The Series 2013 $20 Federal Reserve notes are in circulation.
One of the notes, bearing serial number MB 08818456 A, was
reported to Coin World on Dec. 29. Another example, bearing the serial
number MA 29536013 A, was reported to Coin World on Jan. 2, 2014.
The first note was printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of New
York, indicated by the letter B in the MB prefix to the serial number.
The second note was printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of
Boston, indicated by the letter A, the second letter in the MA prefix
of its serial number.
The first letter, M, in both serial prefixes indicates the notes
are in Series 2013. Both notes were printed at the Bureau of Engraving
and Printing’s headquarters plant in Washington, D.C.
All Series 2013 $5, $10 and $20 FRNs issued so far bear the
facsimile signatures of U.S. Treasurer Rosa Gumataotao Rios and
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew.
The designs for all of the Series 2013 Federal Reserve notes are
otherwise unchanged and are of the current colorful Next Generation
style introduced by the BEP in the 21st century.
Series 2013 $20 FRNs were printed at the BEP headquarters in
October and November 2013. In addition to the Boston and New York
Federal Reserve Banks, Series 2013 $20 FRNs were printed for the
Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia and Cleveland.
No Series 2013 $20 FRNs were printed during that time at the BEP’s
Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
A total of 236,800,000 Series 2013 $20 FRNs were printed during
those two months.
Production figures for December 2013 at the headquarters and Fort
Worth plants are expected to be posted sometime in January. ■