Do you get happy when you find some spare change hiding in your couch or in the pockets of your winter jacket that has been staying in the closet for the last months? You probably don’t because finding a couple of dollars is not that amazing. However, what if we told you that there is a chance for those dollars to be worth a fortune? Many people don’t know this, but there are some rare bills which are still in circulation and some of the mare worth thousands of dollars!
Even though most people don’t pay too much attention to their cash money, some of them have a big secret. They are worth thousands of dollars and only people with a keen eye for details can notice that.
The dollar bills that we are talking about are super rare. They have special sequences for the serial numbers and collectors from all over the world are auctioning small fortunes for them.
Today we are going to present you a story about a man who managed to turn $13,000 by selling two regular bills. This might sound a little bit crazy but after you learn why the man’s dollar bills sold for so much, you will always carry a magnifying glass in your pocket.
There are many serial numbers which are considered rare by collectors. The perfect example of this is the famous “000001” serial number that you don’t find too often. Nonetheless, there are many other sequences that can make a simple one dollar bill worth a fortune.
Our story begins when a man visits the famous Pawn Stars shop. This shop receives so many interesting items on a weekly basis that the History Channel has decided to make a show about it.
A man walked in the shop and told the people who work there that he has two bills that he wants to sell. The stars of the show were not interested at first, but everything changed when the man told them why his bills are special.
The bills that the man brought in the shop are super rare. They have repeated numbers for their serial numbers. One of the bills had the “33333” serial number and it sold for a whopping $13,000! Can you believe that?
Who would’ve ever guessed that a dollar bill can sell for such a high price? That man got rich overnight and good thing that he was paying attention to the serial number sequence and didn’t buy groceries with the bill.
The man who sold the dollar bills to Pawn Stars got lucky. Finding a dollar bill that has a repeated serial number sequence is super rare. However, there are many other sequences that are even more expensive and we are going to show you some of them.
One of the most expensive sequences that you can find on dollar bills is “X0000000, X0000001, and X9999999 – any size/type/denomination”. Finding a dollar bill like this means that you will get so rich that you won’t have to worry about rent ever again.
If there is something that we can take from this story, then it has to be the fact that we should always pay more attention to small details. You can never know how rare a dollar bill is without taking a look at the small details.
Another super expensive sequence is the Pi number. Somebody had a dollar bill with the “31415927” sequence and he managed to sell it for a total of $25,000!
Since we are talking about rare dollar bills, we want to advise everyone who works as a cashier to double check all the money that they receive. Cashiers have the highest chance of finding rare dollar bills.
How much do you think the most expensive dollar bill sold for? The dollar bill is called the “Grand Watermelon Bill” and it sold for a little bit more than 2.7 million Euros.
After reading all this information about rare dollar bills, we can’t help ourselves from believing that we might get lucky as well. However, we have to advise everyone to not spend too much time obsessing over dollar bills with special sequences because it’s quite rare to find one. This should be more of a hobby than a profession.
Now that we presented the most expensive dollar bill that was sold at the Pawn Stars shop, we want to also present other rare items that made their way into the show. The one featured in the picture above is the original script for The Godfather and it sold for $12,000.
This small gold coin might look like it’s worth too much, but it was sold for $18,000 at the Pawn Stars shop. The reason behind this is that this is an ancient Spanish gold coin.
How much do you think an 1842 edition of the Book of Mormon costs? Well, the folks at the Pawn Stars shop bought one for $40,000.
This is the famous OJ Simpson statue made of bronze that everyone can see in the Netflix TV show about the infamous celebrity. The bronze statue was sold for $80,000.
We want to end our list with this ancient Roman coin that was brought into the Pawn Store shop during the first seasons. The coin was auctioned off for $150,000.