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$100 Bill
$100 Bill  

$100 Bill
$100 Bill  
Hello, this unique $100 bill came through a normal transaction at our bank and I purchased it in case it may be worth something since it is unually cut. The upper left hand corner is raised a little higher than the rest of the note. It has not been torn/reattached, etc. Attached is a picture. Thank you for any information.

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The bad thing about your note is that without the misprint it is already worth $100.  So the misprint really does not add too much value.  You could probably get $125 - $150 from an interested buyer.  Face value is very important when dealing with errors and other rare money.  High denoms like $100s are not popular to collect as errors because you are trying up a lot of face value.  On the other hand, high denominations are popular to collect with large size type notes because they are actually very rare.

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

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I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at Coins.com.

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South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)

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Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Dozens of Smaller Local Newspapers

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Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy, ANA Summer Seminar 2013 (Coin Grading)

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