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Bureau of Engraving and Printing
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Pictured below: Shrink-wrapped packages of one dollar notes.
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50-Subject $1 Note
$1 Note Face and Back with Identifier Information
Q: How do you distinguish a 32-subject produced $1 note from a 50-subject produced $1 note?
A: The difference is the Note-Position Identifier.
$1 Alpha Numeric Note Position Identifier
Fifty-subject and 32-subject notes are distinguishable by one minor technical change. On a 50-subject produced note, the letter and number of the alpha numeric note-position identifier, is the same font size and smaller than the alpha letter of the 32-subject note. In comparison, on the 32-subject note, the number is a smaller font size compared to the letter.
32-Subject Sheet
32-Subject $1 Currency Sheet
  • 4 Columns
  • 8 Rows
  • Note-Position Identifier Range = A1 - H4
A1 E1 A3 E3
B1 F1 B3 F3
C1 G1 C3 G3
D1 H1 D3 H3
A2 E2 A4 E4
B2 F2 B4 F4
C2 G2 C4 G4
D2 H2 D4 H4

50-Subject Sheet
50-Subject $1 Currency Sheet
  • 5 Columns
  • 10 Rows
  • Note-Position Identifier Range = A1 - J5
A1 A2 A3 A4 A5
B1 B2 B3 B4 B5
C1 C2 C3 C4 C5
D1 D2 D3 D4 D5
E1 E2 E3 E4 E5
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
H1 H2 H3 H4 H5
I1 I2 I3 I4 I5
J1 J2 J3 J4 J5