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  3. For 4 notes, I'd go with the padded envelope w/cardboard. There are additional packaging requirements if you are using Registered Mail. The weight of the package and amount of insurance determines the price. Registered Mail provides up to $50,000 in insurance against loss or damage and as I recall you have to use it at ~5,000 in insured value. If that's the case, I'd like to see your notes :-)
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  5. I have 4 notes that I want to have graded & I need some info to know how to package them. Would a padded envelope with cardboard stiffeners be acceptable, or maybe a small box ?? Any help would be much appreciated.
  6. Perhaps proving that I have no self-control or perhaps that I just lie to myself a lot, about 30 hours after saying I was going to try to not buy anything for the next 3 weeks I bought something. I was looking around on eBay and saw this. I'd been wanting a $1 FRN note for a while for two reasons: 1) I wanted one for the "Currency of my life" signature set I want to keep working on as time allows and 2) I wanted one for my Zimbabwe signature set. That 2nd one might seem fairly odd - I'll now have about 5 US FRNs in a set about Zimbabwe - but I feel like that set needs FRNs in i
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  9. Good morning, Thanks for your message. Yes, for most U.S. notes the catalog number used is the Friedberg number. You can find a listing of all reference books used here: Thanks!
  10. I finally finished up the last description I wanted to write for my Venezuelan Bolivar Fuertes set and posted all of the new text to the set. I did most of the writing for these weeks ago but then life came up and my focus shifted back to the Zimbabwe notes again and I never finished them and I wasn't sure they were "just right" yet. I finished the first one and said "good enough" - get them posted and work / polish from there. It had reached the point where it was bothering me to have all of that 80-90% finished work sitting on a Word file while the set sat bare. So now its up!
  11. I'm definitely open to collecting them but it would depend on the price (I haven't researched what these go for at all). For now though I'm going to stick to my white elephant, my preferred / favorite "monopoly money", the Zimbabwe collection!
  12. They are definitely that but will collectors take to them? Banknotes have a much smaller market share in the collecting market when compared to coins. Will items like these introduce people to traditional bill collecting and keep there interest? I guess a better way to put is, will bills like these help or hurt banknote collecting? Commemorative banknotes have been around for a long time, to me these are something different. If you were to call them "Monopoly Money" or similar I wouldn't disagree with you but I kind of like them. Probably going to pick up some of the Nevada notes in
  13. I've heard of them but not really about them. I saw a lot of people posting them on the Silverbugs subreddit. Texas is also making a state bullion repository - because the feds are apparently not to be trusted. I just don't think the states are that much better than the feds, so I see them mostly as a gimmick from people trying really really hard to be relevant.
  14. In filling out the submission form, where it asks for the catalog # I entered the Friedberg #. Is this correct ? Or is there some other numbering system I should be aware of ?
  15. Spurred by the COVID economy, collectibles have emerged as an asset class, with certification providing the confidence, transparency and security that are necessary for a vibrant market. Read more
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  18. Good morning, Thanks for your message. I checked with our research manager and sent him over your pictures. He said it would be difficult to say for sure, without seeing the note in hand. He thought there was a good possibility we could encapsulate it but that would ultimately be up to our graders. Sometimes if the note is in multiple pieces they choose not to so we would really need to see the note in hand before we could say definitively. If you need information on how to submit to us for grading, you can find more on our website here:
  19. I have a Ben Franklin printed colonial note that is either fully torn in half or hanging on by fibers. I would like to get it graded mostly for the preservation in the holder. Will pmg grade this or is there too much damage? Thanks!
  20. Good morning, thanks for your message. Right now our Economy tier is running about 30 business days. Invoice 8076251 should be finishing up around the end of September and invoice 8076928 should be finishing up around mid-October. Thanks!
  21. Hi, its been almost a month and my status still says received on two of my submissions.. any reason why its taking so long.. Invoices: 8076251 and 8076928 thanks Paulo
  22. The PMG certification label typically includes Friedberg numbers for US notes and Pick numbers for world notes. Read more
  23. Well, 1) The sellers should have never put these up for sale at the same time. That's immediately toxic for the selling price of something that depends on supposed rarity. 2) I've long thought that the $5 probably had two people put in sniper bids higher than they were expecting thinking there wouldn't be another bid that high. I would not be surprised if there was some buyers remorse there. Values on all the 2nd and 3rd dollars are way down in the last 5 years. Only the 10,000 and the 20, 50 and 100 Trillion have held up in value. Even there, it's mostly the 100 Trillion. I expect t
  24. The second 70EPQ $2 sold for $399.99 (same price as the first $2 70) with one bid, significantly less than the $5. This has me scratching my head, I don't get why the $5 would sell for that much more. I feel like there is something going on with the sellers listings, seems like they are not showing up in searches very well. Yep, I just can't bring myself to spend close to those amounts for a 70, at least for these notes. I have a hard time believing these (if a person was purchasing for an investment) will appreciate in value. If people are buying because they enjoy the notes and have tha
  25. I have 1 69 EPQ in my 3rd dollar set. Its the highest grade I have. I agree that a 70 set would be killer. It might be achievable on a short set like that. Someone might be working on it, but I don't think I could ever pay that and feel good about it short of winning the Mega millions.
  26. How much are you asking for the 00000255 note?
  27. I'm stealing this from Just Bob on the NGC side but who cares. It's my 100th post dang it! Let's see if we can get more than two people.
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