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MountainMan
I have been trying to find a price guideline of Giori test notes without luck. Anyone out there have any suggestions or sites I can try?
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Steve in Tampa
Welcome to the forum @MountainMan. Show us the note you recently won. I saw it on CT, but members here would also enjoy seeing it.
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tigertrader

I have never seen a specific pricing guide. I have always had to just use past sales I could find as the guide but I have still never been successful to add one to my collection. 


Welcome to the forum! we do love pictures! 

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TomTomTomTom
MountainMan wrote:
I have been trying to find a price guideline of Giori test notes without luck. Anyone out there have any suggestions or sites I can try?


Welcome! I would do a search in the Heritage Auctions website...just type Giorgi into past sales...right now, 220 items show. That might give you some pricing that you can use.
https://currency.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=56+790+231&Ntk=SI_Titles-Desc&Nty=1&Ntt=giori&limitTo=all
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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MountainMan
Thanks for your responses. While being a member here, I have never posted as I usually do all of that on Coin Talk. Here are the photos of my notes.
Giori test note PMG66.jpg 
And I have just acquired this note, with serial number.
Giori Test Note w:serial#.jpg
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TomTomTomTom
There is a wealth of information here that members will share.
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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tigertrader

 

I wasn't aware that these were printed with serial numbers or I at least don't recall taking notice of it... The ones with the Serials seem to be much more valuable. 

One of the earlier Giori test notes that was printed in Germany. These test notes should have been destroyed, but were instead spirited away into the collector community. It is permissible to collect these interesting items as they are not an obligation of the United States. They also have cancel bars across the portraits in order to keep them from being used for nefarious purposes. This is one of the scarcer Giori varieties with Lincoln, Jefferson, and Grant portraits. The two basic Giori types are known by their center portrait. This example also sports an inverted serial number on the face and has a near complete watermark. Also, all Jefferson Gioris have inverted backs.



Couple interesting sales. I really like the last one with a doubled serial...

https://currency.ha.com/itm/group-lots/giori-jefferson-note-pcgs-gem-new-65ppq/a/3567-23472.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

https://currency.ha.com/itm/group-lots/giori-test-jefferson-note-very-fine/a/3508-14194.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

https://currency.ha.com/itm/group-lots/giori-jefferson-note-gem-crisp-uncirculated-this-is-one-of-the-giori-test-notes-that-was-printed-in-germany-these-notes/a/35122-22294.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

https://currency.ha.com/itm/group-lots/giori-test-face-and-back-note-choice-crisp-uncirculated-this-is-an-example-of-one-of-the-scarcer-giori-test-notes-it-is/a/35112-22525.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

https://currency.ha.com/itm/group-lots/giori-test-face-and-back-note-choice-crisp-uncirculated-here-is-another-scarcer-giori-test-note-it-is-also-of-the-lincol/a/35112-22526.s?ic4=ListView-ShortDescription-071515

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CurrencyDen1
I wrote an extensive article on these in the SPMC "Paper Money" April 2020 journal.  There are of course two main types of these - Lincoln/Washington/Grant and Lincoln/Jefferson/Grant.  There is strong evidence there may have been two separate printings of these from two different locations.

As far as pricing goes, I am also the author of The Catalog of Printers Test Notes, now in it's 15 edition. Being near 1000 pages & using color images (well over 5000), this is available as an eBook only using Adobe Acrobat pdf file. 

I also published a North American Printers Promotional Sheets & Test Notes catalog in spiral bound book form this year for those interested in ABNCo & all the other early bank note printers in the USA, although there is notable attributions of Canadian Bank Note Company, Canada Bank Note Company, British American Bank Note Company & a host of others from Canada & a few from Mexico.  These Giori notes are included in this catalog since they were probably produced for the BEPs benefit.  This catalog is really a sub-set of the "big" catalog, with 121 firms listed & running about 200 pages.

The Jefferson center version of Giori test notes have:
4 colors with same/different colors front to back
SERIAL NUMBERS – none, front normal, front inverted, back normal, back inverted, multiple same number, multiple different numbers
SERIAL NUMBERS COLOR – black or red
Watermark - none or “Papierfabriklouisent”   This would be Louisenthal, a wholly owned paper mill owned by the German commercial bank note printer Giesecke & Devrient.   

I have the Giori article listed on my web site, as well as other mostly test note articles I have written for IBNS journal, SCCS journal, & SPMC journal.  Here is link this 5 page article:
http://currency_den.tripod.com/doubles/giori.pdf



                             
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Steve in Tampa
Your article is in the SPMC’s Paper Money magazine May/June 2020  (#327) starting on page 173.
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CurrencyDen1
That's bad when the author has to be corrected on an article he published!  Thanks Steve.
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MountainMan
Thanks for the information Collector. I will spend time reading those to educate myself.
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