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  1. Fenntucky Mike

    Take A Look At My New Toy!

    In part to help enhance a Journal entry I'm currently working on, also to "level up" my current banknote skills and what the heck because it's fun and cool I've added a new contraption to my banknote collecting arsenal, an IR Camera. I've been reading up on Infrared, lights, wavelengths, and cameras for a few weeks now along with researching the IR ink features on banknotes. I was considering constructing my own Infrared station for banknotes but since I had a bunch of Rewards Points through Amazon I figured I'd try this out first. The Royal Sovereign Dual Band Infrared Camera! On sa
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  2. For $1 bills there are no real mules after the switch in notes in 1963. The whole thing about number size was because of the backs from the silver certs being used on the newer fed notes. Mules listed for 1981 is just found by knowing the plate numbers (no difference in size). They started over with plate 1. So large numbers had to come from 1977a. If your 1981 plate number is a four digit it is from the 1977a series. (ie 3269) Then again on the 1981a series plate numbers above 300 came from the 1981 series. These are collected as mules but there is no physical difference other that plate nu
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  3. Thanks Fenntucky Mike! That really helps. I suspect that one thing that would be hard to replicate in the FRBC bills are the fine multi-colored 'hairs' that appear throughout the paper in the bills. Here's the Banque de L'Algerie bill, which is really beautiful like a tiny work of art. It's not worth much, but it's pretty. One weird detail about it is that it's dated 1940, but I cannot find any listings of a 1940 bill, just 1938-39 or 1942. Not sure if that makes it rarer. But in any case, it's probably in the best condition of any of these bills other than the Chinese Fens. Michael
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  4. 2IDMP

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    I think my scanner is causing the psychedelic "anti counterfeiting" rainbow toning surrounding the portraits. The story behind the same banks having different charter numbers: As told by Tom Snyder; The first national bank chartered in the state of Wisconsin was the Farmers and millers Bank of Milwaukee. Its president at the time of the national bank proposal was Edward D. Holton, H.H. Camp was the cashier. They received charter number 64 under the name of the First National Bank of Milwaukee. Their bank notes continued to be issued and reissued and in April 1882 their c
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  5. Fenntucky Mike

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    Like the psychedelic colors.
    1 point
  6. 2IDMP

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    Trying to figure out the attaching of pictures, this note is from Charter 64, same bank as Charter 2715, same signatures. It is an interesting story on how this bank went from Charter 64 to 2715 and then back to 64.
    1 point
  7. ddr70

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    I fill in slots with other state's notes while I search on. But usually they are neat notes!! I got my grades back and added the replacement, but PMG has to approve use of an Fr. xxxR (R is for Replacement) in and Fr. xxx slot. It just takes an admin to make the addition. Here's that note.
    1 point
  8. 2IDMP

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    I like your idea of a 1902 Type Set from Wisconsin I'm going to have to look into how to to build a type set. I noticed your $10PB in your Wisconsin set is from Cincinnati? I will keep an eye out for for your posting of the (2715) replacement note. My bulk submission is is now in QC also so I should see some grades soon.
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  9. ddr70

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    I'll post my Series 1902 DB Milwaukee (2715) replacement--it's in QC now, so I ought to have a grade this week!! It will be here as well as in a signature set on replacements. NOTE: There's a nice Milwaukee radar already in my Wisconsin Type set on Charter 6853. I've bid on a few notes from Racine--never won any. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. and an almost just for fun
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  11. 2IDMP

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    My bulk submission has seen movement, now "Scheduled For Grading", I think I may qualify to be called a "two digit midget" on my countdown calendar. Nice to have a fellow Warrior on board, not to many people recognize the crest but I always thought it was a pretty cool design. I was at Camp Casey 76 to 77. I collect large size Wisconsin Nationals and some US Large size type notes. One of my "Home Town" notes.
    1 point
  12. Revenant

    1 Million Bolivares...

    Funny that you mention that because you see the stuff about them buying paper for a 100,000 bolivar note and then they didn't even print it / saved the paper because it wasn't worth it! I never know what to expect and I don't put a lot of expectations on these things because you never know what these crazy governments will do. I was shocked there were no new notes in 2020 really. I was expecting more sooner and here we are. When the new Zimbabwe series started I was both excited and filled with dread at the possibility of another 27-32 note set.
    1 point
  13. ddr70

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    You need a 2ID short-timers calendar to countdown to receiving your notes . I was in the Warrior Division twice and a third time in 6th CAV (an Eighth US Army unit). Nice to see the 2ID crest!
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  14. Sniped again.... We'll see where these notes land in the registry. If they do end up here..... This one was a little surprising, I had a decent number on there for what it was. Guess I'm going to have to adjust to a rising market. That's a lot of to's.
    1 point