Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by TheNoost, Aug 19, 2009.
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I found this looking trough some fives the other day. Sorry if it offended anyone it wasn't meant that way, I've just never seen a note this heavily stamped.
I was like, "Oh, my goodness." The teller went on to explain an older woman had died and her family had discovered $18,000 in cash she had stashed away in her house and kept secret. I don't know what the other $17K encompassed or what's happened to those bills but the family deposited all of these old twenties.
I sought to buy the entire lot of $960 worth in an effort to keep them from just being shipped off and destroyed. However, to my surprise she said she was saving some for a collector who would be coming in to buy them. I was kind of relieved to hear this as it is a blessing and a curse to find old bills like this. A blessing being it is really neat and fun to find such old and crisp bills and a curse being you're locking out all of that spending $$$.
Anyway, I ended up buying $400 worth. If this other collector flakes out in buying the rest I said I would come back next week to buy the other $560 worth of notes. The teller agreed. She was surprised to hear these bills would just be destroyed if they were shipped out and said she wouldn't send them out.
So from the $400 sampling this is what I have:
1985-2 (L-I, L-L)
1988A-2 (L-D, L-G)
1990-13 (A-A, B-L, B-M, B-P, D-Ax5, G-Ex4)
1993-2 (L-A, L-F)
Four of the D-A notes are consecutive pairs and all four of the G-E notes are consecutive:
So, pretty amazing! It's like going back in time finding these.
If I'm able to get any more I'll update the finds accordingly.
Looks like the last two bills have same numbers
Separate names with a comma.