Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Thomas R Reynolds, May 20, 2019.
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So for example, Series 1988A $1 notes started off with back plate numbers in the 500's as older plates from Series 1988 were first used but after a number of months they reset starting from "1" because these older plates from the previous series had worn out. Mules tend to not be too common these days due to the way the BEP does things now but up until the mid-90's they were the norm.
I can't recall the actual mm height of the numbers.
Oh and for books, well I have the Red Book that was posted and subscribe to Banknote Reporter. And as NOS said different plates were used.
72 and 129 as an example
These were used to pay our troops in WWII, first in North Africa but later in other locations in the Mediterranean theater too. The idea is that the distinctive seal color made them easy to identify, so that if the enemy ever managed to capture a whole shipment of them, they wouldn't be able to put them into circulation. As it turned out, that never happened, and after the war a lot of them ended up in circulation domestically when the troops came home.
There were also notes overprinted with the word HAWAII that served the same function in the Pacific theater, being issued first in Hawaii but later used in various other places where U.S. troops were stationed in the Pacific.
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