... And some say ladders do not necessarily have to be in order to be worth anything... As long as they're there and even one number could be missing or whatever... But I guess some people will buy anything off eBay.... But I also seen where a guy sold a bill. For. HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR A LOW SERIAL NUMBER EVEN THOUGH IT WAS A FOUR DIGIT... I DONT THINK ANYTHING ELSE WAS SPECIAL ABAOUT IT EITHER... COULD HAVE BEEN A STAR.NOTE. MAYBE...BUT DONT THINK IT WAS... Now I held onto this $20 just because... Reminder to keep looking and get lower!! LoL... Forgot what I liked about the $5.... Something off I giess
     

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