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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

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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

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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

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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

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BABE IN THE WOODS

HELP! HELP!! HELP!!! Hello fellow collectors. I JUST got my first real set of paper money. In fact, I got a few sets. BUT, they are all in CGA holders, and before I go and send them all into PMG for re-holdering and grading, (for which I may need to go back to work to pay for) I need to know how to get the bid and ask for these new adoptees of mine. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance. Capt. Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added bel

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Getting values of notes

Just got a stack How do I price graded currency, various graders mostly CGA? Any help please. Capt. Brian To see old comments for this Journal entry, click here. New comments can be added below.

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Bet I cannot buy just one!

New Note Notifications for the Novice Well I have just entered the exciting world of collecting notes, currency, or paper money as it is called in the trade. I recently purchased 89 notes graded by CGA the olde, and as we all know that holder is not from the promised land, but a grader which fell into the lower regions for various reasons. I got two books on paper money; my favorite so far is the Whitman Encyclopedia of U.S. Paper Money. My send favorite is Paper Money of the United State

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