Write a check of USD 500 dollars, how to: currency amount in numerals and words, cents as a fraction

Convert 500 to (US) American English words, as an amount of money, in dollars, for writing a check in dollars:

1. Write the amount as a number, in the payment amount box on the right side of the check, the one having the symbol '$' printed to the left:

Start writing as far over to the left as possible so no one can change your amount from 9.50 to 99.50, for example.

Don't forget to write the decimals even if you have a number without fractional parts.


2. Write the amount in words, on the payment amount line, the one having the word 'DOLLARS' printed to the right:

Use a pen instead of a pencil, which is too easy to alter.

If your writing doesn't take up the whole space, draw a straight line through to the end of the field so no one can edit what you wrote down.

lowercase: five hundred and 00/100


Title Case: Five Hundred and 00/100

Sentence case: Five hundred and 00/100

499 = ? ... 501 = ?

Converter: write out USD currency check amounts in words

USD dollar amounts that are entered for writing checks are rounded to a maximum of two decimals and then converted from numbers to (US) American English words, written as:

- lowercase (all small caps letters);


- Title Case (Capital Letters to Start the Principal Words);

- And sentence case (capital letter to start the sentence).

The cents amounts are written as fractions with a denominator of 100.

Latest USD dollar amounts for writing checks, converted to words

How to write USD currency amounts of money on checks, using both numerals and (US) American English words

1. How to write amounts of money on checks, both in numbers and out in (US) American English words? For start let's work with an even amount, without cents.

Let's write a check of 1,567$.

1.1. How to write 1,567$ in numbers, on the check.

  • Write the amount of 1,567$ on the check, in the amount box.
  • This box has a $ sign to the left. Write your number in digits: 1,567.00
  • Notice the decimal point that separates dollars and cents; you have zero cents so you write .00
  • Draw a horizontal line after the amount 1,567.00, that runs from the right of the amount up to the end of the blank space. This is to prevent other people from changing / adding to your amount.
  • 1.2. Write the integer number 1,567 out. For that we must know the place value of each digit.

    • 1,567 has a 1 in the thousands place, a 5 in the hundreds place, a 6 in the tens place and a 7 in the ones place.
    • 1,567 in words is:
    • = one thousands (1,000) + five hundreds (500) + six tens (60) + seven ones (7)
    • = one thousand + five hundred + sixty + seven
    • = one thousand five hundred sixty-seven.

    1.3. How to write 1,567$ out in words, on the check.

    • Write 1,567$ out in words on the line which has the currency type written at the end of it (dollars): one thousand five hundred sixty-seven and 00/100 (the word "dollars" is already printed).
    • Notice the fraction 00/100; when you have zero cents you write after the dollar amount: and 00/100.
    • Again, draw a horizontal line after the "00/100" fraction, that runs to the end of the blank space. This is to prevent people from changing / adding to your amount.

    1.4. Notes:

    • 1: Note the hyphen (or the minus sign) in "sixty-seven" above. Technically, it's correct to hyphenate compound numbers between twenty-one, 21, and ninety-nine, 99.
    • 2: Placement of word "and": in American English do not use the word "and" after "hundred", "thousand" or "million". So, it is "one million two hundred thirty-four thousand five hundred sixty-seven" and not "one million and two hundred thirty-four thousand and five hundred and sixty-seven", though you may hear a lot of people using the last form, informally.

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