How to recognize 500 pesos bills with errors that collectors can pay more than $150,000

The $500 bill, whose sale value in Mercado Libre is $150,800, has a wrongly printed flower on the numerical side
The $500 bill, whose sale value in Mercado Libre is $150,800, has a wrongly printed flower on the numerical side

Banknotes with infrequent errors are a coveted object for collectors who meet in Facebook groups and who often take advantage of the opportunities that can be found on platforms of e-commerce as Free Market. In this context, a copy of $500 pesos can have a value greater than $150,000 in some Internet portals.

This is the case of a bill from the yaguareté edition that has the image of a flower in the lower left frame of the back and that has a certification in the United States, as described by the seller who published it in Mercado Libre.

In the publication that belongs to a numismatist in the neighborhood of Villa Devoto, City of Buenos Aires, it is indicated that the $500 bill – whose value is $150,800 – has a wrongly printed flower on the numerical side. Likewise, it details that it corresponds to the “L” series, that its condition is “excellent” and that its serial number is “64643292 H”.

A bill of the $500 edition of the yaguareté has the image of a flower in the lower left frame of the back and is sold for more than 150 thousand pesos on the internet
A bill of the $500 edition of the yaguareté has the image of a flower in the lower left frame of the back and is sold for more than 150 thousand pesos on the internet

Meanwhile, the publication highlights that the state and origin were reviewed “by former director of certifications of UL Underwriters Laboratories INC USA”. In that sense, it points out that certificates are issued through the US laboratory with “additional cost” for which it should be consulted.

In the publication that belongs to a numismatist in the neighborhood of Villa Devoto, City of Buenos Aires, it is indicated that the $500 bill – whose value is $150,800 – has a wrongly printed flower on the numerical side

It should be noted that among banknotes, the most valued are those that have some type of printing or spelling error. However, to account for its real value, it is necessary to find a buyer who is interested or open to paying more for that ticket, which is not always easy to achieve.

While there are very old banknotes sought after by collectors, the failed papers in circulation today are also highly sought after. This is the case of the $1,000 bill, from the series of animals, which on the back does not have the complete drawing and only the unfinished background is visible and it lacks the map of Argentina in red and the tree with the oven’s nest. in violet color.

Among banknotes, the most valued are those with some type of printing or spelling error. However, to account for its real value, you have to find a buyer who is interested or open to paying more for that ticket, which is not always easy to achieve.

In Mercado Libre, you can find $1,000 or $200 bills for sale with errors and with prices that are multiplied by more than 100 times their face value. Some do not have their security band printed or other manufacturing flaws. In all cases it corresponds to significant minting errors.

From the information circulating in specialized Facebook groups, it depends on finding an interested collector and reaching an agreement. But for that it is necessary to take into account that the bill or in other cases the coins, have the certification of authenticity of some numismatist.

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