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Jalil
2007-01-15, 03:49 PM
Ok, I happen to have come across a $1 bill that is quite odd... Pictures are forthcoming, but I'll do my best to describe it:

The green and black stamps for the serial number and printing location have been moved to the back. the small green circular seals are laid over the eagle and pyramid, rather than beside George's head.

The bill was (mis)-printed in Dallas in 1995, with a serial number of K39009251E.

Anyway. It's quite odd, and my Google-fu turned up nothing. Thanks in advance, eh?

Nevrmore
2007-01-15, 03:50 PM
Wow, you're really lucky! A misprinted dollar should be worth, approximately, the princely sum of one dollar! Congratz!

Jack Squat
2007-01-15, 03:53 PM
Wow, you're really lucky! A misprinted dollar should be worth, approximately, the princely sum of one dollar! Congratz!

No, actually misprinted currency is quite rare. While you can't try to pass it off as a couple thousand at a grocery store, it'll fetch a fairly high collector's value.

Midnight Son
2007-01-15, 04:12 PM
Unless it was misprinted by Jack B. Redneck in his barn in backwoods Kentucky.

Thes Hunter
2007-01-15, 05:08 PM
Unless it was misprinted by Jack B. Redneck in his barn in backwoods Kentucky.

My thoughts exactly.


So either you have something quite rare and valuable.

Or you have a forgery.
Do some of your google foo to look for common things aspects of forged currency, and if you can't find anything obvious yourself take it to a 'coin' dealer for an evaluation, and possibily an appraisal.

If you suspect a forgery, you can contact the FBI and I believe they will investigate it, and you should get it back if it's real. :smallwink:

Death, your friend the Reaper
2007-01-15, 05:35 PM
If any one wants I can check there money for forgery, just post them to;

1 Death Place, Australia.

There's only one in Australia, and if they are not forgeries I'll send hem right back, although there has been a whole string of forgeries lately...

Trog
2007-01-15, 06:21 PM
Check a current currency collector value book. They make them for bills as well as for coin collectors. Chances are if there is one of them there are more. Most likely at least one other has made it into the hands of a collector in the past 10 years. I'd check there first. Misprints do sometimes happen. It might also debunk forgeries that are out there in the market.

Jack Squat
2007-01-15, 09:10 PM
The only thing bugging me on the counterfeit part is that there isn't much of a point to print $1s. I've heard of it happening before, but not many people would bother to do it.

Lilly
2007-01-15, 09:18 PM
There's a mint in Dallas? The D might stand for Denver.

I'm pretty sure forgers wouldn't waste time and effort printing forged 1's. We don't have the new psychedelic 1's yet, so the government dosen't see forged 1's as much of a problem.

adanedhel9
2007-01-15, 10:43 PM
There's a mint in Dallas? The D might stand for Denver.

Yes, the D is for Denver.

On the counterfeiting of $1 bills... I've actually heard that they're pretty commonly forged. They're safer to forge for two reasons:
1) the $1 bill is still the older style, thus easier (and cheaper) to counterfeit
2) no one pays attention to $1 bills.

So it is possible that this is a forgery. Though I'm certainly not an expert, based on your description I'd say that either way is quite likely. My Googling doesn't show anything, though an expert would certainly have better resources than Google.

Jalil
2007-01-16, 02:01 AM
Npoe, the seal clearly says: "Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas" The letter is "K", not "D". Most interesting...

Bookman
2007-01-16, 02:06 AM
Npoe, the seal clearly says: "Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas" The letter is "K", not "D". Most interesting...
I noticed things like that the other day. I do wonder if they have each of the reserves around the US each with a letter to a certain point.

(And yes there is a K bill)

Maybe if everyone looked at their dollars we could figure out the "system"

(It's to the left of Washington)
I have

B: New York, New York
D: Clevland, Ohio
L: San Fransisco, California

I know there's an A as I had one the other day (when I noticed this nifty thing) But anyone else have any others in their wallets or purses?

Lord Herman
2007-01-16, 02:18 AM
Dollar bills with a K on them are from Kenya.

Honest.

Thes Hunter
2007-01-16, 02:26 AM
But anyone else have any others in their wallets or purses?

There is an assumption there that I doesn't apply to me. :smallwink:


Well at least not until after the last day to drop classes. The federal government wants to make sure I use those Benjamin's on schoolish stuff, and not run out and buy a guitar and spinners for my escort, and then just say screw school.

Samiam303
2007-01-16, 02:34 AM
I noticed things like that the other day. I do wonder if they have each of the reserves around the US each with a letter to a certain point.

(And yes there is a K bill)

Maybe if everyone looked at their dollars we could figure out the "system"

(It's to the left of Washington)
I have

B: New York, New York
D: Clevland, Ohio
L: San Fransisco, California

I know there's an A as I had one the other day (when I noticed this nifty thing) But anyone else have any others in their wallets or purses?

From a web site about coins I got this... Guess it's not the same since it lists a different (d). I'll look at some bills tomorrow.
( P ) - Philadelphia
( D ) - Denver
( S ) - San Francisco
( W ) - West Point

Geode
2007-01-16, 03:40 AM
I did some looking around and ran across a couple of things:

There's a list of issuing codes here (http://www.ronscurrency.com/ronef.htm).
K is Dallas.

Does your dollar bill look like this (http://www.errorcurrency.com/product/16.aspx) one?

Jalil
2007-01-16, 08:11 AM
yes actually. exactly like that one, save for serial numbers. woohoo! 329 dollar bill!

Kyrian
2007-01-16, 08:16 AM
Yes, if you sell to a collector.

Azrael
2007-01-16, 08:23 AM
yes actually. exactly like that one, save for serial numbers. woohoo! 329 dollar bill!

Probably the best you could actually get is something like $150.

But that's still pretty nice.

EmeraldRose
2007-01-16, 09:27 AM
ARGGG!! I can't resist it any more!!!

"What's in YOUR wallet?!?"

:smallwink:

Azrael
2007-01-16, 09:32 AM
I actually do have a capital one card...



[email protected]: Well, I've had it for almost 8 years, before the whole ... thing and stuff.

Midnight Son
2007-01-16, 03:22 PM
I actually do have a capital one card...I refuse to get one. Any company that spends that much in advertising and also sends me an application every other day cannot possibly be a company I want to do business with.

On topic. I'm glad to see that the bill in question actually was a misprint. While most people would see $1 bill forgeries as a waste of time, Jack B. Redneck, my afore mentioned fictional dude, would not. That's why I used him in my example and not Dr. Evil.

Jack Squat
2007-01-16, 04:14 PM
the thing is Jack B. Redneck wouldn't think to use $1s, he'd figure as long as he was doing it to put a couple extra $20s or $100s. Dr. Evil would figure out that many people, even cashiers, hardly ever look at $1s and woud see the opportunity there. Too bad that there are hardly any evil geniuses out there.

Krursk
2007-01-16, 04:41 PM
If you suspect a forgery, you can contact the FBI and I believe they will investigate it, and you should get it back if it's real. :smallwink:

Not to be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the Secret Service deals with counterfeiting

Deathcow
2007-01-16, 09:41 PM
Dollar bills with a K on them are from Kenya.

Honest.

Don't listen to him! I lived in Kenya for eight years and I didn't see a single dollar bill the whole time! He's lying! Lying, I tell you!

Ganjuu-kun
2007-01-17, 06:24 PM
Chances are is counterfit. I'd get it looked at by an expert first if you were trying to sell it, cause otherwise the police might come n get you.

Tharj TreeSmiter
2007-01-18, 07:09 PM
the thing is Jack B. Redneck wouldn't think to use $1s, he'd figure as long as he was doing it to put a couple extra $20s or $100s. Dr. Evil would figure out that many people, even cashiers, hardly ever look at $1s and woud see the opportunity there. Too bad that there are hardly any evil geniuses out there.


The reason $1 aren't counterfeited is because it ends up costing you far more than a $1 to counterfeit the dollar... that's why 20's are usually the smallest bills that are counterfeited.

Flak_Razorwill
2007-01-18, 08:34 PM
Not to be pedantic, but I'm pretty sure the Secret Service deals with counterfeiting


I found a counterfeit $20 once while working at a bank. It went to the FBI.

Aimbot
2007-01-19, 12:11 AM
Burn it. If it burns red it's a counterfeit; If it burns black it's real.


Movies never lie.

purple gelatinous cube o' Doom
2007-01-20, 04:29 PM
From a web site about coins I got this... Guess it's not the same since it lists a different (d). I'll look at some bills tomorrow.
( P ) - Philadelphia
( D ) - Denver
( S ) - San Francisco
( W ) - West Point

I think you'd be hard pressed to find any currency that was made at West Point. They have the US silver reserve there, so unless your coins are pure silver, you're not going to get anything from there. There are only two places that mint coins in the US, Philly and Denver, and twelve that make paper money (someone put a link up that goes into things in detail. And i don't remember all 12). As for the strange dollar bill being a forgery, it has been known to happen that a misprint has been made. The best way to determine whether or not it's authentic would be to take it to a coin show or a shop that deals in similar items. Most vendors at those places would easily be able to verify it's authenticity.

AeroMom
2007-10-11, 11:41 AM
I have a dollar bill with a misprint as well. It is a 2003. The Federal Reserve Seal (from Cleveland, OH) is not to the left of Washington,(it's just blank) The seal is located in the lower right hand corner and overlaps the Dept. of Treasury seal and the signature. Any ideas? Any information will be greatly appreciated.I did try looking around online, but had no luck.

Penguinizer
2007-10-11, 11:42 AM
Try to find a site that has info on mis-printed bills?

I suppose you'd be lucky. Mis-printed bills can sell for quite a lot.

AeroMom
2007-10-11, 11:46 AM
I have tried searching for websites, but keep coming up with roadblocks. Thanks for the suggestion tho.

Gygaxphobia
2007-10-11, 11:52 AM
You're probably better off looking for information about forgery detection. It's more likely to be a forgery than a misprint, since the batch size means one misprint leads to thousands of incorrect bills.
There won't be much information of course, for security reasons not all the information can be released.

btw, did you read about this? http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/10/john-doe-accuse.html

hilarious!

AeroMom
2007-10-11, 12:30 PM
Well, I don't think it is a forgery. I did find another forum where another person has the same "misprint" from the New York Reserve. It was estimated between $110. - $375. according to the person's guide.

Morrandir
2007-10-11, 02:44 PM
<-- Numismatist.

I tell you, every year we hold the coin show, someone walks in with a list of the coins they have and wants an appraisal...

If you want to get market value, we'll need to see the item in question. And not a "Here's what I'm talking about, this pic I found is like my bill." Take a camera, snap a shot of YOUR bill, both sides (Be careful not to damage it!) and put it up so we can get a looksie.


A few things I can tell you now: Don't stick it in your wallet. That will just make it degrade, and be worth less.

Don't "repair" it. This almost always will reduce the quality of the bill, and, therefore, its value.

Get more than one opinion. Don't sell it to the first guy who offers more than $100 for it. If there's a coin show in your area, take it by there and run it past all the dealers, and take the best offer.

Amotis
2007-10-11, 02:48 PM
hey guise, i have a misprinted dollar bill with a bunch of male sex organs all over washington's face. how much is it worth?

AeroMom
2007-10-11, 05:15 PM
I would add a picture, but really don't know how. I'll ask my daughter when she gets in. Not to mention it says I can't add attachments.

thubby
2007-10-11, 05:41 PM
its a little off topic, but i came across a site: www.wheresgeorge.com/
i thought it was interesting, maybe you can find out where it came from.