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Possible Error?

1977 $50 series. Alignment on the front is really off up top but the reverse is not as bad. Is this considered and error? Thanks!


  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The general rule of thumb, passed down over time is, it’s not considered an error if it doesn’t have a portion of an adjoining note visible in the margin. So, in the case of the OP’s note my personal opinion is that it’s an extremely poorly centered note but not an error. It’s a shame too, one of my favorite designs is the small-portrait President Grant center vignette. And, it’s a replacement note too.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 542 ✭✭✭

    Agree with Steve
    To be an error, it has to be off enough that you can see part of the adjoining note.
    Being off centre actually devaluates the note as collectors like their notes well centred.

  • dantheman984dantheman984 Posts: 861 ✭✭✭

    Thank you guys. I appreciate the responses.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 7,600 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Too bad the last 1 and 8 weren't reversed for a neat serial number

    "When they can't find anything wrong with you, they create it!"

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