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bradymc
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I went to two of bank's branches today and asked them about getting bills with consecutive serial numbers. They all looked at me like I was nuts and told me that they didn't have such a thing. Can anyone tip me off to some banks or other resources in the US that might have these?
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Go this site to buy sheets of uncut bills. You can also use these to make your own mis-made bills.

http://www.moneyfactory.gov/store/section.cfm/69
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Just get banded bundles of new bills. The bank's employees you spoke to probably have never given a thought to the serial numbers on the bills, but if you ask for new bills, they come with sequential numbers.
Those bills you get when you cash a big check, the ones that stick together like a roughed deck of cards? Those are brand new sequential bills.
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I use the site listed by Mr. Mike. I get some interesting looks from people at Staples when I use their paper cutter.
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I also use ebay to buy these bills.
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Don't tell the bank that you want consecutive numbers just ask for new bills.
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Many times I've gotten consecutive $20 bills from an ATM. Just check yours.

(Why? Because the bills fed out by an ATM have to be flat and smooth, so they generally use only new bills.)
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Well, after going through 4 different branches of my bank, I finally found someone who didn't think I was crazy... maybe because they actually had the bills. But you're right gadfly, they didn't look at me as strangely when I just asked for NEW bills.
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I've found that usually the banks have new bills 20 days before Christmas and majours festivities...
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Paolo,
Looks like you've got the advice you need here.
There is a very good routine on one of Richard Sanders' Show dvds where he utilises bills with consecutive no's. (BTW his simple tip for getting bills with consecutive no's is again, goign to the bank and asking for brand new bills.)
All the best (I enjoy your posts by the way, you always give good advice)
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Glad you found them Bradymc. It's amazing that the banks you went to did not know what you were talking about. (I'll bet they did...think lazy!)

I've never had a problem finding new bills with the serial numbers in order at a bank. The key is NEW. You might stick to the larger, national bank chains when looking for things like this. If the bank you went to was a small, satellite branch, they usually don't have a lot to choose from.

Good luck. Mark.
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Everyone above has given you correct advice. However, most time banks do not have the new bills on hand. the answer is really quite simple. Ask the bank manager to order a pack of 100 bills that are new and uncirculated. It will take a week or two for them to get it but they will be happy to do it as long as you are a customer of the bank. There is no extra charge to do this. If you don't need the hundred, just spend what you don't need.

It is really easy for them to do this.
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I'm with Bank of America. One teller told me that they could order the bills as you mentioned but there was no guarantee that they would be all NEW bills. I'm sure the bank manager would have some more "pull" in that department if it came down to it.
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I thought we talked this one through before, but if your going to go ahead on the acetone or nail polish remover, go on and toss in "counterfiet spectator" from Paul Harris if you can in the AOA book two. It will fit in there if you think about it. The bill can relate to a different spec, besides the original donor.
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I have been getting new consecutive order bill for more than 20 years. I have done this in many different banks. I never talk to the teller unless it is the head teller. I have always received new bill in consecutive order and have never had a problem. The key is speaking with the right person and above all, you must have an account. I have never been turned down or received anything except what I have requested.
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On 2007-02-08 16:04, airship wrote:
Many times I've gotten consecutive $20 bills from an ATM. Just check yours.

(Why? Because the bills fed out by an ATM have to be flat and smooth, so they generally use only new bills.)


No, no, no...I worked for an armoured express company, servicing banks and ATM's, and if the Federal Reserve delivered brand spanking new bills they were used in the ATM's. Bundled cash was just re-circulated within the express company's vault by personnel making up the next days runs to banks and ATM's. This re-circulation was comprised of pick ups from banks. The cash was what it was. More often than not the new bills were a pain in the butt to prep before they were loaded into an ATM so that the machines would not jam up.

Back to the original inquiry:

Just ask the tellers for "New" bills and you will get sequential numbers. If you are going to eliminate the last number in the serial number it's as simple as gingerly using an ink eraser. Been doing it for years!

FWIW

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One additional note. Look through the bundle carefully and if you see notes with serial numbers with stars do not use them! Sell the bundle on e-bay. Note collectors will pay a premium for them (the bundle), usually $30 -$50. The reason is the notes with the stars are fillers (not in sequence) for sequential notes that were damaged in production. A somewhat rareity.

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When you get your new sequential bills, here's a little gag to do with 20-25 of them.

Make a "pad" of dollars. Clamp them together with a piece of thin cardboard (posterboard in a pinch), and paint "padding compound" on the edges. Let dry.

Imagine the looks when you pay for your coffee by whipping out a pad of dollars and slowly rip them off one by one! I usually answer any questions with "I know someone at the Mint" and then wink...


Padding compound (available at Staples/OfficeMax/etc) is usually pink/red and gives a more authentic look, but only comes in quarts. In a pinch you can use clear "Goop", which is available in a smaller amount.
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My mom worked at a print shop when I was a teenager, and the boss once handed out $50 pads of $1 bills as a Christmas bonus. When she peeled off a few bills to pay her tab, the looks on the faces of various clerks and waitresses was priceless!
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There is a bank in Northern Illinois that sells pads of bills at no cost above face value. They have done this for over 20 years.

They are real popular for holidays, b-days ex. I got a pad from my mother-in-law for Christmas a few years back. They are fun..................

That was the first time I ran across the idea and now I have had it done with other bills.

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