Serial Number Dollar Bill Font Name

The United States one dollar note contains a wealth of information about when and where that note was printed. Collectors can use this information to help understand the U.S. system of currency and to make collecting decisions.

The name comes from the fact that the word radar is a palindrome which reads the same frontwards and backward. A serial number like 24577542 would be on a radar bill.

People tend to like serial number ones on one dollar bills, serial number two on two dollar bills, and so on. Fancy serial numbers on rare notes will be worth more than the same fancy serial number on a common note. Don’t forget that fancy serial numbers on higher denomination notes don’t really add much value. A $1 bill could be worth $25. Serial Number Dollar Bill Font Currency. Values and Pricing If a note has the serial number that is all the same number then it is known as a solid serial number.

The Federal Reserve Seal and the Federal Reserve District Number.

There are twelve different Federal Reserve Banks responsible for printing paper money in the United States. On the one dollar bill, the bank can be quickly identified by a letter code in the Federal Reserve Seal to the left of the portrait of George Washington. The letter code is also found in the prefix of the serial number. A corresponding Federal Reserve District Number code is found in four locations. The following table is a handy reference for the bank codes:

Reserve Bank Letter Designation
New York B 2
Philadelphia C 3
Cleveland D 4
Richmond E 5
Atlanta F 6
Chicago G 7
St. Louis H 8
Minneapolis I 9
Kansas City J 10
Dallas K 11
San Francisco L 12

Serial Numbers

The serial number of a bill appears twice, once in the lower left hand quadrant and again in the upper right hand quadrant on the front of the bill. The letter which precedes the numbers must be the same number that you saw identifying the Federal Reserve Bank. The last letter of the serial number or suffix letter identifies the number of times that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing used the sequence of serial numbers – A is the first time, B is the second time, C is the third time and so on. With one run for each letter of the alphabet (26) and 32 bill per run, there are a total of 832 bills per serial number.

Series Date (or Series Year)

In the lower right quadrant between the portrait of George Washington and signature of the Secretary of the Treasury is the Series Date. This number is presented as a the year portion of a date - as in 2004 - and sometimes has a letter suffix - as in 2004A. It is important to note that there is not a series for every calendar year. A new series will result from a change in the Secretary of the Treasury, the Treasurer of the United States, and/or a change to the note's appearance such as a new currency design.

  • Design Change - New series year (e.g. 1999).
  • New Secretary of the Treasury - New series year (e.g. 1999).
  • New Treasurer of the United States - A suffix letter is added to the current series year (e.g. 1999A).

Plate Serial Number

The Plate Serial Number appears twice: once on the front of the bill in the lower right quadrant above the Federal Reserve District Number, and again on the back in the lower right corner. It identifies the plate from which the note was printed.

Note Number Position

The Note Number Position appears in the upper left quadrant. It is a letter number combination that indicates which position on the plate the note was printed. The number indicates the quadrant and the letter indicates the position within the quadrant. The following chart shows this relationship:

A1 E1 A3 E3
B1 F1 B3 F3
C1 G1 C3 B3
D1 H1 D3 H3
A2 E2 A4 E4
B2 F2 B4 F4
C2 G2 C4 G4
D2 H2 D4 H4

The Great Seal of the United States

2 Dollar Bill Serial Numbers

The front (or obverse) of the seal shows an American bald eagle behind the national shield. The eagle holds an olive branch. The 13-letter motto, 'E Pluribus Unum,' on the ribbon held in the eagle's beak means 'Out of Many, One.'

On the reverse of the seal is a pyramid with 1776 in Roman numerals at the base. The pyramid stands for permanence and strength. The 13-letter motto, 'Annuit Coeptis' means 'He has favored our undertakings.' Below the pyramid the motto, 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' means 'A new order of the ages,' standing for the new American era.

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Inner circle
NY then AZ now
1840 Posts

I am making a LARGE $100 give away and wanted to put my phone number where the serial number goes and wanted it to blend in.
My Mug would be where Benjamin Franklin's face would be.
This info would be helpful.
If it is available to anyone.
Yes I tried to find one with '0' success.
You can PM me if you wish.
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Donald Dunphy
Inner circle
Victoria, BC, Canada
7410 Posts

Sorry, I don't know the name of the font, so I can't help you out that way.
However, Photobucks is one source for a customized U.S. million dollar bill (not oversized). But I suppose you could buy some, and then enlarge them.
I think Dean Hankey also offers a version (I hope this link still works):
Here's a photo of my Canadian million dollar bill giveaway (front side):
- Donald
Donald Dunphy is a Victoria Magician, British Columbia, Canada.
John Martin
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Inner circle
Tucson, AZ
1903 Posts

George -- At present I have sopme 10,000 fonts in my collection and although the house is still messy as every -- maybe I can help. New Bills or Old???? ANd you already know the problems with the US Treasury department some folks ran into in the past -- so a OVERSIZE bill is wise.
Gregg (C. H. Mara) Chmara
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Tucson, AZ
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Bill Hegbli
Eternal Order
Fort Wayne, Indiana
22668 Posts

The Arial Text Font should work well on a Dollar Bill.
If you have never typed a letter on your computer word processor program, go ahead and open Windows WordPad in the Accessories folder. You will see a text box, select the down arrow in the box, and you will see all the Font samples on your computer. Scroll down to one that best looks like the one you may want to use. Note the name, and use that for your dollar bill.
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