DB Cooper's Money.

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by SkyPilot, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. SkyPilot

    SkyPilot New Member

    Maybe slightly off topic but none the less relevant to paper money. As most of you probably already know the majority of DB Coopers money was never found, only three packets were ever found on the shoreline of the Columbia River in 1980. To date there are 9,7000 $20 bills from the ransom money that has never been recovered and presently the serial #'s of all the $20 dollar bills is available on the internet to search. Has anybody here ever checked old $20 bills against the serial #'s from the ransom money? Here is a website that you can enter your Serial #'s in to check against the list http://www.check-six.com/lib/DBCooperLoot.htm. It sure is more exciting to enter in serial numbers on this website than Wheres George :p
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  3. RJK3

    RJK3 New Member

    Awesome website!
  4. Tyler

    Tyler Active Member

    Waste of time. No person would have a bill nearly in decent of enough shape to spend.
  5. SkyPilot

    SkyPilot New Member

    Not true. If any of DB Coopers ransom money was spent today it would obviously not have been in the sand or a river for the last 40 years. The FBI released the serial numbers of the money to casinos, race tracks, banks etc etc because the money was never found and neither was DB cooper or his parachute or any trace of him. The only money to ever be recovered from the hijacking was 3 packets of $20 bills found on the riverbank of the Columbia River 9 years after the hijacking. Since virtually none of the money was found it is possible some or all of money is buried in somebody's backyard or in grandpa's closet. I had a kid come into my store a few weeks ago with a uncirculated $20 from 1977 that has been kept all these years, it is not out of the question that that money is still in good condition somewhere. Who know's that's part of the mystery, what happened to all that money? Was any of it ever spent? Somebody could have one of those $20's in there collection somewhere in a foreign country where they have never heard of the DB Cooper case.
  6. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

    Oldest $20 I have (from circulation of course) is series 1977. The only old $20's I have older than this are my 1929 National Bank FRN's. I'll have to check and see if thats one of the options to select in the list of series...
  7. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

    Nope no good too bad that would have been neat to own such a historical piece of currency....:(
  8. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    At one time, long ago I saw a list of the serial numbers of the notes in the Lindbergh baby ransom. Now at least some of that money WAS spent. Some of it could be out there in peoples collections as well. Unfortunately I have never been able to locate a copy of that list again.
  9. SkyPilot

    SkyPilot New Member

    The FBI released the list of serial numbers to the public in 1972 however I cannot find the list either.
  10. rev1774

    rev1774 Well-Known Member

    That would be neat....wonder if one of the TPG services has the listings..
  11. Hamhawk

    Hamhawk Member

    How awesome would that be. You send in a $20 to get graded and it comes back labelled D.B. Cooper.
  12. raider34

    raider34 Active Member

    The Charleston National bank put out a list of the serial numbers in 1975. Part of it can be seen here: http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=290&lotNo=731

    The full list of the serial numbers from the original 1932 printing can be seen here: http://currency.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=3512&lotNo=19765

    If you log in to HA and view the full size image you can read all the serial numbers (almost all, a few cant be read because of rips and tears in the paper).
  13. stroligep

    stroligep Member

    I found a doucument on Heritage auction site listing these numbers. Here's the link to the auction pic:


    But, I thought I'd post the photo here for austerity.
    lindbergh serial numbers.jpg

    They're still pretty hard to read.
  14. stroligep

    stroligep Member

    Sorry, Raider, I didn't see your post until after I repeated it.
  15. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Has anybody seen DECODED on the history channel? great information on this subject
    In one of there recent episodes!
  16. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

  17. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

  18. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

    I signed up to become a user to 'get a closer look' and I can see all the serial numbers but I am unable to see the series of the bills? You think the government would have also listed the series of the bills next to the serial numbers... I have older $5's and $10's I'd like to check but I don't know how. Any suggestions?
  19. statequarterguy

    statequarterguy Love Pucks

    More likely is, if you get a match on the website or a TPG’er identifies one, the feds knock on your door.
  20. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

    Noooooooo, do they really?! They can't confiscate something such as that from you, can they? The case it still open, even after all these years? Wouldn't Cooper be dead by now?
  21. ikandiggit

    ikandiggit Currency Error Collector

    Perhaps "posterity's sake"?..... "for record's sake".
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