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Help with $2 bill's

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To answer your question about the stars, paper money is printed in runs of 40,000 sheets. If something goes wrong with the printing of a sheet or sheets the defective sheets are removed, accounted for, and destroyed. But this would throw off the count of the notes when they are cut and stacked. So after the printing and before the cutting, all of the rejected sheets are replaced with sheets from a special printing. These sheets have a star as either the first or last character in the serial number (depending on the type of note). This star indicates that this is a replacement note for one rejected during printing.

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