Series 1981 $50

Printed January 1982 through October 1984. Signatures: Buchanan-Regan.
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The numbers in the table are the first and last notes printed in the given month for the given FRB.

Month Federal Reserve District (First letter of serial number)Star Note Runs
(20000 sheet standard; see explanation)
Month
ABCDEF GHIJKL
Jan 82 - - - - E 000 00001 A
E 025 60000 A
- G 000 00001 A
G 064 00000 A
- - - K 000 00001 A
K 038 40000 A
- - Jan 82
Feb 82 - B 000 00001 A
B 089 60000 A
- D 000 00001 A
D 064 00000 A
- - - - - - - - B#1[16000], D#1[8000] Feb 82
Mar 82 - - - - - - G 064 00001 A
G 128 00000 A
- - J 000 00001 A
J 051 20000 A
- - G#1[4000], J#1[4000] Mar 82
Apr 82 - B 089 60001 A
B 166 40000 A
C 000 00001 A
C 012 80000 A
- - - - - - - - - - Apr 82
May 82 - - - - - - G 128 00001 A
G 204 80000 A
- I 000 00001 A
I 012 80000 A
- - L 000 00001 A
L 064 00000 A
L#1[8000] May 82
Jun 82 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jun 82
Jul 82 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jul 82
Aug 82 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aug 82
Sep 82 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sep 82
Oct 82 - B 166 40001 A
B 268 80000 A
- - - - - - I 012 80001 A
I 025 60000 A
- - - B#2[8000], I#1[4000] Oct 82
Nov 82 - - - D 064 00001 A
D 089 60000 A
- - - - - - - L 064 00001 A
L 102 40000 A
- Nov 82
Dec 82 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dec 82
Jan 83 - - - - E 025 60001 A
E 128 00000 A
- - - - - - - - Jan 83
Feb 83 - B 268 80001 A
B 358 40000 A
- - - F 000 00001 A
F 012 80000 A
G 204 80001 A
G 268 80000 A
- - - - L 102 40001 A
L 179 20000 A
- Feb 83
Mar 83 - - - - - - - H 000 00001 A
H 012 80000 A
- J 051 20001 A
J 089 60000 A
K 038 40001 A
K 102 40000 A
- - Mar 83
Apr 83 - - - - - - G 268 80001 A
G 448 00000 A
- - - - - - Apr 83
May 83 A 000 00001 A
A 064 00000 A
- - D 089 60001 A
D 153 60000 A
- - - - - - - - - May 83
Jun 83 - B 358 40001 A
B 422 40000 A
- - - - - - - - - L 179 20001 A
L 256 00000 A
- Jun 83
Jul 83 A 064 00001 A
A 089 60000 A
- - - - - - - - - - - - Jul 83
Aug 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aug 83
Sep 83 - B 422 40001 A
B 460 80000 A
- - - - - - - - - - - Sep 83
Oct 83 - B 000 00001 B
B 096 00000 B
- - - - - - I 000 00001 B
I 032 00000 B
- - - - Oct 83
Nov 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Nov 83
Dec 83 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dec 83
Jan 84 - B 096 00001 B
B 160 00000 B
- D 000 00001 B
D 096 00000 B
E 000 00001 B
E 128 00000 B
- G 000 00001 B
G 064 00000 B
- - - - - - Jan 84
Feb 84 - - - - - - - - - J 000 00001 B
J 096 00000 B
- - J#2, J#3 Feb 84
Mar 84 A 000 00001 B
A 096 00000 B
- - - - F 000 00001 B
F 032 00000 B
- H 000 00001 B
H 032 00000 B
- - - L 000 00001 B
L 096 00000 B
- Mar 84
Apr 84 - B 160 00001 B
B 256 00000 B
- D 096 00001 B
D 128 00000 B
- - - - - - K 000 00001 B
K 096 00000 B
- - Apr 84
May 84 - B 256 00001 B
B 320 00000 B
- - - - G 064 00001 B
G 224 00000 B
- - - - - - May 84
Jun 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jun 84
Jul 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Jul 84
Aug 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Aug 84
Sep 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sep 84
Oct 84 - - - - - - - - - - - - F#2, F#3[4000] Oct 84
End Series 1981 $50

Note that for every district except C there is a gap in the range of serial numbers printed. In October 1983, the BEP increased the size of its standard press run, and serial numbering in each district was restarted at 00000001 of the next unused block.

The BEP reports never listed run #1 of the Atlanta star notes, instead starting with run #2 in the October 1984 report. I'm not sure whether the first run was actually skipped over, or just accidentally omitted from the reports.

Similarly, the BEP reports did not list runs #2 and #3 of the Kansas City stars, but notes from these runs have actually been observed, so I've added them to the table in approximately their correct location. The number of sheets in each run is uncertain, but based on the serials of observed notes, run #2 comprised at least 13000 sheets and run #3 comprised at least 4000 sheets.

Series statistics (explanation)

FRBRegularStar
NotesBlocks Cplx.
Blocks
Groups Print
Runs
NotesPrint
Runs
A18,560,000 22210 00
B78,080,000 22246 768,0002
C1,280,000 1111 00
D28,160,000 22216 256,0001
E25,600,000 22214 00
F4,480,000 2222 768,0002
G67,200,000 22242 128,0001
H4,480,000 2222 00
I5,760,000 2223 128,0001
J18,560,000 22210 1,408,0003
K19,840,000 22211 00
L35,200,000 22223 256,0001
Total307,200,000 232323180 3,712,00011
Totals incl. stars: 303034191  
Special printings: 0/00/00  Star rate:1.21%
Grand totals: 30/3030/3034

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