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Question by Bill Hutchison
Submitted on 8/10/2003
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I have a 1977 $10 note that came from the Kansas City mint. I obtained it when I was sixteen. One side the green is faded and the back side appears to be bleached yellow. The more interesting point, it contains no serial number or stamped seal. I did have it checked with the local police and bank to determine if it was counterfiet, and it was not. I have kept it stored in an old wallet for 26 years. Just curious if it would a waste of time or if alot of money gets out into circultaion without serial numbers and stamps? thanks

Answer by Pete
Submitted on 8/10/2003
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Hi..It sound to me that with the color of the back turning yellow that the note was tampered with after it left the Bureau of Printing and Engraving.The serial numbers were probably removed with chemicals.People sometimes tamper with currency and try to create error notes.Error notes sometimes bring high bids from collectors.This does not sound like something Uncle Sam did but a local bottle of bleach or some type of corrisive chemicals.



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