Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by ajolson1964, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. ajolson1964

    ajolson1964 New Member

    I have a 50 republic of texas bill that is torn in half and then in quarters. I was wondering is there anywhere i can have it restored. Assuming the bill is real, is the cost worth it?
    Also where would i take such a bill to find out if it is real?
    Thanks for any help in this matter.
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  3. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    You can do that right here, post a high quality picture. If it is torn that much it's authenticity is questionable, but I'll be able to tell you with a high degree of certainty if it is a real one...

    It should look like this - just in more pieces... the fakes tend to have darker more caramel paper, very dark ink with alot less detail, and the reverse coloring is usually off as well.

    P.S. Someone like me, I am stuck on 666 likes and it is creeping me out...


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  4. funkee

    funkee Tender, Legal

    Got you back down to 666. You're welcome. :devil:
  5. ajolson1964

    ajolson1964 New Member

    Thanks here are some pics of it.

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  6. funkee

    funkee Tender, Legal

    The word COPY in the lower right hand corner says it all. Sorry, bud.
  7. ajolson1964

    ajolson1964 New Member

    That is what i figured. Glad I got it gradis so not out anything and am not repairing LOL. whew
  8. Searcher64

    Searcher64 Member

    I like the note from MPC2 shown, but I collect the smalls, fractionals, and MPC. I have no idea of the value of any Texas notes. I do genealogy, and found out that a first cousin, five times removed, died at the Alamo battle. It would be nice to have a note in my collection. Sorry about your note not being but a copy.
  9. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator--selling--make an offer I can't refuse

    I'm bidding on one of these right now in an auction.

    Edit: Here are the auction pics. Looks legitimate to me.... any opinions?

    Do the fakes have a tell? I remember some old vignettes were reproduced for a cereal promotion in the 1960's, and all shared a common serial that they can be identified by. Did some similar promotional gimmick flood this population with fakes as well?

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  10. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    Farty -

    That looks like the 1112 fake, fairly common. The back ink looks too orange, and the detail looks iffy on the front. The paper is better than some though. But this is almost surely a well documented, very common replica.

    AND it says COPY on the back... saw that just after I posted. So now it is confirmed.
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  11. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member

    I have got to give funkee the edge on that observation. He already noticed it a couple of days ago and posted the information. However, it's nice to have all the facts on the tells when viewing something like this. The next one may not have the notice, "copy" imprinted on it.
  12. funkee

    funkee Tender, Legal

    I was actually commenting on ajolson1964's note that was torn. It has copy written in black on the face near the lower-right.

    MEC2 was commenting on silentnviolent's note, which has copy written on the reverse in orange.
  13. gsalexan

    gsalexan Intaglio aficionado

    When you have the note in hand, it's pretty easy to identify lithographed reproductions by becoming familiar with intaglio engraving. Nearly all genuine bank notes pre-Civil War were engraved -- their "tell" is raised ink that has a slightly rough feel when you lightly run your fingernail over it. A litho print will be smooth everywhere.
  14. silentnviolent

    silentnviolent accumulator--selling--make an offer I can't refuse

    Mec2 it's hard to express gratitude or compliment the sharp eyes of someone who addresses me as "farty"

    Trying to come up with an appropriate response this is what comes to mind ;)
  15. MEC2

    MEC2 Enormous Member

    SilentnViolent always strikes me as an aromatic handle... as soon as I saw the link, I knew what ...eral-direction had to refer to.
  16. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    ...continuing with "worthless" and "torn"... w/o a new thread...:meh:

    Small "peelable" labels can be put on the reverse, permitting curled-up tears on the obverse to be smoothed-out and held-in-place together by the exposed label's glue.
    Then a tiny strip of invisible tape, free of fingerprint, can be placed along the fix.
    Remove peelable label!:jawdrop:
    And, sticky tape residue can be "suppressed" by sliding the note on a dusty surface. Excessive dust residue can be ameliorated by sliding on a bed-spread.:smug:
    ( I had not read the 'finger-rolling" technique for tape residue, yet).:oops:

    (This on a 20th. C. smiling Attaturk heavily taped rag that cost me 6 cents (US).

    Google images: Search: banknote 250000 ataturk :shame:
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