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hfjacinto
Hi all,

I'm a recent currency collector. I've been an active coin collector for many years and thanks to helpful advice from Steve and the Coin Frogger I got into currency. A little about me, I was born in Portugal, Got into collecting when I was a wee child. I even had a lot of coins in Portugal that my mom brought over last year. My dad had a small coin collection that I inherited. Using that collection, I completed a few coin sets including the complete small cents, liberty nickels, bison nickels and a few others. I like mostly older stuff (especially from the 1800-1940's) I do have some modern coins (see below) for some examples.

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I really like the 1800/1900 coins.
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I'm also working on a high grade IHC set (AU/MS), I need to take picture of those.

As far as currency, my goal is a type set of the $1, $2, $5, $10 and $20. I'm almost done with the $1
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The others I'm mostly missing Nationals, Hawaii and Gold Certificates for $10 and $20.

I have a few Large Notes, but my collection is based on a budget, so these will always have a limit. All my large stuff is VF.

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And I'm actively working on Fractionals.

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Numbersman
Welcome,welcome,welcome! Thanks for all those pics...looks like a great start indeed.
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hfjacinto
Thank you! I have more pictures, but didn't want to spam the forum for a first post.
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MEC2
Nothing wrong with VF... even on a budget you can get a really nice collection of small size US notes, obsoletes (like your New Brunswick note), even decent circulated examples of many excellent US large size notes. You have the 1917 Ace above, the $2 is easily affordable, the $5 as well... you can find the $10 and $20 large size gold certificates easily enough in low VF for not much money. You can get a 5, 10, and 20 large size national example as well. An 1899 Black Eagle is easily obtainable as is any district 1918 FRBN large size note. You also track down almost all of the fractional issues inexpensively, only Abe will be a bit tougher....

All in all currency it's easy to get notes at a decent price that are still unusual and that if they were coins with the same population would be worth 5 digits... enjoy!
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hfjacinto
Thanks,

I have a few of the ones you listed.

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I never said I was a "beginner" ðŸ˜œ
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Steve in Tampa
Welcome to the forum @hfjacinto, and thanks for an awesome introduction thread my friend. You’ll fit in here just fine.
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Steve in Tampa
And feel free to click on that thumbs up icon for everything I post.
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hfjacinto
@Steve in Tampa, I clicked on the thumbs up for the 2 posts you made, when are you sending me the $1000 bill you promised ðŸ˜‰ or I am supposed to ixney any comments on payments😜?
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mfontes
Welcome aboard. Looks like you already know what you are doing. Be careful with this hobby. You may sell your first born to get that one note you need. Glad to have join the currency side of collecting. 
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hfjacinto
mfontes wrote:
Welcome aboard. Looks like you already know what you are doing. Be careful with this hobby. You may sell your first born to get that one note you need. Glad to have join the currency side of collecting. 


Thank you sadly, I may have to give you some notes to take the first born ðŸ˜­

Being serious, I like to learn before I jump in.

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EarlySmallSizeFanatic
Welcome aboard.

There are lots of educational threads here on the boards, and most of us are willing to help in any way possible. 
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hfjacinto
Welcome aboard.

There are lots of educational threads here on the boards, and most of us are willing to help in any way possible. 


Thank you. I've been a lurker for a while. There is a lot of knowledge on here.👍
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mebid2much
Welcome to the forum @hfjacinto, and thanks for an awesome introduction thread my friend. You’ll fit in here just fine.
 
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Springfield

Welcome to the forum.  Please feel free to ask questions here at any time to learn more as well as for assistance. 


You might also consider getting notes that are certified by PMG in the grade range you desire.  It helps in the future if any notes will be sold as well as it lets you know the note is real and any problems will be referenced on the holder.  

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mfontes
Springfield wrote:

Welcome to the forum.  Please feel free to ask questions here at any time to learn more as well as for assistance. 


You might also consider getting notes that are certified by PMG in the grade range you desire.  It helps in the future if any notes will be sold as well as it lets you know the note is real and any problems will be referenced on the holder.  



Agree and especially if you want to collect obsolete bank notes.  
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hfjacinto
Springfield wrote:

Welcome to the forum.  Please feel free to ask questions here at any time to learn more as well as for assistance. 


You might also consider getting notes that are certified by PMG in the grade range you desire.  It helps in the future if any notes will be sold as well as it lets you know the note is real and any problems will be referenced on the holder.  



Thank you.

For now I have no interest in a 3rd party graded note. I'm not buying anything that is that high end that it justifies a TPG. I rarely buy certified anything (all my coins are raw except a few that I am doing TPG on purpose). And I'm pretty careful in checking what I get. I also don't buy notes from eBay. If and when I start getting notes from eBay, a TPG note makes sense. Everything I have I picked up locally or from a known source. If the note I want is already TPG and its in a price I feel fair, I'll take it, but I'm not actively looking for them.

As far as Obsolete, my interest is limited, the few notes I want aren't worth paying for the TPG.
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BestestDad
I love collecting raw notes and coins as well unless it is a great deal on  something graded. 
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asheland
Welcome to the forums!  🙂
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Cody71086
Welcome! You're off to a great start!

PS I'm a former coin guy and your Indian set has the perfect look to me.
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hfjacinto
Cody71086 wrote:
Welcome! You're off to a great start!

PS I'm a former coin guy and your Indian set has the perfect look to me.


Thanks, I'm also working on a slabbed AU/MS set, this was a few months ago. IHC are one of my favorite coins.

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BestestDad
Love those Indian cents too, especially the proofs. Picked this up about a year ago on eBay for $25. They had it listed as a paperweight. 7 1/2 oz silver. I was the only one who bid. 84635ED5-FF8A-4906-B0EE-6D8A5BC1B22B.jpeg  62F87795-72DB-4507-AAA5-633273422F95.jpeg  CA2B0917-20B1-4F4E-9B9E-510F127885B9.jpeg 
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TomTomTomTom
Welcome on board...I especially like your fractionals...there are a few newer members who are working on their fractional type sets....lots of info here on the forum...don't be afraid to ask
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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hfjacinto
Welcome on board...I especially like your fractionals...there are a few newer members who are working on their fractional type sets....lots of info here on the forum...don't be afraid to ask


Thanks TomX4

I recently picked up a few more fractionals and a book on fractionals. I want to complete a type set.

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TomTomTomTom
hfjacinto wrote:


Thanks TomX4

I recently picked up a few more fractionals and a book on fractionals. I want to complete a type set.

 


The Kravitz book is the "go to" reference! Read it from cover to cover !
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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TomTomTomTom
All fractional collectors should also join the fractional currency collectors board..FCCB...here is a link to all kinds of good info...

https://www.papermoneyforum.com/post/fractional-currency-collectors-board-9651959?pid=1303297087&highlight=fccb
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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