THIS IS A PROOF OR INTAGLIO PRINT.IT WAS MADE BY THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING & PRINTING (BEP) USING THE SAME PLATES THAT WERE USED TO MAKE THE ACTUAL CURRENCY NOTE. ALL OF THE BEP PROOF PRINTS ARE ONE SIDED AND HAVE NO SERIAL NUMBERS. THE PRINT COMES IN A RIGID PLASTIC HOLDER. I SHIP TO THE U.S. ONLY.
Q. What is the intaglio printing process?A. In the intaglio process ink is applied to an engraved plate that is wiped clean leaving ink in the recessed lines or grooves. The inked plate is pressed against a sheet of paper using heavy pressure, forcing the paper into the grooves of the plate, picking up the ink, and transferring the engraved image onto the paper. The printed surface feels slightly raised, while the reverse side feels slightly indented. - BEP Q. What is a plate proof? A. An impression from the print laid down from the original or a new die on India and/or cardboard is a plate proof. - "U.S. Essay, Proof and Specimen Notes" by Gene Hessler