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11 Apr 2018

What A Day To Shop The Good And The Bad

Odd & Curious Money | Mike B

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 B

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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