Star Note Lookup and Data

A Star note is used by the BEP (Bureau of Engraving and Printing) to replace misprinted/damaged currency before it goes into circulation. These replacement notes are printed just like normal notes, except there is a star printed in the serial number.

Print Runs

Star notes are printed in what are called “runs.” For the current printing systems used by the BEP, the maximum run size for star notes is 3.2 million notes (100,000 32-note sheets).

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Sometimes, this many notes are not needed, in which case less are printed. If a partial run is printed, the next run will start at the next closest multiple of 3.2 million.

Star notes get their rarity from the quantity printed and released into circulation. Generally, collectors consider runs of 640,000 notes or less to be rare. Many times, collectors refer to star notes by their run number. This is determined by the number range that the star note’s serial number fits into. Here are the ranges for the run numbers:

1 || 0000 0001 – 0320 0000

2 || 0320 0001 – 0640 0000

3 || 0640 0001 – 0960 0000

4 || 0960 0001 – 1280 0000

5 || 1280 0001 – 1600 0000

6 || 1600 0001 – 1920 0000

7 || 1920 0001 – 2240 0000

8 || 2240 0001 – 2560 0000

9 || 2560 0001 – 2880 0000

10 || 2880 0001 – 3200 0000

On Federal Reserve Notes, the star is where the block letter normally is (the last letter of the serial number).

On Legal Tender notes and Silver Certificates, the star is where the prefix normally is (the first letter of the serial number).

Star Note Lookup

Last Updated: January 14, 2019 with December 2018 production numbers .

Enter your star note’s denomination, series, and serial number to see its production numbers.

Series 1981A to present only.

Something like A01234567* or AB01234567*

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