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Help 2 Dollar Bill Question

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Depending on the actual series and district, I don't think it's a terribly uncommon event. Apparently star notes are printed ahead of time so that they will be available to substitute into packs of non-stars when a defective note is found. Because quality control of note production is much better now than in previous years FRN star notes often go unused and the star packs are released into circulation with standard note packs rather than simply destroyed or the notes put into BEP souvenir currency merchandise. The star packs undoubtedly are less common than those of standard notes, but aren't so rare that they can't be purchased on the secondary market at a nominal cost over standard uncirculated packs. On eBay I've seen $2 star packs listed for as low as $350.

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