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15 Aug 2017

1899 $1 HORSE BLANKET NOTE

Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

Having decided to branch out into paper currency, has open up a whole new world for me. There is a lot of studying and research to do before buying anything. Lucky I love research and the knowledge it brings. It also is giving me a new look at history. This is the second note I took a chance on my new found knowledge and bid on and won a raw note! So far I have done pretty well on both. This is a Large Size,. Series of 1899 One Dollar Silver Certificate. Commonly called a horse blanket due to it's size. This particular design is called the Black Eagle Note. Official name of vignette is Eagle of the Capitol. A vignette is an ornamental element of a bank note. This particular note is a Fr#233. The Fr stands for Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg. He is the Breen of paper money. Each type of currency has a different number due to changes on it. In this case the number 233 denotes the two signatures on it. They are, here, Tehee and Burke. The Friedberg number can make a huge difference in price on the same style note. This note came back from PMG, the paper money arm of NGC, as a 30 Very Fine EPQ. The EPQ stands for Exceptional Paper Quality. The 30 means the note will be lightly circulated and may have light soiling. There will typically be seven to ten folds. I won this note at auction and paid a modest price for it. Even taking in the cost of grading, I did alright. I'm having a ton of fun with this new interest in Numismatics. I recommend that you take a look at it. Most people collect either coins or paper money, not both. I say try it all! Thanks for looking and I look forward to your comments!

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03 Feb 2017

Fancy Serial Numbers

Paper Money-U.S. | Conan Barbarian

i have been keeping all of the fancy serial numbers that have come my way (3 or more doubles like 223344, triples 333, quads 4444, patterns 121212, and anything along those lines). i also have a few error type notes like the 2 solo pictures. the first is the 8 has an ink spill and the second the serial number on the top right is lighter than the other (faded).

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10 Sep 2016

1899 Indian Chief $5 Silver Certificate

Paper Money-U.S. | Kepi

This is a new area of collecting for me. "Old American Currency" I don't know much about this subject...but I'm learning. (Us Numi's are always learning right) : ) I love the old designs, the amazing artwork, larger size and overall impressive look of our yesteryear currency. Our money used to be so COOL...What happened? I just added this Indian Chief to my collection and hope to get it graded soon. I know it's well worn but a nice example of a very popular note. In the future I'd like to add the $10 Buffalo Note, some of the Educational Series and the Black Eagle. If anyone could recommend a good book on our paper money please let me know. Thanks!

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01 Sep 2016

favorite US paper money that you own

Paper Money-U.S. | user_69262

what is your favorite US paper money that you own mine is the 1899 Black Eagle $1 silver certificate.

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20 Mar 2016

Presidential Candidates

Paper Money-U.S. | SpartaCuse

Which of our Presidential Candidates has the strongest possibility of re-attaching our currency back to a precious metal, if any, & help bring our monetary system back from the brink of collapse?

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15 Sep 2015

Why did this happen?

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

Curious - what happened - I am lookng at my blog postings and the one I had posted just days ago is gone - even all the comments already posted - I emailed one signer on the blog for his opinion -

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18 Jun 2015

"THE NEW TEN"

Paper Money-U.S. | user_9073

Well, this morning I saw US Treasurer Rosie Rios on the news. The big announcement is that a woman will be put on “The New Ten.” When asked about Alexander Hamilton, she said he is not going away! So it looks like a woman will be “joining” Hamilton on “The New Ten.” The BEP and U.S. Treasury are planning some publicity through various media. I think it will be exciting to follow all the developments on this and add the new note to my collection in 2020.

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