1977A Natick Test Paper

Update: It has been brought to my attention that the 1977A Natick C* notes should be E* notes. There is ample information to support this. Therefore it was probably a typo in the books carrying this data. In the words below, I have updated the info with green letters to more easily recognize the update. The chart below is also updated. Thanks to all for the help. 5/21/04. Jim

Although little is known about the Natick test paper, the series 1977A Natick Test Paper was one of the last experimental papers tested by the BEP. This experimental paper was actually used in August 1981. Only 3 printings were made as follows; $1.00 1977A EH block, $1.00 1977A E* block (both later runs of the 1977A series), and the $10.00 1977A E* block also a late run. These "runs" were not full BEP runs, but short runs. These experimental Natick test paper notes are not well known by many, although they get a small mention in a couple of books. Here is the reported info on serial number ranges. The 1977A $1.00 EH block range is reported to be from E76800001H thru E80640000H which is 3,840,000 notes (Oakes/Schwartz books report 3,849,000 notes which is not correct) which is a 120,000 sheet printing run. The 1977A E* block range is reported to be from E07052001* thru E07680000*, with a total of 256,000 notes with 12,000 gaps.!? Doing the simple math says that serial range equals 8,000 notes without the 12,000 note gaps. Below I have provided a chart of the serial number ranges that I feel are correct according to my research. I feel that the 256,000 notes is correct which is 8,000 sheets with the 12,000 sheet gap in the 20,000 sheet BEP production run at the time. The same story holds true for the $10.00 1977A E* notes referenced above.

The BEP also made ERROR notes of the 1977A EH block Natick test paper notes. The BEP did release some of this block with the 3rd print on reverse type ERROR. I consider this ERROR quite RARE since I have only seen 2 of these in the past 21+ years since they were released.

If you have any additional data, corrections, etc. on these Natick test paper notes, please let me know.

Sorry, I DO NOT have any of these elusive Natick test paper notes for sale.

1977A E* Natick test paper serial ranges

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07052001*

E07060000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07072001*

E07080000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07092001*

E07100000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07112001*

E07120000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07132001*

E07140000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07152001*

E07160000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07172001*

E07180000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07192001*

E07200000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07212001*

E07220000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07232001*

E07240000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07252001*

E07260000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07272001*

E07280000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07292001*

E07300000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07312001*

E07320000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07332001*

E07340000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07352001*

E07360000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07372001*

E07380000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07392001*

E07400000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07412001*

E07420000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07432001*

E07440000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07452001*

E07460000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07472001*

E07480000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07492001*

E07500000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07512001*

E07520000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07532001*

E07540000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07552001*

E07560000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07572001*

E07580000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07592001*

E07600000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07612001*

E07620000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07632001*

E07640000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07652001*

E07660000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

$1.00

1977A

E*

E07672001*

E07680000*

8000 notes, 12000 gap

LEGEND: nZS = ZERO STARTS IN THE SERIAL NUMBER, 2ZS=A00123456A           

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