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What are thoughts on this ragged $1 FRN error?

copperfevercopperfever Posts: 8
edited February 19, 2024 5:39PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum


  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks bleached out.

  • How about the missing serial number and seal? I agree I don't understand the orange faded effect. It also appears to have an offset front to back.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The different inks used on the banknote all react to bleach differently. The green ink used for the BEP seal and serial numbers completely dissolved. The green ink used on the back of the banknote changed from green to orange and trying to explain what’s going on with everything else is guesswork.

  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 786 ✭✭✭✭

    Steve explains it well. The ink used to print the serial numbers is different from what is
    used to print the bill and reacted differently to whatever it was that attacked the printing.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think that the offsetting is probably also an alteration rather than a legit. error. The face to back offset is upside down and the partial back to face offset looks like a foldover and offset at the same time. Very suspicious.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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