At this very moment you could be much better off than you think. The banknotes in your purse or wallet could be worth far more money than their face value. If you know what to look for then you could be one of the lucky ones. Banknotes that find their way into circulation with an error or flaw are worth a little bit extra. Sometimes it can be a lot extra. Also, they don’t always have to be flawed to be worth more money. Notes with a serial number that pegs them from the start or end of a run are worth holding on to. UK banknotes at the start of a run will very often begin with A01.
Sometimes notes manage to stay in the system after they have been withdrawn. The withdrawn notes are destroyed so the ones that escape the furnace are fewer in number. Then we come to the real money spinners. Banknotes with flaws in their design or ones that are missing serial numbers are worth much more to collectors. Sometimes colours can be missing. If these imperfections go undetected then they could easily end up in a cash register near you. But perhaps one of the most important factors is the condition of the note. Torn or badly folded notes are not as collectible as ones in better or mint condition.
So now you know just what you are looking for. Are you one of the lucky ones?
50 something expat from the UK . Been living in Thailand since 2003. Teaching English at a local government school. Enjoy photography, football (soccer). I dabble in graphic design and try to find the time to update my blog at http://www.paradisefoundinthailand.blogspot.com
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