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Serial Number alignment question?

I'm a Rookie so don't be surprised if I ask something that is common knowledge.

The photo is a one dollar bill note, the serial number is not aligned properly. The last three digits/letter are 00S. The second "0" is misaligned and sits higher than all of the other numbers. The serial on the left side is normal, this one is not.

Printer error?
Is this common?
Have you seen this before?
Would the error make the note worth more than face value?
Would any one venture a guess to its value if more that one dollar?

I just happened to see it in a band of fifty ones while looking for star notes and etc. I reexamined all the ones I have and I did not see this again. I'm supposing it's rare and sometimes rare means valuable, sometimes it doesn't. Curious minds want to know.


David in East Texas

David In East Texas

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  • OldhoopsterOldhoopster Posts: 1,465 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    It is very slightly misaligned. You'll see these from time to time but that small misalignment doesn't add any value

    I would spend it, but if you like it, there's nothing wrong with keeping it. You only have a buck tied up.

    Member of the ANA since 1982


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