Possible star note star placement error?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Boshoney1, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Boshoney1

    Boshoney1 New Member

    Hello all! I am a part time coin collector as a hobby interest. I have know what star notes represent for a while. My Uncle recently asked if I had ever saw a star note like the one pictured ( it is his) I have not ever seen one like this and after extensive research on the internet I have only found one other example of this occurring. It’s in this website actually posted way back in 2014. But no real info about it. So hoping someone can time me it’s history, if it’s a true star note error or possibly fake ( even though I don’t know why someone would fake such a thing on a $1 bill? Here’s my Uncles note. I will try to attach the post that’s similar to this note that I found here. Or at least take a screen shot of it and post. Any information on this is appreciated or where I can go to get info about it. Thanks
    Not in the best condition but very interesting:
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Looks normal to me,had a rough life.In that condition and being so modern its just a $1
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  4. Boshoney1

    Boshoney1 New Member

    Apologies, this was my third attempt at making this post that I failed to point out exactly to what I am referring to. Notice how the upper right serial has the star at the end in the upper position vs the center position as seen on the lower left serial number and all other star notes I have seen has been in the center position.
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Ok now I see its just a little off place nothing truly special and doesn't change anything value wise still just $1 although neat.
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  6. Boshoney1

    Boshoney1 New Member

    Thank you so much. The old post I was referring to did have some replies on it could be “something” and since I had such a hard time finding similar occurrences I reached out to the professionals here. Thanks for your time.
  7. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    I would group that in with the minor stuck-digit notes we see here so often, and add that it’s within BEP tolerances, so I would not call it an error.
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  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    It is certainly a little 'different' than your ordinary or usual Star note, but not so different that it is highly valuable. To a really "dyed-in-the-wool" Star note or currency error collector, that error would mean more than to average collectors.

    Here's something I noticed that may or may not mean anything : As I understand the printing process, everything that is green on this side of the note was printed at the same time, yet that Star is the only thing I see out of everything, that is out of position.
    How did that happen, and does that mean anything?
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  9. Boshoney1

    Boshoney1 New Member

    This is the picture of the only other example I could find. This was posted on this forum back in 2014. Not my pic.
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    The Star, like all of the letters and numbers of the serial number, are on individual wheels and rotate to change. Once and a while, one will stick a bit out of position. NAV, no added value and not all that uncommon. It may stand out more on a star note because the star is so much smaller than the numbers and letters. If you like star notes, keep it.
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  11. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage

    The other star is more significant if it is in fact filled. It is blurry but I think I can see a small spot of white.
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