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It is always exciting to find fancy numbers in the circulation. You will never know what will be the next gem. The best part of your collection is that you only need to pay for the notes at face value. If one day, you decided to do away with your collection, you can sell them or even use them to purchase your daily items. If you are those who are very picky on the condition of the notes, this is not the type of collection you hope to have. For me, I always focus on the prefix and serial number first before condition. Some of the prefix and serial numbers are so rare that I do not even bother with the condition of the note.

 

Open your eyes on every notes that passes your hands, you will find an interesting one very soon.

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I have a weakness for fancy numbers, but most of the ones I've rescued from circulation are pretty trashed. Right now, I've mostly got repeaters. Still, I'll try to take some pics and get them up here. Your low serial numbers are really cool.

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I come across them and turn around and spend them. I keep some replacement or star notes if they are decent enough and anything prior to 1977. Otherwise it is liable to getting spent.

 

This is sort of a neat serial number, but it was really saved(bought from a teller at one of my banks) because of the age of the note and the condition:

 

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I have a weakness for fancy numbers, but most of the ones I've rescued from circulation are pretty trashed. Right now, I've mostly got repeaters. Still, I'll try to take some pics and get them up here. Your low serial numbers are really cool.

 

Your weakness is a good one. It will turn your circulated collection into a strong one.

 

So far the lowest serial number that I have savage from circulation is a serial number 15. Our Monetary Authority of Singapore picked up all the low serial number from 1 to 10 to be auctioned out. No chances of getting 1 to 10. The lowest serial number from circulation should be an 11.

 

Condition is secondary. The serial number is primary. It will be a bonus if the condition is good.

 

Hope to see some of your fancy numbers up here very soon. :ninja:

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The Scottish banks do the same thing with low serial numbers, they hold them back for auctions with the proceeds going to charity. Nowadays with the financial meltdown I am rather sure that the British public would think that the banks are a charity case.

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Actually with the economy so sour, I can find quite a few early notes at banks now.

 

 

That doesn't seem to be the case down to the local Radio Shack. But, a lot of our customers use debit cards.

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Your weakness is a good one. It will turn your circulated collection into a strong one.

 

So far the lowest serial number that I have savage from circulation is a serial number 15. Our Monetary Authority of Singapore picked up all the low serial number from 1 to 10 to be auctioned out. No chances of getting 1 to 10. The lowest serial number from circulation should be an 11.

 

Condition is secondary. The serial number is primary. It will be a bonus if the condition is good.

 

Hope to see some of your fancy numbers up here very soon. :ninja:

 

Still pretty darn good. I think the lowest I currently have is the 00001637 I posted. Very sad.

 

And as you can probably see, I always say 'repeaters' but that isn't what I actually mean. I like to get as close to solid or binary as dumb luck will allow. I also love consecutive notes (esp. twos or stars), but a most of those were lost while Mr. Abish was out of work. Hopefully I'll be hoarding those again soon, lol.

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Nice. I like the two notes - 55533333 and 00533333. Notice the positioning of the first two numbers on each note. They should be paired up.

 

I think it is not just finding nice serial numbers but the ability to pair or group them up will be interesting. Be creative.

 

Even though these fancy numbers notes may not be up to usual popular ones e.g. low serial, repeaters, but if paired or grouped them nicely, they can be just as attractive for personal collection.

 

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Another one which I found recently. This is a nice one and I have given it to a good collector friend who specializes on collecting number 93. The note is a first prefix 3AA with GCT signature. At the same time, it is a radar with the mirroring image of 93. Not bad for a note found in the circulation.

 

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Cool notes there See323! Maybe it's because the US prints so much, or because of where I live, in a middle sized town away from a federal bank, but for years I've been looking for good interesting serial numbers in circulation and have yet to get anything decent. All those I have are from notes I've bought. Most just happen to fall into my collection, but a couple I've bought purposely as they were cheap enough and nice examples of the radar, low, ladder, and other types. But for US in circulation I can't find any. I've just posted a star note on BNB, but honestly, those stars come by so rarely it's like a holiday to find one here... well for me anyway. But I'll keep on looking because I know as soon as I don't I'll put it into a vending machine and notice it just as it's too late to stop it from going in.

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Took some Q&D pics of some... no idea why the ones turned out alarmingly yellow. Bah.

 

It's because you're using an Auto White Balance (i.e. "normal sunlight") setting on the camera, when you're actually shooting under Tungsten lights indoors. The camera has no real understanding of color, and "Auto" means "guess". Take a look at the settings for white balance, I'm sure there's a way to change it for interior pics.

 

That's an amazing collection of fancy serial numbers, by the way!

 

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Cool notes there See323! Maybe it's because the US prints so much, or because of where I live, in a middle sized town away from a federal bank, but for years I've been looking for good interesting serial numbers in circulation and have yet to get anything decent. All those I have are from notes I've bought. Most just happen to fall into my collection, but a couple I've bought purposely as they were cheap enough and nice examples of the radar, low, ladder, and other types. But for US in circulation I can't find any. I've just posted a star note on BNB, but honestly, those stars come by so rarely it's like a holiday to find one here... well for me anyway. But I'll keep on looking because I know as soon as I don't I'll put it into a vending machine and notice it just as it's too late to stop it from going in.

 

That's true. The other reason maybe US currency serial number is 8 digits. It will be much harder to find solids etc and moreover, I believe there is a large collectors based in US. Everyone is opening their big eyes when they uses money everyday. Probably, most of them landed in the dealers possession up for sales. Bank cashiers will be in a better position to spot these notes.

 

I just got a bit lucky today. Found this almost solid 999999.

 

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Here are a few more interesting examples to share.

 

(1) A pair with a focus on number 22 ($2).

(2) Another one a lucky number with a double lettering/numbering ($5).

(3) The last one is a first prefix with a number 445.

 

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