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  1. Yes, I agree with Steve above, buy the note, not the holder. I personally only purchase net notes if they are very rare (some of the early FRN stars), or very expensive (1928C, D, and E $1 stars). Best of luck in the hobby, and may many awesome finds come your way.
  2. The series 1934 FRN's from the transition period can be a hair pulling experience attributing if they are light or dark seals. First: The terms light and dark are very misleading, let me explain. The very first 1934 FRN's had a vivid yellow green seal and numbers. as everyone is well aware of. By about mid to late 1936, the seals took on a milky / hazy cast to them, but were still yellow green. By September of 1937, the transition began to take place, but notes printed from September to sometime in November of 1937 still were yellow green, just a darker shade. Sometime in November 1937 to the later third of 1939, seals and serial numbers were what is now classified as VIVID BLUE GREEN seals. The earliest examples were lighter than the last yellow green (light green) seal notes, but had taken on an unmistakable blue green hue. At last, the last color was the dull BGS notes. These have a flat / lifeless appearance to the seals and serials, but took on various hues over the last 12 years of the series. 1934 $5 FRN's should be easy to classify, as ptoduction of $5 FRN's ceased in 1936 for most districts, except Atlanta, Dallas, and San Francisco, which ceased in 1937. By the time production resumed in 1942 (1941 for Boston, New York, and Cleveland), the seals were dull blue green. Here is a list of the last serial numbers for 1937 for the $10 FRN's 1934: A28620000A B88908000A C21540000A D22088000A E12768000A F10176000A G48336000A H11712000A I07776000A (possibly all yellow green) J08808000A K08388000A L20208000A The batches of series 1934 FRNs were small at this time, so the breaks in the seal color change are anywhere from about 750,000 to 2,500,000 numbers below the highs of 1937. Early full vivid yellow green seal printed in mid to late 1935. Later transitional yellow green seal. These often get mis-attributed as dark green seals, but the seal still encompasses yellow green. This note is from a batch of stars numbered September 02, 1937 (D00168001* to D00180000*) Early vivid blue green seal. Notice this note is actually a bit LIGHTER than the star above ? This note however encompasses blue green. This note was numbered roughly ten weeks after the seal color change, sometime around late January 1938. More to come soon.
  3. Here are a few to get things started. Scarce 1928A JB block. This is the third scarcest 1928A block. These were mixed with 1928B, C, D, and E, and were numbered between April 10, 1935 and May 28, 1935 1928B. The FB block was done in 1928A to D format, and almost 3/4 into the block, 1928E. These were numbered between December 22, 1933 and March 9, 1934 1928D GB is somewhat a scarcer block for the series. This block was numbered between March 9, 1934 and May 2, 1934 7,728,000 1934 $1 stars were printed. This note was numbered sometime around August 1934.
  4. In terms of production figures, I just got these over the Summer: 1928A / B X1B to X10728000B numbered between 1/23/1933 to 2/14/1933 Y1B to Y10248000B numbered between 2/1/1933 to 2/17/1933 Z1B to Z10248000B numbered between 2/6/1933 and 2/24/1933 1935 experimentals A1B to A06180000B 3/16/1937 to 4/28/1937 B1B to B03300000B 11/26/1937 to 12/10/1937 C1B to C03300000B 12/1/1937 to 12/10/1937 Other unknown experimeantal blocks may lurk.
  5. Not bashing PCGS, but I see this a lot. Tons and tons of AU58's from them. IMHO, crack it out and submit to PMG. I think you will be happy with PMG's grade :c)
  6. Late to the party. Nice note and a decent deal.
  7. Here are a few notes I purchased this year that are favorites. I paid $47 for the 1928C $1 above !! This one gets deal of the year.