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01 Oct 2020

WW11 War , Notes Hawaii.

Odd & Curious Money | Mike

Hi I hope you all are well. How many times have you read a blog that says my grand father and grandma left this set of these coins? Well I'm 67 and just found out that my mom in law.and her friend left me currency and coins!. Now there have a special meaning for me and always will. There brown in color if the look light it's the flash. Also two gold seals.. Now these are older than the war. . They used 1935A notes. Two have a crease but that's fine. You see there not going to be graded. They feel silky. And in good shape. No pinholes in them. On the obverse they have two Hawaii in block letters at both ends. These are silver certs also. They made 204,000. Now I thought the President would authorize these. It was the Mayor. He was concerned about an invasion. That would devalue all the money On The islands. Now think about this.204,000 of these were made.when there was no indication of an invasion they had to destroy these. . They used the crematorium. That was to much. I believe the soldiers hoarded these before they were shipped to the sugar mill. That worked fine. That's why there are so many of these 204,000 left in great condition. Now these notes are older than the war!! So someone left me something . But the loss was two much. I have two gold notes which were use in North Africa.. You have to feel these to believe the feel of them. The coins were half dollar silver. I was told there is more coming.. I'm grateful to Anny and Vivian for leaving these to me. The first note has a big fold. The others small at the corners. So now I have some American History in my hands. Real history. Like the 50.00 note I got in a book. I will cherish these and keep them in plastic. I will preserve them like they were left to me. Now please.enlarge these and take a look at them. You never know who or were money will come to you. I'm very happy. Thank you all . Stay well be safe!!!

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11 Apr 2018

What A Day To Shop The Good And The Bad

Odd & Curious Money | Mike

Well everyone how are you today. What is going on with our currency. My wife had to go to the store to pick some things up. As we always do i check the change when she gets home. So she gave it to me and asked her were she went she told me and i said this has never happened to me in my life of collecting. So she asked and I said well they stuck you with a fake twenty dollar bill. As soon as I touched it I knew. The paper was terrible. There was no threads. No water marks. No security strip. That should be light was dark and opposite. No intense small writing some of the words actually looked coloured in. I can go on look at the green seal. That's sad. These guys didn't even try. The reverse the same. You can probably see some things I gave up looking there is just to much. Then I told my lovely wife she has to take it to the bank and fill out some forms. A sad ending to this part.

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24 Mar 2018

Gem City Business College Rare Educational Note

Odd & Curious Money | Mike

Hi everyone. Well another piece of currency. This currency was used for teaching in Business Colleges back in the 1800's. I was shocked when I saw some of the prices. There is one on eBay going for a surprising amount because it's from Notre Dame University. It looks like it's been thrown in a washer and dryer then put under a rock. The funny part is it's raw. When I saw the prices based on the condition of this note i was also shocked. I don't know if some of the prices are based on were it came from because I have seen a wide gap. Two sites have it very high and two others more reasonable. One site calls it the famous bee hive note. In the right hand corner you will see a bee hive. Now there are other notes not many with this but this is called the famous bee hive note. The author did not explain why. Now search the net if you have a name of a college you might find one but there is a market for them. Now anyone who who collects notes kindly leave some info on these. This particular note just seems to be every where. I bid on because my friend decided not to. If you and your friend have the same interest check with each other if you see a note you both might like. You just might loose a friend if you don't. I sent many messages to my friend till i was convinced he was not going to bid. You should do that with coins also. Always check it's common courtesy that's all it is. Makes things easier. Don't forget to click on the pictures so y o u see the whole note. It's marked as New. Now that's good like I said with the last note some take a beating very fast. So i hope you enjoyed this note. I'm branching out a little till I get my last token in the Coventry set. Take care and enjoy. Thanks for reading Mike.

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