Mismatched Serial Numbers - Interesting Story

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by paddyman98, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Mismatched Serial numbers is just that. Serial Numbers on a note that don't match.

    Here is an interesting story in CoinWeek about a woman claiming she was at the FUN show recently and had received a $20.00 bill as change after a purchase. She noticed it was a Mismatched Serial number and then took it to the PMG table to have it authenticated. I don't know about the legitimacy of the story but it was a great find.


    Here is the $20.00 bill -

    Newbie searchers, keep on the lookout for these type of printing errors! :watching:
    Here are some examples of some other mismatched numbers -
    (Not my notes)
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    And they do carry a pretty good high premium. Upwards of hundreds of dollars! :greedy:
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2020
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Cool story, thanks for sharing.
    What makes it even more unusual is finding a mismatched serial number on a fairly modern note. Mismatched serial numbers were more prevalent in the 60’s through the 90’s and have almost disappeared since then. They make you do a double-take when first viewed. You could easily miss it. Some of my errors.

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  4. Numiser

    Numiser Well-Known Member

    Interesting, my first guess would have been a counterfeit.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    A mismatched serial number is one I don't have, except in a CSA note and I don't have a photo of it.
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