United States Error Notes
are among the
HOTTEST SEGMENTS of the CURRENCY MARKET
recent auctions have proven!
The designation “Board Breaks” refers to the error resulting from a partially
broken impression cylinder. An impression cylinder forces the unprinted
currency paper into the intaglio recesses of the printing plate. The impression
cylinder, or rigging, carries a wooden external wrapper, rigid enough to
ideally sustain the workload yet pliable enough to squeeze the currency sheet
into the plate. Because the impression cylinder endures such extreme pressure,
areas occasionally become fatigued. The end result of such fatigue is failure
as segments either compress into the cylinder or fall away. This disruption
produces a white unprinted area on the finished piece of paper money that
correlates directly to the portion of the plate cylinder opposite the broken
segment of impression cylinder. Consequently, every note printed using the
imperfect impression cylinder will exhibit the identical error-matching in
size, shape, and location- unless the defect expands and/or until the rigging
taken from United States Paper Money Errors by Dr. Frederick J. Bart
Mistake as explained on pages 24-26 of United States Paper Money
Errors by Dr. Frederick J. Bart, 4th Edition, Coin & Currency Institute; this book is available on eBay:
$20 1990 FRN with Multiple board bread, arguably the most unique note we have seen.
The rarity and appeal are simply
"OFF THE CHARTS".
Nothing even remote exists, splits in paper are due to tremendous pressure and broken plates
No actual circulation, note is graded based upon error at time of printing.
PMG CHOICE VERY FINE 35 EPQ
study the hi-resolution image yourself
the SCAN to EVALUATE the CENTERING, EMBOSSING, INKS, ALIGNMENT,
to formulate an independent opinion as to the quality and
suitability of the piece.
the note illustrated is the exact one you will receive
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