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  1. I mentioned a few months back that I got some of the gold foil replicas of the 100 Trillion note. I’d been thinking at that time that getting some of the silver foils could be fun but that got set aside for a while and I kinda forgot about it.

    I was on reddit recently and a guy told me that I’d inspired him to get two of the 100 Trillion notes, but, when he told me that he only spent a few dollars on it I told him what he’d probably really bought was a couple of the silver foil replicas - which was exactly what he’d done. He felt a bit silly for that but said he might then go ahead and try to get one of the real ones soon-ish.

    It’s interesting to inspire someone to start collecting something that you collect, and I wish him well with it, but this got me thinking about the silver foils again and about a month ago I ordered a group.

    These cost me a bit more than the gold ones - I paid $7 for 20 gold ones and paid about $11 for 10 silver ones… Go figure. The silver ones were more expensive than the golds.

    It’s an interesting group to look at - and not especially easy to image.

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    I’ve long viewed the gold ones as harmless because they’re just obviously not right, but I’ve also long considered the silver ones more dangerous because they look a lot more like shiny versions of the real thing. If you’re not paying too close of attention you might see the silver / white and blue and think someone is selling you one of the genuine notes like that guy on reddit did. But his experience just confirmed for me that these are just a little more dangerous. Fortunately, I don’t see them as too much of a problem as they are still cheap, and I don’t see many people crying over wasting a couple of bucks.

    The silver foil ones came with this silly little CoA that I just want to laugh at. I’m not at all convinced that these are plated with genuine silver. I’m not at all convinced that the production of these was limited in any way, much less to 1000. There might have been 1000 in that run… with was probably run number 50 or something. The fact that the CoA is made of the same shiny material as the notes just makes it look so silly and over-the top.

  2. It's been awhile since I've created any new sets for Nationals.  I'd like to say, I need room to post at least one more picture.  I have tried to standardize in the past decade or so to post a front and a back in their proper slots.  It makes for a neat looking collection.  So here's that new collection--not terribly impressive and that's why I haven't had a MA set in the past.  <a href="https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/MySets_Listing.aspx?PeopleSetID=30026"><img src="https://boards.collectors-society.com/signatures/signature.php/PMG/set/30026/sig.jpg"></a>

    I just recently added the note on The Second NB of Malden, MA (11014) because it's a fairly tough to find variety produced with early plates from the Government Printing Office (GPO).  GPO plates produced a better product than BBS, the BEP's contractor whose logotypes lacked serifs on charter numbers and did not do justice to the Caslon font used for town names.  I need that space for a 3rd picture to highlight the differences.  So follow the link to see the front and back of the Malden note and check out the picture here comparing the GPO and BBS produced notes.  The GPO produced plates for about 20% of the banks that issued series of 1929 in an effort to meet demand that overwhelmed BBS.  However BBS plates were more durable, so the GPO plate for a bank was destroyed once BBS was able to deliver.  Additionally, the Serial numbers for GPO plates are lower and the notes suffered more circulation and attrition being the earlier ones to circulate as the country switched from large to small sized currency, NOTE:  the GPO plate is on the left.

    The PMG 64EPQ note on Easthampton I've had for many years.  I bought it before I knew about its status as a hoard note; I just wanted a nice Type 2 $10.  I value the Malden note more.  But I do appreciate George Wait's effort, saving a thousand of these notes from Easthampton.  Someday I want to catalog the front and back plates used over that production run.  I do like the bp on my note which is 321. 

    I'm fairly sure I'll swap out the back on Malden note for the comparison shot one day soon.  I wonder if it would be easy to increase the number of pics here from 2 to 3?  It would make variety collectors' collections glow a little brighter!

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  3. So, this is me toning down descriptions for my banknotes. :roflmao:I'm not sure why this is such a source of angst for me but I have to believe at the core of it is my desire to produce something that's halfway legible, informative and enjoyable, not just content for the sake of it and my distain of a word limit. Meh, well the only way I'm going to know is if I throw some of it out there for critiquing to the PMG Journal audience, all four of you. lol

    I'm working on a basic structure, well not really, it's the same structure I've had from the beginning but I like it I want to see if it works for all my notes. Below is what I'm thinking for the description of Pick # 1b, of course the images won't be in the description so enjoy those while you can (Ahem! Might be a nice feature in the future PMG/NGC along with a higher word limit, just saying.) :whistle: and I've trimmed down the original by roughly half, which is still not small enough to fit in the note description field. :pullhair: Anyway, I think I'll have to cut everything below the Security Features to fit this into the note description. I still have some work to do on it, a little more research, fact checking, some polishing of the writing and a little reorganizing of the text but I think it's far enough along to get some opinions of it and once done I'll be able to think about how best to trim this down to fit in the note description. At this rate I'll be done sometime in the next year or two, lol well here you go, opinions/critiques welcome

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    PICK #     1b (Back Inverted)
    UKRAINIAN PAPER MONEY #    1a (Back Inverted)
    BANKNOTE REGISTER #    N/A
    ESPERANTO #    N/A
    BANKNOTE BOOK #    N/A
    PRINT DATE:     1917
    TOTAL PRINTED:    N/A
    IN CIRCULATION:    December 23, 1917 – November 1, 1918
    DENOMINATION:    100 Karbovantsiv
    DIMENTIONS (L X W)mm:    170 x 105
    SIGNATURE:    Mykhailo Kryvetskyi
    WATERMARK:    NONE
    PRINTER:    Kulzhenko Print Shop (Kiev)
    COLORS:    Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Violet 
    ARTIST/S:    (G)Heorhii Narbut

    FROM THE NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE: N/A

    OBVERSE: Top center is the text Ukrainian National (People’s) Republic, below is an octagonal cartouche in which is printed the denomination in text, overtop of the National Symbol the Tryzub (Trident). Radiating from the cartouche are various floral design elements in which are contained the Coat of Arms of Ukraine (lower left) and the combined Coat of Arms of the Cities Kyiv and Odessa. To the left and right of the cartouche is the denomination printed numerically, at the lower left is the signature of the Director of the Bank along with the year printed, to the lower right is the signature of the treasurer below which is the series and block number. All 1917, 100 karbovantsiv banknotes are from block A D 185, there are no other blocks. Contemporary counterfeits are known of this note, they can be spotted by the color ink used for the signatures and block number. Authentic notes will have black ink, the counterfeits have brown ink for the signatures and block number. 

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    REVERSE: Upper left the notes denomination printed in Russian, upper right the notes denomination printed in Polish below which is the series number, center bottom the notes denomination printed in Yiddish (100 karbovantsiv). Top center, the text “State Credit Notes of the Ukrainian People’s Republic are provided with the State property of the Republic, namely: subsoil, forests, railways, State revenues, including revenues from the sugar monopoly and other monopolies.”. Center the numerical denomination in a cartouche, with decorative floral elements deriving from a basket. At the lower left is the text, in a cartouche, “State Credit Tickets of the Ukrainian People’s Republic are on par with gold coin”. At the lower right is the text, in a cartouche, “Those guilty of forging State Credit Tickets are punished by deprivation of rights and hard labor.”.

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    SECURITY FEATURES: Baroque Design, wavey lines and a repeating design of 100 in a circle on the back. 

    NOTES:     The first banknote issued by the newly formed Ukrainian National (People’s) Republic (UNR) in 1917, with a denomination of 100 Karbovantsiv. The Central Rada, the legislative branch of the Ukrainian government, passed a provisional law regarding the issuance of the Ukrainian National Republic’s banknotes. Passed on December 19, 1917, it read in part: “Banknotes shall be issued in karbovantsi, one Karbovanets containing 17,424 dolias of pure gold and having 2 hryvnias or 200 shahs.” The dolia is an old imperial Russian measure of weight, equal to approximately 44 milligrams or .044 grams or .0016 ounces. The note was designed by a talented graphic artist (G)Heorhii Narbut, who would go on to design several of the fledgling Republic’s banknotes and stamps. Narbut designed the note using Ukrainian Baroque stylistic elements, though which were depicted many important ideological messages that reflected key aspects of state-building, such as the use of the Tryzub (Trident) and the various depictions of Flora symbolizing strength, unity and growth. The ornate detail of the design on the note along with the decorative fonts and colors used (particularly on the front of the note) earned it the nickname “fried eggs” amongst the people. The 100 karbovantsiv notes were printed by the Kulzhenko Print Shop in Kyiv on ordinary thick paper, which made them vulnerable to forgery. When the 100 karbovantsiv note entered circulation on December 23, 1917 it included the first-ever official representation of the Tryzub (Trident), 52 days ahead of its legislative adoption as the state emblem of the UNR. The appearance of the Tryzub on the country’s first paper money became a major impetus for the adoption of Grand Prince Volodymyr’s (958 – 1015) emblem as the UNR’s coat of arms. The (non-numerical) denomination of the note (100 karbovantsiv) was printed in four languages on it, Ukrainian on the front then Russian, Polish and Yiddish on the back. This was done to convey and affirm the UPR’s policy of equal treatment of the country’s ethnic minorities, which constituted one-quarter of Ukraine’s population at the time. Unfortunately the note was pulled from circulation/declared non-legal tender after less than a year of circulation, as the retreating Red Army left the city of Kyiv in 1918 they took with them, along with their loot, the cliché (stereotype) for making the banknotes of 100 karbovantsiv of the 1917 series. Therefore the UNR announced the exchange of the 100 karbovantsiv banknotes for others (Namely the new hryvnia banknotes as the Karbovanets denominations were replaced by the hryvnia for a short time, much as they would be again in 1996.)  up until November 1, 1918 after which they would not be accepted. 

    At the time there existed a confusing dual currency system in Ukraine, the Karbovanets was the original choice of the Central Rada in 1917 but it was soon replaced by the hryvnia. The Karbovanets was reestablished as a state currency by the Hetmanate in 1918 and after which there existed dual currency system where 2 hryvni were equal in value to 1 karbovanets. This currency duality was indicated on several banknotes of the period. 

    The Standard Catalog of World Paper Money lists the Pick # as 1b (Back Inverted), where as most other references list this note as 1a (Back inverted). This note is most commonly found with the inverted back in as much as this is the most common way in which this note was printed. An inverted back may not be proper or it may even have been a mistake, regardless as the most produced and most common example I would have expected it to be listed as 1a. 

    Sources:

    Wikipedia
    National Bank of Ukraine, Money Museum
    Ukrainian Paper Money – Dmitri Kharitonov - print date 11/30/2000
    Paper Money of Ukraine – Maxim Zagreb / Sergey Yatsenko - print date 2019  
    FULL CIRCLE / Ukraine’s Struggle for Independence 100 Years Ago 1917 – 1921 -Yurii Savchuk – print date 2019       
    The Ukrainian Weekly, Vol. LXI No. 5 – Article: NUMISMATICS: The “new” Hryvnia banknotes – not a first for Ukraine – Borys Zayachkivsky - Printed 1/31/1993                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  4. With the President in the White House, its look like we will see the new redesign Twenty Dollars bill with in this year or next year, with "Harriet Tubman" on the bill in 2022 or 2024 series, only after the new Treasurer of the United State and a new Secretary  of the Treasury are name and approved by House and Senate. We will see the new "Harriet Tubman" bill that will be printed; I hope they can be printed at both the Washington D.C. and at the Fort Worth TX location. This will be the first time a person of color will be on any U S currency in the history of the United States. This bill first design was the 1928 series with Tate-Mellon and the next was in 1996 series with the Withrow-Rubin "Big Head" notes series was last printed in that format.

    Starting in 2004 the new redesign notes with Marin-Snow series was the first printed in that format, and rand from 2004 thru 2021. This will be the fourth redesign for the Twenty Dollar notes. This is one of the most used notes of all the currently in circulation today. The Harriet Tubman bill will be an open face design, the same way as the series of 2004 current bill that are in circulation. This will be a newest note in the series of Twenty Dollars notes, within this collation.

  5. Counterfeiting of paper money in North America dates back to the very first emissions.  The only Massachusetts 1690 bills that survive today are raised bills; genuine bills on which the denomination was altered, or raised, to a higher denomination.  Counterfeits were a problem in all of the 13 colonies from the beginning.  Free money was the motivation for the counterfeiters was, for the first 85 years.  That all changed in 1775 when the British placed counterfeit May 10, 1775 $30 Continental bills into circulation.   

    These very rare counterfeit bills represent the first tactical use of counterfeits.  The objective of the British was to undermine confidence in the paper money of the Continental Congress.  The first bills were not very convincing and were probably viewed as more of an irritation than a real threat.  The bills were printed from a relatively crudely engraved plate and are easily spotted.   As the American revolution progressed the British counterfeiting operations improved, and the counterfeit bills became a real threat to the colonial economy.  The rampant counterfeiting of the May 20, 1777 and the April 11, 1778 emissions forced the early recall of the bills, and significantly undermined confidence in the currency.  The British not only printed counterfeit bills, they encouraged the use of counterfeits by sympathizers and even issued propaganda heralding the quality and number of the counterfeits in circulation.

    The pictured bill is an example of the first shot fired by the British in the economic battlefield of the American Revolution.  These are very rare counterfeits with less than 10 examples known today.  They are easily identified becuase they were printed from engraved plates, rather than typeset.  This example has evidence of mounting and paper pulls on the face, but is collectable none the less.  

    Eric Newman wrote a detailed article about the British Counterfeiting Operations, the full article is available here:  https://www.britnumsoc.org/publications/Digital BNJ/pdfs/1958_BNJ_29_18.pdf

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  6. 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 go to are shut down for the foreseeable future, and my website hasn't had a hit in 2 weeks.  I thought maybe with folks stuck inside, perhaps more would be looking at the site, www.exonumiaandmore.com but no such luck.  

    I'm working with a company who puts up sites, so I cannot edit it until they finish with their legal beagles and so on and so forth.  So,I thought I'd talk about what I am doing to keep me off the streets looking for paper money blowing in the wind.

    A while back, I bought a stash of uncertified notes, mostly $2 modern FRN's  If you care to go to my site, you can see a few, and also I put a few on eBay and will add more when Tomorrow comes.  I put so many up, I ran out of free postings, so I have to wait til tomorrow. See captbrian2.  Is it illegal here to putup my locations of info. Hope not.

    Anyway, these $2's are of many sorts.  Fancy serial #'s, error notes, and so on. One of them, I especially like (the blue book shows it at $700+-, and it is with 3 other notes.  What happens is, the third printing, (the serial # & seal) are submitting to gravity, then fighting it.  The 1st note is where it should be (the serial #) then the 2nd note has it dropping down a bit. and the 4th, it begins to defy gravity and starts self correcting back up to where it belongs.  I have never seen a set like this, and I have talked with others who have seen similar, but it is quite rare from what I can get from the paper money community.  Anyway, I will try to post the pictures. 

    I always have incredible trouble posting pictures on these journals, but I'll give 'er a spin.

    No luck with picture. I'm gonna publish this then try to add in pictures.

     

  7. HunterSS

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    Starting a small collection to pass the time.

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  9. Ron Greene

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    I am a collector of all Baltimore MD small town notes.  With the exception of Charter 1413, I am buying all Charter Baltimore notes.  They should grade VF35 or better.  My only missing note in my collection is Charter 1432 which has 7 total in the inventory and last was in a public aucthion dated 2009.

     

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    Could some one please show how to get to the population list. Since that change, I can not fine any thing, I know it hear but ware to fine it. Thanks for your help. Don

     

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    Muhammed =]
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    Testing to see date/credentials when posted

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    How do you use the journals? hm

  11. Create Sets and Upload Images

    Finally figured out how to create images on the registry site. Now I am able to start searching for bills to match sets.

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    PICKED UP 4 $1 SILVER CERTIFICATES I AM NEW TO THIS AND IM HOPING I DIDNT GET RIPPED OFF HAHA

    GOT 3 1935 F SERIES BILLS SERIAL NUMBERS: U 040006581 I, Z 55232228 I, Z 76129511 I, AND A 1928 A SERIES, SER: F 52406831 B. NOW WHAT SHOULD I DO lol PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME A LITTLE INSIGHT ID BE FOREVER GRATEFUL.....SORRY ABOUT THE ALL CAPS MY KEYBOARD GOT WET. SEMPER FI!

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    what grade will it be.in process now.

    glad to see it back.

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    BEST Before Now Light Years ahead...

    By Far The Best 3rd party graded holders out there!

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  12. 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....

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  13. 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 down south buying loads of cotton paying with counterfeit notes. the U S gov. went to sam stationary store but but to his surprise they were not there to arrest him. No they resupplied him with ink and paper. [true]before that he had printed his name and address on the bottom of notes. that his buyers would just trim it off. I have them with and with out name ,address. start of war c s a doll. was @ about .88 cents on dol. not bad. till sam's funny money brought it down. will try to upload photos ASP

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    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 artists as a legitimate career choice. Old Navy apologized for the T-shirts and pulled them from its stores and issued a statement that it did not try to offend anyone on purpose. In my opinion the Old Navy did not offend anybody. The T-shirt merely reflected the current affairs of the art and the place of an artist in our contemporary times. I call the current situation "Hyperinflation of Arts".

    Hyperinflation in economy often occurs when there is a large increase in the money supply not supported by the product growth, resulting in an imbalance in the supply and demand for the money. Left unchecked this causes currency to lose its value. Rapid devaluation of the currency, and with it, hyperinflation, is devastating for the economy and it is very painful for the society.

    "Hyperinflation of Arts" started with Conceptual Art movement in the mid-1960. The movement completely rejected standard ideas and aesthetics of art. Many works of conceptual art, often called installations could be created by anyone. In the article "Paragraphs on Conceptual Art" Sol LeWill explains: "In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea becomes a machine that makes the art."

    In music around the same time, the avant-garde movement developed. That movement in music challenged and critiqued existing aesthetic conventions, rejected existing status quo, and introduce new and unique elements to provoke or annoy the audience. Music, however, recovered from the influence of avant-garde movement, and moved on. Maybe because you can reject existing status quo all you want, but at the end of the day, you won't be able to play any music without music elements such as rhythm, harmony, dynamics, etc., or music theory. Yes, you will be able to go on stage and cut the piano in half to shock and annoy your audience, and you can declare that it was a music performance. Next time however, your audience is not going to show up to see it again, because it was interesting once (maybe).

    Music moved on, and avant-garde movement is just a movement in music history, however art never recovered from the conceptual art. Art is still under strong influence even now in the twenty first-century. We are still suffering from the belief that idea suffices as a work of art, and that concerns such as aesthetics, expression, skills are nothing, but the limitation to the boundaries of art. The boundaries were pushed very hard and are still being pushed. Institution such as museums and art galleries, and educational institutions are still forcing conceptual art as a main stream art, and any other styles of art suffered devaluation.

    The idea that you don't need any skills, or education, or talent, or anything else to become an artist was pretty much accepted. This notion opened the door for anybody who wanted to enter the art scene and declare themselves the artists. I personally witnessed ridiculous situation when someone without any degree was teaching in a major university. The university hired someone without any degree to teach the students who were actually pursuing the art degrees.

    I'm sure everybody is familiar with a tale by Hans Christian Andersen "The Emperor's New Clothes", about tailors who promise an emperor a new clothes that is invisible to those who are unqualified for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor paraded before his subjects in his "new clothes", no one dared to say that they don't see any clothes and the emperor is parading naked, until a child cried out, "But he is naked!"

    I cannot help but think of the Andersen's tale when I think about the art affairs in our contemporary times. The mainstream institutions still strongly insist that "Emperor" is wearing expensive and sophisticated clothes and those who are unable to see, are unqualified stupid and incompetent. I personally see that "Emperor" is naked, Old Navy sees it, so does everybody else. Conceptual art like avant-garde music was shocking, and appeared fresh in sixties, seventies, eighties... , but in our contemporary time it cannot pass as fresh, but quite opposite. It stinks...

    Because there are no boundaries to entry, the art scene is flooded with endless number of people who aspire to be the artists, but don't want to spend a lot of effort, time or money to produce the quality artwork. The product they produce is the product of no skill, and represents rejection of standard ideas and aesthetics of art by the conceptual art movement. Such products presents very little value, therefore the value of art has been deluded, and in return the place of an artist in the modern society slowly disappears. Like in economy, rapid devaluation of the currency, and with it, hyperinflation, is devastating for the economy and it is very painful for the society. Rapid devaluation of contemporary art is devastating for art, and painful for the society.

     

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