2013 dollar bill bleed through

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by John Ferrell, Aug 10, 2018.


Is this worth anything

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  1. John Ferrell

    John Ferrell New Member

    I found this 2013 dollar bill where the ink from the back is visible in splotches on the front. Was wondering if it is worth anything?

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  3. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to Cointalk
    IMO it isn't worth anymore than face value but let's see what other's think.
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Welcome to CT. It's worth $1.00. If you're just getting into this keep it. It's in great condition and you found it. It is a bleed through but very minor in nature.
  5. John Ferrell

    John Ferrell New Member

    Well that's cool it's on the top and the bottom is more than just the bottom part right there and you can definitively see definition of the picture from the back
  6. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure if they really bleed through or if it is a very minor offset ink transfer.
  7. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member

    The second one. The ink on the back of the next sheet wasn't quite dry, and a bit of it transferred to the front of this sheet.

    "Bleed through" is not a thing that happens on modern currency. The inks are thick and pasty, resting on top of the paper rather than soaking into it. Even on an error note where there's a massive smear of excess ink, you won't see it showing through to the other side of the paper.
  8. John Ferrell

    John Ferrell New Member

    When I held it up to the light, it perfectly matches the back side picture, which is why I believe it is a bleed through. If it were from another bill not being dry then I don't thing it would match perfectly, also there is no smearing as there would be with transference, cause when they are stacked, the paper is going to move. I get what you're saying but, there's no way in my eyes that that is the case.
  9. John Ferrell

    John Ferrell New Member

    But regardless I trust that it isn't worth more than face value, but it is interesting to say the least, thanks for all the input, I had another bill where the numbers were smeared, I think I still have it but it's in storage at the moment, it's on several of the numbers, would that be worth anything?
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just face value as it's minor.
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    An offset ink transfer is from the bill touching the printing bed and not from the wet ink reverse of another bill.
    Either way face value. You would need a much larger area and amount of ink to have value over face.
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