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Posts posted by ddr70

  1. There's a slight variation on the PMG rule (at least, they won't annotate repeater unless it's at least 6 digits total).  Here's what they say:  Repeater Serial Number--This serial number will repeat. The minimum number of digits that need to repeat is two (IE: 121212). Likewise, the minimum times the sequence needs to repeat is two (IE: 12341234). <--based on 'repeat is two' 1212 ought to be a repeater, right? Nope.

    Two examples, the Baltimore $5 gets the note "Repeater Serial Number", however, the Portland note doesn't (it ought to be a binary repeater in my opinion).  4 digits apparently isn't enough and there's no way to get a 5 digit repeater, so a min. of 6 digits.


    MD-Baltimore 1435 $5 RS Repeater.jpg


  2. 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 :-)

  3. Oh good, I thought it was something I said... :-)  Seems to work this morning.  I have problems with my work website based on which browser you use, including Safari on your smart phone.  I just wish someone would grade my notes now--they've been in Sarasota for over a month. 

    Ooops chat boards seem to work, but journals still not working.

  4. Make sure the font on the SN on the back is exactly the same as that on the front.  It looks good to me with nice embossing evident on the front.  See also PMG's posts on counterfeiting and changes to Serial Numbers (e.g., see:  https://www.pmgnotes.com/news/article/8052/).  For example, they use UV to see if a SN has been removed (but be careful not to look into UV as you can damage your eyes).  I like the look of the note except for the lines where the SN would have been.  That's a flag to me.  Especially check this area as shown by the arrow in the attached pic. 99% sure it's genuine given the shift of the 3rd printing on the seal an SN on front. If good, then send to PMG as I agree with FM, it will be worth the grading fees.  Probably a VF 35 as it has a centerfold unfortunately.


  5. 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.


  6. 12 hours ago, Luckyjeff said:

    Thank you very much.  They were new out of the ATM but, unfortunately, the solid 8's is not centered as well as the surrounding bills.  I think, technically, it qualifies as a Super 8's because it is solid AND can be flipped upside down and read the same way.  I will pay the extra $5 to try to get it labeled as "Super".  I will probably grade all 10 bills in sequence, 88888880-88888889 but I'm trying to decide about 88888866, 88888666, 88888777, 88888877, and the other 7 of a kind that are not 7, 8's in a row.

    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.  The neat thing to do with the extra $5 is to see if PMG will add the provenance of what ATM, town, state, timeframe you found these.  Check with PMG as they may not do this as they can't verify where the notes were found in any way.  But that to me would be well worth the variety fee--the extra superlatives, well they may take the $5, but will not add a super for you.

  7. On 7/6/2020 at 11:15 AM, Luckyjeff said:

    I haven't decided whether to be a member of PMG or ANA, which provides submission privileges through PMG.  I might do both.  I've seen your post but it doesn't explain how to package the notes for safe transport to you, and the pricing indicates a range depending upon the value of the note.  Is that value determined by you?  If it is supposed to be determined by me, there is NO chance.  I don't know enough about bills to value them.  Some of these notes I will sell and some I will keep.  Ideally, I make enough money on the lesser bills to keep the 88888880-88888889 set because of its hard to find feature.  I do have a serious error note and some sub 1917 notes I have considered grading as well.  I REALLY WISH there was a video showing how one packages bills for submission.  Doing it the first time is so stressful that I considered waiting for the Fun convention in Orlando to submit them to a representative in person. I got a submission packet from the last convention that I attended but I misplaced it somewhere.  All I remember is that it seemed a bit daunting for some reason.

    You should do a search of ebay for "solid 8" and Heritage Auctions.  Join heritage for free.  Their auction archives are great.  The solid 8 ought to be a $1-3000 note depending on grade; the near solids less. Make sure you ask PMG to note "Solid SN" on your submission form.  

  8. The database from Kelly is fairly dated, but is useful for relative rarity (assuming no hoards are found on a given bank (after the Kelly's last update).  For example, the Reading NB of Reading Ch 4887 has for Ty. 1: 16-$5s; 32-$10s; 18 $20s; for Ty 2: 15-$5s; 28-$10s; and 7-$20s.  It gives grades and serial numbers, including treasury serial numbers for large and plate letter.  I occasionally miss the up to date pricing info from T&P.  I have a nice $20 large size date back, series 1902 on this bank but it's in a PCGS holder, so not here in my collection.

  9. On 4/2/2020 at 6:15 AM, BritishBanknotes said:

    Hi all, I'm a moderately 'good' note collector, my oldest is a 1934 £1 Peppiatt. Please note I am based in the UK and do not know much about foreign notes.

    Q1: Do the ECB still allow the first series Euro's to be in circulation? 

    Q2: Do scribbles, numbers etc. on banknotes devalue it?

    Q3: On US Dollars, is their a certain series that makes the value higher, like the coins?


    Q2 generally scribbles and numbers receive a comment of 'annotation' from PMG.  Generally the value would be less unless it's a courtesy signature from a notable person like a treasury official or celebrity.

    Q3 sure, a good reference for currency is Friedberg and typically you use the Fr. number when submitting US notes for grading.



  10. 13 hours ago, Matt G said:

    @ddr70 I am familiar with the different block letters but wanted to highlight the population link as it can be overlooked. Once you click on the population link you can see the numbers by block. Thank you

    OK, you wanted the user to click in the blue circled area to get to where you can find populations by block combos.  Yep that works.  And you found the answer to the question to be what?  3 in 66 and 2 in 67 for an Fr. 1922-I (II Block).  Therefore, Paradox tremors was correct.