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jdizzle
I'm curious to get some feedback on how RADAR serial numbers on early small-sized notes are valued.  For example, would a 1928 series common note be worth more than a RADAR serial number on a 1963 series common note?  I realized value is only what someone will pay for it at that time, but curious as to what you all see RADAR notes going for from the early small-sized era.  

More specifically, I have a 1928 $1 Silver Cert D-A block in 35EPQ with a RADAR serial number.  What would the ballpark value be for a note like this?  Both for what a dealer would typically buy it for and what they would expect it to sell for?  Thanks in advance!

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Enamored with VF-35 and lower grade PPQ/EPQ notes!
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gnat
I'm certainly no expert on fancy serial numbers, but from my own collecting, I've come to believe the following:

The earlier the series of a fancy serial number note, generally the higher "premium" attached over the same non-fancy note of similar grade.

However, there are caveats to this formula.  For many of the early issues of small size notes (and late series of large size notes), there were a number of fancy serial notes set aside and saved.  This is especially true for $1 SCs (large and small).

Other denominations and later series (but still anything before 1963), did not seem to get set aside in any great numbers. Beginning with the 1980s, stars and fancy serial number notes started to be saved in greater numbers.

Modern fancies (like modern star notes) can be more common than the "regular" notes.  Still, I like to add radars and repeaters to my collection, particularly with modern issues, as it "spices up" the collection and can add a challenge.

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mfontes
Nice to see you back Gnat  ðŸ‘

I am going to agree with gnat.  There is a coolness factor with older notes and unique serial numbers (repeaters, radars, low, etc.).  You are correct that the value depends on what someone else will pay for it.  I would say if that note was not a radar, you could possibly get $45-50 for it since its graded.  Sometimes GEM 65 notes sell for $80 so you just have to find the right buyer (that block is not a rare block either unfortunately).  Notes with IA, JA, LA, and KA would all be monster notes.   So, if I owned that note I would probably list it for $79 and take anything over $50 if I had less into it.  I normally sell all my notes just a little above my cost since I am not a dealer.  When I sell notes I like to cover my ebay fees.   
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maxcrusha (aka Greg)
A more rare 1928 red seal $2 radar in similar condition recently sold for $60 or so on Ebay.  Fyi.
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tigertrader

There are certainly examples out there but they can be available infrequently. With patience you can get some for the price ranges mentioned. Without patience I have seen some sell for about 2x these estimates. 


I wouldn't sell this for $60 or $100... 

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jdizzle
Thanks for the input everyone...much appreciated.  I picked this note up for less than the estimates and wasn't really looking to sell as I love well-circulated and completely original cool serial numbered notes, but was more curious about the potential market value if/when I was to resell.  You guys rock, as always!
Enamored with VF-35 and lower grade PPQ/EPQ notes!
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mikelaw
Interesting post and comments. Always wondering about values. Here’s a $5 picked up in change. Don’t think it’s a radar may be a binary. Is it worth more than $5-$7 ?
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Steve in Tampa
It’s a Repeater Mike.
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mikelaw
Duh.  Where’s my glasses. Thanks. 
Mike
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MaineJoe
mikelaw wrote:
Duh.  Where’s my glasses. Thanks. 


 Doh! As Steve said, "It's a repeater Mike". Get it?? ðŸ˜‚😂😂
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