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arjay
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« on: June 08, 2004, 02:34:15 pm »

Picked up this $5 at work.  The serial number is mirror reverse of normal number on back. It's too strong to be a "bleed through." Maybe during serial number overprinting there was no sheet present, resulting in a "die clash?"

The bill has been heavily circulated - many folds and a tear at top middle. Why it wasn't pulled by now is rather amazing, but I'm glad it wasn't.
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 03:58:25 pm »

Is it possible for you to post a scan of both sides (front and back) of the serial number area?

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 04:22:34 pm »

I tried posting a scan twice. As you can see, it didn't work.
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 04:44:27 pm »

Okay, what am I doing wrong? Why does it keep saying attachment deleted?
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2004, 05:41:34 pm »

I think it's not working because there is a $ symbol in your title.
  Try something like 5_error_F.jpg
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 01:44:01 pm »

4th try
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2004, 01:45:20 pm »

It worked!
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2004, 03:26:44 pm »

I'm going to play the role of the skeptic for a moment...

The numbers on the front don't appear crisp enough to be legit... I'm wondering if it's possible that someone with a patient hand and a fine-tip marker was hard at work.

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2004, 03:43:09 pm »

If it were an offset error, wouldn't the serial number be different as it would come from the sheet in front???


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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2004, 04:02:06 pm »

Not necessarily.  If there was enough ink on the mat, it would be picked up by what ever the number is being printed.  I do agree however that the letters and numbers are a little crude.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2004, 04:06:53 pm »

That is certainly a possibility, and one which I have considered. The numbers line up perfectly, and on the scan you can see differences between front and back in thickness in various areas.

If so, it was someone with a steadier hand than I've got. And it is still an interesting conversation piece for $5.00.
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2004, 01:58:51 pm »

Are the barcodes added at the same time as the serial numbers?  If so, that would mean this is definitely a homemade job.
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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2004, 03:44:52 pm »

I have not had a chance to see many Journey error notes, but the bird series bar codes are added separatly, and first before anything else.  Most likely the same with the Journey notes though.

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« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2004, 06:08:07 pm »

No, barcodes are added separately, since on the news, when I see video of notes being printed and fed into machines, the barcodes are already there.
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« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2004, 07:53:03 pm »

Umm....  I think that is what I just said.   :-/
 

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