United States Error Notes
are among the
HOTTEST SEGMENTS of the CURRENCY MARKET
recent auctions have proven!
‘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
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:
PCGS Very Choice New 64
$5 1988-A FRN
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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