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    Ringgit Malaysia 5 wrong print

    RM5 Paper note

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    Coin addiction.

    I am 61 and it took 50 years to get started. I was widowed last year in July and I needed someting to do that could replace marrage and become a true companion. Since I was a little kid I was interested in coins; thier designs intrigued me and I could remember in 1959 when the new Lincoln penney came out and I was facinated at the statue of Lincoln depicted inside the memorial; I thought it amazing that such a tiny thing was "engraved" in such detail on that shiny brand new piece of copper. I tried collecting but spending was more fun at the time.

    Years passed and it wasn't until the beginning of this year when I discovered ebay and some friends that were collecting. After some searching, studying, wasting some money and then introduced to coin certification that I decided that coin collecting was fun and I became engrossed and somewhat addicted to modern US Coins.

    I got hooked and last month joined up. I am now a part of the Collectors Society and today I will enter the very serious beginnings of my Sacagewea dollar proofs and mint entries and watch them grow.

    I have plans to build my display cases and the thought of filling the empty spaces with graded, encapsuled coins is exciting. Building the cases is a project that is exciting as well. To anyone who reads this I am FlakyJT. Have a good day.

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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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  1. 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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  2. HELP!

    How do i add Notes if my acct is setup for coins? I have been trying to get a note set started but I dont know how to add notes to my registry.

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    Kitchens Liverpool Area www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk. Full kitchen with appliances only £595 in Liverpool area. Cheapest kitchen sale in Liverpool area, Tel spam-694785. Kitchens Liverpool area.

    Kitchens Liverpool Area www.solidwoodkitchen.co.uk. Full kitchen with appliances only £595 in Liverpool area. Cheapest kitchen sale in Liverpool area, Tel spam-694785. Kitchens Liverpool area.

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    I spent that last 15 years putting together my obsolete currency collection and its now going up for auction!

    Unfortunatly due to circumstances beyond my control my entire obsolete currency collection will be going up for auction at this years FUN show through Heritage auctions.

    There are heaps of rare proofs and issued notes from a variety of states with little or no reserve! Due to the current fiscal climate i dont expect record prices for the notes so it may be a great chance to snap up some ultra rare notes for a fraction of there value.

    If you collect notes from IL or WI then this will be a great auction to have a look at as there are some fantastic notes from these two states.

    In regards to proof obsoletes one of the fastest growing areas of obsolete currency collecting IMO there are some fantastic notes up for grabs including some very high grade notes (PMG/PCGS 67s etc) and a couple of proof sheets!

    I do believe obsolete currency still has a long way to go in regards to pricing relative to rarity so at this time there are some ultra rare and , in some cases such as the $3 Manhatten Bank Ohio proof note, unique notes selling for literally hundreds of dollars....i cant think of any other area of numismatics where you can still find raritys such as this for under $1000

    Anyway i thought i would let everyone know that an actual colletion of obsoletes will be in the auction...Heritage are very good at getting real collectors collections to the auction blocks compared to dealers inventory that cant be sold like a few of the other auction houses etc...i always find better items in auctions with collectors collections, not just dealers stock, some that havnt been seen since they were last purchased by the consignor.... sometimes decades previously

    Happy collecting and if you cant get out to the FUN show then def have a look at the auction online as you can bid on the auction & watch it live online! wow how things have changed lol

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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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    What a set of Notes!

    I had the privilege of buying a few of the notes from the Thomas M. Flynn Collection that was recently auctioned off by Heritage. What a fantstic and almost complete set of all the Friedberg Large Notes! That was a once-in-a-lifetime collection that is now disbursed through numerous collectors. I am fortunate to be one of them. Prices for the rare notes were incredible and the total collection fetched perhaps a record.

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  5. virdeb's Journal

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    I have found a penny that is completely blank on the date side. It was never struck.

    I cant date it so what can i do with it?

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    anyone else collect these?

    Hi collectors,I am new to buying notes but not coins.I just purchased an 8 note lot of notgeld notes from Austria that are in fantastic condition.I have some unc notgeld coins but was wondering if there is any kind of collectable market for these ? Any thoughts or experience would be greatly appreciated, thanks, sky coins.

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    1948 SPECIMEN - NEVER ISSUED

    ANY INFO ABOUT THIS NOTE WILL BE APPRICIATED

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  6. 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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    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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    U.S. $2 paper money

    I am interested in obtaining a complete type set of U.S. $2 currency. I would like to obtain as many XF and better notes as possible. I have all but 6 types in my collection, but need to upgrade most of them. If you have certified $2 U.S. paper currency, please contact me.

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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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    I have always had moderate interest in paper, but never could really get started. I've found a real fondness toward obselete's and confederate notes.

    Started a Signature Set to incorporate unique and interesting obsolete notes. Seems to be a fun and interesting way to keep the hobby fresh, take my interest away from coins now and again, so that nothing every gets stale.

    The first note has a bit of hometown flair. Hagerstown, MD is about 15 miles from where I grew up and I've been watching many of these Hagerstown Bank notes recently. Made a fair offer on this MS 64 EPQ and now I'm the proud owner.

    Perhaps the most interesting part of these notes is the traceable history, which I hope to be able to add to my Signature Set as time permits.

    Todd

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  7. passcah's Journal

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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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    Almost tossed it out as a joke.

     

    The man that bought this coin lived in L.A.. The coin is marked U.S. 1/2 Dollar Gold Piece - Indian Head. 1854 BU. It is not a U.S. minted coin. Jewelers minted these gold coins and they were acceptable as U.S. coinage.1884 GEM *BU GOLD 50 CENT CALIFORNIA JEWELERS PIECE - INDIAN HEAD (THIRTEEN STARS)/ OBV BEAR - 1/2 - CALIFORNIA GOLD (*NOT GRADED)FOR SALE (Serious Offers Only)Terry Chaney [email protected]comcast.net 601/372-8044

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    All for sale 300+ [email protected]comcast.net

    I am frustrated with the inability to spot counterfeits as I am told from readings that I have read lately. I know that 99.9% of all my coins are authentic I just find them too massive a chore to go through them all. As a matter of fact I have yet to find one in my collection. Does anyone have a solutionas to some software to keep up with inventory, I trade sometimes or sell.

    Steve

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    You have no doubt, regardless of generation, heard the term 'A Man's Word and a Handshake'. It is usually used in conjunction with how lawyers have contributed greatly to the problems in America.

    Well some of us still believe in that old adage and practice it in an ongoing and unspoken philosophy relied upon daily. Not just a Man but an Adult. When a person gives his/her word and agrees to certain terms in an open forum and then avoids your attempts to contact for the follow up it is apparent that they do not prescribe to that same philosophy. When they eventually do respond with a 'Dog ate my homework' type of childish excuse for changing their minds, selling to someone else, or any other motivation it is nothing short of extremely insulting.

    I would challenge everyone to adopt and follow through with the a fore described philosophy; one that was the basis for creating a nation with strong social expectations and to the ordinarily raised person with high moral character, just plain common sense.

    If you want to be childish and change your mind then please at least resolve to be Man enough to tell the truth and not practice the art of avoidance.

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  9. P.PAVAO JR
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    I'm anxious to see the result of my submission notes of 5, has one that can not come less than 67

    Comes next, we will wait !!!

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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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    WAKE UP AMERICA

    I PURCHASE AN AMERICAN EAGLE SET 1986-2005 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET AND NOTICE THE 1998 LABLE SAYING NGC MS-68 HAD A 1997 COIN IN IT, SOMEBODY WAS VERY SLEEPY THAT DAY BUT IT IS A NICE SET AND I WONDER WILL NGC CORRECT THE ERROR WITHOUT A FEE----IF ANY OF YOU KNOW PLEASE LET ME KNOW