One dollar bill numbers on back meaning

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Murillo, Aug 30, 2017.

  1. Murillo

    Murillo Active Member

    Hello, I never noticed small numbers on the back of the dollar bill before and just curious what the purpose of these numbers mean.

    Thank you.
     

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  3. Evan8

    Evan8 Old Soul

    It is just a plate number. All plates for the front and back of US currency are numbered.
     
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  4. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

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  5. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    In paper money terms it's known as a back plate number.

    The $1 FRN's also have a plate position letter/number, and a front plate number on the front of the note.
     
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  6. Murillo

    Murillo Active Member

    Thank you everyone!
     
  7. Drawde

    Drawde Lurking!

    The Green letters & numbers are the Federal Reserve Serial numbers. The starting letter of that $1 FRN Serial will be A-L only, Federal Reserve Districts 1-12.
    The last letter is the accounting or Block designation. The current highest number of which is 96,000,000 and then it change from "A" to "B", to "C", etc... through "Y" (so far) depending on the series of the note being observed. BTW, if you find a "*" at the end rather than a letter, that is an accounting replacement-note (Star-note) used to replace BEP errors made and found during production in DC or FW.
    Hope this helps... Happy Hunting & Trading!
     
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  8. moneycostingmemoney

    moneycostingmemoney Yukon Coriolis

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  9. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    Web press notes #'s are located in a different locations than the old and the ones of today. moneycostinmemoney is correct.
     
  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Web notes on top in red.
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  11. AirPierre

    AirPierre New Member

    Does anyone know the range of number values possible for the Front and Back plate numbers? How high or lower do the numbers go?
     
  12. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member

    They start at 1 and go up from there. These days, they typically restart at 1 every time there's a new series, so they generally don't get higher than a few hundred. In the past, they were sometimes numbered consecutively across many series, so they got well into four digits. I think the record high was something over 9000, back in the large-size era when the plates wore out faster.... On the other hand, a very short printing might use very few plates; for example, the 1963 $2's only used plates 1, 2, and 3.
     
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  13. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    How about the back plate #129 on I think the $1.00 series 1985 and 1981.They were printed on the back on the left side by mistake.
     
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