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 80000|
|Bruce-Wyman||Z 80001 — Z 2 40000|
|ii||A 1 — A 80000|
|A 80001 — A 1 00000|
|A 1 00001 — A 3 20000|
|x & xxxx||A 3 20001 — A 4 00000|
|large brown||x only||A 4 00001 — A 5 00000|
|x & none||A 5 00001 — A 7 12000|
|Bruce-Roberts||none||A 7 12001 — A 7 40000|
|Lyons-Roberts||A 7 40001 — A 9 60000|
|none & x||A 9 60001 — A 10 40000|
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 here indicated by 'xxxx'. In 1891 the BEP reverted to sequential numbers starting at 1 for the face plates, and stopped using back plate numbers at all (though one $50 back plate was made with plate number 6 during this era, likely in error). Around 1900, the use of back plate numbers was resumed. 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 end of the Rosecrans-Huston 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: