I have just finished indulging a bit of nostalgia, to find that I am missing an artifact of my youth:
When I was in my late-teens/early twenties, I worked retail, and would from time to time come across some strange money. Intrigued as I was by variety, I would usually buy this stuff out and take it home and collect it.
Recently, I got thinking about the numismatic oddities that I had collected over the years, and got out my repository to look over the bills and coins that I had accumulated.
There is one missing.
I wish to know (if possible) how much it was worth. I know of two people who knew about my cash stash, and were capable of lifting what they thought was worth taking, but I didn’t catch either one of them at the time.
What I would LIKE to know is if a particular bill was worth enough money to be pissed off about (not that it will likely do any good now…it’s a closure thing).
It was a $1.00 Federal Reserve note (I don’t remember the series, but I’m thinking 1953 for some reason). It looked just like a normal $1.00 American Federal Reserve Note, except for one variant:
The design on the back (which was the same as on every other $1.00 bill) was YELLOW (actually sort of a dark yellow/non-metallic gold) rather than GREEN.
At the time, I thought it had just been exposed to the sunlight, or something (thus bleaching the green out of the ink); but its mysterious disappearance from my collection makes me wonder if it was either a rare currency, or an even rarer printing error, thus making it a very valuable bill.
This is, of course, a frustratingly moot question at this point, since I CANNOT FIND THE BILL.
Still, I’d be interested to know what anyone could tell me about this item. I’ve hunted the internet a bit, and have learned that the reverse side of American currency hasn’t always been green, but I couldn’t find any reference to gold ink on the back side.
Anybody want to depress me with how much it would be worth if I still had it?