The US Error Note Encyclopedia
By Stephen M. Sullivan
The US Error Note Encyclopedia by Stephen M. Sullivan was introduced at the 21st
International Paper Money Show in Memphis, Tennessee. The 431 page book examines
every aspect of the 48 currency error types.
Key features to this extensive reference work include:
- an illustrated price guide with nearly 600 error notes photographs and
current retail pricing for 3 grades of each type of error. Pricing
Considerations are included with every section to address many of the factors
that can affect the value of an error note.
- in depth examinations of the different ways each error can be created.
- classifications of the different types and ranges of each error that can
- cautions to potential buyers including:
- identifications of the errors that are often misclassified as Multiple
- listings of possible methods a genuine error note can be altered to increase
- a chapter on detecting Counterfeit Errors and Altered Notes.
- cataloging of many of the rarer large sized currency errors including
complete Serial Number listings of all reported large sized Star Note,
Inverted Face and Double Denomination errors.
- cataloging of the rarer small sized currency errors including complete
Serial Number listings of all reported Double Denomination, Wrong Overprint
and Mixed Denomination errors.
- a section on what to things to look for when examining a note for possible
errors. There are also discussions of errors that are possible but have not
yet been encountered in the collecting community. New security features on the
Series 1996 $100.00 Federal Reserve Notes have already generated 2 new types
of Error notes. Misplaced Watermarks and Color Changing Ink Smears were
reported to the numismatic community by the author in August of 1996.
- a section at the end of each chapter for the reader to record Serial
Numbers, new discoveries and other information about each type of error.
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