I've been collecting special serial numbers
for about 30 years & special serial numbers are tough to find. For 7 digit # (10,000,000 runs) the odds are 1 in 1000 of finding a 3/4 digit radar.
Ever since social media came about I have heard a lot of terms about fancy serials
that make absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. I treat special serial
numbers like errors
- the # (& error) should wow you! Everybody will agree that the # is unusual. If most collectors don't see it, then it is not special. There is nothing special about MC09111222. Here's a thread on radars, repeaters & ladders on the World Paper Money & Banknotes
section of the forum:http://goccf.com/t/263327
On a side note:
There may be a few collectors who collect what I call "fancy #" b/c the serial combo tickles their fancy. I would consider birthday # notes (02021976 for Feb 2nd 1976), area codes, or emergency codes (0091100) fancy b/c they attract a much smaller niche market (fancy to some but under the radar for most). So if that # is fancy to you, keep it (just remember its $50 & not small change however!). A lot of collectors I know mostly collect special # (& errors) of low denominations (but that's entirely up to you).
I created a link as a guide to the main special serials:https://sites.google.com/view/notap...rial-numbers
Edited by walk2dwater
01/16/2023 09:20 am