How To Write Out The Amount On A Check
In my previous post, I showed you how to write a check. Now, let’s talk about how to write out the amount on a check.
Below the “Pay To” line is a blank line. This line is used to write out the amount of the check in long form; spelling out the numbers.
When you write out the amount, you only write out the dollar amount, not the cents. The cents is written as a number over 100. For example, 39 cents would be written as 39/100.
A few things to remember:
Always start writing out the dollar amount at the beginning of the line. This prevents someone from changing the amount by writing an additional dollar amount at the beginning of the line.
After writing out the cents as xx/100, draw a line from this point to the end of any space left. This prevents someone from changing the amount on the check. For example, you would write out $25.67 as follows:
Twenty Five 67/100————————Dollars
One more point to make. When writing out the amount, there are two ways that you can write out the numbers and both are accepted. You can write out the numbers and include dashes or not include them. For example, to write out $1,239.00, you can write it two different ways:
One Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Nine 00/100
Or
OneThousand TwoHundred Thirty–Nine 00/100
For extra help with learning how to write out the actual numbers, I have written a simple guide which shows how to write out any number from 1 to 10,000. It also contains examples of how to write out the numbers on a check and I include a few practice problems with the answers. Here’s a sample of what you will get:
There is a complete chart that shows the number on the left and how to write it out on the right. Below is a sample from the guide:
10 
Ten 
11 
Eleven 
12 
Twelve 
13 
Thirteen 
14 
Fourteen 
15 
Fifteen 
16 
Sixteen 
17 
Seventeen 
18 
Eighteen 
19 
Nineteen 
20 
Twenty 
21 
Twenty One 
22 
Twenty Two 
23 
Twenty Three 
24 
Twenty Four 
25 
Twenty Five 
There are also examples of how to write out the amount on a check. Below is a sample from the guide:

1000’s place = purple 
100’s place = blue 
10’s place = Green 
Ones place = black 
Cents place = red 
3,867.19 
Three Thousand 




3,867.19 

Eight Hundred 



3,867.19 


Sixty 


3,867.19 



Seven 

3,867.19 




19/100 






3,867.19 
Three Thousand 
Eight Hundred 
Sixty 
Seven 
19/100 
3,867.19 = Three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Seven 19/100
For more information, check out The ABC’s Of Writing A Check.
Now that you know the basics of how to write a check, in my next post, I’ll move on to how to fill out the check register after you write a check.
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