another user incorrectly enter my bill, thus incorrectly change my
bill entry (and leave no subsequent entries).
Apparently, some users are incorrectly entering
in bills into the Where's George (WG) database.
choosing the wrong option on the Error Correction Page (ECP) screen
and inadvertently changing the existing bills to a wrong series (or
denomination). Users should take their time when reading the
questions and answer appropriately. (Error
Correction Page sample below)
(WI)'s BEP Monthly Production Statistics page to verify the
release date of the bill's series #. (Additional informative
links: Features of Current Notes and
If you think your bill has been changed in
error, please feel free to fix the bill yourself, thanks.
Here at WG, we allow you to modify your own
bill entries. If you think this bill has been changed in error
and needs to be changed back, you can re-enter the correct bill
information on the main entry page (‘Home’ link) and then select the
THIRD option on the Error Correction Page. Please take your
time when reading the questions and answer appropriately.
Correction Page sample:
The correct bill is a series 2001. I
entered in an incorrect series 2003 to display the Error Correction
Page for illustrational purposes only. I did press any of the
“Click Here” buttons to update any Where’s George data. Again,
the following is for illustrational purposes only. For a
detailed description, please go to Error Correction Help Page and
click on the 'Help
with this page' link.
Error Correction Page:
There is a problem with your entry, but we can
fix it if you read the following carefully...
Serial Number: F7822---2D
It appears that the bill you entered is already in the database with
a different Series.
To take proper corrective action, please look at your bill again
VERY CLOSELY, and then select the proper statement below!
If the Series on your dollar bill actually is: 2001. . . Please
To see the bill report of this existing entry... Click Here
If you just found and are entering a bill marked or stamped with
www.wheresgeorge.com, and you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the Series on
your dollar bill is: 2003. . .Click Here
If you are an existing user who is correcting an existing entry, and
you are ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the Series on your dollar bill is:2003. .
If you are entering this as a new bill (initial entry), and you are
ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN the Series on your dollar bill is: 2003. . .Click
The following is my Contact Us Form standard
(WI)'s BEP Monthly Production Statistics page
to verify the release date of the series and
Excelsior (WI)'s Chronology of Series
page to verify signatures to deduce the series #.
1) Please re-send
all required bill information: 'Denom/Series/Serial' in their
respective fields on the Contact Us form – so that we can recover
the full serial number and similar bills entered. You can submit
masked serial numbers with '---'. We cannot recover the full serial
number, when you insert the bill information (and/or the URL) into
the 'question' or 'comment box'. 2) Also, please copy, paste, and
insert the entire 'bill correction' e-mail in the 'Message Body'.
3) Please include the proper series or denomination you believe to
be correct. 4) In the 'Type of
Inquiry' drop down box please select 'Bill Correction'. After we
locate the full serial #, we can send it to you (if you don't
already have in your system generated bill correction e-mail). Then
you (or we) can change the bill information back, by re-entering the
bill with the correct information into the bill entry screen –
Where's George Home
link (selecting the THIRD option on the Error Correction Page).
Behind the scenes information: (supplemental
If you no longer have access to the full
serial number, please re-send all required bill information:
'Denom/Series/Serial' in their respective fields, so that we can
recover pertinent information. Built into the
Denom/Series/Serial fields, there is intelligence that will unmask
the '---' in the serial number (if applicable), thus retrieving full
serial numbers for your bill and similar bills entered (bills with
the same serial number but different denomination and/or series).
This intelligence does not exist if you insert the bill information
(and/or the bill URL) into the 'subject', 'comment box', and/or
'Bill Link URL' fields. Additionally, if you know the bill
URL, please correctly insert the bill URL into the 'Bill Link URL'
field, taking care to not duplicate the
'http://www.wheresgeorge.com/report.php?key='. After we
receive this information from you, we can send you the full serial
number. Please send a separate reply for each bill in
question, using the 'response form' link below, which will create a
follow-up Contact Us form.
After you change the bill
information, the URL may also change. On the following day,
the new URL should be reflected on the YOUR BILLS reports.
To ensure that all bill
statistics are included on YOUR BILLS, please run YOUR BILLS and
press the “*** To REFRESH this report, Click Here ***” link - after
the Daily Scheduled Database Maintenance (DSDM) reports have
completed (update YOUR BILLS between 5:00 AM EST and midnight EST).
Once you refresh the YOUR BILLS report, it reflects all bills
entered and hits on your account as of the previous day.
If you or another user believes that the bill
should be two separate bills, please utilize the Contact Us Form
(supplying pertinent information and case # if applicable), and Hank
will separate into two unique bills, thanks.
number conflicts: also remember that on new style bills, the
serial number will dictate the series. “The recently redesigned
Federal Reserve Notes, beginning with Series 1996, have two letters
rather than one at the beginning of the serial number. On these
notes, the first letter corresponds to the series of the note:
Series 1996 notes have serial numbers beginning with A; Series 1999,
numbers beginning with B; Series 2001, with C; and Series 2003, with
D. The notes of Series 2004, beginning the next redesign, have
serial numbers beginning with E.”
If the bill is terribly worn and you find it
difficult to read the series #, please use one of these sites:
MLM's Profile or
Excelsior (WI)'s Chronology of Series
to verify signatures and
deduce the series #.
These are links to previous forum discussion:
They are supplied here for reference. They no longer apply.
If there is any chance that you will get confused, then don't read
link #1 and
I am glad that Hank implemented the automated 'bill modification e-mail'.
Now these issues have been brought to light and have been addressed.
Allowing users to correctly change their bill information outweighs the fewer
times a second user incorrectly changes an existing bills. Sorry for
Note: Because I was making changes to a
previous post on this topic, I decided it was easier to create it's
Please bookmark this post for future reference.
Should someone else inquire in the future, feel free to furnish a
link to this page, thanks in advance.
Thank you for patience and understanding.
HMG in MAss