Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by muhfff, May 29, 2023.
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is the only top tier company left, the
old PCGS ( collectors universe ) green
label was number 1 until the owner
ran it in to the ground !
Lots of money was lost as there was
no population figures to support the
Another thing to consider is grading can
be very subjective, if your looking at
a high quality note or any type good
boarders ( even all around ) is always
a great place to start
You can get high grade examples of the 1863 and 1864 issue notes if you are willing to pay for them. The 1861 notes are another story. For some of them, VF is as good as you are going to get unless you want to mortgage the house and be in the right place to buy them.
There’s nothing like collecting civil war
era notes, there’s lots of fakes out there
though so being very knowledgeable is
key, TPG authentication would be a plus
Yes, the pieces that I will collect in the future will be certified. I had five raw pieces graded. One, the most expensive piece by far, was graded higher than I thought it would be, one was a notch below and the other three were what I expected. Getting those pieces graded was expensive and time consuming - three months or more.
@SteveInTampa said, not having the designation implies the paper has suffered alterations from original. You can have an absolutely perfect note as far as print and centering go with absolutely no wear but moisture has caused the fibers to swell and the swelling has affected the embossing. Pressing a note also has a detrimental effect on paper quality.
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