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Mis-cut or Monkey Business?

How does one tell if a mis-cut is the real deal or if someone deliberately created it from an uncut sheet?

"Let me tell ya Bud, you can buy junk anytime!"


  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭

    Experienced buyers of these errors immediately know what's what from the serial number (in most cases).This notes' serial number comes from a uncut sheet and so one would deduce that it is a man made error and not done by the BEP...therefore....funny business.Also,in most cases,you can tell by the other side of the note.If the front and back are matching in their "off-ness" than it's not a real error.A real example would have only one side mis-printed (and thus mis-cut) whereas the other side would appear pretty normal.

    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
  • VeepVeep Posts: 1,399 ✭✭✭✭

    Makes total sense about the face and back being out of synch. Thanks.

    "Let me tell ya Bud, you can buy junk anytime!"
  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,350 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, high serial numbers were used on many sheets.

    If a cutting error starts with two 9s, you've probably got a fake.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,146 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ah Ha! I think I found the culprit.............

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