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the note titler.

the note titler.the banknote was printed at the bank of bolivia.the banknote value can be found with a currency converter.bolivia 5 million check banknote."70" collectors can find them easily for grading. the banknote will deposit in most us banks .with a simple atm visa debit.its the most current banknote of that country. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

M. DECKER

M. DECKER

04/02/2014

 

ADDING - ONES in DECEMBER 2017 - NEW 2017 ONE DOLLAR NOTES

THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING – NEW SERIES OF 2017 NOTES WERE LISTED IN OCTOBER CURRENCY REPORT      SSFRN – THE FIRST IS A ONE DOLLARS 2017 F-STAR NOTE   In checking the monthly production report that BEP for October 2017 show the first printing for the 2017S series of notes and is listed for fiscal year 2018 and fiscal month October 2017. A small run of 250,000 notes from 5000 sheet with the serial F00000001* thru F00250000*. The note is listed as a Atlanta $1.00 2017S F* star issue by the eastern currency facility or Washington D/C. This will make this note a “RARE” issue with this low printing an also the first one printed. I also check the BEP store to see if they showed up as sale item, the BEP store was not updated. Also not reported is the new F/A block that were also printed but not listed in the October 2017 production report.   Also in checking uspapermoney.info/serials/f2017 new notes are listed, with the last update 10/16/17. I will update and edit this journal as more information is released. On 12/18/17 the BEP production data was added. To see the new 2017 series F/A block go to www "Steven Mnuchin's wife strikes a pose with a sheet of money", the notes with the following serial number "F33922301A" is one of note on this sheet is a part of the BEP sheet note issue.   Update on March 10th - The new series of 2017 notes, BEP updated the production report and added November 2017 notes, the second run of F star with 3,200,000 notes, with  serial F03200001* thru F06400000*. Also the first run F/A block of notes with serial starting at F57600000A thru F96000000A and the second run printing starting at F00000001B thru F19200000B. The sheet notes were the first to be printed starting with F353150001A thru F35400000A. Also the information is also on uspapermoney.info with the last update also dated 3/24/17. The note slot were added to PMG sets for new 2017 series of one dollars series of notes.   Also the BEP have not updated the mouthy population report for the last two mouth for JAN 2017 and FEB 2017 for fiscal year 2018 and uspapermoney.info is also have not been updated, the last update was on 2/2/18 thru December 2017.    BEP Store just issue the new 2017 Uncut Currency Sheet notes on January 30, 2018, all the notes are Fr #3003-F with same series serial number. I have order the notes and will add serial numbers amount and photo at a later update.   The 2017 series sheet notes came in today, February 8, 2018 with the same serial number as the standard run. I could not remove the photo below, so I have add a new journal entry to add the picture of the 2017 new note with Serial number F35397184A.      

STEVE R

STEVE R

12/19/2017

First Obsolete Note, And First Wild West Currency Signature Set Entry

Let's hunt buffalo! Finally I've found a note so I can start my Wild West Currency Edition Signature set. I've really thought my first additions to my signature set would be a Chief note and/or a Bison note. But I couldn't pass this one up. The note is an Obsolete note from the Western Exchange Fire & Marine Insurance Co., from Omaha, Nebraska. It's a $3 note and has a red THREE overprint. The center vignette is a mounted Indian chasing a buffalo, and when I saw it on a Teletrade auction a few days ago, I had to have it. :-) I think I overpaid a little, but that's OK because I sure like it. It's an unsigned note (does that make it a remainder)? I'm attaching a scan, and you can also see it in my set.
 

ADDING - ONES in FEBRUARY 2018 - NEW 2017 ONE DOLLAR SHEET NOTE

THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING – NEW SERIES OF 2017 SHEET NOTES LISTED IN BEP STORE        SSFRN – ONE DOLLAR 2017 F/A BLOCK SHEET NOTE   The notes were printed and is not part of standard runs for this 2017 issue by the eastern currency facility or Washington D/C an the same serial number block F/A of notes with serial F35315001A thru F35400000A, the photo below is one of the note cut from a sheet of five notes. The note below will be sent in to PMG for grading within week, along with the other nine. Updated on March 24, 2018, the first four notes came back graded from PMG-64 thru PMG-67 EPQ.    I have added a Signature Sets to cover the one dollar sheet notes, as the notes are added a photo and description will be added, at this time I have 20 sheet notes set for grading. The 2017 note photo below is one in for grading at this time. New update for both the BEP and USpapermoney.info in March 2018. They also listed the new addition of B/A, F/A, F/B, F/C, block from the Washington D/C and the first Fort Worth series G/A, G/* and the first L/A and L/B blocks one dollar block.   The sheet note were part of a normal run, the first one of the F/A block starting with F35315001A thru F35400000A and are listed in the 2017 notes.        

STEVE R

STEVE R

02/09/2018

 

ADDING – ONES in April 2018 - ADDING NEW 2013 FIVE DOLLARS NOTES

THE BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING – ADD MORE THE NEW 2013 FIVE DOLLARS STAR NOTES.       SSFRN – THIS UPDATE THE FIVE DOLLARS 2013 series B, F AND H STAR NOTES   The last update on uspapermoney.info show the adding of the following new Five Dollars star notes MB/star, MF/star and MH/star all form Eastern Facility (DC) and one MK/star from the Western Facility (FW). The star note complete the DC taking the series to 17 notes and one note from FW facility.   Below are the photo of new B and F stars notes, the notes are schedule for grading by PMG.

STEVE R

STEVE R

04/16/2018

new 100.00 with extra paper,miss-cut folded flap.

Help, I do not usually deal with this type of error. What's it called, how rare is it??? Got this today from the credit union, Need help with terminology and where to get some sort of value for the note..... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mikim13

mikim13

10/09/2013

 

Help I need some help

I have a question about the new 2009 one dollars note's. To day I received my sheet of the new 2009's one dollars note's, and I was looking over the sheet and I notice that the front plate number is smaller then the plate number on the back side. My question is with the plate number being smaller on the front would this be a mule set of note's. I kwow that if the back plate number on the back are smeller the plate number on the front this is call a mule note. if you can help please do so. thank you for your help. Don To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

amarillo1

amarillo1

04/26/2010

 

ADDING - ONES in MARCH 2017 - ADDING NEW SERIES of FEDERAL SMALL SIZE CURRENCY NOTES

In checking the BEP printing and annual monthly production report, shows new production for the month of January and February 2017, for one dollar thru hundreds dollar notes on their website - www.moneyfactory.gov All of the 2013 forth Worth District series (Fr #3001) for the one dollar notes have been printed from A thru L along with six stars notes. The following 2013 Washington DC series (Fr #3002) one dollar notes that have been printed A, B, C, E, F and four stars. The following DC notes that were not printed as of March of 2017 they are the D, G, H, I, J, K and L series. With 660 notes within this set, that cover the first fifty years of the Small Size Federal Reserve notes stars and varieties one dollars sets, may be starting in early 2017 with two run in January and February of 2017 with four runs of DC series A/D, A/E, E/I and F/J block for DC Fr #3002 and four runs of FW series G/G, G/H M, K/F, and K/G blocks for FW Fr #3001 runs. The next runs may in 2018 or 2019 for the next fifty years with the change of the Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mushin

STEVE R

STEVE R

03/29/2017

LOW RUN...LOW SERIAL NUMBER... RARE STAR NOTES... FIVE DOLLAR BILLS

From a run or 320,000 notes..... the first run. the lowest serial numbers that I have found. I do not usually check for star pairs in the five dollar note. But.... I came across a ten strap brick of notes from the BEP, ALL STAR notes. The first serial number of the brick ended with 9001, soooo I looked for the pair of stars and found these!!! To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mikim13

mikim13

09/25/2013

Thank You for This Award - Best Presented Set 2010

I am Truly Honored and Humbled! I would sincerely like to thank PMG for bestowing the award for 2010 Best Presented Set to my large size $1 bill currency type set collection (The Newport Ridge Collection - Large Ones). I am truly honored and humbled to win the award in the first year it was presented. I started as a coin collector, and actively participate on the coin side of the Collector's Society, but gradually became interested in collecting currency, especially large size US bills. I have tried to put my set together for display here in the PMG Registry in the best way I could. Since I have not completed my set, I was surprised to have won the best presented set. But now the pressure is on to complete it with the best bills that I can obtain, within my budget. Always a challenge with these large size notes. It's a little quieter here on the notes side of the Collector's Society, but it is fun to watch as the excellent collections grow. There are many outstanding note collections here worth many more points than mine, but it is gratifying that PMG also recognizes my effort to try to present the set with nice pictures and interesting descriptions. As an aside, but something I am also proud of, I was honored a few years ago by NGC when I won best presented set on the coin side in 2006 for my GSA Carson City Morgan Dollar collection. I continue to try to upgrade that set as well. Here is one of the notes that put me over the top. Thanks again, PMG!

GSA_Gem_Quest

GSA_Gem_Quest

01/29/2011

 

ADDING - ONES in JULY 2017 - MORE NEW ONE DOLLAR NOTES

Over the last six month I have been collecting some of the small size one dollar notes, I have added one dollar notes to Master Set and the overflow sets. Over one hundred notes are in PMG for grading, of that sixty were added to the sets. All the sets were updated with the addition of notes. The remaining will be added at a later date. The notes cover from added in 1963 thru 2013 series notes, and the first sixties were added in June and July of 2017. The master set was rework to add higher graded notes of 67 EPQ and taking 67E to 125 within the set. At the same time the one dollar notes were also updated the other sets. Also the 1988A F star Web notes was also added to the set to complete 1988A Web series.  Also some new two dollars notes cut from BEP sheet were also added to the sets.  With the addition of new notes it's move the collection into ninth place.

STEVE R

STEVE R

07/04/2017

Martha Has Arrived at the Party!

Fashionably Late, She Missed the Award Presentation. I recently added this nice Fr. 223 large-size 1891 Silver Certificate to my $1 type collection. A portrait of Martha Washington graces the front. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

GSA_Gem_Quest

GSA_Gem_Quest

05/08/2011

FIRST OF THE SHORT RUN NEW FIVE DOLLAR STAR NOTES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THIS IS THE FIRST OF THE SHORT RUN NOTES ( 640,000 PRINTING ) NEW STYLE FIVE DOLLAR STAR NOTE series 2006. This is the first consecutive pair of the new FIVE ($ 5.00) dollar star notes that I have found. They were removed from a shrink wrapped brick of new notes. I also obtained the sticker from the brick as well. They are from the SECOND PRINTING/RUN, serial numbers IA03200001* - IA03840000* . The First Run consisted of 3,200,000 STAR NOTES SERIAL NUMBERS IA00000001* - IA03200000* 1st Printing.

mikim13

mikim13

03/20/2008

LOW SERIAL NUMBER... RARE STAR NOTES... FIVE DOLLAR BILLS

THESE ARE THE LOWEST SERIAL NUMBER STAR NOTE THAT I HAVE FOUND.... Just by chance, I checked the star pair in a brick of notes and WOW look at what I found..... I will start checking other packs and denominations as well. am trying to find the number one bill.... To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

mikim13

mikim13

10/09/2013

Excited To Be Able To Add More Currency

I've sold some of my coins to work on currency. It's been almost a year (10 months I guess) since I've wrote a journal entry here. In that time, I've come to a big decision for me, I've decided to cut down on my coins so I can afford to purchase more notes and related items. This is one of those decisions that can cut both ways. I love coins, have since I was a youngster. But I do appreciate a beautiful, well-printed piece of currency. I also was a small offset pressman for many years, and I think this furthered my love of currency. I also like adjunct items (both coins and currency) and last week purchased 4 lots a Stack's auction. 3 of the lots are die proof vignettes used on various currency and financial documents, the other is a (quoting the Stack's description) "Archival Specimen" of a "Teller Order Certificate from The First National Bank of Deadwood". Based on the date, this would be Dakota Territory. So, I hope this entry shows how exited I am to be able to afford more currency and related items. Another related item I really love are die plates of vignettes used on various types of financial documents. As an example, I'm attaching a scan of a print of one of my dies, this one is entitled "Lower Falls Of The Yellowstone". Hope you all enjoy it. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Leyte 1943 Military Issue (Unlisted in Pick)

Leyte 1943 Military Issue Notes in One Peso,2 Pesos,5 Pesos, and 10 Pesos denominations have been known to collectors since 2002. The Standard Catalog of World Paper Money - Specialized Issues has some nice historical background regarding the Leyte 1943 Military Issue but then goes on to state that no such notes are known to numismatics. This information is very much out of date. Since I used to believe everything that I read in Pick I was very much suprised in June 2011 when I saw a pair of Unc Leyte 1943 Military Issue (1 Peso and 2 Pesos) notes offered on ebay by the Heritage Art Center in Manila. Since I know that there are a lot of counterfeit notes coming out of Manila lately I downloaded the ebay images and forwarded them to Ray Czahor at Cookie Jar Collectibles for his opinion. For those of you that do not know Ray he is a professional numismatist and one of the foremost authorities on Philippine coins and notes. Ray is listed in the acknowledgements section of many of our numismatic bibles including the Red Book, U.S./Philippine Coins(the Allen Catalog), and the Standard Catalog of Paper Money Specialized Issues. Ray checked the photos against the reference notes in his collection and thought that they looked authentic. I purchased the notes and when they arrived they were indeed CU. The next time that I saw Leyte 1943 Military Issue Notes offered was in October 2011 when One Peso, 2 Pesos and 5 Pesos notes were listed in Cookie Jar Collectibles Philippine Mail Bid Sale XVI. The 1 Peso and two Pesos were listed as CU and the 5 Pesos AU with a slight tear on the top edge. I purchased the 5 Pesos note and the one and two pesos notes went unsold. Another purchase that I made in Philippine Mail Bid Sale XVI was volume one of The New Pesos Fuertes, the Bank Note Society Of The Philippines Journal, from August 2005. Several important articles were in the journal including an article on Overstamps On Japanese Invasion Money Of The Philippines (JIM) by Aldo Basso; and World War ll Emergency Service Currency For Mountain Province by John Hunt. Most importantly was an article by Jose M. Escano on the Leyte Province 1943 Military Issue. Escanos article had additional information regarding this issue that is not reported in Pick as well as descriptions and plates of the face and back of all four denominations. Since The New Pesos Fuertes has never had a very large circulation outside of the Philippines the information in this important article is probably unknown to most collectors and perhaps even to the editors of the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money Specialized Issues. For this reason I will quote some of the new information published in the Escano article. Quote: No specimen or picture appeared of any of the guerilla notes reportedly coming from the Leyte Province 1943 Military Issue, and no such notes circulated among collectors until about (3) years ago. guerilla notes with denominations of one peso, two pesos, five pesos and ten pesos (see Plates 1 to 8) surfaced from a small collection which came from reliable sources from the Samar/Leyte area. The ten peso denomination note is the rarest since not more than 10 pieces came out, so only a few collectors were fortunate enough to have this note for their collections.(Escano, 2005) Quote: The materical card or paper used are far different, and the design and wordings on the four different denominations are so unique and different that these negate any suspicion on the authenticity and genuiness of these Leyte Province notes. Forger would probably use similar or copied from existing guerilla notes coming from other provinces. Only the highly cynical non-collectors of guerilla notes would insist on questioning these notes. Their stubborn attitude shows their apparent ignorance on Philippine emergency and guerilla notes.(Escano, 2005) When I compared my peso, two pesos, and five pesos notes to the plates and descriptions in the Escano article everything matched. In fact my 2 Pesos note (serial number 00263) is the actual 2 Pesos note illustrated in Plate 03 and 04 of the Escano article. Another interesting observation is that the hand writting on the labels affixed to the protective holders the three specimens came in is identical. This is very intriging since the 1 Peso and 2 Pesos came from a dealer in the Philippines and the 5 Pesos was a consignment from the widow of a collector in the United States. Apparently at one time all three of these notes must have been owned by the same individual. The picture attached to this Journal entry is a scan of the face of my three notes. See my Journal entry: Leyte 1943 Military Issue (Unlisted in Pick) Additional Photos http://notes.www.collectors-society.com/JournalDetail.aspx?JournalEntryID=10598 for photos of the backs of these notes. If you are interested in USA/Philippine coins visit my USA/Philippine Type Set at: http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/registry/coins/SetListing.aspx?PeopleSetID=51257 To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

jaa

jaa

02/12/2012

 

SOI

Super Orlof Intaglio (SOI) Hi my buddy collectors, Can any one tell me about the 2006 and the 2009 sereis (A)(K) note's printed by the BEP on the new Super Oriof Intaglio (SOI)presses. These were first pressed by the BEP in 2006 (A) and 2009 (K) currency note's, How can you tell the diffence in these note's compare to the regular note's. thank you if you can answer this for me. Don To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

amarillo1

amarillo1

04/24/2011

 

pmg

obsolete notes where is it to find to make a set same with colonial. I want to start both sets but cant find a listing for here   Thanks I need all the help I can get Billy Blaze To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Billy Blaze

Billy Blaze

07/20/2011

Another Railroad Note

steams into my collection. Just received my latest acquisition today. It's a beautiful 10 Colones remainder from Costa Rica. There's a gorgeous vignette of a 4-4-0 steam engine with smoke trailing. The note is graded 65EPQ, the only thing keeping this note from a higher grade (possible 67) is the front being off center from left to right. According to Krause's Specialized Issues catalog, this note is rare in issued varieties, so I thought I better latch onto this remainder, and I'm sure glad I did. I'm attaching a scan of the front to this journal entry, you can see both sides in my Railroad Sig Set.
 

New Note for Collection

This Thomas Flynn Fr. 774 "battleship" note was sold for $6,037.50 in April of 2008. The same note sold for $4,312 in 2014. I just picked it up at auction for $3231.75. This is 46% reduction in 9 years. I wish there would be a really good article on how much the currency market has softened quite a bit. One vendor says the premium for low serial number specimens has dropped out the bottom. Interesting since there are Bison notes and other low serial number notes still going for several hundred thousand dollars up to over a million. It seems one needs to be really careful with the premium on low serial number notes. I never thought it was worth it anyway. I thought it was an interesting and nice feature to have but never bought notes for any serial number feature (low #, ladders, radars etc....) Happy collecting. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/24/2017

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09/29/2017

 

ADDING - ONES in MAY 2017 - MORE 2013 TWO DOLLARS NOTES

In the last updated of www.uspapermoney.info on May 10th its shows the new runs of Two Dollars Notes from the Fort Worth Facility an listed as Fr #1940, to complete the set of notes for all 12 Federal Reserve Districts, the runs cover the first A/A, C/A, D/A, G/A, H/A, I/A, J/A with one runs each of 6,400,000 in each run. The order notes with two runs were the E/A with a total run of 12,800,000 and L/A with a run of 5,120,000 and the B/A with a large run of 57,600,000 the other run were the F/A  with a run of 3,200,000 and K/A with four runs of 38,400,000 in this run, this complete this runs of twos. The New York B star with a run of 3,200,000 to complete this series of notes, the F and L stars with a run of 3,200,000 to complete this series of notes, the F and L stars are printed and in the set. This complete this set of block runs, to see if BEP will run the stars notes to match all the runs. All the runs were completed in July of 2016, the notes were held and were sent out over the last six month of 2016 and first half of 2017. The stars notes that were issue are B star New York with one run of 3,200,000 the next were the F star Atlanta with one run of 640,000 notes an should be listed as RARE and the last are the L star with two runs of 4,400,000. At this time in May of 2017  it's look like all the notes have been printed, the only note listed in the set is the I/A but no note have been found or listed fore sale by the currency dealer. I have the following notes in PMG for grading Fr #1940-A, C and D. I have not found or located any Fr #1940-I at this time.  You can see the updated set listed as - STEVE R COLLECTION - $2 DOLLARS 2013 SERIES with STARS

STEVE R

STEVE R

05/23/2017

Going Global

I am getting tired of boring designs and high prices for U.S. currency! Although I really like the designs of the large-size U.S. currency, the sky high prices limit my interest and collecting ability, especially in these difficult economic times. I just can?t justify paying that much for nice notes. As for the small-size and more modern U.S. currency, the designs and greenback color (or lack of color) of most notes really put me to sleep. What?s a currency collector to do? Well, I have decided to take my currency collection in a different direction and expand into currency of foreign countries. I am going global. The vast population of foreign notes is almost limitless. New and interesting designs, bright and varied colors, and much lower prices await me. Although there are still expensive international notes (I will steer clear of those), some older international notes can be bought for less than the cost of grading them, and many can be purchased ungraded for less than $100. It?s also a great way to brush up on world history. The designs I am attracted to reflect on historical events or people, scenic beauty or landmarks that distinguish the country, or ordinary people living their lives. Many foreign countries primarily show their leaders on their currency, similar to more modern U.S. currency. I had no idea how many countries around the world have pictures of Queen Elizabeth on their currency. But many countries put ordinary people doing ordinary things on their currency, and that is of more interest to me. Where to start? For me, this journey will take two paths. First, I am going to start collecting a few notes from each of the foreign countries I have traveled to. I have not traveled much in connection with work, but have taken some interesting vacations over the years to foreign countries, and this will be a good way to remember my trips. Second, I will collect notes of foreign countries where I have not traveled, if they have a particularly attractive design. There are no registry sets yet for foreign country currency, and I am not getting into foreign currency with the intent to build registry sets. However, as I start to acquire notes that I like, I may specialize in a few countries and try to acquire more notes from those countries. So far, I am having a lot of fun collecting world currency. It?s more of a hobby now, and the competition is not so fierce. My wallet likes it too. Here is one of the first foreign notes I purchased. It's a gorgeous 10 Yuan note from China, dated 1914, and printed in multi-colors by the American Bank Note Company. It was inexpensive and graded 66EPQ! Going Global!

GSA_Gem_Quest

GSA_Gem_Quest

06/06/2010