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  1. My QE II notes for Commemorative 60yrs, had collect endding serial number last 2 pcs and grading by PMG 66epq!! Just share for each other. Thank you

    rare and lucky to had the serial number QE60 150000 and 149999.

    refer PMG 6001833-048 and 6001833-047.

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    New to collecting.

    I started about 2 years ago, focusing on the State of North Carolina's obsolete Confederate currencies. Looking to learn from more experienced collectors.

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    PaulMGcnd
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    Don't beat me.

    Beat it; Beat it. I am not dancing forever. Sometimes you have to put up a defense.

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    Its only paper, but...

    Greetings to All,

    WOW! 2015 all ready. I slowly switched gears (my walk) to paper money (aka currency) in 2011. Mortgaged the property for a five figure note. I just mortgaged again for another five figure note.

    As my collector/buddy (in the hobby for over 40 years), said "Now you know where to put your money". Items (coins or notes) that you don't see, but every three to five years. I believe you all in the hobby called it "KEY DATE or RARE ITEM". Have fun in the hobby. Enjoy!

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  2. adel's Journal

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    very good

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    zachary blevins
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    im a early teenage collector that has a great interest in silver certificates and old us notes and a lot of coinage. i have always enjoyed collecting and have a lot of knowledge on the subject.

    i have recently added a 1928 B one dollar silver cert to my collection of 15 regular funny backs and know poses 123 notes total i have 30 1935 one dollar silver certs and around 20 1957 silver certs a few blue seal fives and a couple blue seal 10s one blue seal 20 and an older 100. i have 4 one dollar huwaii notes and one africa emergency note. I've got 5 red seal 2s and i have acquired around 30 morgan silvers and a one centavo phillapino edition small s us coin booked for 150 i picked up for 2 bucks at my local flea market

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  3. Learn how you can keep the gold in your IRA at home, protect your investments and your retirement! Do you wish you could invest in something more solid than a few "selected" funds?

     

    What kinds of precious metals can I invest in?

     

    Internal Revenue Code Section 408(m) details the type of precious metals and coins that are permitted investments using IRA funds. Generally, you may invest in: Coins minted by the U.S. government as legal tender, such as one, one-half, one-quarter and one-tenth ounce American Gold Eagles and American Silver Eagles. Further, gold, silver or platinum coins minted by other nations as legal tender and that are .995 fine may be held by a trustee (usually a bank) and of a contractual fineness.The Augusta House Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account is different - YOU have complete control. By investing in physical gold and silver, you possess something that has genuine value, even in financial and political crises. Source: www.augustapreciousmetals.comHome Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account Is Retirement SecurityThe U.S. government keeps printing cash, so inflation never ever stops. A dollar conserved today will not purchase as much when you retire. Stop declining-- Open a House Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account.Stop losing value - Open a House Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account.The Augusta House Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account is various - YOU have complete control. By investing in physical gold and silver, you have something that has genuine value, even in financial and political crises.Inflation security, overall control, no charges, tax deferment, Private storage, simple setup, rock-bottom costs-- complete retirement security. Open your Augusta Private Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account today!With standard Individual retirement accounts, you are generally restricted to stock, bond and shared fund financial investments. For this "service," Individual Retirement Account business charge high charges.Augusta Silver and gold makes your House Storage Gold Individual Retirement Account simple. Your individual account executive assists you at every step, from setup to purchasing the ideal mix of metals for your portfolio at rock-bottom costs.Most importantly, you can keep accepted gold, silver and platinum coins in your house safe or establishment it in your security deposit box at a regional bank-- no far-off depository required.Gold, silver and other Silver and gold counter inflation. History reveals that an ounce of gold will likely purchase as much in 30 years as today.Internal Revenue Service policies even permit House Storage Gold IRAs the very same tax deferment and other advantages as traditional Individual retirement accounts ... for gold saved in the house!16273.jpg.28ce6b7e345377a36e5db2582760230c.jpgTo see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

  4. GSA_Gem_Quest
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    Almost impossible to find, this Compound Interest Treasury Note was a recent addition to my $10 large size type note collection.

    81% complete after this addition, acquiring the remaining notes is a difficult and expensive task. Low grade net notes are my best hope, and I recently acquired this note on eBay. For the grade, it looks really nice. What say you?

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    Illinois National Banknotes

    I am currently assembling a collection of national banknotes from Illinois - Both large and small size. Collecting nationals is different than other note types because of the vast variety of issues, banks, and the sometimes uncertainty in determining the quantity of surviving notes. An excellent source is the book entitled National Banknotes,6th Edition, by Don C. Kelly. (A must-have for national banknote collectors/dealers, in my view). A weath of information is contained in this book including a list of national banks, by state, county, city and town, plus a population report on surviving notes, as well as other valuable information. This book is very helpful in determining the rarity of notes, especially if collected by state, region or a particular town bank. I will be adding new information on my collection and any new findings regarding nationals in the near future. Thanks for reading.

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    german 2000 euro banknote .the original coalition banknote .from Germanys homeland .printed there."70"

    along with the euro.witch is in circulation after the original.

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  5. One of the toughest complete collections is the Large size Block collection set.

    It took over two years, but all blocks in the highest PMG grade are now completed. This is a rarity for any collection. This collection contains 14 notes but there are only 10 FR numbers within the 1899 $2's. There are 4 FR numbers that have two blocks.

    What is great about this collection is each and every note is the top of the population numbers. Several are POP 1.

     

    Also, the 257 only being a GEM 66 is pop1 and none finer.

    The FR 238 "R" block is a GEM 65 and this is also a pop 1 none finer.

    The 257 and 258 "R" block are extremely rare in high grade.

    You can view only 10 of these notes on the PMG website because the system will not accept the additional block notes that are in the collection.

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  6. 1929 $5 FRBN NY star note has been found.

    The first journal entry I wrote on this topic was in November of 2011, promising that I would follow up once I found the last missing piece for my 1929 FRBN NY complete district set. It was in early December 2013 while browsing the 2014 FUN auction catalog, when I knew I had to have this note. Heritage Auctions had the following description, "A very scarce star with a print run of just 24,000 pieces. Track & Price reports only a literal handful of offerings during the past ten years..." With a description like that, I was not sure the next time I would be able to find this elusive star note, so I seized the moment. In addition, presently there are only two pieces in the PMG registry, this note is one and the other being 65 EPQ. Even if the gem example came to auction, it would be out of my budget.

    The note has been accurately graded by PMG, VF 20, with no net grade. Even circulation and broad margins on the reverse, the note maintains much of its originality.

    Please see my registry set. All of the regular issue notes are graded from CU 64 EPQ to Superb Gem 67 EPQ. The only improvement I could see being made is to upgrade the $100 denomination to a full gem example, making every regular issue note either a 66 or 67 EPQ. I have seen NY stars of the 10, 20 and 50 denomination in better grades than what I currently have. Most recently a $50 New York star graded 64 EPQ, which had a realization of over $11,000.

    However, I am now turning my focus to collecting single digit serial numbers for the 1929 FRBNs of New York. Presently I have serial number 4, for the $5 denomination, graded PMG 58 EPQ.

    I hope you enjoy looking at my registry set, I have included pictures of all 10 notes.

    Cheers and happy collecting.

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    Still finding Buffalo Nickels.

    My budget for my collection consists of buying $10 of rolled coins each week. This week I bought 5 rolls of nickels. In the third roll I found a 1927. Very clear date. Possibly a VG-8.

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    This is what was found in bulk waste paper in Java, Indonesia.

    Nicaragua 200 Cordoba polymer note discovery

    At the local flea/collector's market last Friday, I was offered the following nine polymer partly printed Nicaragua 200 Polymer notes. It is impossible to tell whether they are the 2009 original issues or the 2012 reprints. I have to add that this market is located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and the vendor was not a local. I was told that these notes were salvaged from a waste paper treating facility. I know that in the past, quite a large number of currency notes including high denominations were found in these places -- there are several in Indonesia. Due to generally very low unskilled wages, many people here are drawn to sift through paper and other waste in order to source items of value.

    It seems that, at first glance, the notes look similar; there are differences in the amount of times these items have been through the printing procedure. These are made using the Guardian method as mentioned on the Innovia Security website. Most of the security features appear to be absent except that some but not all notes possess "shadow images" or "iridescent features"(I don't know how to tell them apart).

    For further comment, I will now download the images:

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    Ringgit Malaysia 5 wrong print

    RM5 Paper note

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  7. WXTREMELY RARE!

    Number 4 of 1st note on this series!

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  8. #'s Journal

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    Can't collect coins without eventually collecting notes.

    Well I've collected coins since elementary school as did most of us; yes with the blue Whitman folders. I stopped collecting in high school when I discovered girls and muscle cars. I married my first girlfriend and still own my first muscle car, oh and still married to my first wife. I had to include muscle because my actual first car was a Toyota corolla.

    I started collecting currency in 2012 at the other TPG just to see the difference. And WOW what a difference. I begged and bribed PMG to cross over my notes but that's not available. Since I have mostly top pops with 16 being single finest I can't really send them in on a chance that they'll make the grade. Just this year I started a signature set and a few competative sets here at PMG though they'll never be award winners I've found it very interesting. I'm starting with just sheets of 4 and 8, the largest PMG currently encases though I've seen older sheets of 12 certified by PMG. The chat boards on the PMG side may not be as active as on the coin side but the helpfulness, kindness and respectful answers and willingness is strong. In 2012 there just didn't seem to be many PMG notes available but now when looking at the auction catalogs it's about 50 - 50. I also like the fact that NGC & PMG are the same company. That's not the case with PCGS and PCGScurrency; the currency division was sold off a few years ago as it wasn't making the money that parent company had hoped. Collectors universe is a publicly traded under the symbol CLCT on the NASDAQ. One would think with share holders PCGS would try harder but that's not the case. After submitting coins and currency to both places I can say NGC is clearly superior in every aspect and they don't even pay dividends to anyone. So my point is when you start your currency set don't make the same mistake I made; use PMG. Lastly, the auction prices are the same for either grader in currency unlike with coins. Yes, I've read and been told by several people why the price differences in coins and I can't explain it, understand it or care.

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  9. EJ3312's Journal

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    It is not just a hobby to spend ones free time on. Now coin, currency and comic collecting has become quite a profitable way of life for many professional collectors. It doesn't matter what you like to collect it can be any of the three listed above. If one knows what he or she is doing it is not only hobby, it could actually turn into a very profitable home business.

    I started collecting things when I was only eight years old. I remember it started ever since my father gave me a bright shinny Morgan Silver Dollar. I have never seen one before that so I was completely dazzled by the luster that the spinning coin projected as the sun light hit coin while I was moving it up and down to observe the different effect that I could come up with the shiny Morgan Silver Dollar.This was the begging of my Collecting hobby. I practically collected everything that I thought was beautiful. And I saw beauty in almost everything that I can see. Then as my collection grew because I was simply enjoying everything that I have collected from coins to currencies, from marbles to rubber bands and of course trading cards. To me they all have theirs own distinct personalities. But why do we collect things is it because we are afraid that they would run out if we didn't have enough of them? If one is good then maybe have ten or twenty of them is even better. So when does it end? When do we say we say to ourselves there I have collected my very last piece of coin. I am done with coin collecting, but we know that it couldn't be that easy. We know that sooner of latter we won't be able to stop collecting things, simply because deep down inside us we really know why or who we are collecting for. You see it's like whenever a child get to see some of my coins, currency and specially my comic books collection, I see it in their eyes that they were thanking me for collecting these wonderful things that the child was feasting their eyes on. That's when I totally realize that I wasn't really collecting for myself or for my home business. That is when it finally hit me, that I was actually collecting for the children of the future. So that they too would someday be able to gaze their eyes on that same beautiful coin luster of that very first Morgan Dollar that was given to me when I was also just a child.

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  10. Billy Blaze
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    Wow over 100 for a complete set

    I added this one cause my fractional notes are getting harder to find in the grade and price I'm. Looking for so I figured I get the easy ones of another set

    So I picked this set cause its older and I think has a higher neat factor for my kids. Why I collect in the first place

    I know nothing about these I know pmg epq is more than likely the way I am going but grade level not sure.

    I'm just real excited to learn about these and having fun doing it. But over 100 bills to complete the set I'm sure it will take a lot of time and effort to complete this set

    So any insight to start me off please lmk the do and don't do's and especially the best way to complete this set

    Happy holidays

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  11. Eagles Nest
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    Do the administrators ever look at the many sets of notes and adjust the scores accordingly???????

    I was just wondering why I never see a score adjustment in the note sets like they do with the coin sets. I know that since I started assembling the few sets I have nothing has ever changed except the price to obtain quality notes. SSSSSSo whats up???

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    Free Kitchen Planner Online. Thirty Ex Display Kitchens To Clear. £595 each with appliances www.exdisplaykitchens1.co.uk Thirty kitchen ranges to choose from.

    Free Kitchen Planner Online. Thirty Ex Display Kitchens To Clear. £595 each with appliances www.exdisplaykitchens1.co.uk Thirty kitchen ranges to choose from.

    Free Kitchen Planner Online

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    Cheap Kitchen Cabinets Sale Manchester

    Cheap Kitchen Cabinets Sale Manchester. Thirty Ex Display Kitchens To Clear. £595 each with appliances http://www.exdisplaykitchens1.co.uk. Thirty kitchen ranges to choose from.

     

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    Cheap Kitchen Cabinets Sale Manchester

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    http://www.london-kitchen.co.uk/

    Cheap London Kitchen Try looking at www.kitchendesign1.co.uk. They have some amazing designs and prices. Cheap London Kitchen

    Cheap London Kitchen

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    Bragging Rights for Your Hawaii Denomination Set

    I'm assisting a writer/historian who requires images of a Hawaii Denomination Set ($1, $5, $10, and $20) for an upcoming book.

    This is an opportunity for the true Hawaii Emergency note collector to have his/her notes featured in a book about the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    I know who has the highest ranking Hawaii Denomination Set and an offer was extended.

    In case the original request is rejected. I'm making this supplemental solicitation for owners with top ranking and complete Hawaii Denomination Sets interested in having their notes as part of the book.

    Owner of images will get appropriate credit in the book and a copy of the book. You will also gain bragging rights that your notes are in a historical book.

    The book is entitled, "My Pearl Harbor Scrapbook, 1941. A Nostalgic Collection of Memories." It has been designed as an authentic scrapbook of that era. The author has been working very closely with the Arizona Memorial Museum Association, (now known as, the World War ll Valor in the Pacific National Monument at Pearl Harbor.) The foreword in the book was generously written by their Chief Historian, Daniel Martinez.

    The author also found out that the book was selected by the Smithsonian Museums for sale at both the Air and Space Museum stores, as well as the National Museum of American History.

    Talk about bragging rights. Contact me if you are interested. I will provide the authors contact information.

    Thank you,

    Darryl

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    I usually just buy coins at auction. This time was different I ran across a currency offering that got my attention. If I was reading it right it looked like each of the boxes in this offering had two bills a 20/50 with matching serials.

     

    The title and information they gave was sparse and misleading I figured others would pass this by.I have found in some auctions once the bidders on the internet have had their fill of bidding once an item is bid up bidding on the floor won't be to vigorous. I won the auction and these are the serials on the bills. I just got the package and It is everything I was expecting. These are the serials.RICHMOND 2263PHILADELPHIA 2263SAN FRANCISCO 2284NEW YORK 2290CHICAGO 2294MINNEAPOLIS 2300ST LOUIS 2300DALLAS 2304ATLANTA 2312CLEVELAND 2320BOSTON 2332KANSAS CITY 240314101.thumb.JPG.befc3a80bfefd10005bc2dba38f0a75c.JPGTo see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.