Money is interesting, wish it were cheapier

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by SCOOTS, Sep 24, 2020.


    SCOOTS New Member

    on the 1935 E silver certificate, theres something that was printed on it but can't make it out, it runs vertical on the left, on the right side if the 1, on the bill, and on the right through the serial #, yes this bill is in horrible condition. The red seal, to bad for the missing corner and a few other cool ones that I thought the serial #'s interesting 16009489008066923658736995301948.jpg 16009489978563046023843037803786.jpg 16009491356731230598833264512746.jpg 16009492381082339095862402475378.jpg
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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    The $1 SC appears to have been folded, and then absorbed some moisture and picked up some print from a different part of the note.
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    SCOOTS New Member

    I figured that until I tried to understand how the vertical lines would play into the folding, the back yes but stumped on the front, wish I could make out what it says, just don't like holding or messing with the bill it feels like it will turn to dust
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  5. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    Origami is always fun with money :)
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  6. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The printing looks like the SILVER CERTIFICATE heading and seems to line up with the folds. I believe @SteveInTampa has a good explanation. This would not occur during the printing process

    At one time, $2 were considered bad luck. If you received one, you were supposed to rip off the corner to keep the bad luck away. If you received a $2 with all 4 corners missing, you were supposed to burn/destroy the bill or you would be stuck with the bad luck (I'm writing from memory, so you may want to google the superstition for details)

    FYI - The notes you have will never have any extra value because of those serial numbers. There is nothing wrong with saving them if you find them interesting, just be aware of the lack of collector interest.
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  7. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the very same thing Clawcoins. It looks like origami folds.
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    SCOOTS New Member

    Thanks and I do see that now as far as the folds or just being stained outside of printing the image on there isn't straight enough to be a machine thanks all you guys for the insight
  10. SCOOTS

    SCOOTS New Member

    Also super cool superstition about the $2 I like it,
  11. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    I haven't read this thread, but I find the title more

    cheapier - word of the year nominee!!! I wish money was cheapier too, I think. Maybe if I knew what it meant it might make cheapier money more interesting-erier. ;)

    Money is interesting, wish it were cheapier
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That is transfer ink. The bill was folded and then it got wet and the ink was transferred to what you see.
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    PS, the cheaper money gets the less it buys.
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