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Coworker brought this note in today. Altered or real? I’m a coin guy.

My first thought is that this is altered. The reverse is very even colored.
Any help with what this is? Thank you.


  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭

    Altered....without question.

    Collector of numeral seals.That's the 1928 and 1928A series of FRNs with a number rather than a letter in the district seal. Owner/operator of Bottom Line Currency
  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @numbersman said:
    Altered....without question.

    100% agree !

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Me thinks it was dipped in a solvent and nuked in a microwave. IMO. Peace Roy

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  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 28, 2020 4:01PM

    Yup, bleached, or otherwise chemically altered. But probably chemically, not sun altered. Sun will tend to fade the color ink. Since yellow and blue make green, it could be a solvent that removed the blue component of the green back, leaving it yellow.

    Red seal $2 notes are sometimes seen with red seals altered to yellow and sold as errors, which they are not.

    It also removed a bit of both the green and black ink on the face of this one-also a sign of alteration.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Could have been in clothing that went through the dry cleaning process - I remember my dad finding some similar dollar bills in a jacket he had dry cleaned.

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  • DNADaveDNADave Posts: 7,238 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you all. That what I thought.

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