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29 Aug 2017

2013 Star Note Major Misaligned Front and Back

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Recently, when breaking down BEP banded dollar bills, I found a major misaligned 2013 Star Note Dollar bill. The bill is misaligned both front and back. It's serial number is G09994072* . Luckily it was next to 2 other, normally aligned, star notes with sequential serial numbers to the misaligned star note. The other note's serial numbers are as follows, G09994070* , and G09994071*. As I continued breaking down the banded dollars, I found that each $100 band (of the $1000 brick) each had 3 star notes in it. Thankfully, I was able to acquire all 30 bills for my collection(G09994070-4072 through G09994970-4972)! I began to struggle in determining the bills value. I could not locate any information on a misaligned bill both front and back let alone a misaligned star note.
I took the bills to a local coin and paper money shop to get some help in figuring out their value and ran into another hurdle. The employee conferredwith everyone in the shop and, after reviewing a spiral bound book on mint errors, indicated that the bill only could have been made by cutting an uncut sheet. I told him my story and after explaining how I was the one that cut the wrapper off the BEP brick before counting the bills, he believes the bill needs to be graded and authenticated before it can be valued.
So before I send in my bills to be graded, I am looking for some recommendations. I'm certain of the authenticity of the bills both from my personal experience finding the bills, and knowing that the star notes in each sequential series came from 3 different sheets of replacement notes. I am interested in having the bills graded together either with it's sequential bills, or sister sheet notes. What do you guys and gals recommend? Also, any recommendations on further information to have to build my authenticity case would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading!!!Charles
UPDATE!I was able to finally upload pictures to help clarify the story. Also, I ended up acquiring the banded singles that led to the discovery!

Comments

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

thanks for the pictures they are just popping up for me. and lots of luck in authenticating them

user_9073

Level 5

Looking at the face, your error note has the extra paper still attached to the left. That could not be hand cut from a souvenir full sheet. You need to get opinions from a currency expert and/or have them certified. Thanks for the pictures.

user_38189

Level 2

Thank you for the info. Some things i have learned so far looking into miscut bills is as follows: if you find one in a BEP strap, slow down and take pictures, it will help you make your case later. Pay very close attention to the serial numbers, often forgeries come from uncut sheets which in modern runs have higher serial numbers. The ultimate answer is to have the bill certified, which is my next step.

CoinLady

Level 6

Good things happen when you do your homework, keep looking, being observant. Good find!

user_38189

Level 2

Thank you! It was such a cool find. Charles

"SUN"

Level 6

That is neat about finding the star notes and misalignment. Just proves a collector needs to research and learn about the hobby. Dealers sometimes do not know that much.

user_38189

Level 2

Im sure the dealer sees quite a few fake notes coming through their shop. Im incredibly grateful to have found 3 sequential notes, and 9 "sheet sister" error notes with each bill!

Conan Barbarian

Level 5

all i can tell you is that is an amazing find and i hope every thing works out for you in the end

user_38189

Level 2

Thank you! I was ecstatic when I found the notes.

Longstrider

Level 6

For verifying, I've had good luck with PMG. You can send them there as part of your ANA benefits. Good luck!

user_38189

Level 2

Will do, thank you for the support and info.

user_9073

Level 5

Cutting errors are always more suspect than printing errors. I think you need to talk to a specialist not just a local shop. Maybe at a show or over the phone. Good Luck.

user_38189

Level 2

For sure, I struggle to see why someone would cut up a sheet of notes considering the premium the BEP charges for them. Thank you for the info, im seeking out an expert, and would have loved to post pictures of the bills here. Apparently pictures from my phone are too large to post, but we'll find another way to share this find with the ANA community!

Mike

Level 7

Absolutely you want them certified. I always keep an eye out for Star notes and error notes. I do have two sets from the same years from the dollar to the hundred. They will be certified. I'm collecting my third set need the hundred. The older the better. You have to make sure they weren't cut from a sheet. I do believe they will hold that against the grade. Thanks Mike.

user_38189

Level 2

Mike, thanks for the info, and great work on those sets. I love the fact that I havd an error on a star note. Amazing that the replacement for a poor quality sheet dnded up with an error on it as well.

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