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  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My dad would call something like this a “nothing” burger.
    It appears to be a security thread in the vague shape of a “6” next to the back plate number. It’s not an error, just kinda unusual.

  • Ted 1Ted 1 Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    @Steve_in_Tampa said:
    My dad would call something like this a “nothing” burger.
    It appears to be a security thread in the vague shape of a “6” next to the back plate number. It’s not an error, just kinda unusual.

    Trouble is, all the YouTube videos telling everyone to check all their pocket change & wallets has led wayyy too many newbies to think they have something of high value. "Trinary", "rare misprint" etc etc

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  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 414 ✭✭✭

    The increased publicity to our hobby from Social Media has been a real double-edge sword (both good & bad). The "instant millionaire if you find this penny" videos first appeared on YT & then the same phenomenon infiltrated our banknote hobby (too fast for comfort). It percolated to so many other SM platforms (Reddit, IG, FB, etc) & then, of course, the marketplace.

    There used to be this "faux error" teller's ink smudge on a Canadian BIRDS Series $50 (over PM King's forehead) listed online as a "super rare birthmark ink spot error" for about $2000. The note was VF at best & clearly as much a product of the seller's imagination as anything. It was re-listed on the most popular online marketplace for about a decade but I don't see it anymore. Makes me wonder if it was just a sensational method to draw new collectors' attention to the seller's items (albeit a shady means to an even shadier end).

  • Ted 1Ted 1 Posts: 801 ✭✭✭✭

    @Serial_no_8 said:
    The increased publicity to our hobby from Social Media has been a real double-edge sword (both good & bad). The "instant millionaire if you find this penny" videos first appeared on YT & then the same phenomenon infiltrated our banknote hobby (too fast for comfort). It percolated to so many other SM platforms (Reddit, IG, FB, etc) & then, of course, the marketplace.

    There used to be this "faux error" teller's ink smudge on a Canadian BIRDS Series $50 (over PM King's forehead) listed online as a "super rare birthmark ink spot error" for about $2000. The note was VF at best & clearly as much a product of the seller's imagination as anything. It was re-listed on the most popular online marketplace for about a decade but I don't see it anymore. Makes me wonder if it was just a sensational method to draw new collectors' attention to the seller's items (albeit a shady means to an even shadier end).

    The one that gets me quite angry is the 1928/53/63 "yellow seal" notes, chemically altered. Sellers willfully selling crap to anybody who will buy it up.

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    Lowball Sacagawea Dollars (PO01-VF35)

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  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭

    Silk thread. Same as the 2013 dual New York guys, pumping and dumping.

    Real collectors find a focus and these distractors don't understand that.

  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭

    I agree!

    @Steve_in_Tampa said:
    My dad would call something like this a “nothing” burger.
    It appears to be a security thread in the vague shape of a “6” next to the back plate number. It’s not an error, just kinda unusual. )

  • I like it.

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