Find of a Lifetime !

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by SensibleSal66, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Ok. I have to tell you the story about this Note .
    It was 1977. My father came home from work one day and handed me this note. He said he got it from the bank . He nor I were currency collectors but knew it was something special . I held on to it into the 1980's when I got my first Currency price book . I was amazed to find the exact thing in the back .
    It's a 1977A " Offset transfer " Error . It's a front on back 100% Medium ink . That's about all I have . Oh, it's a sentimental thing since he's since passed . Also, I believe the smudge is his . This Note has no creases, folds or tears. It's in EF condition ( approx. ) 1977A 1 dollar Offset -front.jpg 1977A offset 1 dollar- back.jpg
    Questions ? I do. what's it worth.
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

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  4. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Sorry , yes, it must be my Alzheimer's kicking in.
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

  6. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Well-Known Member

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  7. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    More like it was 1981 or sometime after but a good find regardless!
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Why they didn't come out until then ? I could of sworn it was before I turned 16 .
  9. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    If the OP’s bill came on the market today, uncertified, I would be very wary of purchasing it. Today’s scanners and printers produce an excellent (although detectable) reproduction. But since this bill can be traced back to late 77 or early 81 I am sure it is genuine.
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  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Just a matter of proving it now. I actually have a COPY of this note that was sold to me as a novelty . I got it to study against my Note. It's good but too good , Very Very bold print. Mine's more ntural looking. Do you know what I mean . Thing is a can't find anything that says COPY . What am I missing?
  11. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    I am not sure what you mean by copy. Is it the exact same serial number? Is it a double sided photograph. Please explain. Also, if someone is trying to pass off an altered note they are not going to print “copy” on it.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Just so you know there are more than one out there, here's mine: IMG_4066.JPG
    I also have a partial.
    I didn't pos the ink smear as that is different.
  13. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    These happen almost anytime the BEP prints money. It can be found on all denominations. This particular error is called a wet ink transfer and can be a full 100% duplicate of the opposite side or anywhere down to just a very very small amount (like a tiny corner) . There are also different degrees of "darkness" of the print. The darkest print happens just after the first time the sheet does not feed or feeds crooked, or feeds folded etc. After that the ink starts to get lighter and lighter until it is all absorbed ( think I read it will all be absorbed in about nine printings). So you can get sequential serial numbers with the same error with various ink densities. Note errors are fascinating and collectable. Both raw and certified notes are available in the marketplace. BUT be careful of altered notes that are being sold as BEP errors that are simply fake.

    Here are two notes from different certification services that are one number apart. Notice the different darkness of the offset print from the back of the note. Serial number ending in 120 would have a density somewhere between the two shown.

    If anyone has serial number 120 please let me know!!!

    1963A $10 offse comparet.jpg
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  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Here's mine.
    1977 $1 offset printing error.jpeg 1977 Offet printing error front.jpeg
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  15. Jersey magic man

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  16. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Something to cherish :)
  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Hey Jersey, What I should of said was a "Novelty Error Note " , NOT same serial number. What do you think mine's worth ?
  18. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    Nice CU notes of this type are listed for $150 to $200 on eBay. That does not mean they will sell for that. From your picture I can’t tell the condition of your note. Does not look CU. Might be worth $50 to a collector that needs that year or that Federal Reserve Bank.
  19. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Does PMG charge a lot for grading Errors ? What will it cost me in total if you don't mind me asking ?
  20. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Printing Errors are not just graded they are also attributed. It will cost you a bit more than just having it graded.

    Remember this..
    Grading - Has to do with the condition
    Attribution - Type of printing error or issue.

    Same goes for coins..
    Grading - Condition the coin is in
    Attribution - Type of mint error or variety it has
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  21. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Thanks , I kind of guessed that . I know a guy who Attributes out of Wisconsin on another site. I like this one better by the way.
    I went to their site . Looks like at least $50 after all is said in done .( grading and attributing ).
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