Would someone be willing to look through these notes?

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Kevinfred, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Kevinfred

    Kevinfred Junior Member

    I'm a paper newbie and have the 2011 "Black Book" Guide to paper money. While I don't THINK any of these are worth anything, the O.C.D. in me needs confirmation. ;) If a pro is bored and has a minute could you look through these for me before I put them in the savings account?

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  3. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Make the deposit slip out for $640 (cash).
  4. Kevinfred

    Kevinfred Junior Member

    Steve I rarely just laugh (ever) but that was good... thanks....
  5. rickmp

    rickmp The other White Meat.

    PM me for my account number.
  6. kookoox10

    kookoox10 ANA #3168546

    Nothing out of the ordinary. Go make your car payment with those! And check out coolserialnumbers.com, it will give you more information on spotting fancy serials. Something your guide won't ever show you, and how much some of these go for will blow your mind.
  7. saltysam-1

    saltysam-1 Junior Member Supporter

    You could take the $10 star note and put it in a drawer for some point in the future. Eventually it will be worth a few dollars more. Just don't make it a key item in your retirement fund.
  8. NOS

    NOS Coin Hoarder

    Please disregard some of the extremely poor advice you have been given. Right off the bat I would save: $5 1988A G-B, $5 1995 G-C, $10 1985 A-*, $20 1995 H-A, $20 1990 E-D, $20 1993 F-C and the $20 1981 D-A. Everyone who told you to just deposit everything is a profiteer and couldn't care less about the historic value of these old style notes.
  9. jlg1130

    jlg1130 New Member

    Well said, Russell.
  10. rickmp

    rickmp The other White Meat.

    Don't just tell us that they have historic value, tell us why they have historic value. That's what this forum is for.
  11. jlg1130

    jlg1130 New Member

    Well, for one thing (as we are all aware) the small portrait design is out of print, and has been for quite some time. That in and of itself would qualify for having some historic value, even if the collector value of the notes is low.

    Besides, it's not like that style of notes is getting any more common.
  12. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    I see only face value on these, and not much more for the out of date design. They've been heavily circulated, and one of the ten dollar notes has a stain on it right in Hamilton's face.

    He should deposit them and be glad he had them for a while.

    Now if these were uncut sheets, directly from the Fed, with consecutive serial numbers, there would be something to talk about.
  13. NOS

    NOS Coin Hoarder

    I mentioned the best condition notes out of the whole bunch in post #7. jlg1130 has explained quite well some of the reasons what makes these notes special. Some so-called "collectors" only care about turning a buck and making profits, it makes me sick that some people out there only see things that way. The style of notes presented by the OP has been out-of-print for more than a decade now and their numbers decline with each passing day. It took me buying 1,000 fives at a casino before I found my first and so far only old style $5 note from them. This casino redestributes old style notes when they get them so this was evidence that old fives are not easily found like they used to be in years past. Some of the notes that the OP posted are worn and well-circulated but several are in fairly nice condition, if nothing else atleast the best notes should be saved.
  14. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    I have the March 2012 edition of Bank Note Reporter on my desk, and every one of these notes, in their current condition are listed at FV (face value). I am a collector only, and do not sell any of my collection, so lumping me into the description of profiteer is anything but accurate. If Kevin likes the "historic value" of these common, modern-era notes, then I recommend that he should try and find examples in better condition. Keeping the notes mentioned above, and hoping one day they might be worth more than face value is a pipe dream.
  15. NOS

    NOS Coin Hoarder

    There we go again, only seeing things in dollar value instead of the historic value in which Kevin's notes possess. What if everyone back in the 1930s said, "Gee, these old but modern 1923 $1 horse blanket notes are only worth face value. I think I'll just spend them." Well hello, there'd be none for anyone to enjoy today!

    Btw: I think it is safe to conclude that most, if not all, extant $1 1923 silver certificates command some kind of additional value over face these days.
  16. SteveInTampa

    SteveInTampa Innocent bystander

    Kevin, do whatever you want......that's my final advise.

    I think this "historical" quote was from Mark Twain.

    "Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
  17. tbudwiser

    tbudwiser Active Member

    Very, very well said, Russell.

    I could see maybe spending the other notes, but the star note? I mean really? How common are those??

    As Russell said, just some poor, poor advice from people that have the money to just spend a $100 on a CHCU version. I'm pretty sure that Steve is well off enough to just have a 1985 $10 A* CHCU overnighted. So why should someone like him appreciate a circulation find like this? But I know that I sure couldn't! So I know for sure that I would be a proud owner of that 1985 $10 *!

    As for my advice and what I would keep and spend, I would spend the $100's and $50's and keep the rest, but that's just me of course.


  18. jlg1130

    jlg1130 New Member

    Kevin: Ultimately, it is obviously up to you on what you do with the notes, and I hope you decide to at least save some of the nicer ones, and that star.
    At the very least, maybe try and sell them to another collector.

    Personally, I think it would be a real shame if all of those notes were deposited, because they will eventually end up at the Fed, and then shredded.....but then again, what do I know......According to Steve, I'm just a fool.
  19. Kevinfred

    Kevinfred Junior Member

    SteveInTampa said, "
    If Kevin likes the "historic value" of these common, modern-era notes, then I recommend that he should try and find examples in better condition."

    This is exactly how I feel.... I *DO* like the historic value - but I'd ultimately like to have better examples. Steve hit it dead on. Maybe there would not have been such a debate if the true condition of these notes were portrayed in the scans. After looking at the photos, they look a LOT better flattened in the scanner bed. Please folks, believe me, these notes look a LOT worse in real life. It's strange how well they scanned!!

    Anyway, thank you all for helping. I do have a soft spot for the money, but need the 'cash' too... ;(

  20. swish513

    swish513 Penny & Cent Collector

    used, worn, battered, and beaten means more historic value over unsed, crisp, uncirculated ones. the worn ones have "been there, done that." the unused ones "sat in a corner, with no action." no one puts baby in a corner!! :D
  21. Dr Kegg

    Dr Kegg Star Note Fanatic

    IMO, I would only keep the $10* since I am a star fanatic. I'm more like Steve where I won't keep a note in poor condition simply because it is old. If I do, I look for one in better condition if possible. Just because it is old does not necessarily mean that it is worth keeping. Now if you like the old style bills, or like to keep something for its historical significance, then by all means keep them. As for advice though, take mine if you want, but I'd only keep the star note.

    Also, while it is something I like to do on occasion, I spend these old notes to see the look on people's faces. Most of the time it's worth more than any premium I hope to get out of the note in 30 years.
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