Can anyone help? I found a $20 bill with a small donkey on the back. It is underneath the gold 20s on the back which leads me to believe it was part of the printing process and not a stamp on. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
It is stamped and post BEP. The ink did not adhere to the yellow security 20's. Tricks the eye's and makes it look like the donkey is underneath them. That's fun though, thanks for sharing!!
Tookybandit, Thanks for the info. Very deceiving. Nice eye.
My pleasure, hope you will stick around these parts. This hobby is lots of fun!
I believe that this is akin to a chopmark on a coin. It's a mark of authenticity applied by a foreign banking house.
I have documented about 50-100 of these, mostly on $100s. They would be expensive to collect since they are usually on 100s but if you choose to, you would have little competition.
Thanks also sellitstore. Good to know. Do they add any value?
No. These marks aren't unusual on the $100s and nobody collects these, so face value only. They are more unusual on the $20s but nobody collects them. Since the mark was added after the note was released into circulation, collectors really aren't interested.
The question of who stamped this note, where and when is interesting but unlikely to make the note worth more than $20 to anyone.
That's why I try to document these as I come across them but don't bother to save them. Maybe someday someone will research these but it probably won't be me.
Thanks again for the good info, sellitstore.
Who ever stamped that note that is an ass.
+1. What a Donk...
Modern day mule note.