How To Write Out The Amount On A Check

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


One-Thousand Two-Hundred ThirtyNine 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:
























Twenty One


Twenty Two


Twenty Three


Twenty Four


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


Three Thousand


Eight Hundred








Three Thousand

Eight Hundred





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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  3. Question says:

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  5. Cheque writer says:

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  6. Sea Ton says:

    $25.67 written out should be:

    Twenty Five and 67/100——————–DOLLARS

    The decimal point should be “and”.

  7. Drea says:

    What about twenty seven seventeen? Does it have to have the word hundred in it, or will the bank cash it?

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    You completely forgot to tell people to hyphenate numbers like twenty-five etc. It’s a basic fact when writing out numbers.

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  36. kem says:

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    • Quieteyes says:

      One Million. Two Hundred Forty-Two Thousand and 00/100 (if writing a check). Note that I put in a comma where it normally is in the numeric version. However, this is neither required nor typical, really.

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    One Thousand Three Hundred Fourteen Dollars.

  66. example: 180.00
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