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jhodgson
The BA is tougher.  The BA range is smaller, plus the ratio of mule to non-mule back plates is probably smaller than the BB block.

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gnat
I posted this note elsewhere, but it belongs on this thread too.

Second recorded 1934 Richmond Mule.

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PiBBThug
That Richmond Mule is definitely a toughie Randy, and represents a massive hole in my set, for sure. If I remember correctly, it was acquired for not much more than face value. Rare notes like that are sweet, but a sleeper price tag to go along with the note makes things so much sweeter each time you look at your score.

I pretty much stink at Mules from the early/lower districts (some holes and some not-so-impressive examples I’m looking to upgrade) but the later districts I’m fairly strong:

- Atlanta is 1/0 combined services, PMG + PCGS
- Minneapolis is 1/0 at PCGS and 4/0 combined
- Kansas City is 1/0 at PCGS and 4/0 combined
- Dallas is 1/0 combined services, PMG + PCGS
- San Fran is 2/0 at PMG with 3 higher at PCGS
- San Fran Star is 1/0 combined services, PMG + PCGS

I have a Chicago at grading — I’m thinking 63Q — which will be enough to give it the “1/0 combined” title (for now). Only two certified CU Chicago Mules exist, a 62PPQ and a 63 without EPQ. Thanks to a forum member for that one. I have a few other mules at grading, will see how they perform. Click image for larger version - Name: 7D944823-F1E8-4098-A8B4-F1B1E0D19976.jpeg, Views: 151, Size: 710.06 KB Click image for larger version - Name: 000AC253-9F65-43B5-8578-A7CE2228BB5A.jpeg, Views: 159, Size: 773.25 KB
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gnat
Nice mules!

That SF Mule Star is particularly nice and from a very small group of original CU notes.

And, yes, the Richmond Mule was a BIN on eBay that I was lucky enough to see right after it was listed, otherwise I'm sure the sharks here would have snatched it up within minutes.
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PiBBThug
Me? A shark? I resemble that remark! Click image for larger version - Name: 46FAB76D-CBC8-48AC-B386-B90BE47B9A71.jpeg, Views: 151, Size: 51.08 KB
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jhodgson
Never have been able to buy one of the CU 1934 L-Star mules in CU. Here is mine, back plate 594:

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gnat
A SF Mule and Mule Star to compliment the ones PiBBThug posted.

Here is a 1934 SF Mule from the same pack (it is actually part of a 1934-1934A COP):

1934 Mule L34462476A 1st COP.jpg

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And, a Star 1 serial number away.
 
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A St. Louis Mule (part of a unique 1934 mule -1934 non-mule COP)

1934 H15515634A COP.jpg   
1934 H15515634A COP BP.jpg 

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1934 H15515635A COP BP.jpg 

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PiBBThug
I love that STL COP Randy. Well done.

My ‘34 Plain $10 Chicago Mule came back as expected — 63PPQ. Was happy about that. Not the prettiest note due to centering but CU is always nice. Click image for larger version - Name: 8B8A174E-BFF8-4760-9B73-CEF2976DD5E5.jpeg, Views: 120, Size: 3.03 MB
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PiBBThug
Another '34 Plain $10 Mule to add here -- Kansas City Star Note with macro BP #1069.  Few points of interest:

1. This is the only certified CU right now.  PMG has graded this note and one VF 25 and PCGS has yet to certify one in any grade.

2. Note has the exact "high observed" serial number in latest edition of S/L.

3. Note has smaller right and left margins than what I am used to for a "Gem" but that is really not the note's "fault" so to speak.  The front plate inking impression is unusually large compared to other '34 Feds (by about 4-5 millimeters length-wise) which did not leave much room during the sheet cutting process.  Overall size dimensions match up exactly to a whopper-margined 68PPQ I compared it with -- so no trimming/funny business took place.  It's all natural.

4. Paper is nearly flawless and I am really pleased with the color!  These filled-in small size star notes really do it for me.

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Jim61
WOW! That is an impressive example. Congrats Phil! [thumb]
Looking for:
Any small size UNC $1 FRN with serial 16977961.
2009 $1 LX end -61 - CU.
1935A $1 CC HAWAII end -61 raw or PCGS CU or better, PMG ok.
World serial 00000061.
World replacements serials ending -61.
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gnat
Really nice KC mule star Phil. Congratulations.
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Steve in Tampa
Love that KC star Phil...congratulations.
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larry510
$10 1934 plain Boston mule! Picked up for less than $30 shipped. Cautiously optimistic for a CU grade although would still be happy with an AU. PMG has never certified one in any grade. PCGS has only graded two VF's with the highest being a 30PPQ. Third toughest mule according to Jim H's original list behind only Richmond and NY (BA block). Click image for larger version - Name: FullSizeR1a.jpg, Views: 72, Size: 278.32 KB Click image for larger version - Name: FullSizeR2.jpg, Views: 71, Size: 285.12 KB Click image for larger version - Name: FullSizeR3.jpg, Views: 74, Size: 134.06 KB
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larry510
Another mule to add to the mix. Top pop 1/0 combined services by a mile! (Or 2 points anyway) Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_81491.jpg, Views: 70, Size: 840.32 KB
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Ginza
Super notes everyone.
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jhodgson
I have:

10FRN1934-DGSmuleA40148191AG60586AU(VF)

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EarlySmallSizeFanatic
Mine is AU: A48676476A (bp 652). It is posted on the other thread on this subject.

FYI My 1934A mule and non mules are from the A40372xxxA ranges, just 224,000 away from your 1934 mules. 
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larry510
I joined the AU club on the Boston mule.  Hoping for a 58Q with 55Q being the lowest this will grade.  Not bad!
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EarlySmallSizeFanatic
For a forum member: Here is the lowest known serial for the 1934 K star. BP 597.

1934 K star mule ten.jpg 
I need to get a proper picture of this note. It look much better in person and should slab a VF25Q, which I believe would make it the highest graded ................. so far. This note is from the August 31, 1939 printing which is the last discovered (so far) print date for the 1934 stars. 
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gnat
Here is a New York B-A block Mule, 1 serial number away from Jim's.
1934 NY BA Mule.jpg 
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