Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by jayden, Sep 21, 2019.
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I had read that ink transfer from "wet" notes is misunderstood and it doesn't
happen that way. The fact that this is a mirror image could be a clue if this
is the real deal or not. Wait for an expert to explain if this is actually possible.
I vote FAKE. You see these on eBay occasionally.
The notes are not really that wet when they are stacked to make such a bold transfer such as this, and, if it really was that wet, the entire note would be seen.
Right. It's not transferred from another sheet. Rather, the press cycled without a sheet present at all, and the ink intended for that sheet ended up on the pressbed. Then when then next sheet came along, that ink ended up on its back side.
This information is out of date. On the new LEPE lines (certainly used here since the note is from a 50-subject sheet), there are *three* separate parts to the overprint. One drum prints the left serial, one prints the right serial, and one prints the seals and district numbers (yes, the third drum has two ink colors). LEPE uses computer-controlled numbering heads that are so large that they can't be packed close enough together to print both serials on the same note in the same pass.
So this note looks exactly like we'd expect if it's an offset transfer caused by a paper misfeed at that third drum. That doesn't guarantee it's genuine, but at least it's not an *obvious* fake.
Even if there was this misfeed on the 3rd drum, would the seals be mirror image?
Offset transfers are always mirror image.
Just read this thread for the first time and my first thought was the same as your response.
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