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Faulty alignment error

I just picked up a small collection and a series 1981 dollar bill which I believe is a faulty alignment error was included.

I used Paper Money of the United States book from Arthur L. And Ira S. Friedberg as reference for this error.
The bill is crisp and I view it as lightly circulated. According to the book an ef40 is valued at $750-. Is this correct? I understand values in books are just guides. I did a short search and I am having trouble finding a true value for such an error.
Any ideas?

Thank you in advance for your comments.


  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool error note.

    The example you’ve selected from the Friedbergs is a more dramatic error than your particular note. I took the liberty of finding something closer to your example in Fred Bart’s error guide. I would also debate the grade you’ve assigned your note. I believe it’s closer to VF than an XF.

  • PppPpp Posts: 445 ✭✭✭✭

    Steve_in_tampa: thank you for the quick reply and the information which makes sense to me. I used the $750 reference for ef40 because I thought the note was a better than the f12 $250- and that was the only reference book I had handy.
    I agree with a Vf grade and I agree the note I have is less dramatic than the reference I used. Based on your information the value is probably closer to $50- which is ok with me because I think it’s cool. 🙂

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