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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 24, June 11, 2006, Article 12

$100 BILL ERRORS FOUND IN DELAWARE - AUTHENTICITY DISPUTED

According to an article in the Delaware State News, "At least 64
misprinted $100 bills that are missing their seals and serial
numbers were delivered last week to banks between Harrington and
Maryland's Eastern Shore, a Dover coin shop owner said."

"Steve Bryan, owner of Midatlantic Coins in Dover, hopes to collect
all the bills...  He's seen six so far, although some customers
opted not to sell.

Ten notes, he said, have surfaced at Midway Slots in Harrington.
He became aware of the bills last week when a casino employee
brought one to him."

"The mistake, the shop owner said, happened in the third part
of the printing process, when the treasury seal and serial
numbers are stamped."

"Raymond Gesualdo, owner and manager of First State Coin Co.
in Dover, doesn't want anything to do with the bills.

"What they are is stolen," said Mr. Gesualdo, who has been
in the coin and currency business since 1972.

He said someone brought a couple of the $100 notes to his
shop Saturday and were refused sale."

"When we saw the notes and saw the cutting was irregular,
knowing how the production process runs, there's no way they
could have come through the bureau," Mr. Gesualdo said.

He also reported the bills to the Secret Service and said an
officer agreed that the money must have entered the marketplace
illegally."

"Mr. Bryan said he could tell a counterfeit from the real deal
- and these $100 bills are genuine."

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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