US Government Prints 617.6 Million Notes Worth $22.1 Billion in March

by CoinNews.net on April 14, 2009 · 1 comment

BEP Production FiguresThe U.S. government in March produced more banknotes for the third consecutive month, according to Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) figures released Tuesday, April 7.

Although the agency printed substantially less $10s and $50s, the difference was made up with more $1s, $20s, and $100s. Additionally, the BEP printed 76.8 million $5s when none were produced in February.

However, the combined value of all notes was less than the prior month. In total, 617,600,000 banknotes were produced in March with a value of $22,124,800,000. In contrast, the BEP printed 556.8 M notes worth $25.3 billion in February.

Spread across the 31 days in March, the BEP averaged some 19.9 million notes per day with a total daily face value worth about $714 million.

The agency also produced 30,000 sheets of $1 star notes (total of these not in table below). Star notes are replacements for misprinted notes or certain serial numbers, like 000 000 000. These notes are generally more desirable to collectors as they are rarer.

March BEP Currency Production Figures

Denomination
Series
Serial # (from):
Serial # (to):
Quantity
$1.00  2006S G 64,000,001 D  G 96,000,000 D  32,000,000
$1.00 2006S G 1 E  G 57,600,000 E  57,600,000
$1.00 2006S H 57,600,001 C  H 96,000,000 C  38,400,000
$1.00 2006S J 64,000,001 B  J 96,000,000 B  32,000,000
$1.00 2006S J 1 C  J 12,800,000 C  12,800,000
$1.00 2006S L 32,000,001 P  L 96,000,000 P  64,000,000
$5.00 2006G IJ 64,000,001 A  IJ 83,200,000 A  19,200,000
$5.00 2006G IK 25,600,001 B  IK 83,200,000 B  57,600,000
$10.00 2006G IL 64,000,001 B  IL 76,800,000 B  12,800,000
$20.00 2006G IF 44,800,001 E  IF 76,800,000 E  32,000,000
$20.00 2006G IH 70,400,001 A  IH 96,000,000 A  25,600,000
$20.00 2006G IL 51,200,001 D  IL 70,400,000 D  19,200,000
$50.00 2006G IL 60,800,001 A  IL 92,800,000 A  32,000,000
$100.00  2006N HB 64,000,001 J  HB 99,200,000 J  35,200,000
$100.00 2006N HB 1 K  HB 54,400,000 K 54,400,000
$100.00 2006N HG 41,600,001 B  HG 73,600,000 B  32,000,000
$100.00 2006N HH 35,200,001 A  HH 73,600,000 A  38,400,000
$100.00 2006N HI 22,400,001 A  HI 44,800,000 A  22,400,000

Printed Notes by Denomination, Volume and Face Value

March 2009

Denomination
Total Printed
Total Face Value
$1
236,800,000
236,800,000
$5
76,800,000
384,000,000
$10
12,800,000
128,000,000
$20
76,800,000
1,536,000,000
$50
32,000,000
1,600,000,000
$100
182,400,000
18,240,000,000
Total
617,600,000
22,124,800,000

February 2009

Denomination
Total Printed
Total Face Value
$1
134,400,000
134,400,000
$10
64,000,000
640,000,000
$20
57,600,000
1,152,000,000
$50
134,400,000
6,720,000,000
$100
166,400,000
16,640,000,000
Total
556,800,000
25,286,400,000

January 2009

Denomination
Total Printed
Total Face Value
$1 121,600,000 121,600,000
$10 64,000,000 640,000,000
$20 51,200,000 1,024,000,000
$50 134,400,000 6,720,000,000
$100 118,400,000 11,840,000,000
Total 489,600,000 20,345,600,000

 

In addition to the Coin News monthly reports, banknote production totals may be found on the BEP here.

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Munzen April 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Note to author / copy editor: “… substantially FEWER… ” not “less”!

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