It's not every day that money goes up in value but depending on the condition and other factors you could have a form of currency that is worth much more than the value depicts. It's tricky because for those that don't know about the small differences in these notes could be giving away something worth a lifetime or they could be thinking they hit the jackpot when in reality they have a normal coin or bill.

With that being said, those of you with money in your pockets, wallets, purses, or anywhere money is kept, you might want to look through it with a magnifying glass. Coin and bill collectors should dust off their collections as there may be time to cash in on a prized possession worth hundreds of thousands.  Now there are millions of dollar bills out in the world that are actually worth $150,000 and someone in Michigan could be a lot richer.

In November 2014, the US Bureau of Engraving and Printing sent a request to its Washington DC facility to print a batch of dollar bills. In July 2016, the exact same request was sent to the Fort Worth facility. This miscommunication resulted in dollars printed with duplicate serial numbers, technically counterfeiting their currency. Typically, every bill in circulation has a unique serial number to identify it.

There are three things you need to know to identify the misprinted bills that could be worth a small fortune:

  • The Series date located near the photograph of George Washington must read “Series 2013”
  • The bill must have a “B” Federal Reserve Seal above the serial number
  • The serial number must end with a star (*) and fall between B00000001* – B00250000* or B03200001*-B09600000*

To date, none of the collectors with a matching pair have been willing to sell, but experts estimate that pairs that have been matched and graded would sell for between $20,000 and $150,000, depending on the condition and serial number. Having only one of the dollar bills is redundant as the real value is in the pair.

Well, what are you waiting for? Start looking through your cash and see if you got some matching dollar bills in there!

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