Appearance of short colored lines on old notes
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On most old notes there are short colored lines that appear like confetti imprinted onto the paper.  They can appear most anywhere on obverse or reverse, but are often seen in vertical bands on either side left or right of the note's center.  What caused these lines, is there a standard name for them, and do they ever impact the grade or value of a note?

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Good morning,

Thank you for your message.  If you are referring to the blue and/or pink fibers you see sometimes at the end of certain large size notes, those fibers are embedded into the actual paper itself and were done as a security feature.  Those do not effect the grade of the note in any way.  If you have any other questions, you can contact our customer service department at 877-764-5570 or by email at service@pmgnotes.com.  Thank you!

    

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In response to Jennifer F.'s answer to my question - we're not talking about the same thing.  What I'm talking about appears on just about every old large note and the colors are usually blue, green, or red.  I'm guessing that these are small slivers of paper left over from the cutting process, but would like more info on my original three questions if anyone out there knows the answers.  See attached picture where I've circled them on a $5 FRN.  Thanks...

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Good afternoon,

What you are referring to in the picture above are fibers that are embedded in the paper itself.  This was done as a security feature.  This would not have anything to do with the cutting process of the notes.  

If you have any other questions, please let us know.  Thank you!

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