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  1. I was hoping PMG might consider adding a set / category for the Bond Notes issued by Zimbabwe in 2016. The series was cut short when the population essentially rejected them, so there's only 2 notes - a $2 and $5 (P-99 and P-100) - so it'd be a very short set, but I'm looking to expand my Zimbabwe collection to include one or two of these in the near future.

  2. On 7/10/2019 at 1:38 AM, squadus said:

    I would suggest finding one of your retirement accounts which exists such as a 401k or Roth IRA and roll it over to a Precious Metals IRA such as a Gold IRA (learn more). This will give you a trustworthy custodian who can work with you side-by-side.

    Well, that has nothing to do with what I asked, but thanks for the first part responding to my question.

  3. On 6/24/2019 at 5:04 PM, Artificialgrape said:

    I'm fine with as made wrinkles... means it fully original and not pressed. Wrinles, however, is embarrassing to have the misspelling. 

    I'll agree with you that it's embarrassing, but it's totally understandable - I could totally see that sneaking past someone considering I'm sure they're looking at a ton of those thing and just looking at each one a few seconds. It's very close - just not quite right.

    Go ahead and contact PMG if you haven't already. I can't speak for them but I wouldn't be surprised if they're willing to make it right given that it's their error.

  4. On 5/8/2019 at 4:24 PM, Dave939 said:

    How do you get the screen shot picture?

    Probably just used the snipping tool app, saved it and attached it to his post.


    Great catch as he said. Unfortunately I'm not sure there's much PMG or you can do other than maybe notify eBay (and good luck with that).

    The bill isn't fake (we assume it's the real one taken from the holder). They took it out of the PMG holder and are no longer claiming it as PMG graded, or claiming the grade, or anything like that.

    If you called them out on it they'd probably say it was sold to them like that and claim that they had no knowledge of it being bleached (and how would you prove them wrong?).


  5. PMG has certified some 10 Million dollar Zimbabwean Bearer Checks as P-55a and P-55b. I can't find anything in my available references that explains what the difference is between the two. Most other PMG notes have some kind of notation on them which indicates why a note is the sub-type it is. For instance: P-5a will say "light brown back," where P-5b will say "dark brown back." I can't find anything like that on these notes. I know the 10,000 and 100,000 notes in the same series have a difference in the digit grouping that sets P-46a and P-48a apart from P-46b and P-48b, but that doesn't seem to impact P-55.

    Could someone explain what the difference is between these two types?

  6. 3 hours ago, gtw-123 said:

    Thanks. I have a website bookmark set up so I see everything that's posted.

    Here's just a list of some more sections. PMG registry, Newbie note collecting questions.

    maybe there's a way to set up where I can block this person or just mute them like you can on Twitter. 

    I'm pretty sure you can block the user so you won't see it anymore. But the ones you're complaining about - they just spammed everywhere and they need to be banned IMO. It's obviously a spam account.

    Edited to add: They call it "Ignored users."

  7. 9 minutes ago, jtryka said:

    Well, there were some developments, apparently the research person found this exact note that was previously graded 25 by PMG that was sold at auction in 2016 for over $2K, but they didn't find the auction where I bought it last year, so I sent them a copy of my invoice and they reversed their decision.  While I appreciate that, I just wish there was a way to be more up front in communicating these things so there are no surprises for me as a customer.  In other interesting items, the grade of this note was the same, but previously they noted minor rust, but now they've removed that notation since the grader thought that with a grade so modest, it doesn't make much difference, so they left it off.  I guess that just shows how much subjectivity there still is on this front.

    That's interesting. I've heard elsewhere that the prices of some of the collectable currency has been down - somewhat broadly and across the board. That could lead to problems if the data they're going based on is dated but that also potentially makes things tricky of you have a rare note that doesn't come up for sale often and people can tend to sit on things longer in a falling market because they don't want to sell and accept / realize the loss.

  8. Nice! I'd say that was a pretty good price for it - especially if it really is "mint" / uncirculated. I think in uncirculated condition people ask ~$10 for those sometimes. Looking at it, I'd say it does probably have some wear on it though. It might only be XF, in which case I think you might still see it go for $5-6 (I am by no means an expert on grading these so don't take any of that as gospel).

    Are you new / just getting into note collecting? If so, welcome!

  9. Was there anything that might have explained WHY the grader thought it was worth more than what you paid? Did you buy it thinking it would grade lower than it did (paid for a 63 and got a 65 kind of thing)? I wonder if they use a price guide or actual recent sales / experience. If they use a price guide I'd be curious to know which one they use. On the NGC side, with the 10G set I collect, their price guide lists a 1876 in MS63 for $475. In the current market, that coin in MS65 seems to rarely go for more than $300-350. They list an 1888 in MS63 for $550 and I bought my 1888 in MS65 for $500.

  10. On 5/5/2019 at 10:32 AM, T-Collects said:

    This $100 star note is not only a star not but the serial number is unique in multiple ways.  Not only is serial number 19102661 unique in the way of 1910 (year) and 2/6/61 being two dates but this is a very unique relevance if you are a Boy Scout.  Why?  This note represent the first year of the Boy Scouts being 1910 and the date 2/6/61 is a year that President Kennedy was President, which he was the first Boy Scout to become President of the United States.

    Please provide any feedback and guidance on the value of this unique note.

    I think the stuff about the date in the serial number is kind of  nonsense. The note itself has nothing to do with the boy scouts and it doesn't link to the boy scouts in any way. While 1961 is a year that Kennedy was president, it's not like 2/6/61 is the date of his inauguration or anything. I don't see anyone with an affinity for boy scouts stuff sharing your interpretation for the serial number. You're just reaching too far.

  11. 3 hours ago, Sheik Sheck said:

    Yes, it drives me crazy but there is nothing that can be done. They process so many notes that some come out with crooked labels and crooked notes. I am a real perfectionist so looking at crooked notes in a beautiful holder makes me grind my teeth, but I am assured that I am an outlier regarding this appearance issue. 

    I guess we're outliers together in that it also drives me up a tree. I just try to ignore it as much as possible. This issue is one of the reasons why, when I make images for the registry, instead of imaging the whole holder and label like some do I crop down to only show the note and I'll use Photoshop to rotate the image a few degrees as needed to get the note as straight / level as possible.

  12. 2 hours ago, AdisMom805 said:

    Thanks so much! I have been dreading spending it cuz it was unknown whether or not it was worth anything. I am currently out of work and have to get daughter to the doc and have no gas and this is the last bill to my name. See my dilemma! Thanks again

    Sorry to hear you're having to deal with that. Best of luck to you and I hope things get better for you soon.