what is this?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by robin f, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. robin f

    robin f New Member

    is this an ink smear on Jackson's face? how does this happen? 20210401_141933.jpg 20210401_141951.jpg 20210401_142144.jpg 20210401_142234.jpg
     
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  3. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

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  4. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I think it’s just some ink from a stamp or something. Still a star note though!
     
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  5. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    I think it's part of a teller stamp at the strap that's why you have a defined edge.
     
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  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    well at least its a star note,I would keep it anyway.
     
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  7. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    As already mentioned, it is from a tellers stamp. When the notes are bundled into stacks of 100 or whatever amount that value note gets, they put a paper strap or band around it to hold it together, and then stamp it with their "Tellers Stamp" to show who did it. The stamp often goes off of the band and ends up on the note. NAV, no added value and in fact it ruins a collectors note value.
     
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  8. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

  9. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

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  10. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

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  11. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its not all about the money for some collectors(especially new ones)
     
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  12. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    When the notes are in their bundles of 100, a paper strap is used to keep them together. A common practice is to stamp the strap to show it's been counted and this looks like an over ink on the strap, as @tommyc03 suggested.
     
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  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    STARS are more common then you think, and doesn't automatically make it worth something.
     
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  14. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    agreed, tellers stamp, partial overlay on to bill.
     
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  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    When a bank teller is counting bills they then wrap them with a paper strap. Then initials are placed on the strap and the strap is dated with a teller's stamp. Sometimes that ink gets on the bill and that's what happened to this note. At the end of the serial number is a star, meaning this bill was a replacement note. Nice, but common.
     
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  16. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    Me too, teller stamp overflow.
     
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  17. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    The masses have spoken..LOL
     
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  18. robin f

    robin f New Member

    yes, the certainly have! thank you for the intel
     
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