PMG Journals

 

Where has all the action gone, gone to flowers everyone.

It's now the end of March, one of the wackiest months in my life and probably yours and perhaps in history of the modern world.  Plagues have been with us since the beginning and I suppose this isn't gonna be the last one unless we all go down with it.  But, not here to discuss our future, but the present.  Seems as though everything except the graders have gone home, and I bet their number of coins and paper money has dropped quite a bit as only electronic trading is happening. All the venues I

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

03/31/2020

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04/02/2020

 

Pi Day has come and gone, but this post on National Bank Notes is here to stay!

Pi Day #piday is of course March 14th (or 3.14 [3/14], or “π”) followed shortly by the Whitman Coin Show in Baltimore and Spring!  I've been busy making a sub type signature set of my series 1882 Nationals.   My 1882 sub types set is a work in progress.  Ever seen the Circus Poster variety on a $5 Brown Back??  Take a look.  If I'm missing a better way to designate these notes, please let me know. OK, back to Pi Day.  Check out this Elk City note from Oklahoma with a charter date of...

ddr70

ddr70

03/11/2020

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03/15/2020

 

4th dollar complete! ~90% Overall!

I found someone selling the last 3 notes I needed for the 4th dollar series. One of the notes was a hair lower on grade than I've been wanting to stick to for this set but I decided to go for it, get the three notes as a group, so I could have the set complete. I'll worry about upgrading things later, if I feel like it at the time. I'm now about 92% complete for the hyper inflation set (2nd, 3rd and 4th dollars) and 75% complete for the 1st dollar banknotes. The 1st dollar check series are

Revenant

Revenant

02/09/2020

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02/13/2020

 

More fun at the FUN Show Orlando

Jan 14, 2020 JUST back from the FUN show in Orlando.  Put in another set just finished(for grading by PMG).  Hope to get it back quick, but I bet they're backed up 2 months minimum, so I'll just go on a coupla cruises and check the mail when I get back.  serial #'s 00000082*, not quite as low as my 00000039*, but hoping for good grading. One of them has a terrible margin cut, almost no margin, so thats gonna be a 62 or three.  As long as they all come back UNC, I'll be happy.  Anyway, I'll

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

01/14/2020

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02/11/2020

Modern District Sets

Modern District Sets

Hello collectors...  (unless you work for the IRS)    I have been watching for more district sets and the ones I come across, even at the big auction houses like HA and S & B, are just one similar note from each district, with no great serial numbers or anything really connecting them except they are 'one from each district'      I buy a set of district notes with fancy serial #'s, then wait to meet one of the government agents who works in some capacity with the Treasury departmen

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

08/02/2019

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02/11/2020

 

Same bank Prez at different banks

Happy New Year! I stumbled upon Lawrence and his exquisite signature he was not only representing the bank I collect (Ch#252), but also apparently lived in the neighboring state. I assume bank presidents were equally mobile in the early 20th century, looking for the best job. Looks like he lived in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.   

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

12/30/2019

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01/14/2020

 

Seeing Zimbabwean notes pop up on TV

The other day I was watching "Storage Wars: Northern Treasures" on Netflix, mostly using it as background noise while I took care of feeding the boys breakfast in the morning and keeping everyone happy while Shandy is working on the boys have been feeling under the weather. I was temporarily distracted and not really paying attention to the TV when Shandy, who had come down for breakfast, told me to look at the TV. A couple of the "geniuses" on that show had found a bunch of circulated Zimb

Revenant

Revenant

01/06/2020

 

ADDING - ONES in JANUARY 2020 - THE BEP HAVE JUST ISSUED A NEW UPDATED PRODUCTION REPORT

This cover the month of NOVEMBER and added a new series of notes. This one is so far out of the normal, this report with the addition of a new 2017A SERIES, without a notation of a year date or a signature change. The notes were printed at both the Washington D/C and the Fort Worth location. The following notes were printed at DC location they are A/* and C/A blocks. Also the following notes were printed at the Fort Worth location they are K/A, L/A, and the L/* blocks. I hope that more informati

STEVE R

STEVE R

01/05/2020

 

A P-44a...

So I tried to add a new P-44 note to my Zimbabwe 2nd dollar set and it said the note wasn't eligible / wasn't allowed in the slot. The slot seems set up to allow a P-44a... P-44a. I've never heard of a P-44a. I can't find any reference in any of my research / shopping / looking around to a P-44a or a P-44b, just P-44. I'm assuming this a / no a thing is the reason why the system / slot is rejecting the note. I'm assuming / hoping this was just a mistake but it's a bit of head scratcher for

Revenant

Revenant

12/26/2019

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01/02/2020

 

Seasons Greetings with an appropriate National

Tis the season to share a national.  My first thought was to post a pic on one with a 25 December charter date, but alas, I don't have one.  So let me know if this one makes for a good seasonal journal entry.  I think it might even with a December 10, 1908 charter.  And feel free to add on.  Happy Holidays!

ddr70

ddr70

12/08/2019

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12/28/2019

 

A Keene National

I recently added this note, Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 PMG 25 Net, $10 1875 Fr. 416 Allison | New SN 2690/K296099 pp A. dtd. Sept. 25th, 1875, from the Sept. 2019 Long Beach Expo.  It was Net grade for a repair and minor discoloration. It features a fancy title layout seen on few First Charter examples from all banks combined.  It's a great looking addition [however, not so great for points :-( ] to my type set of 1875 (see:  https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/SetG

ddr70

ddr70

09/22/2019

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11/21/2019

 

ADDING - ONES in OCTOBER 2019 - THE BEP HAVE JUST ISSUE A NEW UPDATED PRODUCTION REPORT - THAT COVER THE MONTHS of FEBUARY, MARCH, APRIL and MAY

BEP just updated the months of February, March and May. The first is addition of D4 printed  at the Western Facility, that cover D/B, D/C and D/D blocks. Also added were the E star notes and L star notes. The next updated should cover the months of June and July of 2019. The website of uspapermoney was also updated. The one item that was added is new F/* star block third run. I hope that BEP will keep the update coming an on time.  Added on November 19, 2019 - BEP just updated the mont

STEVE R

STEVE R

10/29/2019

 

A Commentary on BankNoteWorld’s Zimbabwe Banknote Book

Most of the notes in my Zimbabwe set come to me by way of a couple of different merchants that do a lot of business and have a lot of diverse inventory for the banknotes of that country and many others. One of those two merchants is BankNoteWorld (BNW). One of the interesting things about buying from BNW is the fact that they send a copy of this little book with every order that includes Zimbabwe notes. The book has gone through at least a couple of editions that I’ve seen. The old

Revenant

Revenant

03/06/2019

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10/24/2019

 

Found at Coin Shop

This little old lady always seems to have some nice stuff. I love being able to locate good stuff that is ungraded and has potential. I was looking through her rotation case and found this Dallas FRBN. We started talking and she pulled out of her special drawer 100 star notes and a local Type 2 NBN, I was thrilled. When I bought the 100 consecutive star notes ($800) she gave me a good deal on the FRBN ($32) and the LaGrange note ($250). I sent them in promptly for grading. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/07/2019

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10/15/2019

 

Woods-Tate Signature on Nationals

Hey ddr70, I was checking out your nice Large Nationals and noticed your Newton, Mass note. It has the rare Woods-Tate signature combo. Attached is New York Dunbar of the same ilk. You ay be aware but Peter Huntoon wrote a nice article in the April 2019 Bank Note Reporter about the rarity of the combo. Attached is also a .jpg of the article and the banks that issued such notes. 

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

10/14/2019

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10/14/2019

 

I wonder if they aren't selling anymore...

A currency dealer I shop with frequently just did a "fall sale" - putting all PCGS Currency graded banknotes on sale for 30%. This has me wondering if the PCGS graded notes haven't been selling since the shutdown and their values really have taken a hit, even on the lower ends of the market - including the market for modern banknotes.

Revenant

Revenant

10/01/2019

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10/02/2019

 

So PCGS Currency Shutdown... and what of the notes.

I hadn't realized until recently, when Dena / PMG made posts about it, that PCGS Currency had shut down. I also hadn't realized, until I read the announcement on the PCGS Currency page, that PCGS Currency wasn't run / operated by / part of Collector's Universe. If I'm being completely honest, I never really spent any time looking into PCGS currency, so I don't know if my lack of knowledge in that department was from my lack of effort or them not advertising it / publicizing it much. I never boug

Revenant

Revenant

03/22/2019

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08/02/2019

 

Dollars to Donuts

DOLLARS TO DONUTS      I have been collecting coins for about 62 years.  Six years ago I began looking at currency as many coin dealers had both coins and currencies.      I first became interested in currency when I inspected (for the first real-time) the reverse of the $2 bill.  The closer I inspected it, the more amazed I became in the ‘art’ of engraving.  All those people on the reverse of the $2 gave amazement to me that someone poured over an engraving plate with a jeweler’s loop

CaptBrian

CaptBrian

07/17/2019

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07/30/2019

Another Grading Company Comparison

Another Grading Company Comparison

Educating all on the difference between CGA and PMG As the esteemed Matarcat says, treat CGA as ungraded when purchasing.Note, the even though PMG did not assign it "NET" another surprise was the note had been "Retouched", impossible for most to realize before sending in for grading. To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

11/10/2016

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07/29/2019

 

Must See

If you want to really feel like your collection is small and futile, check out the Bebee collection at the ANA museum website. You can see just about any rarity you could hope for. DDR70... you will salivate at the high denomination, territorial NBN's. It's just an astounding collection! http://www.ana-museum.org

Sheik Sheck

Sheik Sheck

06/25/2019

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07/01/2019

 

ADDING - ONES in JUNE 2019 - TRUMP DISSES "HARRIET TUBMAN $20 DOLLARS BILL"

Trump Disses "Harriet Tubman" reworked of the Twenty Dollars bills. The Secretary of Treasury Steve T. Mnuchin is correct when he says the reason for the delaying the long-planned reworked of the Twenty Dollars bill, is that he's got his hands full at this time is fighting counterfeiting. "The New York Times quoted senior Treasury officials as saying that  Mnuchin was worried that Trump might cancel the Tubman bill altogether, so he opted to avoid the inevitable outcry by delaying the release of

STEVE R

STEVE R

05/25/2019

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06/14/2019