The Chinese have traditionally considered the number 8 to be lucky, which is fortunate for us as it has created its own category of collectible banknotes called “Lucky Money”; banknotes with eights in the serial number. This category is one of many serial number patterns that are collected by banknote enthusiasts. Other number combinations include up and down ladder notes (digits in ascending and descending sequential order – 1234 or 4321), repeaters (patterns like 121212 or 125125), radars (the same backwards as forwards – 544212445) and solids (1111 or 222222).

We have been able to put together an interesting collection of Lucky Money featuring American banknotes.

Lucky Note with 8s in the serial # – available at