This is a spectacular and unique mated pair of U.S. currency errors from the B.E.P. These $5 1950 notes stayed together during the entire printing and production process and were released together. This rarely happens making this exciting mated pair unique.
A paper jam caused an interior tear on the first note which in itself is a rare event. The second note (next sequential serial number) has an offset from the back of the first note, resulting from the tear. In addition, the second note has two impressions (printings) of the black overprint. It is doubled and the federal reserve seal actually shows through the back of the note.
This is a unique combination of a mated pair of notes with an interior tear and offset, and a double printing as well. The sequence of events created an extremely rare and unique mated pair. It has been certified and authenticated by PCGS Currency, 64 PPQ. They are almost 70 years old, in choice new condition and belong in an advanced collection of U.S. notes or U.S. currency errors.
$5 U.S. 1950 Mated Pair of Currency Errors
Interior Tear Mated to an Offset
(Also Two Printings of the Black Overprint)
PCGS 64 PPQ
The Federal Reserve seal (in black ink) bled through to the back
of the note due to the double printing of the black overprint.