Strange serial number

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  1. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Active Member

    I had just got back from a coinshow and I had gotten my self some sleeves for my banknotes. As I was putting them in for my album I noticed a 1976 2 dollar note with different letters on each serial number. Does anyone have any insight? IMG_0126[1].JPG
     
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  3. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Mismatched serial number error. So cool :) Great find.
     
  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Oh that is interesting. I assume that 1st one is supposed to be B and the H is an error. Nice.
     
  5. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Nice error.

    Documented in Fred Bart’s error guide on page 204.

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  6. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    "This is what is called a mismatched serial number error. Most errors of this type are scarce and worth substantial premiums over normal notes.

    There are five notable exceptions however; two are $2 notes and three are $1 notes.

    The $2 dollar notes are both series 1976 New York. One has serial B-----523A / B-----623A. The other is a block letter error with H454-----A / B454-----A.

    The $1 notes are as follows: Series 1957B with serial U37-----A / U47-----A. The series 1957 with serial G55-----A / G54-----A (yours). The series 1969 Atlanta with serial F68-----A / F67-----A (mine).

    Many hundreds or even thousands of the above mentioned notes are known today. Any other mismatched serial number combinations should be considered rare"

    Source: https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=68395
     
  7. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Active Member

    Whats also nice is I have 2 other 2$ notes with the start of their numbers also being 454 so I get a frame of refrence for what its meant to be and its meant to be the letter B.
     
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  8. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Good find. It pays to pay attention, pun intended.
     
  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Well the letter B is because the city in the black left seal is New York.
     
  10. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Great find(s). Hope you get some decent $$ when you sell
     
  11. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Active Member

    Perhaps I will hold on to it untill it gains more value so I can buy a classic car
     
  12. Drawde

    Drawde Lurking and learning...

    Dream Large. A VW Matchbox?
     
  13. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Nice 1/18 you can buy using the 200 the note is worth.
     
  14. BoonTheGoon

    BoonTheGoon Active Member

    I don't know perhaps, but I might want a thunderbird or a lada
     
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