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Rusty
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« on: June 26, 2006, 05:29:21 pm »

Rec’d a 100 note bundle of $5.00’s containing 2 different prefixes and 6 different number ranges. I believe some of the notes to be inserts. Please have a look at the prefixes, ranges and plate numbers and offer any opinions.

Also, please note that the last 20 note range (HOY 6,979,567 – 48 ) has a white dot within the middle dark square along the right edge of the back of the note. This may assist some of the more inquisitive collectors with printing theories and confirming insert number ranges.

I’ve attached two photos of the white dot at 10X and 60x magnification. The second photo may have to go in the following post.

100 Notes found in this order:

HOY 6,964,102      }      F.P: 29            B.P: 39      }      22 Notes
HOY 6,964,081      }

HOW 6,839,670      }      F.P: 12            B.P: 22      }      10 Notes
HOW 6,839,661      }      

HOW 6,837,012      }      F.P: 38            B.P: 23      }      13 Notes
HOW 6,837,000      }      

HOW 6,837,240      }      F.P: 38            B.P: 23      }      8  Notes
HOW 6,837,233      }

HOW 6,839,557      }      F.P: 12            B.P: 22      )      27 Notes
HOW 6,839,531      }      

HOY 6,979,567      }      F.P: 12            B.P: 22      }      20 Notes
HOY 6,979,548      }      (This 20 note range has the same white dot)

                       
« Last Edit: June 26, 2006, 05:33:41 pm by Rusty »
Rusty
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 05:34:53 pm »

2nd photo of white dot at 60x.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 08:14:09 pm »

Hi Rusty,

I encountered this same minor error several months ago on a journey 20.  Check it out.

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 09:16:49 pm »

Hi There,

I have about 100 notes with this error ($5 Notes). It comes and goes.  :-/

Actually, I was going to post the same thing to see what everyone thought of them.  :o

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 09:17:52 pm »

It's almost impossible to tell if a different range of notes in a single bundle is replacement notes, because the mixing of the notes which can occur in a given bundle.  Moreover, the inserts have quite distinctly different range in their serial numbers (in the case the prefix is the same).  Yours are not different enough.  the only way is comparing with confirmed insert ranges, and even there, you cannot be absolutely sure.

The only way to be sure about insert range is to find them in an unopened brick of notes (if you can afford it).

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 01:34:46 am »

These are typical printing problems called "hickies". It's common on offset lithography presses where a bit of ink "skin" (as in the thin skin that forms on the top of an opened can if ink) gets embedded on the offset roller. Because it has a thickness, if leaves an imprint the in it's shape and creates a "halo" around it where the paper is lifted and does not contact the roller.

Yes it's an error, but I doubt anyone collects hicky errors. There'd be too many of them.

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