My Small Size $1 Collection #2 - 1928A Paper Experimentals

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by kanga, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    BEP wanted to see if by changing the paper they could get circulating currency to last longer.
    So some of the 1928-A $1 notes were printed on different types of paper.
    The differences were the relative amounts of linen and cotton paper fibers.
    The X-B and Y-B groups were on two different experimental papers and the Z-B group was the control printed on the regular paper.
    The differences are not obvious to the eye.
    They can only be told apart by the block designators (X-B, Y-B & Z-B) and serial numbers.

    The notes I'm posting show significant circulation but that was the purpose of the test.
    They were released in November 1932.

    1928-A $1 X-B block on experimental paper.

    1928-A $1 Y-B block on experimental paper.

    1928-A $1 Z-B block on regular paper.

    Their values are low (under $100 each).
    It was just a matter of finding one of each.
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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Love those bills.
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