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Gold On Ben Franklin's Eyes On $100 Bill

 
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 Posted 01/20/2022  2:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Saintly to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
First, I'm new to this forum.

I have a Series 2009 $100 bill With gold/copper ink on Ben Franklin's eyes. The color on each of Franklin's eyes, whether it's gold or copper or whatever, matches exactly the reflective color that may be found on the Liberty bell in the ink well and on the "100," both of which may be found at the lower right of Ben Franklin's image.

When you tilt the bill, the eyes sparkle just like the color in the bell and that lower righthand "100."

This is the first $100 bill on which I have noticed this.

Might this be a printing anomaly that could make it worth something?

I would appreciate any feedback. Thanks.


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 Posted 01/21/2022  12:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to CCF @Saintly.
I have serious doubts that miscellaneous glittery gold ink mysteriously spattered or was placed exactly on Franklin's eyes during the printing process at the BEP. Looks like someone was being silly or clever by purposely dabbing it on the note. My opinion is that it's post-BEP graffiti.
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 Posted 01/21/2022  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does the eye glitter change color like the Liberty bell does?
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Thanks, jbuck, SteveinTampa and nick10.

Steve, you may be exactly right. Of course, we've all heard of quirky things that sometimes can happen when currency or coins are being produced and, seeing this, I was hoping to have something very unique and, hopefully, worth at least $100.01.

Nick, I think they do, but it's hard to tell. The eyes are smaller and they're farther from the edge of the bill than the liberty bell and "100." I haven't looked yet under a magnifying glass, which is what I suppose I should do.
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 Posted 01/21/2022  7:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We've all seen the ads about "gold plated" 2 dollar bills. Me thinks this was an attempt to create something similar with a $100.
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 Posted 01/21/2022  10:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add VictoryHighway to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe he's a Goa'uld?
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 Posted 01/21/2022  10:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with Steve
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 Posted 01/22/2022  12:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fun find but absolutely no chance it's a BEP error.

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