1957 $1 Note

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Trevor B., Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Trevor B.

    Trevor B. Member

    Received this Beauty at a local 7/11 today. First silver cert that I’ve come across in circulation! If anyone could give me their opinions on grading I’d appreciate it. Looks at least VG to me. 8C986451-500A-4797-A441-FCE8C2BCE157.jpeg 628DA846-C343-41D6-B95B-44D39E63300A.jpeg
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  3. Zako

    Zako Active Member

    Well congrats on the find it's in pretty good shape considering I would say it's in fine condition but I'm no expert on grading currency
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not bad at all for a circulation find. Congrats!
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  5. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    Very nice condition- surprising someone spent it. I've seen more worn examples sold at coin shops.
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    wow . cool find. someone used dads money for an ice cream cone.
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  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I can't grade it for you but I can tell you most of the things that are wrong with it so that when someone who can grade it for you, does so, you'll know why you get the grade you get.
    1) All 4 corners are damaged. The top left more than the others.
    2) There is a serious crease top to bottom on the centerline.
    3) There is a serious fold line across the top right corner. It's easier to see from the back.
    4) There are wrinkles in several places on the note, notably across G.Washington's face.
    5) There are some small areas of staining in various places on the note.
    6) The edges of the note are ruffled and stained in various places.

    Now, even with all of that, it's a nice find for a "found in circulation" note.

    Here's a link for learning about when these notes were printed. And another link for learning about grading paper money.
    PMG Paper Money Grading Scale | PMG
    USPaperMoney.Info: Chronology of Small-Size Notes
    USPaperMoney.Info: Delivery Dates by Series

    Hope all of that helps.

    Here's some guys who know paper money :

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  8. Nice circulation find, congratulations.

    Appears to be in Fine condition with even wear. I’d love to get an SC or LT at face value. Put it in a currency sleeve with a notation of date and place you got it for future reference.
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Nice find.
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  10. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    It's always a thrill to find these still in circulation, good eye & congrats! :happy:

    @Hookman identified the problems with it, but it is still worthy of a place in your collection. Remembering the thrill of catching it in the wild will be a gratifying memory! :singing::cigar:
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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Possibly a Great American Coin Week release? I am putting one in circulation today, along with a number of wheat back and steel cents.
  12. Harpo

    Harpo Missing in Action

    Congrats on your find.
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  13. Charles Reese

    Charles Reese Member

    1957 and 1935 Silver Certificates are very common (not in circulation) evidently someone was short of cash and dipped into their coin/bill collection. Average price for 1957/1935's in good condition like yours is $2.00 - $3.00 (except on Ebay, they are over priced)
  14. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    Most likely a release in the Great American Coin Hunt.

    I released a couple of $1 silver certs also.
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  15. Legomaster1

    Legomaster1 Cointalk Patron

    I happened to find one in a bank's mutilated currency pile today.
  16. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    What condition was it in? Hopefully good enough to keep ?
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