Yes, they are consecutive. New currency is distributed in consecutive packs. It’s perfectly normal for new notes, especially $1 notes, to be consecutive.
When I worked retail, many of my coworkers that handled cash didn’t care for new $1 notes. They said they would stick together when counting them manually.
Welcome. Yup, if you're gonna save these notes, invest in clear note sleeves, sleeves come in soft or more substantially stiff. Either way, good protection from damage. Good luck. Peace Roy
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