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    Duplicate Serial Number Error Fr. 2071-E $20 1974 Federal Reserve Notes PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ; Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ.
    A pair of interesting $20 Series 1974 errors, these two notes share the same serial number of E61319644D. The printing of this type of error during this era is due to both of the numbering wheels failing to advance. This is the first time for us to offer this error type on a pair of notes. Stephen M. Sullivan in US Error Note Encyclopedia second edition lists on page 322 only two examples of duplicate serial number errors. Both are $1 FRNs with one pair from the 1969D Series and the other from the 1981 Series. This is our first offering of this type of error and we cannot find any other examples before Series 2013 crossing the auction block. However, this duplicate serial number error is possible with $1 FRN New York stars from Series 2013 as there is a serial number overlap on stars printed at Washington, DC and at Fort Worth. We know of only one pair of this latter type being offered at auction although the Friedberg numbers are different. The grades of that pair were PMG 66 EPQ for the Fr. 3001-B* and PMG VF 35 for the Fr. 3002-B* and this pair realized $7,200 earlier this year. We have the same error in this lot, but both of the notes were printed at the Washington, DC BEP facility as the Fort Worth plant did not come online until Series 1988A. Also, the Sullivan reference values a pair with this error at $12,000 in CU. Therefore, our estimate will be between those two figures for this great error pair. (Total: 2 notes)

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    October, 2021
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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