CU 8 digit ladder note question

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Oldhoopster, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    A couple of questions regarding ladder notes and TPGs.

    I have a 2009 CU stack of 50 from SN# 23456751 – 2345800, which includes 23456789. Conservatively, I’m estimating they’re MS64-65. (I don’t have enough experience to determine if they are PPQ. The centering is so-so). I plan on getting the full ladder graded. Assuming they are MS64 with no premium designations:

    * Recommendations on a preferred TPG for currency

    * Are the 7 digit ladders (SN# 2345678x) worth grading if they're in the 64-65 range or just sell them raw on ebay?

    * Do the 6 digit ladders (SN#234567xx) have any collector interest in CU? Bulk lot them on ebay or just spend?

    * Is there any advantage of selling the 50 note pack together versus piecing out the 8 and 7 digit ladders?

    My phone/camera isn’t good enough to provide a clear pic for grading opinions, so I’m not even going try.

    Thanks for the help
    (I posted about this when I first joined CT in late 2016. I'm adding some more specifics this time)
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  3. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    A ladder is ALWAYS eight digits, it can't be a ladder any other way.
    Ladder - In a ladder serial number, every digit is one number higher (or lower) than the previous digit.

    Note: Only on eBay, there are no hard and fast rules.
  4. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Thanks @rickmp. I know better but just got lazy in my description. Should have said 7 sequential ascending and 6 sequential ascending.

    Can you provide any input to my questions in the first post?
  5. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    I'd pull the ladder and put the rest into the bank.
    Look at PMG and PCGS graded notes in the sold listings on eBay to determine the value of your 50.
    If your note would grade high enough to get at least a $100 premium, I'd send it for grading.
    Please show us pics of both sides of your note. The paper money folks here are pretty good at grading and valuing with posted pictures.
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  6. Numbers

    Numbers Senior Member


    I'd think that the 7-digit ladders and the 23456777 would get at least enough premium to be worth Ebaying, though probably not TPG-ing. You could offer the nine notes from 23456780 through 23456788 as a lot, even....
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  7. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    On eBay, you might just find the right bidiots.
  8. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    Indo note from circulation ...

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