got a few bucks here... you guys see anything special?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Anthony Mullen, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Anthony Mullen

    Anthony Mullen New Member

    my buddy found all of these in his grandpas old desk after he had passed. IMG_8993.jpg IMG_8991.jpg IMG_8992.jpg
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Very nice old bills and welcome!!!:):)large silver certificates and the old red seal $2 bills isn't the 1928 G a key issue?they all are keepers.
     
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to the crazy train . . . er, I mean Coin Talk. Only some of us are crazy. You figure out which ones. LOL

    Those are all fun notes to collect and I'm sure you know that condition is everything when dealing with currency. On another note, I'd invest in some good sleeves rather than that sticky photo album you have them in. Acids in the cardboard and glue will take a toll on those notes.
     
  5. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    Welcome to the forum @Anthony Mullen.
    I don’t see anything special, but it a good start on a currency collection. As mentioned above, get them into some quality currency sleeves.
     
  6. Notaphylic_C

    Notaphylic_C Member

    Lucky "buddy" (sorry to hear his grandfather passed away)
    What I like: the 2 top 1923 Silver Dollars look to be in nice shape.
    What I don't like: that binder in the background. I really hope they're not taped (glued) onto the photo album or whatever that is in the background. The biggest nightmare to the 'better than average' collector is to see notes improperly stored as they can damage easily (from light, from the bleach in the paper, etc). As @SteveInTampa suggest PUT them in currency sleeves. You'll need large ones for the big 1923 notes.
     
  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Despite the poorer conditions of those bills they are all keepers. They would be a great addition to any paper collectors collection and a fantastic start to a new paper money collection.

    Be sure to protect them and welcome to CT.
     
  8. YankeeDime

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  9. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Yes, I love those! Very interesting at different levels of wear and yet they're all together. Except why are these different?

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  10. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Always Learning

    I’m not certain of the correct terminology, but I believe they are plate position indicators or sheet position indicators letting you know where they were located on the sheet when originally printed.
     
  11. YankeeDime

    YankeeDime non-conformant

    Like @SteveInTampa said. It has something to do with plate positions. If you've ever looked at slabbed silver certificates the letter printed on the certificate always precedes the plate number listed on the label.
     
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  12. Notaphylic_C

    Notaphylic_C Member

    In Canada, we've seen these on Dominion of Canada (DOC) banknotes & they're referred to as check letters (usually A, B, C, D) for position as @SteveInTampa explains. That might explain why early collectors liked collecting sequential # (the check letters would be different). Plus, with these early DoC notes (& likely 1923 SD & early US 'horse blankets'), it meant you could actually have 4 or 8 serial numbers that were the same (depending on how many notes were printed per sheet). It may have been different in the US (where more were printed & the tech probably more advanced).
     
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  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    My father in law died a few years back
    and left an envelope taped infer his desk
    with $2.00 bills it hundreds of C/U notes
    maybe he thought they would be worth something someday, like your find very
    cool, but not much in actual value as
    there is all ot of condition issues, but
    sentimental value now that’s priceless.
     
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