jeffTUSA

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  1. Sorry for the nerdy question but I'm wondering what will happen should my PMG holders be in a fire. Will the paper currency begin to char before the holder begins to melt or vice-versa? Most "fireproof" safes/boxes use the UL 350 standard that tests safes for how long they can be held in a fire of a given temperature before reaching an internal temp of 350 degrees F - the assumed temp at which paper begins to char. If the holder begins to melt above 350 deg Fahrenheit then it is not the limiting factor and I can plan a certain level of protection for my notes, but if lower than 350 then understanding how to protect notes from a fire is less clear if it is the case that the note itself survives but it is now coated in melted mylar or whatever material the holders are made from.
  2. In response to Jennifer F.'s answer to my question - we're not talking about the same thing. What I'm talking about appears on just about every old large note and the colors are usually blue, green, or red. I'm guessing that these are small slivers of paper left over from the cutting process, but would like more info on my original three questions if anyone out there knows the answers. See attached picture where I've circled them on a $5 FRN. Thanks...
  3. On most old notes there are short colored lines that appear like confetti imprinted onto the paper. They can appear most anywhere on obverse or reverse, but are often seen in vertical bands on either side left or right of the note's center. What caused these lines, is there a standard name for them, and do they ever impact the grade or value of a note?