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Texian
My Educational notes will never be sold, so I personally could care less if it adds value to them to be certified or not. With that said, I will be sending in some other items in the near future that I do plan to sell. So I may add my two good Educationals, for a couple reasons. 1) Curiosity. And 2) Simplify things for family after I'm gone.

What do you think? Any guess as to grade?

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Ahh, maybe I should have shown these two first ;-)
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Scooter1
Ok, but I really suck at this…
58 Q  &  40 no Q stain on reverse?
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Texian
There are no stains whatsoever. It may be the shadow from me or camera. I just went and pulled them out and held them in my hands. The $2 has decent embossing on the serials. The $5 is great embossing all around, but yes, has some waves and a few creases. I forget how good it feels to hold a nice "large" well embossed raw note in hand. The texture, the crispness, the embossing, the smell. I have almost talked myself out of grading these two. I also measured the $2 to make sure it had not been trimmed, and it hasn't.

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Texian
LOL. No idea why I typed the wrong valuations. Should be, of course, 1 and 2. Not 2 and 5. I am going to add a comprable $5 asap.
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Scooter1
Well I guess that’s why I suck at these guess’s.  I’m probably way off,  hopefully some of the experts here will reply 😀
you have to love the artwork & details on those. 
Yep if you love the feel, smell, etc… you will probably be talking yourself out of grading them.
Any-who…really nice notes 👍 

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larry510
It's too hard to grade by looking at pictures.  Especially in the VF-CU range.  The $2 educational is definitely a nice VF.  Maybe a 30 or 35
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MEC2
Ace looks AU+, $2 is a nice example probably VF30... the $2 is much easier to grade...
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TennisCoach
Any guess as to grade?  I'll play-  1896 $1 AU 55; 1896 $2 VF 30.  
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Texian
Yep. Pretty much what I was thinking. I do love these notes. It seems I notice some new little detail in the engraving every time I get 'em out. At some point (or at least today), I plan to sell/trade my fractionals, obsoletes, confederates, Nationals, FRN's, gold certs, postcards, and anything else I have laying around to invest in more Texas and an XF+ or maybe an AU $5 Educational. Then I'll be done, Hah...
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Springfield
I would certify the notes if you wanted to protect them from any further damage and also to have them be part of your collection for many years. It is a personal choice only you can make.  You may or may not agree with the opinions offered here but ultimately the final choice is yours to make.  
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