serial number on US dollar bills

zzzz's picture

What font is on US bills serial ? or any similar font that looks like it ?

raph's picture

The exact font is probably not all that easy to come by, but it's certainly in the tradition of "crash numbering". Psy/ops has a good revival:

http://www.psyops.com/html/library_crash.html

Stephen Coles's picture

It probably comes from a machine that doesn't use digital type, but Letter Gothic is close.

pattyfab's picture

Ooh, I like that Crash Numbering set, and it's free!

Bald Condensed's picture

Ooh, I like that Crash Numbering set, and it’s free!

It's brill, innit? I love it too.

antiphrasis's picture

Nobody else thinking what I'm thinking? This guy might get in trouble with the Secret Service...

Dav's picture

Nah.. How could he.. :)

Coming soon to a typography related web platform near you.:
'Forging Money', The Typophile Guide To Successfully Imitating Common International Currencies..

Dav

zzzz's picture

I downloaded crashnumbering before post its close but still not it.

Gonna search for original in fontlab.

And don't feds have anything better to do then search forums for people who might ask whats that fonts name ?
besides i'm using it for sig and its have nothing to do with ph@ke m0ney.

thnx anyway.

Bald Condensed's picture

I downloaded Crash Numbering before posting it's close but still not it.

Hasn't it occured to you that the money making people might've used a font that's not simply available as a commercial typeface. Yaknow, like, to make forging money a little harder. ;^)

And don’t feds have anything better to do then search forums for people who might ask what's that font's name ?

Dude, you wouldn't know what we've been asked to identify in the past: type on passports, identity cards from various countries, bank cheques, credit cards, all kinds of serial numbers... It does leave you wondering what all these people need that information for. You'll have to excuse us for getting a little suspicious whenever we get such a request. Especially when the person requesting that infomation decides to stay anonymous and signs up as "zzzz"... No offense. :^)

Dan Weaver's picture

Today it was announced by the Bush administration that it will continue to spy on Americans that they thought might be associated with terrorist origanizations. If they thought you were trying to forge money they might just throw you in jail as a terrorist sympothizer.

hrant's picture

And not just any jail either, but the best Romania can offer.

hhp

Dan Weaver's picture

You are right Hrant it could be any hidey-hole in the world and they would throw away the key. This is about getting anyone aganinst the administration policy to run and hide knowing they will be spied upon.

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