PMG Journals

 

The joys of scope explosion.

... always getting in a little over my head with eyes that are bigger than my wallet. I'm always amazed by how often it happens that I start with a simple, small idea and goal, and then I come up with this insane idea for a big project that's usually beyond my time and financial resources, and then I settle on another approach that's actually reasonable and achievable. This isn't limited to coin collecting in my life but coin and note collecting are certainly areas where this tendency is expre

Revenant

Revenant

05/02/2016

Gold Collage

Gold Collage

Spectrum of Colors Composing Gold Certificates This is a collage of the different reverse colors seen on various gold certificates. What better background than a Fr-1180 technicolor? I have always been fascinated with the different "orange" colors that make up the reverse of the gold certificates. Here is a direct comparison! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

05/01/2016

 

NEW Holders

BEST Before Now Light Years ahead... By Far The Best 3rd party graded holders out there! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Paulies 1992

Paulies 1992

04/27/2016

?? RARE SHORT RUN 2013 STAR NOTE  ???  It's an un-reported run !!  2013 "A" STAR NOTES

?? RARE SHORT RUN 2013 STAR NOTE ??? It's an un-reported run !! 2013 "A" STAR NOTES

The 2013 Star notes had a run of 80,000 For the 2013 L star note. I came across these this week..... two packs of A, Boston FRB .. came across these this week, Will be placing one of them on ebay to test the waters... I have not seen any others yet.. but who knows how many are in the run as there is no Production numbers that I can find from the Federal Reserve (BEP). There was an 80,000 run of 2013 L star notes, of course I want this First run of A stars to match that production number

mikim13

mikim13

04/23/2016

 

Collecting the Zimbabwe Trillion Series

A recent effort in notes collecting I recently started collecting the Zimbabwe Trillion Series of notes. If most people are like me you might initially think that the Trillions Series refers only to the last 4 notes that are denominated in the trillions of dollars (10, 20, 50, and 100 Trillion dollars). The full series actually includes over 25 notes. The denominations run from 1 dollar to the infamous 100 trillion note. This series ran from 2007 to 2009 and come after the Bearer Cheque Series

Revenant

Revenant

04/22/2016

 

WHITES HOUSE COLLECTION of NOTES U.S.A. / C.S.A.

C S A $20.00 COUNTRFEIT NOTE's BY SAM UPHAM THIS IS PART OF MY C S A COUNTERFEIT NOTES MOSTLY $20.00. THESE NOTES HAVE A STORY BEHIND THEM AND THE MAN THE SOUTH PUT A BOUNTY ON . HE IS REPORTED TO HAVE PUT INTO CIRCULATION OVER 1 MILLION INTO THE SOUTHS ECONOMEY.HE HAD A DRUG STORE / stationary STORE.GOT PICTURE OF $5.00 NOTE IN NEWS PAPER AND STATED PRINTING THEM UP.SELLING THEM FOR 5CENTS SOLD OUT QUICK so he started buying bills and reproducing them sold to fast to keep up.people were going

red cent

red cent

04/20/2016

New PMG Holder

New PMG Holder

Newly graded on 4/18/2016 Fr-1184 with PMG's super material. It is very nice. The lovely and rare Fr-1184. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

04/18/2016

ADDING - ONES in APRIL 2016 - SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES SET SCORING UPDATE

ADDING - ONES in APRIL 2016 - SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES SET SCORING UPDATE

THE 1974 ONE DOLLAR STAR NOTES SCORING CORRECTION The Collector Society just updated the One Dollar star notes scoring for SSFRN Fr #1908 series of 1974 within all sets. The changes can be seen within all existing sets. This update move some of the notes into the RARE Note as base on the PMG latest population report, with 4 at the lowest and 23 at the highest shown in the report for each slot. Also the society is also working on most of the Small Size Federal Reserve notes to add mules and bac

STEVE R

STEVE R

04/08/2016

Rare Gold Certificate

Rare Gold Certificate

My theory is that rare notes, especially gold certificates have great potential. Nobody ever responds to my posts but folks look at the pictures s I assume they enjoy. Here's what my new deal is....count the population report of all the gold certificates from both PMG and PCGS web sites and try to purchase mid-grade versions. I can't afford GEM's. Fr-1174 is a $20 gold certificate. It looks at lot like the well known Fr-1187 with Speelman/White signatures from 1922. OK, for Fr-1187 PMG/PCGS re

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/22/2016

Reverse of Rare Fr-1184

Reverse of Rare Fr-1184

From previous post on Fr-1184 Read previous post on thoughts about low population gold certificates To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/22/2016

 

Hyperinflation of Arts

Old Navy created the T-shirts "Young Aspiring Artist", but with the word "artist" crossed out, and substituted with other words such as "astronaut" and "president". The T-shirts triggered controversy and social media outcry. Old Navy created the T-shirts "Young Aspiring Artist", but with the word "artist" crossed out, and substituted with other words such as "astronaut" and "president". The T-shirts triggered controversy and social media outcry. People were complaining about the shirt shamming

johnadam111

johnadam111

03/17/2016

Reverse of $50 Fr-1197- My Scan

Reverse of $50 Fr-1197- My Scan

This is my scan of a note I purchased. The seller tinted the scan with more orange to make the note more presentable. Be careful when you buy gold certificates and be sure to ask. Is this the original scan or di you colorize it? I think my scan is nicer! My scan of the reverse of Fr-1197 $50 Gold Certificate. Next post is the sellers scan. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/07/2016

Reverse of Fr-1197 Seller's Scan

Reverse of Fr-1197 Seller's Scan

This is sellers scan of a note I purchased. The seller tinted the scan with more orange to make the note more presentable. Be careful when you buy gold certificates and be sure to ask. Is this the original scan or did you colorize it? I think my scan is nicer! Seller's Scan. This business is full of tricksters. Rule: buy certified notes that the seller guarantees the scan color has not been altered. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/07/2016

Gold Certificate Reverse

Gold Certificate Reverse

Obverse is rare Parker Burke signature combo I keep believing large size gold certificates that are GEM or relatively rare are the way to go. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

03/06/2016

Reverse of NET $5 FRN

Reverse of NET $5 FRN

Pinholes is an understatement!! Thanks Pop, bet you never knew this note would be posted on a thing called the internet and potentially bee seen by thousands! RIP To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/21/2016

Inherited from Grandfather in 1972

Inherited from Grandfather in 1972

Sat in a drawer for 40 years Our grandfather saved a few bills from when he first immigrated to the US in 1917. I decided to have them graded and although worth very little, they are priceless to me. Sweet man thought he was passing down valuable currency! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/20/2016

ADDING - ONES in FEBUARY 2016 - MORE NEW SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

ADDING - ONES in FEBUARY 2016 - MORE NEW SMALL SIZE FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES

BEP ADD MORE NEW $1 NOTES - THE LUCKY MONEY COLLECTION Over this year BEP will add more new runs of one dollar notes with the addition of the 2013 series printed by both the Washington DC and Fort Worth Facility. The following notes have been printed at this time, form the Fort Worth Fr #3001-A, C, D, E, F, G, G*, H, I, J, K ,K*, L and L*, the notes from the Washington DC are Fr #3002-A, A*, B, B*,C, E, E*,F and F*. Some of DC and FW may be issue by the BEP as Lucky Money starting with the fir

STEVE R

STEVE R

02/18/2016

Investment Focus

Investment Focus

What notes are the best investment? One might say any note you can buy low and sell high! Since this Journal is useless in that I am talking to myself (no one ever replies) here is my take. GO to Track and Price. It is surprising some notes perceived as rare, BILLIONS were printed. Small silver certificates after 1934 are just about all worth a few dollars. Some make money by selling hundreds of these graded at 65 or 66's bought for 20 bucks ans selling for 50 to 100. Even the star notes are w

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Investment Focus II

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

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

02/15/2016

Reverse of Investment Focus II

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

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