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Chanel Serial Numbers

 

 

DESIGNER VAULT STRIVES TO ENSURE ALL OF OUR CHANEL PIECES ARE AUTHENTIC AND THIS GUIDE CAN HELP AUTHENTICATE ITEMS.

Beginning in 1986, Chanel began incorporating serial numbers into the interior of their handbags. This allows them to date the bag while also making it much, much harder to counterfeit.


SERIAL NUMBER GUIDE 

DATE SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION PHOTO
1986-1988 Serial numbers begin with 0, Seven digits. Printed on a white sticker. Features CC logos and the left side is cut out. Opaque film covers the sticker, protecting it. The 0's will be plain, not slashed and the 1's will have serifs (feet).
1989-1991 Serial numbers begin with 1. Seven digits, Features CC logos and the left side is cut out. Opaque film covers the sticker. Plain 0's and 1's have serifs.
1991-1994 Serial numbers begin with 2. Seven digits. Printed on a white sticker with prominent CC logos throughout the sticker. Opaque film covers the sticker. 1's have serifs and plain 0's from 20-27, from 27 and on, there are slashes in the 0's.
1994-1996 Serial numbers begin with 3. Seven digits. Printed on a white sticker with prominent CC logos throughout the sticker. Opaque film covers the sticker. 0's have a slash and 1's have no serif's.
1996-1997 Serial Numbers begin with 4. Printed on a white sticker with prominent CC logos throughout the sticker. Opaque film covers the sticker. 0's have a slash and 1's have no serifs.
1997-1999 Serial numbers begin with 5. Seven digits. From 5-57, sticker is printed with CC logos throughout with an opaque film covering. From 57 and on, sticker is printed with two CC logos above the serial number. Clear tape covers the sticker with gold specs and X cut lines across, making the sticker harder to remove. THere's a dark line on the left of the sticker, 50-51 have slashed 0's, 1's have no serifs, 52-56, 0's have no slashes, 1's have no serifs, From 57 on, 0's have slashes and 1's have serifs.
2000-2002 Serial numbers begin with 6. Seven digits. Printed on white sticker covered in clear tape featuring gold specs and x cut. 'CHANEL' is vertically written on the right of the sticker, with the dark line to the left. 0's have slashes and 1's have serifs.
2002-2003 Serial numbers begin with 7. Seven Digits. Printed on white sticker covered in clear tape featuring gold specs and x cut. 'CHANEL' is vertically written on the right of the sticker, with the dark line to the left. 0's have slashes and 1's have serifs. The details remain the same until 2005, with 2003-2004's serial number beginning with 8. Between 2004-2005, the serial number began with 9.
2005-2006 Serial numbers begin with 10. Eight digits. Printed on white sticker covered in clear tape featuring gold specs and x cut. 'CHANEL' is vertically written on the right of the sticker, with the dark line to the left. 0's have slashes and 1's have serifs.
2006-2008 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 11.
2008-2009 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 12.
2009-2010 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 13.
2010-2011 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 14.
2011 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 15.
2012 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 16.
2012-2013 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 17.
2013-2014 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 18.
2014 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 19.
2014-2015 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 20.
2015 The details remain the same until present with serial number beginning with 21. 

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

 ADDITIONAL SERIAL NUMBER DETAILS
PHOTO
The serifs on the number 1 start out bigger in 1986. Beginning in 1997, the serifs are smaller.
The hologram sticker will usually be placed directly onto the lining if it's leather. On the majority of fabric lined bags, the hologram sticker will be placed on a leather tab.
Not all hologram stickers will be attached completely straight!
The numbers' edges will always be more sharp than round.
If the hologram sticker is attached to a leather tab, the sticker will be proportionate to the leather. It will not have an excessive amount of space surrounding it.  
Chanel has not changed their hologram sticker design since 1998.
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