Many people view dollar bills as practically useless unless they need to make a change or buy something cheap. But what if we told you that those dollar bills in your wallet or drawer could be worth thousands of dollars? It all has to do with the serial numbers printed on them.
While every serial number has the same probability of being printed, some come in unique patterns that collectors are willing to pay big bucks to get their hands on. For example, a dollar bill with seven in a row of the same number like 29999999, a super radar like 01111110, a repeater like 67676767, or a double quad like 11110000 could be worth thousands of dollars.
CoolSerialNumbers.com is a website that publishes a “want list” of the serial numbers on dollar bills they’re willing to pay hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars for. They’re always looking for new cool stuff, so if you find a dollar bill with a cool serial number, contact them and see how much they’re willing to pay.
What are some things they’re looking for?
- 7 in a row of the same number like 29999999
- Super radars like 01111110, 10000001, or 80000008
- Repeaters like 67676767
- Double quads like 11110000
- 0 and 9 binaries like 00090000
- 1 and 8 binaries like 81188118
- And more!
Although the serial numbers on dollar bills are not completely random like a lottery drawing, they do have random characteristics that make it possible that you have an extremely valuable dollar in your pocket right now. And while coin collectors are a well-known population, it’s not a far stretch of the imagination to think that people are also out there buying paper currency.
So go ahead and check your pockets! You never know, you might just have a dollar bill that’s worth thousands of dollars. And while you may have spent your entire life picking up pennies, you could have focused on collecting dollar bills and made so much more in one shot. After all, every dollar counts and those dollar bills could be worth a lot more than you think.
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