Strange serial number

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by BoonTheGoon, Jan 13, 2018.

  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.

  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"

  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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