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Investment Focus II

GOLD CERTIFICATES Everyone should have some gold coins, but gold certificates are really good investments. Don't buy . Try to score at least a 30 and preferably better in PPQ or EPQ. I look at the 1922 and 1913 large size $50 Grants. With the exception of Fr-1200, these are incredibly low populations! And finding these $50's in better than PCGS, PMG 50 is really difficult (unless the 1922 Fr-1200) So buying a quality 30 or above with no NET or Apparent and especially if you can get EPQ/PPQ, I believe these are going to do well for mid-size in the future. Instead of buying a bunch on star notes from 1934 or new currency (why do people collect currency that is still in circulation?) try to get large sizes in the 1800's vintage. They can only get more rare. Why people find allure in new currency with low serial numbers or radars or ladders...CRAZY!! In 150 years they will definitely have value. Some person was selling a one dollar bill, brand new with a serial number like 00000073. He wanted like $380!! I offered $120 only because it was my wife's bday year and her declined. I was relieved. Why pay for that !!?? Folks selling brand new currency with two or three digit serial numbers as if it were special. Poppycock. Save you dollars and maybe, if you can, buy one of these once a year than 60 pieces of paper with no investment value at 70 bucks a piece when you can get this one piece. Someone reply, this is getting boring posting t myself. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Reverse of Investment Focus II

Fr-1197, a note from 1882. Look at the beaut of the reverse. They don't make notes like this anymore. Reverse of a gold certificate with good eye appeal = good investment. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Low Cost Common Gold Cerificates

Fr-1187 and Fr-1173 are $10 and $20 common gold certificates with great beauty and reasonable price for high quality notes. Good starters for those that LOVE the reverse of gold certificates To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Another reverse beauty

The Hillegas $10 is numbered in the 1000's but they are reasonable prices for high quality. Get this for the same price someone is selling a 2009 $10 bill with a 2 digit serial number. Or ladder, or radar, or poppycock. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Red Man

Red Notes are nice Any red note specialists out there? To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/06/2016

Punch Through Embossing?

Is punch through embossing proof of EPQ or PPQ? I always looks for excellent embossing, a nice example here To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/06/2016

More Embossing

The Nationals seem to have nice punch through as well. From New York To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/06/2016

$2 8888 Lucky Money Sheet

http://www.moneyfactorystore.gov/28888luckymoneysheet.aspx (First day of sale: November 18, 2015 -- 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time) In celebration of the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is pleased to announce the newest addition to its Lucky Money Collection: the $2 "8888" Lucky Money Sheet. The $2 "8888" Lucky Money Sheet features an uncirculated Series 2009 $2 8-subject, uncut currency sheet with the serial numbers of all eight notes beginning with "8888." Each sheet is displayed in a decorative holder, capturing the significance of numerology and Chinese symbolism, and is protected by an acid-free, clear, polymer sleeve. This product is sold for $58.88 and only 16,888 will be available for sale. Bulk pricing is available for the $2 "8888" Lucky Money Sheet. Household quantity purchase limit restrictions of 250 units for the $2 "8888" Lucky Money Sheet will be imposed for the first week of release, November 18 -- 24, 2015. On November 25, 2015, household purchase restrictions will be waived.

GW

GW

01/23/2016

Saturday

Just throwing out something nice to look at I love it! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/23/2016

Fr-1197 1882 $50 Gold Certificate

Opinions regarding valu of small and large gold certificates Does anyone have opinions regarding your opinion on the investment potential for gold certificates. It seems like small and large size gold certificates are good long term investments. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/15/2016

Safety Deposit Box

The tellers always wonder what is there Wonder what they would think if they knew! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

01/15/2016

ADDING - ONES in JANUARY 2016 - 2015 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES SETS

THE COLLECTORS SOCIETY - HAS UPDATE THE NOTES SETS WITH THE ADDITION OF 2013 SERIES NOTES Over this past year The Collector Society has updated and corrected all of the Small Size Federal Reserve Notes sets and has added new notes to all of the denominations sets. But most of the work has been on the One Dollar notes sets with the addition of mules and back plate error notes along with the addition of the 2013 series notes printed by both the Washington DC and Forth Worth Facility. With the addition of the mules and the back plate error notes such as the 1974 FR #1908 with the 905 back plate error and the 1985 FR #1913 with the 129 back plate error were added to the One Dollar Federal Reserve Note - District Set with Stars and Varieties, this set now reflex the notes that are in the PMG graded notes within the population report. Also the Collectors Society have added and corrected the other sets and updated the scoring for the newly added star designation notes. Over this year (2016) you will see more changes to all of the Small Size Federal Reserve note sets. Also over the next two years we may see a change in the addition of a 2013A notes with a change of the Treasure of the United State or the Secretary of the Treasury. Take a look at this Set Type: $1 Federal Reserve Note - District Set with Stars and Varieties, you will see the latest addition to the set. Within this district master set, there are 282 PMG-66E, 116 PMG-67E and 13 PMG-68E. Also within this set there are 42 RARE notes with a score ranging from 250 to 2500 points and three notes with a PMG-66 EPQ* star designation. Also only 48 out of 620 notes were purchase from a coin or currency dealer in a PMG holder, all other were from bank notes or from various current dealers and were sent in to PMG for grading. The remaining 4% or twenty two notes will be the hardest to fine graded or ungraded. The first change will be the addition of three new 2013 FR #3001-H, FR #3002-A and FR #3002-F* star. It had taken four year to build this One Dollar Master set and my take another four more to complete this set. Within the three One Dollar District Sets there is a total of 1,021 graded notes. Over the last seven years I have added a total of 1,946 notes, of that 1,941 notes are within all the sets. This has been a very good year for the Small Size Federal Reserve notes and 2016 will be better. Updated January 20, 2016 - The Journal Entry should be used to inform the members of the Collectors Society an add information to help the membership and share your notes and the love of the hobby. I have over the last six years to cover the Small Size Federal Reserve Notes and inform members of changes, upcoming notes and correction to the sets and help make correction to the scoring system, along with the addition of mules and back plate error notes. This series of small size notes will be with the American people for a lone time. As a collector I can not afford the price of sum of the large size notes or the gold series notes. This is away new members can start with notes from 1963 series to the present at a affordable price. The same way we all started with a penny collection or other US Mint coins. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

STEVE R

STEVE R

01/13/2016

Hunter/Gather

Estate sale finds Collector, investor, interested in readily, first rate marketable coins discovered at estate sale, which are then sent for grading and placed for sale. Such as this gem... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

starfoodie

starfoodie

12/14/2015

ADDING - ONES in NOVEMBER 2015 - 2013 SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

JUST UPDATED THE 2013 ONE DOLLAR NOTE SETS PMG is updated all the sets and adding the notes for all denominations sets, As notes in the last journal, the local bank is the best place to pick up new crisp uncirculated 2013 notes, our at your local currency dealer. In last two weeks of August and November, I have pick up the following notes Fr #3001-A, Fr #3001-E, Fr #3001-F, Fr #3001-G, Fr #3001-K stars and Fr #3001-L star that just graded out as PMG-45E this one will be the first one graded, there are three Fr #3001-L stars at PMG for grading. At this time I have not located the Washington DC Fr #3002-F and F stars, also no Fort Worth Fr #3001-G stars. Also noted in www.uspapermoneyinfo.com a run of Fr #3001-L star were printed, with a run of only 80,000 notes they were listed as part of the January 15th run, at this time none of the notes are in circulation, but they printed one run Fr #3001-L stars with 9,600,000. Also BEP added the one run of Fr #3001-H with a printing of 8,960,000 and Fr #3001-I with a printing of 3,840,000. Also take a look at new fifty dollars note the sheet notes, they are coming out will centered. Take a look at this Set Type: $1 Federal Reserve Note - District Set with Stars and Varieties, DISTRICT MASTER SET, you will see the latest addition to the set. Within this set of 616 notes there are 274 PMG-66E, 110 PMG-67E and 12 PMG-68E along with 39 RARE notes. Also only 43 notes were purchase from a currency dealers in a PMG holder, all other were send in from stock bank notes or ungraded notes from various currency dealer. Up Dated on December 2,2015, The following notes need to be added to this set $1 Federal Reserve Note - District Set with Stars and Varieties, for the 1974 Fr #1908 (mule) with the 905 back plate error, their are nine notes, only four notes are listed in the population report but not in the set. Up Dated on December 5, 2015, Just pick up the 1974 Fr #1908-Jbpe star (mule) with the 905 back plate error only two note are listed in the PMG population report, I also pickup a 1974 FR #1908-Lbpe (905 back plate error) but not listed in the set, but two note are listed in PMG population report. I also have a new 2013 Fr #3002-F DC note, that going in for grading next week. Up Dated on December 15, 2015, PMG just added the 1974 Fr #1908 with 905 back plate error, they are listed as 1974 $1 Fr #1908-Abpe. This will add nine notes to this Set Type: $1 Federal Reserve Note - District Set with Stars and Varieties. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

STEVE R

STEVE R

11/17/2015

Which Note would you rather own?? (1)

I need replies so please do so for the sake of beginning a conversation!! Thanks!! I love collecting currency. IT IS SO WONDERFUL!! Please vote with your reply, then I will show you the official grades in the third post and I will entitle the grades for each the note "Note Grades for Survey" If you like this note better, then write (1) in your reply. THANKS!!!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/25/2015

Which Note would you rather own ??? (2)

Please vote!! This should be fun. Also feel free to predict the grades if you want!!!! Please vote with your reply, then I will show you the official grades in the third post and I will entitle the grades for each the note "Note Grades for Survey" If you like this note better, then write (2) in your reply. THANKS!!!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/25/2015

Technicolor! Queen of Notes....King of Pain

More genius on my part I am a genius. I buy notes graded high and have them regraded, cut their value in half and effectively throw money into the wind. I am clearly a currency genius. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/23/2015