Richard P. writes: I have a 1974 one dollar bill that is blank on the back. Its serial number is L47772458G. I understand that blank backs are rarer than blank fronts and that the occurrence of the misprints is key to determining its value. Is this particular date/series worth anything substantial?
Blank backs, that is, notes missing the first printing are scarce. It can happen when two sheets are stuck together and pass through the press at the same time, a sheet could be folded over before it is printed, there was no ink on the plate or the sheets missed the printing completely because the sheet(s) was accidentally stacked in drying room instead of being printed. Value depends on grade (condition). Approximate range: $35 -$200.