... And in today's mail - here is where I become a crazy person.

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Revenant

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So today the mail carrier delivered my new Soberanos notes. A new crop of 67 EPQs that will help fill out most of the 2018 notes and start me into 2019 - I think I'll probably move to get the remaining 3 2018/2019 notes soon and then I'll just have the 2021 series.

So here is where I'm going to sound like a crazy person.... the seller sent a P-107a. The listing title only said P-107 - it did not list a sub-type. HOWEVER, the picture for the listing showed a P-107b.

So... As it happens, I didn't have one of these before, so this wasn't a problem for me. But, if I'd had a P-107a, and I'd been wanting a P-107b, I would have been Sooo annoyed. If this had happened when I was trying to get my complete variety set for the 2nd series of the 1st Zimbabwean dollar I would have been fit to be tied.

So, note to self - don't trust the picture if the sub-type / variety isn't listed in the title of the auction / listing!

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Be honest, folks. Am I crazy? :insane: Am I losing it? lol 

Also: I'm keeping my promise to myself - I'm not going to into collecting varieties and sub-types in Venezuela like I did with Zimbabwe. I'm not doing it! I swear! lol :insane: Oh dear... I have a problem. 

Edit to add: Just for fun I had to pull these out and see them together. My wife was sitting in bed next to me and said, "That is ridiculous." She said it's cool... but it's ridiculous.

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Great score with your Venezuelan notes 👏😊

I don’t have any certified but I was intrigued with them also and picked up some notes a few years back! 

I guess you really have to study what you are buying! I know I have had the issue with a few notes that the Pick numbers have been labelled incorrectly. PMG were able to fix one that was a mistake. Another was because they actually updated the Pick numbers for Nicaragua giving a 100 Cordobas note it’s own pick number rather than just a B. This then caused the new notes that were graded at the time to actually have Pick #s that are one number out!!! 
 

You can see an example from BanknoteWorld below of the 20 Cordobas note that you have that is labelled as P209 which was correct at the time!!

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40 minutes ago, Love Collection said:

I know I have had the issue with a few notes that the Pick numbers have been labelled incorrectly. PMG were able to fix one that was a mistake

Yeah... I recently discovered that I have one with that problem that I'll need to fix.

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20 minutes ago, Revenant said:

Yeah... I recently discovered that I have one with that problem that I'll need to fix.

It is a little frustrating as I recall I had to source another note to fill that slot at the time! 😅😁

If it was an error speak to PMG first and in my case they waived the costs for the reholder fee. 👍

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31 minutes ago, Love Collection said:

If it was an error speak to PMG first and in my case they waived the costs for the reholder fee. 👍

Yeah. They've already said they would. Just have to send it in. It's still a P-23, but it's an "f" and not a "e." It doesn't really cause me problems fortunately.

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That’s good! So I assume just a year/signature variation ?! 👍

Mine was a completely different note design and pick number but the same denomination! But it was sorted which was good 😁

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On 5/23/2021 at 12:03 AM, Love Collection said:

That’s good! So I assume just a year/signature variation ?! 👍

Mine was a completely different note design and pick number but the same denomination! But it was sorted which was good 😁

Yeah. Just a difference on the redemption date by 1 year.

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