They are also known as "replacement" notes. Since the BEP is generally pretty good about not producing damages or errors during the printing process, star notes are not needed that often, therefore, are very rare compared to non-stars. I have heard an estimate of about 1:100 -- for every one star note issued, 100 non-stars of that same series were released. The best part of this note's grade is the "EPQ" that was awarded by PMG. For those of you out there just starting out in the hobby, its a great idea to look for original, exceptional paper quality when shopping for notes.
Greedy dealers of today and yester-year have dreamt up a number of ways to "improve" a note's appearance to unsuspecting and untrained eyes in an attempt to maximize profits pressing, chemically treating, etc. The sad thing about this is that such deceitful and unnatural tactics ruin a note's originality forever.
But I have a feeling that you won't want to return it once you have it in your hand. I just received back several hundred notes from PMG and there is a lot of exciting, rare, high-grade stuff in these stacks.
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The item "STAR 1953C $2 Red Seal Legal Tender PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ C2C" is in sale since Monday, November 15, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money\ US\Small Size Notes\United States Notes".The seller is "pibbthug" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.