Slabbed banknotes are getting increasingly popular. Especially in the US and often command a premium price. I have seen some serious errors recently by grading companies. This is intended to be a thread where those errors are posted.
This note is listed as Pick 7s (1922-59) specimen
The DATE 15/9/60 written on the note clearly indicates it is a Pick 10a specimen / color trial
Pick 10a note:
Actual Pick 7s (1922-59) specimen.
Large punch hole cancels and stamps were used prior to 1950 for cancels of this series. (not punched specimen cancels)
This issued note is attributed as a specimen note. It clearly isn't.
Actual specimen note:
I'll have to look for a scan of a note I bought last year that was slabbed and I considered cutting it out due to a serious attribution error. I've left it in its holder for the meantime.