Common error?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by asuphiphi, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. asuphiphi

    asuphiphi Active Member

    Found this bill while star hunting. The 0 on the left serial is significantly off center with the serial number. The 0 on the right side is a little off but not as significant as the left serial. Is there a name for this? Is this common? Is it anything of value to collectors? Tia.

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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    I tend to see them often, in various degrees.
    Some call it a turned digit, old timers call it a gas pump note.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's normal I see it so much.
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  5. asuphiphi

    asuphiphi Active Member

    I haven't seen such a large degree of misalignment personally but I guess back into wild it goes eventually
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Fairly common find and a spender, in my opinion. If it were way out of alignment (frozen number), it might be worth over face value. The term "gas pump" note comes from the dial on a gas pump stopping in-between numbers.
    Because it is common, none of the error currency sites even bother to address it, so that tells you something.
  7. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Well-Known Member

    It is also called an odometer...but I think your ruler should be lifted to the bottom of L71...
  8. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    This is what I call a gas pump error. Not shown is bookend note with Last three digits 686.
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