The table below shows the serial number ranges produced for the notes in this series. Data listed in italics is approximate, based on the serial numbers of observed notes.
|Signatures||Paper||Seal||FP Nos.||BP Nos.||BP Style||Serial Numbers|
|i||Z 1 — Z 84 00000|
|Bruce-Gilfillan||Z 84 00001 — Z 159 40000|
|Bruce-Wyman||Z 159 40001 — Z 164 60000|
|ii||Z 164 60001 — Z 245 24000|
|???||?||A 1 — A 9 84000|
|Rosecrans-Jordan||A 9 84001 — A 10 52000|
|iii||A 10 52001 — A 14 00000|
|large brown||A 14 00001 — A 17 16000|
|Rosecrans-Nebeker||small red||A 17 16001 — A 17 52000|
|A 17 52001 — A 24 56000|
|Tillman-Morgan||A 24 56001 — A 36 88000|
The highlighted ranges were printed but, for unknown reasons, not released.
The entries under "FP Nos." and "BP Nos." indicate changing numbering conventions for the face and back plates. Initially the face plates were numbered sequentially starting at 1, and likewise so were the back plates; these numbers eventually reached the low three digits, and plates so numbered are indicated here by 'x'. In 1886 the BEP instead began to use four-digit numbers that were unique across all plates of all denominations and types; these plates are indicated here by 'xxxx' (although no $2 USN faces of this type were ever produced). In 1891, beginning with the first Rosecrans-Nebeker plates, the BEP reverted to sequential numbers starting at 1 for the face plates, and stopped using back plate numbers at all. In most cases, older plates with former numbering conventions remained in use alongside newer plates until they wore out. The only exception is that all old face plates were discarded at the start of the Rosecrans-Nebeker signatures, rather than having their signatures altered as was done for prior and subsequent signature changes.
The entries under "BP Style" reflect changes in the placement of some information on the back plates: