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  1. From what I have read so far, if a banknote is graded it will just get a "Details" grade with a short blurb of what damage the bill has if there is handwriting of any kind on the bill. I have the opportunity to buy a bill from someone, BUT, the bill has writing (a "75" to the right of the seal) and a red felt mark just touching the top of the 2nd last digit of the serial number and is about "2 digits' wide. Question is, HOW MUCH percentage-wise is the value of a bill (in general) reduced by pen or felt marks? So far I have only seen it described as "Significantly", but are we talking 50%... 75%... more?
  2. The ERROR: In 2014 and 2016, The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), printed 2013 $1 New York star notes from two facilities, Washington DC and Fort Worth. This, in itself is not unusual. The unusual part is they duplicated some serial numbers. There are dollar bills out there circulating with the same exact serial number as another dollar bill! The only difference is one bill has an indicator showing it was printed in Fort Worth, while the DC note does not. When the government does it it's legal, when WE do it it's called counterfeiting... LOL. The PROJECT (prior and NEW) In an attempt to help currency collectors find a matching pair of notes, Mr. Ed Zegers of Maryland and Mr. Karol Winograd of Florida started a project (known as the Zegers/Winograd project) of recording all the serial numbers submitted to them by fellow collectors. To date, there have been 9 matching pairs confirmed. The Zegers/Winograd project *ceased* maintaining the list in September 2021, but I have stepped in and carried on where they left off. For lack of a better name, I called it "Project 2013B". https://project2013b.blogspot.com/2021/10/welcome.html Let's get matched! Please let fellow collectors know that the Zegers/Winograd project lives on under Project 2013B. There have been reports of collectors spending their 2013B star notes after hearing that Zegers/Winograd had stopped updating their list (which would make the task of finding and bringing together a matched pair nearly impossible). A matched pair could be worth an estimated $15,000! The new 'Project 2013B' website has an online form that allows you to submit the serial numbers of any 2013B star notes that you might have that are not on this list, or ones you discover in the future. When a match is found in the database, the two owners will be contacted, and they can then decide if they want to get the notes together to be auctioned off. It's worth at shot at $15,000! 💵_(^ ̮ ^)/ Project 2013B Short Link: https://bit.ly/2WykgQB