Millennium Note paper anomaly on 1995 $2 dollar bill margin.

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by ValpoBeginner, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. ValpoBeginner

    ValpoBeginner Well Known Supporter

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this on any bill. The anomaly is on the bottom margin and looks like a thinning of the paper stock used....

    Please let me know what you think?:

    *Photo with bill held up in front of light.
    20181214_201113-01.jpeg 20181214_201020-01.jpeg I have another A* Millennium Note for comparison. It does not have the thinning.


    Anyone know how this happened? I've had the note for some time so I pretty sure it's not water damage. Also it does not fluoresce in UV. Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Millennium notes were notorious for oil staining on the lower margin. I once heard it was from the cutting process. Some notes have the stain and some don’t.
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  4. ValpoBeginner

    ValpoBeginner Well Known Supporter

    Thanks! I appreciate the knowledge.

    I bet you, being in Tampa, are probably gearing up for the FUN show. I've never been, but I have family in FL, near Orlando amongst other FL locales, and have seen some of the video footage. It looks like fun! Maybe I'll make it down there in JAN.
  5. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member

    I've heard two theories: oil on the cutting blades, or contact with the glue in the holders. (The Millennium notes came in different holders than most BEP products; instead of the note being in a plastic sleeve, it's beneath a single plastic layer glued to the cardboard backing, and the note can touch the glue if it's not centered in its holder.)

    In any case, as Steve said, the staining-or-whatever-it-is is quite common on the Millennium $2's, and notes without it tend to sell for premiums over notes with it.
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