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Old October 16th 04, 06:30 AM
John Patrick
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OK, quick poll:

1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes?
b) Silver Certificates?
c) United States Notes?
d) Gold Certificates?
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes?
f) Star notes?
g) Web press notes?
h) Older notes?

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?

3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

5) What is your best circulation find?

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?


I'm hoping this creates some discussion, allows us to determine who
might be able to help with our own collection, determine who might
be good sources for info, and help flush the lurkers of this group.

I'll post my own answers in a separate post.

John
'been wanting to ask most of these questions for a while'


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Old October 16th 04, 06:38 AM
John Patrick
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1) Do you collect:

I collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes?
b) Silver Certificates?
c) United States Notes?
f) Star notes?
g) Web press notes?


2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?


Star notes seem to be my main collecting area right now.

3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")


I have a 1995 $1 FRN C 0000 3004 D that I got from circulation. I have
no "special release" notes.

4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")


I just started working on this, and it's a 2003 $1 FRN E 9578 6742 A
(that series tops at 9600 0000). I also have an interesting 1995
$2 FRN F 9844 6774 B which was cut from a uncut sheet.

5) What is your best circulation find?


1988-A Web-note, G-P block, 5/8 plates
Also a 1934-A $20 FRN in decent shape (if it were a coin, I'd call it
XF).

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?


Bahamas $1 with the colorful marine art on the reverse.

John
'told you I'd answer my own questions'


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Old October 16th 04, 06:21 PM
Edward McGrath
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Star notes.

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Old October 17th 04, 12:04 AM
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"John Patrick" wrote
1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes? NO
b) Silver Certificates? NO
c) United States Notes? NO
d) Gold Certificates? NO
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes? NO
f) Star notes? NO
g) Web press notes? NO
h) Older notes? Not sure what you mean.

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?

I reject all of the above.
3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

Irrelevant
4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

Irrelevant
5) What is your best circulation find?

Once built a set of A-L Federal Reserve $1 notes.

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?

France 50 Franc "Little Prince/Antoine de Saint-Exupery."

... allows us to determine who might be able to help ...


You parcel US paper into seven arbitrary catagories, and then lump
everything else into foreign. I think that if you scan the history
here, you will see that if any one kind of paper money predominates,
it happens to be Scottish Bank Notes, odd though that may seem.

I just came from the library with an armload of books about mining in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula because I am working on an article about
the notes issued by the Central Mine of Eagle Harbor. They are not on
your radar screen, not being "foreign" and not being "Federal."

Michael
"Laissez faire"
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Old October 17th 04, 08:07 AM
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I just started collecting paper currency from circulation.

As for what I collect, anything that I don't already have, unless its
not US, then it's whatever is given to me.

I had a worn $1 Series 1989, until I realized that there was NOT a 1989
series :-/ Like I said, I just started collecting currency.

US Currency:
$1, 1995, F70701333S
$1, 1999, B74280873I
$1, 1999, L12457482*
$1, 2001, G30528550B
$1, 2003, A60961609A
$2, 1963, A04671961A
$2, 1976, G45327402A
$2, 1995, F09194695B
$2, 2003, I18924186A
$5, 1985, G05548078A
$5, 1999, BB70344334A
$5, 2001, CJ64834444A
$10, 1995, F32016544C
$10, 1999, BL74551153A
$10, 2001, CD46143025A
$10, 2003, DL26551543A
$20, 1985, F28439721B
$20, 1999, BI10335855A
$20, 2001, CL53777066A
$20, 2004, ED43536427A
$50, 2001, CH01039330A

I had a $100, that I had just put in my collection a week earlier, but I
had to use it to fix a, heh, NSF, at the bank :-(

Canada:
$1, 1954, W/F 0333903
$1, 1954, N/Z 6594891
$1, 1954, T/F 5118360

Other (From what I can determine, guessing a lot, not really positive as
to what they are or what year they are):
The Bank of Korea, 1000 Won, date?, s/n 7979364
The Bank of Korea, 5000 Won, date?, s/n 1468648
Magyar Nemzeti Bank, 10 Tiz Forint, 1969?, s/n 063147
Ngan-Hang Quoc-Gia Viet-Nam, 1000 Mot Ngan Dong, date?, s/n 940585
Ngan-Hang Quoc-Gia Viet-Nam, 500 Nam Tram Dong, date?, s/n 437293
Banco Nacional De Cuba, 1 Peso, 1980, s/n 973141
Singapore, $2, date?, s/n wj494355

I just started actively collection currency about a couple weeks ago. I
already had the non-US currency and the US 1963 $2, which were all given
to me over the years. The rest is what I've put together in the last
couple weeks.

I just learned what a "web" note is, so now I'm going to start looking
for them too.

My favorite foreign note? My Ngan-Hang Quoc-Gia Viet-Nam, 500 Nam Tram
Dong (I have no idea what this thing is) has a cool picture of a tiger
on it.

As for my best circulation find, my US 1985 $20, once I realized "old
style" notes are getting harder to find ;-). I did ask a teller at a
branch for some old style $100s, and they said they hadn't seen one in a
long time, and when they do, they "scribble" all over them with their
"magic" (whatever-they-are) pens to make sure they aren't counterfeit.

Up till now, all I've done is ask the banks for all their $2, so I can
turn around and freak people out as I spend them. :-)

Scott R.


John Patrick wrote:
OK, quick poll:

1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes?
b) Silver Certificates?
c) United States Notes?
d) Gold Certificates?
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes?
f) Star notes?
g) Web press notes?
h) Older notes?

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?

3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

5) What is your best circulation find?

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?


I'm hoping this creates some discussion, allows us to determine who
might be able to help with our own collection, determine who might
be good sources for info, and help flush the lurkers of this group.

I'll post my own answers in a separate post.

John
'been wanting to ask most of these questions for a while'


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Old October 17th 04, 07:58 PM
Padraic Brown
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On 16 Oct 2004 16:04:02 -0700, (Michael E.
Marotta) wrote:

"John Patrick" wrote
1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes? NO
b) Silver Certificates? NO
c) United States Notes? NO
d) Gold Certificates? NO
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes? NO
f) Star notes? NO
g) Web press notes? NO
h) Older notes? Not sure what you mean.

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?

I reject all of the above.
3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

Irrelevant
4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")

Irrelevant
5) What is your best circulation find?

Once built a set of A-L Federal Reserve $1 notes.

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?

France 50 Franc "Little Prince/Antoine de Saint-Exupery."


Not my favourite, but I always liked that one.

... allows us to determine who might be able to help ...


You parcel US paper into seven arbitrary catagories,


Not exactly "arbitrary". They're common categories that people collect
in. Certainly the categories could have been better devised.
Personally, I would have chosen a different scheme as well.

and then lump everything else into foreign.


Reread the title of the survey. It's about "US paper money", not
foreign. Most collectors who specialise in US often have a
miscellaneous collection as well, and he's well within rights to ask
about that.

I think that if you scan the history
here, you will see that if any one kind of paper money predominates,
it happens to be Scottish Bank Notes, odd though that may seem.


Only because there are two vociferous collectors of same and one much
less active collector of same (namely me, though I'll take anything
within the English imperium). Note once again the title of the survey
- it's not directed towards those who don't collect US paper money.

I just came from the library with an armload of books about mining in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula because I am working on an article about
the notes issued by the Central Mine of Eagle Harbor. They are not on
your radar screen, not being "foreign" and not being "Federal."


That indeed is a curious oversight, though it could be assumed under
"older notes". There are other oversights such as local currencies,
scrip, food stamps, travellers checks, etc., etc. that could be termed
"US paper money".

Padraic.

la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu
ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu.
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Old October 17th 04, 07:58 PM
Padraic Brown
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On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 05:30:53 GMT, "John Patrick"
wrote:

OK, quick poll:

1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes?
b) Silver Certificates?
c) United States Notes?
d) Gold Certificates?
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes?
f) Star notes?
g) Web press notes?
h) Older notes?


None - I don't specialise in collecting US currency. I do however have
an array of US items, including large and small size USnotes, SSs,
FRNs, CSA, fractional notes, US-Philippines, tax stamps, tobacco /
candy / mutual profit coupons, and Colonial.

I also own "The Worst Pair of Deuces in the Lower 48", a wrinkly 1862
with ripped corners and a layer of grunge all over it and a 1976 that
appear to have been mangled in machinery and then dropped down the
privy a few times. Appears also to have been gnawed on by mice.

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?


N/A - I'd say my "main" collection is Tibetan notes. Also like notes
from around the English imperium and Commonwealth.

3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")


A #4949 $3 note from Georgia (1777). Neatest serial no. turns out to
be a radar SN: 84648, an 1862 $1 US note.

4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")


#97660394, an 1899 $1 SS

5) What is your best circulation find?


A run of 8 $1 SS star notes; and 15 $2 US notes. Both from trips to
the bank. Also from the bank, two $5 SSs and two $5 US notes, and from
change in a shop, one $5 SS with a penciled notation "Do Not Spend".


6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?


I'm quite fond of the old white BoE notes (have a 1935 Peppiatt 5, a
100 stage money example and was drooling over the (real) 100 note
recently advertised here). Anything Tibetan is a favourite. I'm quite
fond of the fr1000 assignat, the 800000000 yuan Hell banknote and the
60 baht square commemorative note. Anything Imperial Chinese is also
cool, and I'd like to finnagle one of the Ming dynasty 1 kuan notes
some day. Have a number of late imperial era notes issued by various
banks and regions, though.

'been wanting to ask most of these questions for a while'


Thank you for asking!

Padraic.

la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu
ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu.
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Old October 17th 04, 08:27 PM
John Patrick
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Michael E. Marotta wrote:
You parcel US paper into seven arbitrary catagories, and then lump
everything else into foreign. I think that if you scan the history
here, you will see that if any one kind of paper money predominates,
it happens to be Scottish Bank Notes, odd though that may seem.


I humbly ask for a pardon, Mr. Marotta. My ignorance in these matters
obviously pales in comparison to your vast knowledge on paper currencies
and will throw myself upon a bed of stakes to appease your anger towards
the worthless amateur collector that I am.

All sarcasm aside, if you didn't like my poll, you didn't have to
answer.
Or, you could have answered thusly:

"My US paper money interests are normally more of local scrips and notes
(such as notes issued by the Central Mine of Eagle Harbor)."

I should have thrown in another choice of i) Other but it was late at
night.

I mostly collect from circulation, and know many here that also grab
selected circulation finds (perhaps consider me the Alan Williams of
$1 notes). The main purpose of the poll was to determine if anyone
else had similar collecting tendencies as I do, in which case there's
the odd chance of trading circulation finds to help each other out.

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you were in a
bad mood when you decided to respond to my poll.

Good day, Mr. Marotta.

John
'collect and let collect'


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Old October 17th 04, 09:58 PM
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I just came from the library with an armload of books about mining in
Michigan's Upper Peninsula because I am working on an article about
the notes issued by the Central Mine of Eagle Harbor.



The Central Mining Co. has the
distinction of being of the very few
issuers of the $15 denomination.
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Old October 18th 04, 12:40 AM
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To answer your questions:

1) Do you collect:
a) Federal Reserve Notes? YES
b) Silver Certificates? YES
c) United States Notes? YES
d) Gold Certificates? YES
e) Federal Reserve Bank Notes? YES
f) Star notes? YES
g) Web press notes? YES
h) Older notes? If you mean pre-1928 then NO.

2) Picking one of the above, which is your "main collection"?
ALL small size issues (1928-present). In sheer numbers
Federal Reserve Notes outnumber all the others but my main
collection is all of the above.

3) What is your lowest serial number? (Circulation and "special")
1928 $1 United States Note A00004334A

4) What is your highest serial number? (Circulation and "special")
1928A $1 Silver Certificate H98174857A
Change over pair with 1928 H98174856A

5) What is your best circulation find?
1929 $10 National Currency Milwaukee Charter 64
Serial E029759A

6) Do you have a favorite foreign note? If so, what is it?
Singapore Orchid series 1967-1975 (all denominations).
Bahamas 1965 & 1968 issues (all denominations).
South West Africa 1940's-1950's issues
(Standard Bank of South Africa & Volkskas Issues).
Most Canadian Chartered Bank issues.

I'm hoping this creates some discussion, allows us to determine who
might be able to help with our own collection, determine who might
be good sources for info, and help flush the lurkers of this group.

I'll post my own answers in a separate post.

John
'been wanting to ask most of these questions for a while'



 




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