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  1. ddr70

    Rec'd at PMG, the wait begins.

    I just sent a good chunk of my NBNs to PMG to grade. The post office sure took it's time, but got my package there in 8 days instead of 4. PMG listed as received about a week after it arrived in Sarasota. Here's one of the notes awaiting scrutiny. I can't wait to add it to one of my series of 1882 collections here. Connellsville, PA The First NB (E)2329 Radar Treasury SN on a $10 1882 VB Fr. 576 Tillman | Morgan SN 9076/T493394 pp F/118. Love that SN especially on an early value back. Chartered 4/8/1876, Liquidated 6/22/1928. Assumed circulation of 4861, Yough NB of Connellsv
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  2. Finally, here's that sample. Sorry it took so long.
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  3. This note was recently returned from grading. I am growing fond of the new holders. They seem to have solved the problem of crooked notes and bulging ridges between the note and label compartments. Track and Price lists only 13 large notes and one Value Back. The VB listed is a $20 so this is new to then census. When I received the note from the seller, I could smell the strong tint of tobacco! If only this note could speak. I am sure the yellow color is a result of cohabiting with a smoker for a long time. However, in the holder, no one will ever know!!
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  4. Being number 1 with 160 points is an achievement, no doubt about it. Don't worry about the wife, mine quit speaking to me years ago. She just grunts and snorts when she hands over the cardboard envelope that we both know what the contents are (once she has doused it in disinfectant). Funny how she checks the serial numbers of all her notes and gets excited when she spots a star note. She wasn't too thrilled when I created a note from her home state.
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  5. Dig it out! Dig it out! No image available on Verify PMG Certification, well done. Trivia contest or the like could be fun around here, guess the grade, real or fake, etc. Just for bragging rights and the education.
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  6. I won a sample note from PMG back when they ran a trivia contest for members (yes, those were the good 'ole days). It was a Malaysia, Bank Negara Pick #51 1 Ringgit ND (2012) PMG Unc Sample PMG Collectors Society Trivia Contest SN AG6140428 PMG 1528092-028 Sign. Z.A. Aziz, - Polymer Note I don't have a pic to post (Sorry), but it's at least one generation removed from the current PMG holder. It is the only sample holder in my collection. If there's a massive groundswell of demand (i.e. 5 likes on this post ought to represent a groundswell around here), I'll dig it out and post a pic.
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  7. Every year, PMG gives awards to the top sets in the PMG Registry. Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on December 4 to be automatically considered for awards. Winners will be announced January 8, 2021. Read more
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  8. You can type your Cert # into that slot, you will get a not valid for slot message, PMG will see that you tried to enter a Cert # review it and then if valid the'll add that Pick # to the slot along with your note. Usually only takes 24hrs for them to add your note and they'll send you a confirmation email when it's done. See Ali's response to me further up the string. LOL, I just did this again for one of my sets a few minutes ago.
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  9. The Venezuelan hyperinflation and the Bolivar / Bolivar Fuerte (“Strong Bolivar”) / Boliver Soberano (“Sovereign Bolivar”) Series got my attention last year while I was heavy into building and shopping my Zimbabwe set. I think they are cool looking notes, I love the animals on the back, and I love the fact that some of them have turtles on them, in addition to being hyperinflation notes / series. I didn’t start collecting them though because I was neck-deep in Zimbabwe, I didn’t have the budget to do both and I’ve long since decided that I’m happier doing 1 thing well than doing 5 in a very ra
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  10. When I first started collecting Ukrainian banknotes, three or four years ago, the first purchase I made was the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money (Modern). hereafter Krause. This book gave me the general information I was looking for, what did some of the notes look like, how many different notes are there, etc.. This basic info gave me an idea of #1 did I like the notes (are they interesting and attractive to me), #2 how much was this going to cost (how many different issues and how rare), #3 how long will it take and will I be able to obtain most of the notes (availability). I then used
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  11. ddr70

    Reconvening the 252 club

    Serial number and seals were printed simultaneously during normal production. At the end the numbering head was lifted and a few sheets were printed with just the seals (no serial numbers). These sheets were for any make up sheets to replace damaged or otherwise unsuitable notes. The serial numbers for make up sheets were done on separate 'paging' machines, one serial number at a time. The operator basically eyeballed it and many times they were dead on. We know this because one diagnostic for the paging machine is any C position note--the C is quite different from the C on the productio
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  12. Oh totally, but I think you will be waiting unless I surprise myself because upgrading that set isn't my highest priority even for note collecting right now One of my uncles once got a box with a brick. Under the brick was a new wallet with a $50 bill. I once got the box to an alarm clock. It was stuffed with paper and had a $50 gift card inside it. So we do stuff like this. I once had Ben show up on mother's day with a shirt that said, "Happy mother's day. I'm your present. Dad says you're welcome." 😆
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  13. Delayed gratification is a bi^ch but I do try my best. Your dilemma describes the pain of collecting to all of us very well. But, every time I have delayed that gratification and saved the shillings for that one beauty, I never, ever have buyer's remorse. I look back 3 years later and say, I loved that note for a reason, and I am so glad I waited and pounced. That's my 2 shillings!
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  14. Well, I'm very late to this party, but, I can't give you three people posting but I can give you a bunch of notes. Part of the fun of the Zimbabwe collection from P-1 to P-104 is watching how some denominations compare across series and with time.
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  15. Thanks for posting more pictures. I did a little searching and I haven't found any comps yet but based on the pictures I would put the condition somewhere between "About Uncirculated" and "Very Fine" which is not very good for a modern note. That being said the main thing this note has going for it is the serial number, it is not a solid serial number but does have a good run of 6's on it, but if they are on a common banknote in average to below average condition they probably won't pull a premium. I'm going to stick by my first assessment and say it's worth slightly more than face value.
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  16. I was hoping to knock out a couple journal entries this weekend. I can get to the journals but its a pain in the rear. I'll just save them on my computer then copy and past when the problem is fixed, I should probably be doing that anyway.
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  17. We look forward to your requests for the PMG Registry! Please post any requests here. PMG certification numbers are always helpful!
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  18. Haha, awesome! Glad they included the Bond Notes, that made the most sense to me as well. Enjoy the #1 set while it lasts. JK. When I do enter my set, in the descriptions I'm just going to write **See the Pittman Family Zimbabwe Dollars Reborn set for descriptions.**, I'll never be able to top them. Nice to see they fixed the typo in the Set Type description, although Royal Bank of Zimbabwe does have a nice ring to it.
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  19. Now I want a descending pairs SN :-)
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  20. Ha! I wish I had duplicates! I wish I had the budget for a lot of duplicates! This set is so dang huge, if I was sinking a lot of money into duplicates and upgrades right now I'd be in trouble with the misses. One of the few things I'd count as an absolute duplicate is a P-98 that I wouldn't want to give up because my two P-98s are sequential serial numbers.
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  21. Note to self. Tried it and it was disturbing, it looks even worse when shrunken down. Some creepy, shrunken, floating head. Weird. Went back to the old avatar.
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  22. Yeah. It's usually not too hard to get 68's for a lot of things for not much more than the cost of grading. Of course, my Zimbabwe set leans on a lot of bulk-graded 66 EPQs that I got at bargain prices, but I'm usually pretty happy to have a 66 EPQ. I'll take a 67 EPQ or 68 EPQ if I can get it for a reasonable price. The other thing I find is that, once I have a 66 or a 67 - especially with a 67 - it's hard to convince myself to drop money on an "upgrade," even when one pops up at a good price. I am giving some thought to going back and swapping out some of the few 65 EPQs I have later on
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  23. Sheik Sheck

    The only $10 VB recorded

    The wife and I drove in downtown Bryan, TX. Here is a photo of the FNB bank building.
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  24. You have no idea how excited I was when I lifted the 80 dollar note to the light. I didnt expect much I was just checking it out and figured it to be too old to have anything but the leaf on the back as a sort of watermark. When I raised it to the light I was surprised, excited and delighted to see it shone through the words "united states" So cool
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  25. Welcome aboard, Banknotes could be a good investment right now, especially with precious metals going through the roof. Their condition doesn't appear to be that great (that may not matter), so I'm a little skeptical as to whether or not they are worth having graded. Best option for grading would probably be the Economy tier which is $25 per note plus shipping. As long as the notes are under 195 x 120 mm you shouldn't need an oversized holder. If you do need an oversized holder, it's an additional $20 on top of the grading fee. So $45 each plus shipping. Nice choices for your f
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  26. With gold continuing its ascent towards $1,800 I had pumped the breaks on any new gold purchases about six months ago, and came to a dead stop in late March. Having just sent in, what will likely be my last submission of gold coins for awhile I was thinking I should take this opportunity to focus more on my banknote collection/collecting goals. Now appears to be an opportune time for me, with an influx of modern Ukrainian banknotes (my current focus) hitting the market at relatively low prices, or at least at what I would consider a low cost for already graded notes ($30-$40). I'm also going t
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  27. Note to self. I may have to make that jumbled up portrait my new avatar.
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  28. Hi, Post some pictures of the notes. I wouldn't say they are trash but In the condition you're describing probably not worth grading and looking at less than $40 each maybe only face. Go on eBay or similar auction house/website and compare your notes conditions to sold listings, do some research.
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  29. Pretty sure PMG will not add the super as it is just implied in the "solid" ... A solid is a solid and it just doesn't get any more superlatives. Even a "super" radar doesn't get a "super" from PMG (i.e. a 71111117 is a radar just like a boring old 77111177 quad radar is just a radar). So no super, no quad, just a radar. Also, the solid 8s by definition is a rotator, flipper and radar--but it's all contained in the "solid". Quite the find if you got those out of an ATM! Recently a number of mismatched serial number $20s were pulled out of an ATM and Northeast Numismatics is selling them.
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  30. The growth of the PMG Registry means that more sets will be selected for major awards and valuable prizes! Every year, PMG gives awards to the top sets in the PMG Registry. Ensure your set is at its best by 10 a.m. EST on Dec. 4th to be automatically considered for awards. Winners will be announced Jan. 8, 2021. The PMG Registry is a free online platform where collectors register and display their PMG-certified notes and compete against other collectors around the world for recognition and prizes. This popular resource now boasts more than 75,000 registered notes. Winners of PM
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  31. Hello, Revenant. We see you successfully added your note through the NOT VALID FOR SLOT process. (Please note, we are not open on the weekends, so any messages in the queue will not get processed until business resumes.) Your Pick#88e was successfully added on Monday, July 13th, at 3:45 pm. Thanks.
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  32. Nice, Nothing like striking while the iron is hot and being able to nearly complete a graded set in a days time. High grades and reasonable prices no less, can't beat that. Sounds like the Venezuelan Bolivars were a perfect choice for your next set.
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  33. Over the last three months the BEP has added the new 2017A Series of One Dollars notes for the Western or Fort Worth and the Washington DC location. The Collectors Society is also working at this time to updating the Friedberg Numbers for all the existing 2017 and new 2017A series of notes. The first to be corrected were the new 2017A Hundred Dollars notes starting with Fr #2189 and Fr #2190. The next were the new One Dollar notes 2017A series Fr #3005 for the Fort Worth location and Fr #3006 for the Washington DC location, this cover all the district location. At this time BEP is listing
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  34. This note looks amazing and it was previously graded a 64PPQ by PCGS. I have it also listed on eBay, but you will pay a lot more because of fees and taxes. eBay Listing $3800.00 Venmo, Zelle, Paypal or wire transfer. If using Paypal, I will split the fee with you. I will ship next day air at no charge. Any questions, please ask. Thanks, [email protected]
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  35. Revenant

    New 2020 $10 notes for Zimbabwe

    Over the weekend I just started seeing these pop up for sale in eBay auctions and new sales / offerings popping up that offer these as part of a 3 note set with the 2 2019 issues, so I'm guessing these are freshly released and they're just now making it out to the dealers. So I guess I might get to see all the designs that were supposed to be released as part of the bond note series afterall. I was really expecting them to tack an extra 0 onto these if they released them and have $100 and $200 notes instead of $10 (and maybe, later, $20) notes. Even with the official exchange rate the governme
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  36. Fantastic set. My compliments to the chef.
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  37. Matt G

    Bulk Consecutive Notes

    Hello @Fridsou, If this is for an existing submission please contact customer service with the invoice number at the email below. The Bulk Consecutive Tier is for 50 or more of the same catalog number with consecutive serial numbers. If there is one break on the serial number run they may make an exception but please check with customer service to confirm. I would recommend asking this type of question in the "Ask PMG" section moving forward. Thank you [email protected]
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  38. Got it, I'll shoehorn it into the closest matching slot next time, and follow NOT VALID FOR SLOT procedure. Thanks for adding a slot to the set,
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  39. There are 5 large and 15 smalls reported from Sulphur Springs (Bad Air), this is the only SN Uno. There are 21 large and 20 small reported from your Beautiful Air bank. I tried to find out why the town was named Sulphur Springs but nothing much, less why it's not spelled the American way. The town was named Bright Star when it was along the Pony Express. Why they changed it is not clear from Wikipedia. It's not near the oil cities of east Texas where one would expect the pungent smell of sulfur and the biggest employers are the ISD and Walmart (no surprise). Just the type of note I love.
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  40. I grabbed the very last note of the Pogue auction. I always wanted a SN 1 and from my home State to boot!
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  41. ddr70

    Adding to my collection

    What set are you working on? Did you see an error message, like note not valid for slot? If you want to create you own, non-competitive set, create a signature set. Go to control panel, scoll to the bottom. Click on create new set, then select the green tab "Create a Signature Set" On next page fill in just the fields with a red star. Signature sets let you enter any PMG certified note.
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  42. Pi Day #piday is of course March 14th (or 3.14 [3/14], or “π”) followed shortly by the Whitman Coin Show in Baltimore and Spring! I've been busy making a sub type signature set of my series 1882 Nationals. My 1882 sub types set is a work in progress. Ever seen the Circus Poster variety on a $5 Brown Back?? Take a look. If I'm missing a better way to designate these notes, please let me know. OK, back to Pi Day. Check out this Elk City note from Oklahoma with a charter date of... you guessed it, Pi Day! It sports a nice 4 digit radar serial number as well and was previously in
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  43. The PMG Registry continues to grow and now includes more than 12,000 sets. PMG Registry participants, we thank you for sharing your collections with us and the world! Read more
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  44. Sheik Sheck

    Same bank Prez at different banks

    Happy New Year! I stumbled upon Lawrence and his exquisite signature he was not only representing the bank I collect (Ch#252), but also apparently lived in the neighboring state. I assume bank presidents were equally mobile in the early 20th century, looking for the best job. Looks like he lived in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
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  45. Sheik Sheck

    Same bank Prez at different banks

    That is a fantastic set! Thanks for posting the link. I enjoy looking at other collectors nationals. Did you acquire just by visual inspection of the notes to see the 'v.' or 'vice'? Did you do prior research using a database? I would be curious how you were able to spot the notes. Also, I noticed you have a couple of serial number 1 notes. Very nice Catawissa note. I saw a few SN #1's at FUN but didn't pull the trigger. On another note, I noticed that Ch #252 had only C.C. Taylor as the cashier, also with a prominent signature but there was a series of notes that his signature was clearly not
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  46. Ali E.

    A P-44a...

    Hello, Revenant. You requested your note with Pick# 44 to be added on Christmas Day. It was approved by an administrator and accepted into your set a few days later. Thank you and let us know when we may assist with the PMG Registry in the future.
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  47. After a cursory population study in T&P I found with the exception of CH#9, it is possible to put together a single digit charter collection. Most of the 1-9 charters are fairly common although Ch #6 (Syracuse) has only 23 large notes extant (I have been waiting to use that word "extant" for a while). However, there are no reported notes, neither large or small, for the FNB of Dayton (Ch#9). On another note, here is one picked up from Lyn Knight ungraded, after coming back from the grade man.
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  48. Jennifer F.

    Eritrea

    Hello, are you referring to completing your submission form? Where is it that you are trying to list this information? Thanks.
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  49. Sheik Sheck

    Ch # 6301

    Took almost 8 months but I finally found the missing piece for $180 in Lyn Knight's recent auction.
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  50. Thought I would share my first ever find. I got this a few months ago at a bank in here Phx....2009 A $100 bill serial number LH 00000003 A. I now check every bill I touch.
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