Friday, April 10, 2015

101. Philippine FANCY and SOLID SERIAL NUMBERS on Banknotes

There are a lot of ways to collect Philippine banknotes.  Commonly we collect notes by era from the Spanish notes which are rare, US Administration, WWII, Guerrilla / Emergency notes, English Series, Pilipino Series, Ang Bagong Lipunan Series, New Series  up to the New Generation series. Another popular way to collect banknotes is by their serial numbers, which is known as “Fancy numbers or Solid numbers”

There are many ways to collect the serial numbers on paper money.  Keep in mind that what is considered desirable to one collector may not be for another. The condition of the note is important as well, because the less circulated the note appears, the greater its value will be.

For illustration purposes below, only the enlarged serial number portion of the bill will be shown. The serial number occurs twice on the front of every bill and is printed black, red or blue (scarce color)

SOLID NUMBERS

Where all the numbers are the same, for example 888888;

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SOLID "9"
 
SOLID  NUMBERS SET including the 1 Million Note

 

SEMI SOLID

 Where all the numbers are the same, for example 088888;



RADAR


Where the numbers read the same both forwards and backwards, for example 018810;


NUMBER ONE

Serial number that starts with 000001


LOW NUMBERS

Low serial number, for example 000007 or 000028.


ONE MILLION

Literally 1000000. The “one million” used to be the last number of each prefix. 



LADDER

The numbers in “ladders” go up, such as 123456; while “reverse ladders” just go in the opposite direction, or 654321.

Regular Ladder

Reverse Ladder


REPEATER

Repeating serial number, for example 141414.



 

DOUBLES

Doubles occur when "pairs" of numbers occur within the serial number




TRIPLES

Triple number occurs 2 times within the serial number.





Sources:
1. Fancy Bank Notes: 10 Most Common Categories by keystonepuzzles
2.  An Introduction to Singapore Fancy Number Banknotes



3 comments:

  1. Do you collect peso solid serial notes?
    Txt me 09275978008

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  2. I have a solid 5 ,latest 20 peso bill

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