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ADDING - ONES in OCTOBER 2016 - MORE 2013 STAR NOTES

ADDING - ONES in OCTOBER 2016 - MORE 2013 STAR NOTES

UPDATE ON 2013-A and G STAR NOTES In this Set Type - $1 Federal Reserve Notes -- District Set with Stars and Varieties. The Registry have added the new 2013 Fr #3002-A DC and 2013 Fr #3001-G FW both star notes have come back from PMG graded but not added to the set, they will be added after the scoring is completed, see photo below. I hope they can be added over next two weeks. I had three A-star and two G-star notes graded and more on the next submittal. Updated on October 22, 2016 - The fo

STEVE R

STEVE R

10/16/2016

 

adding one .

what grade will it be.in process now. glad to see it back. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

m.decker

m.decker

10/14/2016

ADDING - ONES in SEPTEMBER 2016 - MORE 2013 TWO DOLLARS NOTES

ADDING - ONES in SEPTEMBER 2016 - MORE 2013 TWO DOLLARS NOTES

BEP COMPLETE THE RUN OF TWO DOLLARS 2013 NOTES In the last updated of www.uspapermoney.com on July 2016, its shows the new runs of two dollars federal reserve notes from the Fort Worth Facility, to complete the notes for all 12 Federal Reserve District, the runs cover the first A/A, C/A, D/A, G/A, H/A and J/A with each run over at 6,400,000 in each run and complete the this runs of twos. The New York B stars with a run of 3,200,000 to complete this series of notes, the F and L stars are printe

STEVE R

STEVE R

09/05/2016

ADDING - ONES in AUGUST 2016 - MORE 2013 STAR NOTES

ADDING - ONES in AUGUST 2016 - MORE 2013 STAR NOTES

BEP ADDING MORE 2013 STAR NOTES A and G In checking the last updated www.uspapermoney.info on July 12th shows that one new run of Washington DC Facility ATLANTA F6 notes, in June 2016 run of 51,200,000. Also in June from the Fort Worth Facility is the second run of NEW YORK B2 B/C and B/E block and the first run B2 Star notes with a run of 6,400,000. It always best to check the updated printing reports on BEP website. Also check with your local Bank for new notes. Also the following notes

STEVE R

STEVE R

08/13/2016

Art Project of Large Note $20 Gold Certificate

Art Project of Large Note $20 Gold Certificate

Paint and crop is quite entertaining with scanned notes I couldn't help myself. My $20 Gold Large Note collection is nearing completion. I only need an Fr-1181, 1182 and 1183. I have the technicolor Fr-1180. I need the Fr-1179, the other technicolor note to truly complete the collection but that probably won't happen for a long, long time. I hopefully have a trade in the works to get the 1181, 82 and 83. I thought I would choose 6 of the reverses and do another collage. I will do another with

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

08/07/2016

Ungraded Notes

Ungraded Notes

They continue to get away with it and the auction house does nothing. Here is a description from a seller that I bought an ungraded note from and it graded out NET 35....The listing is shown below as is a pic from the current listing. The photo has been so manipulated it is almost impossible to see but when you get it in the mail you will DEFINITELY see a horizontal fold. NO NOTE WITH A HORIZONTAL FOLD WILL GRADE ABOVE 35. NONE!!!! Yet, this 100% feedback seller that has glowing feedback from po

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/27/2016

ADDING - ONES in JUNE 2016 - HITTING THE TWO THOUSANDS GRADED NOTE MARK

ADDING - ONES in JUNE 2016 - HITTING THE TWO THOUSANDS GRADED NOTE MARK

A TOTAL OF 2,004 PMG GRADED NOTES IN ALL SETS This is the first collection in the PMG Collectors Society Registry with a total of more than two thousand notes covering some of the denominations of Large and Small Size Gold and Silver Certificate, United States and along with the Small Size Federal Reserve Bank Notes within all of the various sets. This had taken eight years to gather the notes and have them graded or purchase a pre-graded notes from a dialer, show or conventions, also to sta

STEVE R

STEVE R

06/24/2016

A Great Day for Third Dollar Collectors.

A Great Day for Third Dollar Collectors.

The Zimbabwe sets we all wanted. Well, the ones I wanted anyway. So I'm at my desk today and I get an email from Ali listing a bunch of new Zimbabwe note sets including a bunch of sets for the Third Dollar or the Trillions series. The email said they'd be coming "soon" and I was wondering when exactly that would be, but when I checked the site I saw that the Third Dollar sets were already up! The Bearer Check, Agro Check and other sets aren't out yet but honestly those aren't the ones I was ho

Revenant

Revenant

06/22/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 1

Ungraded to Graded - Part 1

Lesson on what is advertised versus what the truth is.... This is Picture 1 from the seller, a picture of the obverse of the note. Notice how the note look beautiful and white. Here is the description by the seller... "On the want lists of many collectors, but rarely ever offered. Most seen are very low grade and ugly. Examples in mega high grade like this one here tonight, are very few and far between. Incredible design with a portrait of Lincoln, and nicknamed the "Porthole Note". This spe

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 2

Ungraded to Graded - Part 2

The reverse of the note from the sellers advertisement. To refresh your memory, here is the note description. "On the want lists of many collectors, but rarely ever offered. Most seen are very low grade and ugly. Examples in mega high grade like this one here tonight, are very few and far between. Incredible design with a portrait of Lincoln, and nicknamed the "Porthole Note". This specimen is near uncirculated with just very minor handling(see enlarged scans). Premium paper quality is crisp a

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 3

Ungraded to Graded - Part 3

Now the truth... Sent to PMG and graded. The new PMG holders are absolutely wonderful. Like the note is mounted in a crystal glass container. Even so, the note is scanned with my scanner with no color manipulation. Notice a difference between my scan and the advertised scan? Also, notice the grade isn't quite consistent with the description. Hmmmmm.... PS I blocked my name lest I am victimized. I thought this "premium paper" super version of the wonderful Fr-282 would be the jewel of my coll

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 4

Ungraded to Graded - Part 4

The reverse grade describing why the note is NET. Now inspect the note very carefully to see if you can spot the "Repair". A good test if you can grade by a scan. If you find the repair before I give you the answer, you have a very keen eye!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

Ungraded to Graded - Part 5

Ungraded to Graded - Part 5

Did you find the repair? I could not so I called PMG. Sometimes the graders leave notes as to what was repaired. The phone agent told me there was a tear "in the middle of the note at the top" that was repaired. Only then did I locate the repair. The arrow shows. If you had the note in hand prior to the sale and looked it over with a microscope or high magnification and knew what to look for, you would have seen the repair. I looked the note over before grading and did not see it. I left "neut

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/08/2016

 

Ungraded notes in my crosshairs

Ungraded notes are sucking your wallet Ungraded notes steal from your pocket. Why would a rare gold certificate from 1882 be ungraded? They are so rare, just about every dealer has seen every one of these notes. I see it all the time, dealers saying, "oh I sold this same note five years ago" The notes are ungraded because experts know they will grade NET. They are able to spot the tiniest flaw that even if an average collector had the note in his hand, he would not be able to tell it was "reto

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/03/2016

 

Stupid Collectors Buy Ungraded Notes

I am stupid This is the last time, I promise!! I will never be STUPID again. Several Ebay dealers that continuously get 5 star feedback for selling ungraded notes. Probably because the buyer never gets the note graded. I have learned my lesson over and over again that ungraded notes that are rare or valuable are UNGRADED FOR A REASON. These rare or highly desirable notes have probably been looked at and looked at again and again by professionals that know why they should not grade them. THEY A

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/02/2016

ADDING - ONES in JUNE 2016 - 2013 A-STAR NOTES

ADDING - ONES in JUNE 2016 - 2013 A-STAR NOTES

BEP ADDING MORE STAR NOTES - ONE RUN ONLY 3,200,000 In checking the last updated www.uspapermoney.info website on May 15th shows that only one run of Washington DC Boston A-star notes, so-called 80,000 this may be part of the November 2015 runs of 3,200,000 notes and only reported in April monthly update. It always best to check the updated printing reports on BEP website. As to the price only time will tell. I will be checking with my local Bank of America for new notes. As-noted in us pape

STEVE R

STEVE R

05/28/2016

New PMG Holder for Fr-1198

New PMG Holder for Fr-1198

New holders are definitely better than old ones I have some freshly graded notes from earlier this year and when you hold the newest holders to the light and compare with the previous holders, there is no doubt. The old holders look great but are cloudy looking when held up to the new holders. You would not know unless you compare them directly! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/27/2016

Reverse of Fr-1198 - New Holder

Reverse of Fr-1198 - New Holder

The Fr-1198 has only 39 graded between both the services. The Parker-Burke signature combination from the 1913 series has 21 graded at PMG and 18 graded from PCGS for a grand total of 39 Fr-1184 graded notes. Compare that to the more common Speelman-White signature combo of the 1922 series (Fr-1187) where 3,907 have been graded. Yet, there isn't a great premium between the two? That's why I don't mind owning multiple Fr-1184 notes! One day... To see old comments for this Journal entry, cl

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/27/2016

 

So then why the first dollars?

Why I had to get the 1983 note too... So, some people that watch my set listings (why would you do that, you creepers... joking) or the Zimbabwe bank note categories might have noticed that I added a registry set for the pre-hyperinflation Zimbabwe dollars and added a couple of $20 notes in there, the 1983 and the 1994. Depending on how curious you are you might have wondered why I added this set and bought these notes when I've been spending all this time talking about wanting the Trillion S

Revenant

Revenant

05/10/2016

Scope Creep

Scope Creep

All Collectors are Victims of Scope Creep That's why PMG, PCGS, Ebay, Heritage love us because our scope creeps beyond our wallet, spouses and our own original design!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/03/2016

ADDING - ONES in MAY 2016 - MOVING TOWARD TWO THOUSANDS NOTES MARK

ADDING - ONES in MAY 2016 - MOVING TOWARD TWO THOUSANDS NOTES MARK

ADDING MORE NEW PMG GRADED NOTES This is the first time that four collectors in the PMG Collectors Society Registry have gather a total of more than one thousand notes each covering all the denominations of Fractional Currency, Confederate State, Large and Small Size Gold and Silver Certificate, United States, along with the Federal Reserve small size notes and World notes within all sets. This is an outstanding achievement for any currency collector, along with the years it has taken to gathe

STEVE R

STEVE R

05/02/2016