We all know that a single dollar can't be stretched as far as maybe it once could be, that is unless you happened to have one of these rare $1 bills. If you did, it could help you turn a $1 bill into $150,000.



The U.S. Department of the Treasury has two bureaus that are in charge of producing the coins and bills that we keep in our wallets and piggy banks. Coins are produced by the U.S. Mint, and paper money is produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP).

The Crane Paper Company produces special paper that is used to print US banknotes. In contrast to conventional paper composed of wood pulp, currency paper is composed of 75% cotton and 25% linen. The unique red and blue fibers woven throughout this blended paper are required by BEP requirements.

The image of the bills to be printed must first be manually engraved—a technique known as "intaglio"—onto soft steel plates before the paper can be used to produce new bills. We refer to these plates as "master dies."

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According to AL.com, a batch of one-dollar bills was requested to be printed from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Washington, D.C. facility back in 2014. That request was granted. The Fort Worth facility received an identical request in 2016. The outcome is roughly about 6.4 million pairs of one-dollar bills with the same serial numbers.

The bills were put into circulation after the misprints were overlooked. Dollar bill matching pairs are highly sought after by collectors, who will pay a ton of money for their valuable discoveries. Experts predict that, depending on the circumstances and numbers, a pair could sell for anywhere from $20,000 to $150,000.

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According to WealthyNickel, here’s what you need to look for:

  • Located near the image of George Washington should be a series date that reads “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*

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