CaptBrian

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    www.exonumiaandmore.com
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    Retired, now coin and currency collector
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    Numismatics,Travel,Photog, Foreign Languages, Investing & Economics...Astronomy, Horology,
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  1. Now you've given me another thing on my list. :-)
  2. Well, as I said, The tradition of the 'greenback' and anti-counterfeiting may be why we stick to the old way. I dunno. Maybe a letter to one of the mints or mint director. Or even the Treasury department. CB
  3. Beautiful currency. I'd like to see our currency prettier, but I suppose tradition of the "greenback" and anti-counterfeit measures slows that idea. Bahamas have beautiful coinage and paper money.
  4. There's a question about those because people kept going back to wanting the original plates which are, to this day, illegal to own. This did something to the psysche of investors. When you covet something you can't have, the focus is sharper and the brain goes into hyper-drive trying to figure out how to get one. I guess it's like being brainwashed, you just cannot change your thinking unless you undergo a 'reverse brainwash'. I have had these for a long time and are quite hard to find. I have never seen them offered on ebay or HA or S&B. I have several, and I'm told by dealers,
  5. That's a great note. Hard to find. I have a few I need to post, but just now getting to it. I dunno why I have so much trouble finding pictures, so I will take them again, rename the file and hope for better days. Brian PS I wonder if PMG would holder one of these.
  6. 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 go to are shut down for the foreseeable future, and my website hasn't had a hit in 2 weeks. I thou
  7. Thanks for the website compliment. I might say it was/is a lotta work.
  8. Regarding my district sets.  I did not collect these one note at a time.  These were bought raw or graded by CGA.  I took all raw notes (just put another set in for grading at the FUN SHOW last week in Orlando) (show closed Sunday). All were bought from private parties, then regraded by me in PMG holders.  The CGA graded notes were ok, lost a coupla grades on some, most only one and a few, no change.  I'm sure they were all from BEP packages.  Two sets, I have the packaging from the BEP.  Ican't categorically state how the others were gathered, but I can assume with great assuredness they all had similar packaging.

    It remains however, that populations and rank are up to date was far as PMG records go.

    Capt. B

  9. CaptBrian

    Shipwreck coins!

    HI!! long time no chat. I just bought 5 nice coins like yours, already sold one of them at the FUN show last week. They seem to be in demand. Sold a nice 8 Escudo Gold I just had graded. Got $1700 for it, 1733-12 FV Details sand worn (I wouldn't think not). A beauty. How you been? Capt. Brian
  10. 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 upload pictures when I get them back. My table had an excellent location as it was in the front
  11. JUST back from the FUN show in Orlando. Put in another set just finished. 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 that;s gonna be a 62 or three. As long as they all come back UNC, I'll be happy. Anyway, I'll upload pictures when I get them back. Capt. B
  12. Thanks a lot. More to come. Having a devil of a time uploading pictures. Wrong size. I'll fig it out.. Thanks again..
  13. Hello, Common question I bet. There are a couple of ways.... (few) and some quite stale, but still a good chance to give you an idea. First go to a book in which you can find the Fr# or Catalog number, e.g. Whitman Ecyclopedia of U.S. Paper Money and find your note in there and the Identifier. When in the book, it has approximate prices and of course with the fluid market, the newer the book the better. But I can't afford new books every printing so I use an old one and apply the current market strength or weakness in currencies such as I am interested in. Another way is (my favorite) is
  14. Hello, great journal. Another perspective is always dessert for me. I had several PCGS graded notes, and took a good look at them. Some were not worth re-grading, and those that had some value, I sent the whole pack to PMG and when they came back, I was net improved. I always have a hard time with collectors of both coins and currency and the argument of which is better. I say, its like two gunfighters, last man standing is better. But seriously, I always trusted PCGS currency as I do with coins, but I don't feel PCGS is/was superior in either venue. I have many coins and currenc