1 dollar bill error?????

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Michele Davis, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. Michele Davis

    Michele Davis Member

    I need help with this 1 dollar bill I received in change yesterday. It even feels strange when tested with a counterfeiters pen it passes but it's just weird.
     

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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Appears to have Post-BEP trauma, with signs of mechanical and possibly chemical abuse. It’s seen better days.
     
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  4. Steve Shupe

    Steve Shupe New Member

    It looks like it was folded and in a pocket and went through the wash to me. Post Printing damage.
     
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  5. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    Appears to have been exposed to some chemical that washed over the note after it left the BEP. It might be solvent stain from when it was printed, but I suspect PMD.
     
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  6. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    It appears to have gotten wet and or sweat might have done it. It does appear to be PMD in my opinion
     
  7. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    It's been through the wash and that changed the look and feel of it.
    Spend it.
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Except for the post BEP damage, it's normal.
     
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Because it is only a dollar, you may wish to hang onto it, but like the others here, I believe it is just damage after it left the BEP, but interesting just the same.
     
  10. Neal

    Neal Well-Known Member

    As others said, it is just damaged. (There does appear to be a little insignificant bleed of black ink from bill under it onto the reverse of your bill. No added value for that.) However, a bit of advice. You mentioned testing it with a "counterfeiters pen." If you ever suspect any bill might have any collector's value, never mark on it with anything, even a "clear" pen. No harm done to this already damaged bill, but if it had, in fact, been a mint error, marking on it with anything would only lower the value significantly.
     
  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Wash a pair of Blue Jeans in hot water for very long cycles.. About 12 times.. See the difference in appearance and texture (feel) then.
     
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