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I am gathering information for a term paper and would like to ask this site a question. If money was not a factor what US Paper Currency would you add to your collection as your show piece? Dont just go for the highest priced one, but ues the rarest item so that no matter what coin shop you go into in the US, they themselves would be wowed.

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My show piece... I'd have to say a nice $20 gold certificate with a serial number of 1 and a grade of 69 or 70 smile.gif

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My show piece... I'd have to say a nice $20 gold certificate with a serial number of 1 and a grade of 69 or 70 smile.gif

 

Yup... cloud9.gifcloud9.gif

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ok with out counting the serial number and grade.

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That 10,000 bill they just found at chase bank (I think that is what it was). The owners just turned it in at face value. 893naughty-thumb.gif

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either the 1875 10,000 note or 1882 teehee|Burke note (only 2 known), last the 1918 10,000 note where only 5 are known of.

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how do you know that there are only 2 known or 5 known? Is that printed somewhere?

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No uncut sheets doesnt count, just a single note, no missing seals or serial numbers just a regular note that someone just might find in a safety deposit box or something. Or maybe in some collectors private stash that wont be on the market until he dies.

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Then in that case I'd want a $100,000 note. Only used for bank-to-bank transfers smile.gif

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I would agree with the $100,000 note...I would show that off whenever I could...Well I don't know...maybe I wouldn't....Some of my more shady friends may start coming over too often to "look" at it... :-/

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Then in that case I'd want a $100,000 note. Only used for bank-to-bank transfers smile.gif

 

I believe this gold certificate with a portrait of Woodrow Wilson was only used for transfers within the Federal Reserve system. They were not available to other commercial banks.

 

If I had my choice of anything, it would be the Binion Display, intact, that was at the Horseshoe Casino in Las Vegas...........100 - $10,000 notes.

 

Chris

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Hi guys I just got this note today and I feel very proud to show it off!!! This is definately the centerpiece of my collection!!

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At first I looked at that one and thought - Hmmm, nice note!

 

Then I saw the Serial Number; WOW!!!

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how do you know that there are only 2 known or 5 known? Is that printed somewhere?

 

You can purchase different software that tells how many notes were printed and how many are known, like Don Kellys census, track and price, and Gengurke census.

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Fractional currency from the Civil War era is amongst the rarest of the paper money. Many of the notes have fewer than 20 graded and there are a few that are almost unique. The fractional specimens are also very rare and some of these notes were actually hand signed by the Treasurer and Treasury Secretary.

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