How to write a check for over a thousand (1000) dollars


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Use this page to write a check for a dollar amount in the thousands. Writing a check in the thousands is as simple as writing any check. Where it might be confusing is how you write out the dollar amount. For example, do you use fifteen hundred or one thousand five hundred. See our example below as a guide.

Written check example

Look at how we use ‘thousand’ to describe the official dollar amount.


Write a check

  1. Write the date in the upper-right corner.
    • This could be today’s date or a future date if delaying a deposit. A check cannot be deposited before the listed date.
  2. In the Pay to the order of line, enter the name of the recipient.
    • This can be an individual or company.
  3. In the Dollars line, write out the amount of the check.
    • For example, Eighty seven dollars and fifty seven cents OR Eighty seven dollars and ——–57/100. See the image for example.
  4. In the $ box, write the monetary/numerical amount.
    • For example, 87.57.
  5. In the FOR line, add a note or memo.
    • This is an optional field. You can also put an account number here if paying a bill.
  6. In the line on the bottom-right corner, sign your first and last name.
    • A check cannot be cashed by the recipient if it is not signed.

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