Update> Misprinted $50 Bill... Is it valuable?

PBT58PBT58 Posts: 5
edited March 21, 2017 1:37PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

Hi All,

I just joined this group to get some information on what appear to be a misprinted $50 Bill that I found when
cleaning out my mom's old house. It was with her papers along with a few $2 Bills and a $1 Silver Certificate.

The bill appears to be double printed on the face side, perfectly normal on the back side.

Any thoughts on if this is a rare bill?

I checked ebay and did not see anything like it.

I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions you folks might have for me.

Thanks.

PS> I also posted this question on the Coin Talk Forum so I'm sorry if this is a redundant post for some of you

Comments

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,143 ✭✭✭

    It looks like it might be an authentic error and a pretty good one at that.

    If you get it certified and graded by PCGS, it should be worth at least $3000-$5000.

    Heritage sold two of these, one in 2003 and another in 2005 for $6700 and $4800+. Both are from the same serial number range as yours but possibly slightly nicer grade.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
  • Wow!
    Thanks for that info.

    I guess my next step is to Google PCGS.

    My head is spinning!

  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 2,926 ✭✭✭

    Please note...the values on this particular error are,unfortunately,trending downward(still worth a bundle though!).Here's the one I had-sold it via Heritage a little over a year ago.It is from the same sheet as your note.I believe all the known double impression 1977 $50's are from this same sheet so one would expect that there are several more of them still out there.https://currency.ha.com/itm/error-notes/doubled-face-printing/fr-2119-b-50-1977-federal-reserve-note-pmg-about-uncirculated-55/a/3541-19929.s?ic2=myconsignmentspage-lotlinks-12202013&tab=MyConsignment-112816

    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
  • Numbersman,
    Thanks for sharing that information.
    You're right... $2500 is still a nice windfall!

    Q> Do you recommend that I get the note graded by PCGS before selling?
    Or just go ahead and reach out to Heritage?

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,143 ✭✭✭

    I think that you could get Heritage to have it certified with PCGS before they auction it and this would be the easiest way to get the best price. For a note of this value, the small fee should pay for itself many times over. The cost would be perhaps $40(?) and the added value is likely to be at least in the hundreds.

    You've got a dramatic and valuable error note. Mom did good.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
  • Sellitstore,
    Thanks for the feedback!
    Will definitely reach out to Heritage.

  • mt_mslamt_msla Posts: 168 ✭✭✭

  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 2,926 ✭✭✭

    Sellitstore is right on the money(pun intended).

    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
  • boimre1972boimre1972 Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭

    Congratulations on this find!

    Mike
    Collecting small-size star notes.
    Mishawaka, IN
  • PBT58PBT58 Posts: 5
    edited March 21, 2017 1:37PM

    Update!
    First off I want to thank you folks for your help with my Mom's $50 Bill.

    I followed Sellitstore's advice and reached out to Heritage Auctions.
    They thought the the note could possibly be worth $3,500 to $5,500 at auction.

    They advised that if I choose to sell the note via auction, they would take care of having it graded and then enter it into their upcoming auction.

    So long story short...this $50 Note will be up for auction at the Chicago CSNS Auction April 26 - May 2

    Here is a link to the note on the Heritage Auctions site...

    https://currency.ha.com/itm/fr-2119-b-50-1977-federal-reserve-note-pmg-choice-about-unc-58-epq/p/3553-163001.s?ic3=ViewItem-Auction-Preview-SearchResults-120115&lotPosition=1|0

    Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction!

  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 6,818 ✭✭✭

    Congrats, that is awesome!!!

  • Awesome indeed. Good luck, I hope your get the very best price!

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,143 ✭✭✭

    PCGS certification and auction through Heritage are the best and easiest choices for selling this note. It will get very wide exposure and will sell for what it is worth. Congratulations on your significant.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip. Ebay listings
  • boimre1972boimre1972 Posts: 3,530 ✭✭✭

    I love it when a plan comes together!

    Mike
    Collecting small-size star notes.
    Mishawaka, IN
  • Great find! I could see that in my collection. Today I asked a dealer if I could look at some of his error bills. In his small stack was was the same error bill but in a $20 denomination. I believe it was a 1990. He would not part with it or give me a price. Said he might send it in someday for a grade and maybe to an auction. I told him about your bill and your story. Thanks for sharing your bill.

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