A Guide To The Value of Misprinted Money
Collecting misprinted money is a subset of traditional currency collecting. A misprint refers to any error on a bill that occurred during the printing process at The Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The BEP tries to catch all misprints that occur, so when they miss something that enters circulation, that bill will command a premium over face value.
Do keep in mind that millions of bills are printed and enter circulation every day. Misprinted money isn’t necessarily rare, but it certainly is popular. Typically when one misprint occurs, many of the same misprints also happen. It is not uncommon for bank tellers to find many of the same error consecutively numbered. No misprint is unique or one of a kind.
The value of misprinted money is based on the severity and the rarity of the misprint. Collectors expect misprinted money to be in uncirculated condition with no folds or other distractions. Misprinted money that isn’t in perfect condition is significantly discounted, especially on already common errors.
The guide below shows examples of the most commonly encountered misprints. When using the misprint guide, focus less on the denomination and more on the type of error. We purchase most misprinted money. We can only provide appraisals if you send a scan or digital photo of the front and back of your misprinted money as an email attachment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Misprinted $1 Bills – Misprinted $2 Bills – Misprinted $5 Bills – Misprinted $10 Bills – Misprinted $20 Bills
Misprinted $50 Bills – Misprinted $100 Bills – Misprinted Hawaii Bills – Misprinted Large Size Currency