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$5 1988-A FRN=ERROR=MAJOR SOLVENT SMEAR=WATERY INK SMEAR=PCGS VY CH NEW 64
 
$5 1988-A FRN=ERROR=MAJOR SOLVENT SMEAR=WATERY INK SMEAR=PCGS VY CH NEW 64
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Description:

United  States  Error Notes

 

are among the

 

HOTTEST SEGMENTS of the CURRENCY MARKET

as recent auctions have proven!

 

this is an

INCREDIBLE EXAMPLE

at an

AFFORDABLE PRICE

 

SOLVENT SMEAR

 

“The designation ‘solvent smear’ is a misnomer. It belies the true cause, as the error actually represents heavily diluted ink-not solvent-which smears. The mistake occurs when an excessive amount of the solvent solution reaches the printing plate. Unless the reciprocal wipers extract the excess, the residual solvent dilutes the consistency of the fresh layer of ink. The watery ink produces a blurry, hazy, and indistinct image on the printed design.”

 

 

this is a

 

R-3

 

 

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:

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FOURTH-EDITION-U-S-PAPER-MONEY-ERRORS-current-edition-NEW-FRED-BART-/111777902378?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT

 

 

note grades:

 

 PCGS Very Choice New 64 


additional comments:

$5 1988-A FRN

Solvent smear 

Exceptional example of the error

Watery, black ink leaves the 2nd print and frame-line blurry


he note illustrated is the exact one you will receive


please study the hi-resolution image yourself

REFER to the SCAN to EVALUATE the CENTERING, EMBOSSING, INKS, ALIGNMENT, 

to formulate an independent opinion as to the quality and suitability of the piece.

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