The monthly production reports from the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing are usually boring listings of denominations
and amounts of notes printed for each Federal Reserve district at the
plants in Washington, D.C., and Fort Worth, Texas. Once in a while
however, something catches your attention, such as the notice that in
April 2017, the Fort Worth facility printed 35,200,000 Series 2013
$100 notes for the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank.
These are not the first 2013 $100 notes. From October 2014 to the
following March, Fort Worth printed 140,800,000 regular Series 2013
notes and 21,120,000 star notes for the New York bank. Then from
February through April of this year they printed another 140,800,000,
also for New York.
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This becomes interesting, however, because Series 2009A $100 notes
were still being printed as of March 2017, and regular and star 2009A
notes for New York were produced through October 2016, after the 2013
notes were made.
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A mystery is what has happened to more than 300 million Series 2013
notes. The two major grading services, Paper Money Guaranty and PCGS
Currency, report no submissions, as if the notes do not even exist.
Inquiries have been made to the BEP asking whether any of them have
been released, and if so, when and where? BEP officials referred
Coin World to the Federal Reserve for comments.
The Series 2013 serial numbers begin with M; the second letter
represents the Federal Reserve district, B for New York and F for Atlanta.
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In the meantime, Coin World is awaiting a response from the