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tigertrader
MAM0912 wrote:


It was a very nice parade. I didn't bid on any Irish notes in LK's June auction. Most notes out of my price range. I thought that £5 Replacement would have gone much higher. From my perspective you got a great buy on that note. Mac Devitt has an EF @ €150 and UNC @ €350.


I was surprised I ended up with that note at my bid as well! Take em as I can get em...



To start the next page off right here is a nice new one: Nothing special....(or is it?)

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Steve in Tampa

When I see that beautiful 1985 $50 Boston replacement note, the term, HensTeeth comes to mind. Very low print run of 64K. 

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mikelaw
Love the small $50’s. Thanks for sharing. 64k is apparently a very low run. Good stuff. Seem to remember a thread featuring small size $50s ?
Mike
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Steve in Tampa
I shouldn’t have posted that $50, sorry. I got the thread confused with Currency UNO 3.0.
This one came in today. Got my Richmond and now to find Atlanta.
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pursuitofliberty
This is probably as good a place as any to put a post up. Marc (mfontes) told me this was the place to be when I wanted to read, chat and think paper. I had been away for a long time from collecting and recently came back. I revisited the CU Forums, and started reading and posting again there. However I noticed the Currency Forum is dead there. Like Sleepy Hollow (do we still refer to the NGC / PMG boards that way?) is any better.

Anyway, I had (still have) a couple pieces of Fractional Currency, including something that seems to be a real rarity (more on that another time). When I came back to collecting, I pulled out the old library from some carefully packed boxes, along with some old catalogs, and spent a few days shuttling things back and forth from the bank vault to admire what I had left in the collection, and started thinking where I'd like to go next. I decided part of "next" would be to get a few more Fractional's, and try to learn more about and purchase some Large Type.

So here I am. The journey continues.

I'm going to post a note I always liked and thought was something I would want. I've researched this and several others I want or recently bought pretty extensively, and felt good about going after this one. It just showed up today. It's a very attractive note for the grade, and looks nicer in hand. I also liked the fact it was a R-series Serial #.

I'll need to get my scanner up and running correctly or figure out how to photograph notes so I can use something other than a cropped version of the auction images. Until then, this will have to do.

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Say Hi if you want. Here or over there (same name and "stuff" as on CU).
Todd        “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
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TomTomTomTom
@pursuitofliberty Welcome to the forum. I'm very happy to see that a new fractional currency collector has joined the ranks. I'd love you to post some of yours and you really hooked me with the "real rarity" comment...please don't leave me in suspense too long!
Always looking for high quality fractional notes, specimens, proofs, experimentals and anything fractional related
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MEC2
Outstanding mini-porthole there @pursuitofliberty - welcome...

Today's new pickup is this Merrill, Wisconsin $20 with really nice sigs and a Vice stamped for the Presidents spot, guess the President was too busy presiding to sign notes... sister to it's better known sibling Wausau, I can't help hear "mill in Wisconsin" when I say Merrill Wisconsin, so the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee...

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Cody71086
The First National Bank of Burlington, Iowa was chartered in March of 1864. In 1919 they acquired The National State Bank of  Burlington and dropped "The" from their title. Currently 13 notes, ranging from Original Series to 1902 Plain Backs exist on the first title. 2 of those are Red Seals. Only 178 Red Seals of all denominations are currently in the NBNC for Iowa and 95 of those are $10s. This note retains its cherry-red overprint and wonderful pen sigs of Cashier, William P. Foster and President, William Carson.
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The First National Bank of Williams, Iowa is a better Iowa bank. They limped along in business in north-central Iowa from 1900 to 1930. I like this note because the signatures are still there and readable. The purple stamped sigs of Cashier, C. M. Trumbauer and President, John McCarley date this note no later than 1914.
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A note from the bank closest to my home town. This note comes from a run of high grade $20s that have been on the market for 50 years or so. I was finally able to snag one.
4 Tipton701.jpg  This was an eBay win. 3 Des Moines notes were listed by the same dealer in Florida for auction. The other 2 were $5 and $10 1882 Date Backs off of fairly common banks and the notes were even common for type. The two "common" notes went for much more than this note. Most people see Des Moines and figure it's a state capitol so it must be common. Again, following that train of thought can have you miss out on scarce items. Of the 10 banks chartered in Des Moines only 6 are truly obtainable. This bank is the scarcest of the 6 with only 21 known. In business from 1872 until consolidating with the Iowa National Bank of Des Moines in 1917 they only put out 128,112 Large size notes from Originals to 1902 Date Backs. The census for this bank is a minefield of grades from AG to UNC. This note as a wonky cut on the left margin that could be from issue (or shortly after as the cut is not "fresh"). The bold stamped sigs of Assistant Cashier, William W. Maish  and President, Joseph G. Rounds still remain on this heavily circulated, but pleasing note.
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BestestDad
My brother is moving to Williams tomorrow. Nice small town and very neat note!!
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larry510
Snagged this one the other day.  Last two PMG 67's sold for $2400 each so I knew this was a no brainer no matter what I decide to do with it.  Unfortunately PMG has become unbelievably awful at grading since the introduction of the new holder.  Virtually every 67 and 68 I have seen in a new holder is overgraded.  And they still can't get the 64/65/66 difference right.   Hopefully they tighten up real soon because they are really ruining grading standards.

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pursuitofliberty
Thanks for the welcome guys! @TomTomTomTom and @MEC2

@MEC2 Man. Flashback. Gordon Lightfoot. That's been a while. Nice note too!


So, since I live in the great sales tax state of CA, I try to spend over the exemption limit when I go with bigger purchases. The package yesterday had several goodies. Another one from that arrival ...

.... hmmm ... Bruce Wyman ... almost sounds like a band ... or a kind of bad-a** dude! ðŸ˜†

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Todd        “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
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MEC2
Today's new pickup is this small size national from Gap, Pennsylvania. Always popular because of the name, it's also popular because they started a band...

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tigertrader
Glasser pair! Would have others but you all probably outbid me!
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Cody71086
This note arrived today...thankfully. Tracking showed out for delivery..mail comes...no note. I start an APB with my local PO. The carrier doesn't have it on their truck...yikes. The PO Manager checks the boxes to make sure it wasn't in any other slot...nope. Calls me around 2 and found it on a tall shelf at the PO that they were too short to see being that it was a flat package. Now I could finally relax...well until I opened it.

Who needs mylars when you have a zip lock bag and no cardboard bracing? I mean what did I expect for $25 shipping? No damage was found..thankfully.
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This note comes from another obscure online auction. The pictures were TERRIBLE, but I took a chance. Guthrie Center notes do not come up very often and when they do you have to fight for them. The First National Bank is the only obtainable bank of the two issuing charters in town. The Citizens NB is represented by a single 1902 Red Seal found in the Bayard Hoard.  The FNB assumed the circulation of the Citizens NB in 1912. The First NB was in business from 1900 to 1930 and issued only 43,076 Large Notes (and 2,418 Small) during its life. Currently 18 L and 7 S are known. The pen sigs of Cashier, C. H. Sayre and Vice President, G.W. Cook really pop on this note.

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jdizzle

@Cody71086 Glad it all worked out for you on the Guthrie Center note, especially with the horrific packaging. Here’s a “package” I received yesterday...and yes, it was folded in half in the small envelope. ☹️ Fortunately, this wasn’t a CU note. 

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Enamored with VF-35 and lower grade PPQ/EPQ notes!
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BMG
Virginia nationals have completely dried up, but I also have interests elsewhere in the currency world. I thought this uncut sheet was neat, so I snagged it. 
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EyesWideShut
MEC2 wrote:
Outstanding mini-porthole there @pursuitofliberty - welcome...

Today's new pickup is this Merrill, Wisconsin $20 with really nice sigs and a Vice stamped for the Presidents spot, guess the President was too busy presiding to sign notes... sister to it's better known sibling Wausau, I can't help hear "mill in Wisconsin" when I say Merrill Wisconsin, so the legend lives on from the Chippewa on down of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee...

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Ah , the 2 lakes _  actually dated a girl in college named for the 2 lakes Elizabeth & Marie . So , I had 2 post  ,  one of my favorite John Prine songs .......


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pursuitofliberty
Good music references here. Well, I am a retaliative newb to this side of collecting but I do have a Black Eagle I recently picked up, so, staying with the music theme, how about the Eagles, Life's Been Good 

Because just the fact I can be here, doing this, well ... Life's been good to me so far

Happy Friday!

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Todd        “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
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MEC2
Today's new pickup is this South Africa one pound note. The reverse very reminiscent of the Bank of England lion w/key backside - I think I like this one even a little better... have always liked several colorful SA issues so decided to take a shot a decent one...

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Goldcert45
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Numbersman
It's been pretty tough to get any reasonable deal on $500's (or $1000's) lately.Still paid strong but got real lucky and found these just 10 minutes from my house.
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mfontes
Just catching up here.  Welcome Tod @pursuitofliberty.  Glad to see you made it aboard.  

I get notes every week, but by the time I scan them they would be last years purchases ðŸ˜œ
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MEC2
Today's new get... well in for a pound, in for a rand, with this South Africa 20 rand note... South Africa dumped the pound in 1961, going to the rand at 2 rand to the pound... using the rand to this day.

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gnat
Wow! Some very nice newps.

Funny, I've visited (& passed through on bike rides across Iowa) both Guthrie Center and Burlington, Iowa. Guthrie Center was a pretty tiny town and (as far as I could see) well off the beaten path.  That it (and other small towns) had National Banks is still pretty striking.

I've always wanted to get a National from there.

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historyfrk219
Just picked up my first LFP 86. Sadly it isn't a mule (bp 607) but super stoked to add this one to the collection!

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