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14 Mar 2019

AN HONEST WEAR AND TEAR CONFEDERATE NOTE

Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

This blog is about another of my Civil War bank notes. This one is a Type 62 or as they are also called a T-62. Although this one dollar bill is graded a modest VG 8 by PMG, I love it. It has a ton of wear. Used by a lot of people during a very dark period of our history. This note is from the Sixth Issue. That is an act of the Confederate government, that on March 23, 1863 authorizes the $50,000,000 be printed monthly from April 1863 to January 1864. This resulted in T-56 to T-63 notes. All the notes are dated April 6, 1863. All the notes printed as "Payable two years after a peace treaty. T-61-63 notes are marked payable 6 months after a peace treaty.

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26 May 2018

FEBRUARY 15th, 1864

Paper Money-U.S. | Longstrider

The note pictured below is a 1864 Confederate State of America Fifty Dollar bill. It is dated February 17th, 1864 and printed by Keatinge & Ball of Columbus, South Carolina. It was printed on high quality bank note paper. The total number of genuine notes issued was 1,671,444. I say genuine notes issued because even though the serial number of all the notes lawfully released were printed with a machine as a way to bamboozle counterfeiters, they were counterfeited in huge volumes in Havana, Cuba. The back of the T-66 was printed with a blue back and a red overprint the colors varied depending on how much ink was placed on the plate. The front has a range of color. It ranges a dusky dark pink to light red, dark red and a deep dark orange-red. The dark red commands the highest price. This type note is fairly common in all grades.

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10 Mar 2018

TO PAY FOR IMAGING OR NOT

Exonumia | Longstrider

Just this week I finally received the digital images I paid for when I had PMG grade my Civil War Currency T-41 Confederate note that I first blogged about on March 6th.. They email it to you. It seems the imaging department kept sending it to the wrong email address. Anyway, this gives me the opportunity to show the difference between my scan and PMG's professional work. This is a choice to pay for third party companies, whichever you are using, that comes up when you send in a coin or currency for grading and slabbing. First I should mention that PMG does not show the image on it's web site as NGC does. They simply send you the photos, front and back, in an email attachment. I was unaware of that little fact till it happened to me. I should say that the folks at PMG were very helpful in finding and sending me my lost photos. They also finished my note in about half the projected time. That NEVER happens! So, we are giving the choice of spending a bit more money. In this case it was $5.. Is it worth it? Is it better than you can do? Do you even want a photo of something in your hand?? These are all questions one has to answer for themselves. I show both examples below so you don't have to search for my older blog and can better compare them. What do you think? Personally, for $5 bucks, I feel it's well worth it. PMG's photos more closely show the true colors and detail of my note. My scan seems washed out and kind of transparent even though I did it in high resolution. That's my opinion. I could be wrong. Check them out and please leave me a comment on your opinion. Thanks for looking!

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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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02 Mar 2015

PMG Grades ANA Bebee Collection Notes

Paper Money-U.S. | ANA Official Post | ANAStaff

The ANA Bebee Collection comprises 904 pieces and is widely ranked among the most comprehensive and important collections of US paper money. It was donated to the ANA Edward C. Rochette Money Museum in 1987 by Aubrey and Adeline Bebee, two prominent collectors and ANA benefactors. In addition to their extraordinary paper money collection, the Bebees also donated a 1913 Liberty Head Nickel and an 1804 Dollar to the ANA.

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04 Feb 2015

Paper Money Guaranty Grades 1 Million Notes

Paper Money-U.S. | Numismatics with Kenny

Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) has graded 1 million notes, an industry milestone, the company said Friday, Jan. 30:http://www.coinnews.net/2015/02/02/paper-money-guaranty-grades-1-million-notes/

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10 Jun 2014

PMG to Introduce Star Designation for Exceptional Eye Appeal

Paper Money-U.S. | ANA Official Post | springli

Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) will begin to designate notes that exhibit exceptional eye appeal with a Starat the June 12-15 Memphis International Paper Money Show. PMG graders will conduct on-site grading at the show and all notes submitted will be eligible for the PMG Star Designation.The popular Star Designation was pioneered by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), an affiliate of PMG, in 2000 to recognize superior eye appeal on coins. It has since become the industry's most widely accepted indicator of exceptional eye appeal.

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