Topic: POLYMER Error notes discovered - ink smears  (Read 2669 times)
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« on: April 18, 2012, 09:34:39 am »

Looks like the fine staff at the BAI missed a few. While searching new $50 polymer bricks I found four notes with ink smears. After searching 27 bricks I discovered a pattern of insert notes ( unconfirmed ) in the bricks. Normally there is only one insert note here and there these all had the same plate number as the bundle and brick they were discovered in. But there are also runs of 5 or 6 insert notes ( unconfirmed ) that had different plate numbers then the bundle it was discovered in. So I started to look for those specific plates and low and behold I found some. I will post some pictures as soon as I figure out how. These notes will be for sale at some point. Maybe as a set. AMB 9747775 9747780 9747779 9747778 the ink is on the bottom of left serial number and streaks upward into the Amundsen. the smears vary in severity. Notes 9747777 and 9747776 are clean.
« Last Edit: April 20, 2012, 05:53:08 pm by RADARjourney »
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 05:30:15 pm »

It appears that smears are being seen more and more often on the polymer $50 notes.
I have already seen a variety of smears, but none worth keeping as they had already been circulated and not worth hanging onto in my opinion...
I have also seen my share of notes with ink removed ...
Unless everyone out there is trying to see how tough these new notes are, I'm starting to wonder how long these notes will actually last in circulation....

Always looking for #1 serial number notes in any denomination/any series

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