Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by SavageFountain, Jan 15, 2017.
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talked to a few people who found them looking through straps of $1 ???
They aren't rare - there's a lot of circulated Hawaii notes around, even 70+ years later.
If you're in a big city, post a "wanted" on CraigsList (don't let anyone come to your home, meet in the lobby of your bank). CraigsList attracts some really nutty, scary people, but you can do business there if you're careful. Make them email a 600dpi scan first.
You do know the story behind "Hawaii" notes, don't you? It wasn't a publicity stunt by the Honolulu Tourist Bureau...
Another resource to check is currency.ha.com.
My father, station in Hawaii at various times in the 1950's, said he found badly worn Hawaiian dimes and quarters in circulation often enough he didn't consider them worth saving.
When I first stated collecting this series, my first purchase was an S-C block and after that I decided to try and get an example of every block. Y-B, C-C, F-C, Z-B, L-C, and P-C were fairly affordable. It's when you get to A-C block and the Star note when the price of collecting goes up. Start with the S-C block, and try to find a problem free example with good eye appeal. Not a rare note at all and easy to find.....except in circulation.
O-My-God, you don't know??? The guy who delivers camel meat, spent it accidentally. Where do you think sausage McMuffins come from? When you order one in the drive-thru, why does the cashier yell "Bump a Hump" to the cooks? Yikes!
if mint state would go most likely 64 if TPG
Steve, do you know how many blocks ARE available from the WW II Hawaii notes ?
Also, how rare are high quality (>65) AND low SN (<1000) combinations for Hawaii bills ?
High grades are not rare...maybe scarce would be more appropriate.
Thanks JS.....agreed, "scarce" is a better choice of words....I'm trying to gauge the combination of both the Hawaii Note, high quality, AND low serial number.
Obviously, it drives up the price but I'm a guy who goes for quality over quantity so I don't mind paying up (if I can afford to) for something but just want to make sure I'm not overpaying.
I have NOT seen too many notes, current or past, that are Gem Quality + Hawaii + Low SN (at least via Stacks, Ebay, and HA). You get one with a really low SN, the quality isn't there (usually < 65). You get the quality, the SN is much higher (3 or 4 digits).
Maybe the shows (Baltimore, FUN) have stuff that I don't see online so I'm gonna be patient.
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