Some new U.S. $100 bills could be worth a lot
If you pick up the new $100 U.S. bill going into circulation on October 8, you might want to keep it in pristine condition and check the serial number. It could be worth a lot more than you think.
Coin collectors are stoked about the new bills going into circulation since it means that the serial numbers are reset to single digits.
The number one note could be sold for as much as $10,000 to $20,000 in mint condition, an independent dealer told NBC. Any bills with low-serial numbers, such as 0000002, will bring in the most money.
But don't fret if you can't get your hands on the first few bills. If you have a bill with a certain serial number combination, such as eight of the same digit, otherwise known as "solids" in the dealer world, they could be worth about $3,000. You should also be on the lookout for serial numbers with the first four numbers mirroring the last four numbers, known as "radars," or serial numbers in sequential order, known as "ladders".
If you're a coin collector, you'll be glad to know that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing won't be affected by the government shutdown. The Federal Reserve, which circulates the bills, won't be affected either since it gets its funding from another source.
It's interesting that the United States decided to stick with the paper bill route compared to plastic banknotes, which countries such as Canada and England have switched to. It looks like the new bill will be more colourful than the old green Benjamins with a blue ribbon and copper-coloured bell serving a new security features.
The release has been a long time coming with the original circulation date set back in 2011. But it's not as if Canada's recently circulated notes went all that smoothly either.
While these new bills are sure to be worth more than their value, who knows, maybe the older bills will rise in value too. They will be one-of-a-kind.
Did you keep any of the older Canadian banknotes with hopes that they'll be worth more later?
Josephine Lim, MSN Money
Posted by: the truth | Oct 3, 2021 12:16:23 AM
just shows how stupid all you collectors really are, its a $100 bill its only worth $100, the serial number is just a number, man are people in this world getting stupid
Posted by: the truth | Oct 3, 2021 12:21:01 AM
just like art collectors, the stupid painting has the value of the frame and paint that's it, when the world comes to an end or the economy crashes and money is worth nothing and everyone is at war your stupid painting is worthless, seriously how dumb has society become, all this crap is worth about as much as a rash from Miley twirking your leg..........
Posted by: Uncle Ben | Oct 3, 2021 1:49:16 AM
@ the truth ... have a Snickers
Posted by: allboy76 | Oct 3, 2021 8:50:02 AM
I agree with the truth's comments about collectors but if I was lucky enough to score one you better believe I would sell it to the highest bidder
Posted by: Troy | Oct 3, 2021 9:02:52 AM
What you say is the truth...er...the truth... but the majority of people out there make the opposite something called 'reality'. I remember sticking Wayne Gretzky rookie cards in the spokes of my bike, thinking the same thing, but if I'd listened to my friends and kept them... To this day, I'm not a 'collector', but I'm not ignorant to that world. If someone with $10,000 to spend decides that a $100 bill is worth paying $1,000 for, that's suddenly 'how much it's worth' in the world of Economics. That's how it works, unfortunately.
You can keep living in your sad little world, or you can try to keep up with everyone else.
Posted by: David | Oct 3, 2021 1:09:02 PM
And you do realize that employees at the mint, or at the bank will grab up those bills for themselves right?
If you honestly think they'll release these "highly priced and prized" items to the public then you are foolish.
Just like in any company around the entire world, the higher ups get first dibs, if they dont want it then it goes to the next person in the hierarchy, and so forth. Therefore it'll never reach the hands of the joe shmoe public.
Posted by: Crucked Banks! | Oct 3, 2021 1:10:37 PM
Art yeas - Collecting paper in form of money for who ? For Banks ? You leave today and liter later, so for glory of who ? Cash is the game these days right ? sold the truth ? as uncle Ben said above.
Posted by: Trim the Fat at the Top | Oct 4, 2021 10:31:29 AM
Crucked Banks must've stuck his head up Miley's donkey while she was twerking. The ensuing trauma and reduced blood flow has resulted in the diarheaa he's been posting for the past 6 months.
Posted by: Crucked Banks! | Oct 4, 2021 2:39:24 PM
@Trim the Fat at the top - Donkey, you mast have brain damage and I think you are Bernie or similar. Time is ticking for people like you, we waiting and in right time you will be sorry big boy. have a nice day Alberto.
Posted by: Crucked Banks! | Oct 4, 2021 3:57:46 PM
Distressed Properties, Foreclosures and Short Sales, typically occur at deep Discounts and it could be worth lot ... ?
@ Trim the Fat at the Top - You behaving " Like a Bull in a China Shop" right ?