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  1. ddr70

    Ch # 6301

    But you're missing the 1902 date backs. The challenge will be to get date backs with Cashier B.W. Lewis who replaced Mitchell shortly (not sure how shortly) before 1915 and roll out of Plain Backs. For $10/$20 Date Backs, this would be after SN 241142/K878028B (A NICE RADAR NOTE that Mitchell signed). I found Lewis signed SN 248800/M48236B. Better yet, you need both Mitchel AND Lewis on the DBs! It appears the Mellon got into issuing $50 and $100's moreso at the end of the Date Back period, so you would prefer having the Mitchell signed high denoms. :-)
  2. That would be a nice present to find under ones tree. I'll switch to small size back on holiday theme.
  3. It's either Speelman | White signatures or if just Nationals, these are so called "4th Charter" notes as the 20 years since their 3rd charter expired (in 1922) resulted in new plates with the Speelman | White signatures. Congress stipulated that extended banks must issue 'distinctly different' notes. Use of the current Treasury combo of Speelman and White was sufficiently 'distinctly different' (Congress didn't define distinctly different, so any difference ought to have sufficed)). They also got to restart the serial numbers back to 1! A few months later, the Act of July 1, 1922 extended
  4. Tis the season to share a national. My first thought was to post a pic on one with a 25 December charter date, but alas, I don't have one. So let me know if this one makes for a good seasonal journal entry. I think it might even with a December 10, 1908 charter. And feel free to add on. Happy Holidays!
  5. ddr70

    A Keene National

    And from StacksBowers Baltimore auction, I picked up another note. This one is a Keene, NH The Cheshire NB Ch. # (N)559 $5 Date Back Fr. 590 in PMG30. You can see it here in the verification tool on PMGNotes.com: https://www.pmgnotes.com/certlookup/2509790-003/30/
  6. Alain, the 1500 should not affect the grade much, but will very likely get an "annotation" comment on the back. It would be great to see a picture of the note.
  7. Looks like a partial back to front offset. You can check heritage currency auctions; you'll need a free account. Search error notes "partial offset $1". Price will depend on the grade of the note and the darkness and size of the offset.
  8. ddr70

    Found at Coin Shop

    Wow, a hundred consecutive stars! There are some nice Dallas Fed Reserve Bank Notes collections competing and all denoms have Cashier (not blacked out) and Governor (with President blacked out). I guess Dallas ran their operation differently. By the way, I like the collage of different shifts of the overprinted bar showing the underlying engraving (of Cashier and President). I'm sure you're right about one generic front for both small size nationals and Fed Reserve Bank Notes--just needed to overprint correct titles of the signatories (and black out the extraneous titles found on small
  9. Nice article. Thanks! The Newton, MA note is in my 1902 Large Nationals type of Mass. set here: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/SetGallery.aspx?PeopleSetID=18638&SelectedTab=Gallery and my Signature set of 1902 Nationals by Fr. # here: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=1070&Tab=list I'm still looking for a Jones-Woods in Large. That $10 Dunbar NB in 66EPQ is a Top Pop. PMG only graded 8 Fr. 637s with the next closest a 65EPQ. Thanks for sharing!!
  10. ddr70

    Found at Coin Shop

    Kelley lists two $10s and three $20s as far as type 2's for Ch. 3906 (not including your SN A001908). Best Ty. 2 $10 was VF-XF and Ty. 1's out number 2's by about 3:1. Not sure if T&P has more listed but certainly a great find (assuming she doesn't have SN 1909-2009 stashed away in the back) ! Appears to be a single bank town and a County (Fayette) with only 4 National Banks (good luck finding the FNB of Flatonia $50 Brown Back)! On the FRB of Dallas, any idea why the black bar to the right of Governor? Maybe that's common as I don't look at the FRBs much. [yes, appears to be par
  11. Go to PMG Services & Fees on pmgnotes.com and scroll down to crossover. It’s $10 if pmg decides the note will not cross at same grade given by PCGS and returns as is. Cross at any grade receives a 20% discount off the tier selected.
  12. ddr70

    A Keene National

    I recently added this note, Keene, NH The Citizens NB Ch. # 2299 PMG 25 Net, $10 1875 Fr. 416 Allison | New SN 2690/K296099 pp A. dtd. Sept. 25th, 1875, from the Sept. 2019 Long Beach Expo. It was Net grade for a repair and minor discoloration. It features a fancy title layout seen on few First Charter examples from all banks combined. It's a great looking addition [however, not so great for points :-( ] to my type set of 1875 (see: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/SetGallery.aspx?PeopleSetID=23251&SelectedTab=Gallery) and I've made it the first note in my signatu
  13. No, unfortunately not. Now, you can enter a valid PMG number for a given slot and upload pictures of your PCGS note--i.e. a bit of trickery. You will get points for the PMG numbers grade, not the PCGS grade. For my signature sets (signature sets are not competitive). I have a few postcard pictures of national banks that I use as the Reverse while the front has the note from that national bank. One of the notes in my Warren National Bank Signature set displays a postcard picture of the bank. In this case I have the note in a PMG holder but chose to display the postcard as the notes re
  14. I collect nationals. I have a few notes that have "Signature type stamped" or penned on the back of the holder. Is it possible to add the actual names of the bank officers? Kelley does record bank officers' names for some banks. Is there anything else i could request on to be added on the back (i.e. do you have a pick list)? thanks!
  15. ddr70

    Dollars to Donuts

    I like to use paint. It comes with your Microsoft operating system. Paint 3D is the newest, but I just use the old paint and pin it to my task bar. Paint is the default program for my .jpeg's. You can right (yes right) click on a pic and select open with and browse to paint and then make it your default. So, once in paint you can use resize. I reduce pics by about 50% and then save as same file name but I add sm for small. You can try resizing and look at the bottom of paint for the size of the resulting file. Once small enough to upload (but not too small to see what you want to
  16. ddr70

    Dollars to Donuts

    Ah, SN 15 in binary (00001111 --> 15) very nice! UPDATE: I added my 'lucky 8s' radar-rotator $10s to a fancy SN signature set here: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=1316&Tab=list I just had these certified back in May. I have to upload pics for my other radars and a binary national (it's a 000111 or a 7)
  17. ddr70

    Dollars to Donuts

    Any chance you could post pics of the fancy serial numbers in a few signature sets? I just started one, but have a bit more work to do (see: https://notes.www.collectors-society.com/registry/notes/ViewPersonalCollection.aspx?UserCollectionID=1316&Tab=list). You'll find Radars and Rotators on 10s and 20s there. I switched from coins big time to Nationals (mostly large size). I'll have to look for your 1870 Eagle over on NGC. Mine is in an 1870 mint set, but it's not a 60. Hope to get back to an Orlando show in January soon. Perhaps I'll see ya there!
  18. ddr70

    Must See

    If you search Heritage's archives (search $50 Brown Back in error notes) you find this info in the description of an Eric P. Newman $50/$100 BB from Kansas City. In June of 1945, Barney Bluestone sold the Grinnell $50/$100 and the $100/$50 Brown Backs from Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory in one lot. The price realized was $830, at the time a very high price. The pair later found their way into the collection of Amon Carter, Jr. and, upon Amon's passing in 1982, the pair was sold privately and has not been seen since--until now that is. When the charter was printed upside down on the bac
  19. ddr70

    Must See

    That's the one! It surprises me that the sheet wasn't significantly damaged including this note from the A4 position (this note). At this point in time sometime after 1925 since there's no treasury SN, the Mellon NB had its officers' signatures engraved on the front plates, so I have to wonder if the sheet was ever sent to Pittsburgh. I suspect it was not and somehow escaped destruction. Possibly it ended up in the Treasury Secretary's hands as that would have been Andrew W. Mellon. I wonder where notes with plates B4 through D4 ended up. Possibly they were destroyed having been mangled
  20. ddr70

    Must See

    Impressive. Did you see the PA $5 plain back charter 6301 SN A109273 pp A4 error note with SN A109274 on back? Just awesome! thanks!!
  21. ddr70

    Ch # 6301

    This is for Ch. 6301 which issued series 1902 Red Seals (RS), Date Backs (DB) and Plain Backs (PB) as well as Ty 1 and 2 Small Nationals. Using Heritage's archives, I've found all RS and DB have A.W. Mellon as President. W.S. Mitchell was Cashier for all RS and most DBs, but was succeeded by BW Lewis near the end of the DB issues (one example on a $10 DB where BW Lewis signed with AW Mellon, SN 248880 given a $10DB range of SN 1-249000). In 1921, A.W. Mellon resigned to take the post of U.S. Treasury Secretary. You'll find both A.W. and R.B. on notes with the regional sort letter, but only
  22. ddr70

    Latest Acquisition

    I switched my collecting focus from coins to currency and then got hooked on Nationals. I switched because I couldn't find good values in coins whereas those depressed currency prices over their highs a little over a decade ago drew me in. I'm learning quite a bit--learned a lot when I bought Kelley's National bank note reference. My parents gave me five series 1929 $5 nationals, two of which have very low census numbers so they are now graded and posted in various competitive and signature sets. One is so common I wish they had spent it :-). I prefer large size notes over small, but I st
  23. ddr70

    Latest Acquisition

    couldn't find a buffalo emoji here, just a bee. Bee--utiful note! Thanks for sharing!
  24. Hi PMG. I know you're accepting submissions in Baltimore. Any plans on having an expert provide opinions on notes at your table? I missed this last time I was at the expo. I plan on submitting a solid 8's on a national--bank SN is 8888 on a $10 PB from Bangor, PA Ch. 2659. PMG has noted a 4 digit bank serial number as a solid previously, so hopefully my note will have this noted on the holder. thanks!! ddr70
  25. Marietta, OH The Central NB Ch. # 5212 VF+ $10 1902 PB Fr. 632 SN 27286 pp D/992 May 29, 1919. A number of Second Charter notes survive bearing the bank's original German NB title. The title was changed due to World War I with the second title "The Central NB" found on Third Charter notes and those notes are somewhat tough to find with prices reflecting this fact. This pristine Very Fine example has wide margins and nice embossing. Philadelphia, PA The Quaker City NB Ch. # 4050 Fine $10 1902 PB Fr. 626 SN 124088 pp I/992 May 30, 1909. This $10 from the City of Brotherly Love is not too c