United States Error Notes
are among the
HOTTEST SEGMENTS of the CURRENCY MARKET
recent auctions have proven!
“Ink smears result from inadequately cleaned printing
plates. The amount of residual ink left on the surface of the plate determines
the size and shape of the smear. The
extra ink either obliterates a portion of the intended design or covers areas normally
This example is a horizontal wiper pattern
A performance failure within the series of reciprocating wiper rolls allowing the ink to remain on the plate causing this "wiper pattern"
taken from United States Paper Money Errors by Dr. Frederick J. Bart
this is a
$20 2006 INK SMEAR; HORIZONTAL WIPER PATTERN