Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Misprinted $5.00


Front of $5 bill misprint
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Back of $5 bill misprint
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Dear Mr. Fern,

I have a $5.00 bill that I got from an ATM in the El Paso airport in the 1980's.  I have kept the bill in a currently sleeve.

The bill has part of the green treasury seal, serial #, and the 11 on the bottom left under the serial number and the entire 11 on the top right of the bill all printed on the back.

Please let me know if you have any information on this type of misprint.

I upload a photo with this request.


Sheet partially folded over, as you can tell from top crease. Bill was cut correctly, so must have been opened up. Higher grade, worth $200-300 to an interested error collector IMO. See for error types/values.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


Errorscope, Numismatic News, Civil War Token Journal, Error and Variety News

AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

Awards and Honors
1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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