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Is This 1928 F 2$ Considered A Mule? Or Error?

 
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 Posted 10/11/2021  12:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have been researching this bill trying to understand if its possibly a mule. My understanding is that its clear when the BP number is Macro(1MM)/Micro (.6MM). And the bill shown has both sides with MACRO. However I had seen some mention the difference in width of the image on the front vs back of the bill and it seemed specific to the 1928 2$. On the note shown the back image width is 7-8 MM less than the front and you can see the amount of open area on the bill. Just trying to see if there was any potential truth to that. See the pics. Thank you for looking/reading!


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 Posted 10/11/2021  3:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The only small-size $2 Legal Tenders Mules I'm aware of are series 1928C and 1928D. I got this information from the Schwartz/Lindquist small-size guide and double checked it by looking at the PMG population report. Series 1928C & D are the only $2 LT's with Mules in its pop report.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  3:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes this goes along with what I had found too. That would answer the question for sure about it being a Mule - the timing of even when they could have been made meaning there is no possibility of there being a Series F that is also a Mule. But I haven't found those dates.

But I still do find it odd that the back of this bill is so skinny vs the front. Comparing it to another Series F 1928 the width is approx 145 MM on one, and on the bill shown it is 142 MM wide from edge to edge of the green area. So the bill shown is 3 MM skinnier than another 1928 Series F, with no real hint in the image as to why.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  4:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Slight variations of size is sometimes attributed to the fact that these were printed on dampened paper.
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 Posted 10/12/2021  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the replies. Consensus seems to be there is nothing special about this bill. Thanks for your help @SteveInTampa.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westy00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What is a mule ?
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 Posted 11/29/2021  11:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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What is a mule ?

In the animal kingdom, it's the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare).
In the paper money universe it's a note with a macro sized plate number on one side and a micro sized plate number on the other. Usually indicating a plate used from a previous series.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  12:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In neither case can they reproduce.
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 Posted 11/29/2021  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Out of curiosity, is there the possibility of an offspring between a male horse and a female donkey?
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Out of curiosity, is there the possibility of an offspring between a male horse and a female donkey?
Yes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinny
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 Posted 12/02/2021  4:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Orac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Out of on topic curiousity, I do happen to have a mule $2. It cost me $8 at a show (about 100 years ago), it was the star that caught my eye.
Is it still worth the $8 I paid for it, I wonder.


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 Posted 12/03/2021  12:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not an expert on this bill by any means - but I think we need to see the other side to verify that its a mule. And mule or not, its worth a heck of a lot more than you paid for it if you really only paid 8 bucks for it considering its a replacement star, even considering its condition.
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 Posted 12/03/2021  1:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There's no evidence of mules being printed for 1928C $2 replacement notes. Regular 1928C $2 notes yes, but stars, no.
Edited to add - A 1928C $2 replacement note is a 3-figure note regardless of its condition.
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