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  1. Since its founding in 2005, PMG has been committed to the principles of accuracy, consistency and integrity. We are grateful for all of the collectors and dealers who have entrusted their notes to PMG. Thank you!

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    Muhammed =]
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  2. With the President in the White House, its look like we will see the new redesign Twenty Dollars bill with in this year or next year, with "Harriet Tubman" on the bill in 2022 or 2024 series, only after the new Treasurer of the United State and a new Secretary  of the Treasury are name and approved by House and Senate. We will see the new "Harriet Tubman" bill that will be printed; I hope they can be printed at both the Washington D.C. and at the Fort Worth TX location. This will be the first time a person of color will be on any U S currency in the history of the United States. This bill first design was the 1928 series with Tate-Mellon and the next was in 1996 series with the Withrow-Rubin "Big Head" notes series was last printed in that format.

    Starting in 2004 the new redesign notes with Marin-Snow series was the first printed in that format, and rand from 2004 thru 2021. This will be the fourth redesign for the Twenty Dollar notes. This is one of the most used notes of all the currently in circulation today. The Harriet Tubman bill will be an open face design, the same way as the series of 2004 current bill that are in circulation. This will be a newest note in the series of Twenty Dollars notes, within this collation.

  3. Amarillo1

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    Could some one please show how to get to the population list. Since that change, I can not fine any thing, I know it hear but ware to fine it. Thanks for your help. Don

     

  4. Ron Greene

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    I am a collector of all Baltimore MD small town notes.  With the exception of Charter 1413, I am buying all Charter Baltimore notes.  They should grade VF35 or better.  My only missing note in my collection is Charter 1432 which has 7 total in the inventory and last was in a public aucthion dated 2009.

     

  5. Incorporated in 1840, Clearfield is a borough in and the county seat of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census the population was 6,215 people making it the second most populous community in Clearfield County behind DuBois.

    On the night of May 12, 1869, the County National Bank of Clearfield was broken into, the door of the safe ripped open, and $15,000 in currency and $4,500 in U.S. Bonds taken.  This story is pieced together from newspaper articles of the time. Note that some reports mistakenly have the bank robbed as the First National Bank. A sizeable reward of $1,000, or possibly $5,000 was reported.  Two men were arrested near Centerville on the 19th by Deputy Sheriff Huzzard and John Defibaugh.  They took passage on the stage some distance from Bedford, and the driver being suspicious of them sent word to the Deputy Sheriff and drove slowly until he was overtaken by the official. The two were taken to Bedford and jailed and the officers of the bank were notified. Cashier D.W. Moore, Esq., arrived the next day. A third robber with over $15,000 was still at large. In the meantime, D.R. Anderson and John B. Whip of Centerville found a package containing $4,500 in U.S. Bonds and $60 in new postal currency [known better now as Fractional Currency, issued from 1862-1876] hidden in the hollow of a stump near where the two men were arrested.  A preliminary hearing was held before Justice Nicodemus and the parties gave their names as J.M. Newman and Jacob [possibly James] Wilson. District Attorney Kerr made an application to have them removed to Clearfield County for trial and Sheriff Steckman was directed to convey them to the county jail in Clearfield.  It would come out that one of the two robbers was the notorious safe-blower known as Jack Nelson, alias "California Jack" and the third man named Jeddie E. Lamoine had made his way to St. Louis.

    Governor Geary of Pennsylvania made requisition to Governor McClurg of Missouri for return of Lamoine to Clearfield for trial.  Cashier D.M. Moore was dispatched to Jefferson City and with this document was able to procure an arrest warrant.  Lamoine was arrested by officers in his residence on Franklin near Garrison Ave., making no resistance.  Officers Harrigan and Tracy made the arrest.  Lamoine had previously been arrested on suspicion of having been connected with the safe robbery of the Franklin County, Missouri treasury of some $10,000, but was acquitted.  He had since been engaged in the liquor business under the firm of Lamoine & Co.  He was about 35 years of age with a wife and children.  Mr. Moore, accompanied by Officer Tracy departed St. Louis for Clearfield with the prisoner.

    By July 16, 1869, two of the Clearfield bank robbers were found guilty and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary.  The third party, "California Jack," turned States evidence and escaped punishment.

    Altoona Tribune, Altoona, PA, Mon. Apr. 4, 1892.
    Clearfield bank robbery The Daily Evening Express, Lancaster, PA, Thu., June 10, 1869.
    Bedford Inquirer, Bedford, PA, Fri., June 25, 1869.
    Bedford Gazette, Bedford, PA, Fri., July 16, 1869.
    The Clarion , Clarion, PA, Sat., June 5, 1869.
    Clearfield , Clearfield, PA, Wed., June 2, 1869.
    Valley Spirit, Chambersburg, PA, Wed., May 19, 1869.
    In December of 1869, perhaps tiring of his duties as cashier, Daniel W. Moore purchased the Altoona Vindicator and changed the name to the Altoona Sun.  He had been associated from 1838-1865 with the Clearfield as sole or part owner.  He would become best known as a prominent citizen of Clearfield County and veteran Democratic Editor.

    About a day ago I submitted this on the bank wiki here:  County National Bank, Clearfield, PA (Charter 855) - Bank Note History

  6. keara99's Journal

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    1880/9-s Morgan, Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL?

    I have just aquired a 1880/9-S Medium S Vam 11 Hot 50 NGC MS67 PL. This Morgan is not found in the NGC population report. Can someone confirm this for me?? If so, how do I have it included? This is truly a unique Morgan graded by NGC. Can someone tell me what "HOT 50" is??

     

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  7. Be patient, grasshoppa.....be patient grasshoppa.....

    I think U.S Mint took too many orders before they minted the coins. I have been ordering from U.S. Mint for over 6 years (probably lot longer for many of you) and never had problems with delayed shipments. I placed an order for one 20th Anniversary 3-piece gold set and three silver coin sets. I was informed that it may take many weeks for all of the ordered 20th Anniversary gold and silver coin sets to be shipped out. I was mostly "concerned" about the 3-coin gold set, for I did not want my order to get lost/dropped. The customer rep at the US mint told me that I will receive a set of the 3-piece gold but not till late November. Late November! I thoughts were that they are still minting the 20th Anniversary gold sets - upto 10,000 sets - that's 30,000 gold coins. Honestly, though, even if they lost/dropped my gold eagle set order, I would not be angry - just diappointed. I will have extra $2650 to spend on something else. Regarding the silver anniversary coins, I am just going to wait patiently till December (December is the target month which the customer rep told me that I would be getting my silver sets). Less than 2 months away. Heck, I've waited longer than that for my graded coins to come back from NGC. I reckon, the 3 silver sets will make a perfect presents to my children (even though they wanted the Lionel train sets). And if I like the silver sets, then I probably order some more for other family members. Regarding the San Fransico Commeratives, I've ordered both proof and uncirculated golds and silvers. So far, I have received the gold proof, but when I opened the box, the coin came out of the plastic capsule. The U.S Mint done a poor job in packaging in order to fill and ship the orders as quickly as possible. The customer rep told me that I will be receiving the uncirculated gold and both silver proof and uncirculated coins sometime in December. I guess I have no choice but to wait. I do envy those of you who already received the 20th Anniversary sets. And I am not going to trust their website when they said "free upgrade to expediateD shipping" for my gold proof came via regular mail. Then again, trying to fill hundreds of thousands of orders before X-mas, I say, "Good luck to you U.S. Mint - may the force be with you."

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    I am very new to collecting coins and have a lot of questions.

    I have had an interest in coins/stamps since my first JR stamp collection set and have just recently began to pursue this interest. I would like information on topics such as; " how to determine when a coin is worth getting graded, considering the cost of the service vs the value of the coin.

    I have picked up quite a few gems of wisdom just reading the message posts and I appreciate the e-bay advice it saved me some dollars last evening as I usually go by the sellers percentages of overall satisfaction and do not read the actual comments.I have interests in silver dollars and pennies and I have thus far not purchased anything worth the costs I paid for it so I guess I am a sucker, but I guess most of us where at one point or another.

  8. I can't seem to add my pictures to my sig set

    all of the jpg's are less than 100kb..but the site won't save them...what's my problem

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  9. HELP!

    How do i add Notes if my acct is setup for coins? I have been trying to get a note set started but I dont know how to add notes to my registry.

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    Coin addiction.

    I am 61 and it took 50 years to get started. I was widowed last year in July and I needed someting to do that could replace marrage and become a true companion. Since I was a little kid I was interested in coins; thier designs intrigued me and I could remember in 1959 when the new Lincoln penney came out and I was facinated at the statue of Lincoln depicted inside the memorial; I thought it amazing that such a tiny thing was "engraved" in such detail on that shiny brand new piece of copper. I tried collecting but spending was more fun at the time.

    Years passed and it wasn't until the beginning of this year when I discovered ebay and some friends that were collecting. After some searching, studying, wasting some money and then introduced to coin certification that I decided that coin collecting was fun and I became engrossed and somewhat addicted to modern US Coins.

    I got hooked and last month joined up. I am now a part of the Collectors Society and today I will enter the very serious beginnings of my Sacagewea dollar proofs and mint entries and watch them grow.

    I have plans to build my display cases and the thought of filling the empty spaces with graded, encapsuled coins is exciting. Building the cases is a project that is exciting as well. To anyone who reads this I am FlakyJT. Have a good day.

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    High hopes!

    I have been purchasing more and more items from the BEP. My most recent purchases have been the limited edition collector's sets. I am hoping that as they sell out that the value increases. I just purchased the 1999 $10.00 Federal Reserve set limited to 2000 total availability. Anyone have any feedback for me? Let me know!

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    At the age of 15 I started to collect....

    At the age of 15 I started to collect and was pretty proud of my collection but after 4-5 years it got stolen and I lost my intrest:-(

    Anyhow i?m now 52 years and regained my faith & intrest about 2 years ago.

    Must say i?m adicted & use at least 4-5 houers daily looking for new coins & Coin lots to buy so my colection is definitly growing again.

    I?w just joined here & am planing to start submitting coins for grading soon.

    I?m curently most into Russian, Japanese, Swedish, Philippine coins.

    1 coin I?m spessialy found of is a 1 Grano (Alof de Wignacourt 1601 to 1622)Malta.

    I bought it for a few dollars only as the seller dident know the coin, it toulk me a few days to find out what it was by help from someone with better knowlege than me in a forum :-)

    I?m also interested in Bank notes.

    I?m happy I still have time to learn but sad I dident start up again at yanger age!

  10. The 2013 Star notes had a run of 80,000 For the 2013 L star note. I came across these this week..... two packs of A, Boston FRB ..

    came across these this week, Will be placing one of them on ebay to test the waters... I have not seen any others yet.. but who knows how many are in the run as there is no Production numbers that I can find from the Federal Reserve (BEP). ??? There was an 80,000 run of 2013 L star notes, of course I want this First run of A stars to match that production number....

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  11. I've sold some of my coins to work on currency.

    It's been almost a year (10 months I guess) since I've wrote a journal entry here. In that time, I've come to a big decision for me, I've decided to cut down on my coins so I can afford to purchase more notes and related items.

    This is one of those decisions that can cut both ways. I love coins, have since I was a youngster. But I do appreciate a beautiful, well-printed piece of currency. I also was a small offset pressman for many years, and I think this furthered my love of currency.

    I also like adjunct items (both coins and currency) and last week purchased 4 lots a Stack's auction. 3 of the lots are die proof vignettes used on various currency and financial documents, the other is a (quoting the Stack's description) "Archival Specimen" of a "Teller Order Certificate from The First National Bank of Deadwood". Based on the date, this would be Dakota Territory.

    So, I hope this entry shows how exited I am to be able to afford more currency and related items. Another related item I really love are die plates of vignettes used on various types of financial documents. As an example, I'm attaching a scan of a print of one of my dies, this one is entitled "Lower Falls Of The Yellowstone". Hope you all enjoy it.

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  12. Need to hear from you fractional guys!

    I bought this Fr. 1374 recently online and when it arrived there are several security fibers across Lincoln's forehead. Do you find that a distraction and would it's value be effected? It is a beautiful note graded by PMG as Choice About Uncirculated 58 w/ EPQ. I would appreciate all your comments. I am more of a coin guy and could use your expertise.

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    U.S. $2 paper money

    I am interested in obtaining a complete type set of U.S. $2 currency. I would like to obtain as many XF and better notes as possible. I have all but 6 types in my collection, but need to upgrade most of them. If you have certified $2 U.S. paper currency, please contact me.

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    Tina in Maine
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    Learning to make smart investment choices for my children.

    My father collected some foreign coins when he was in the military. None were of value but the intresting pictures struck a fasination with coins. I was hooked. I began collecting other coins and was given a coin collection from my Mother; there were many dollar pieces, quarters, dimes, and pennies. I collected through the years and recently began making high investment purchases for my two children. Something I can pay $500 (example amount) at todays prices may double its value amount in the next 20-30 years. Yet, I did get duped along the way. Without doing my homework, I bought some pieces that not worth much over there face value. Luckly, I didn't loose to much money! Now I research pieces, sets, picking from the higher tiered grading companies, and making smarter choices. Although, I feel that I am still learning. Tina in Maine

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    What a set of Notes!

    I had the privilege of buying a few of the notes from the Thomas M. Flynn Collection that was recently auctioned off by Heritage. What a fantstic and almost complete set of all the Friedberg Large Notes! That was a once-in-a-lifetime collection that is now disbursed through numerous collectors. I am fortunate to be one of them. Prices for the rare notes were incredible and the total collection fetched perhaps a record.

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  13. DRB59's Journal

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    I add the final note in my set...

    I added the 20th and final note for my fractional currency type set today, a second issue fifty cent note graded AU 58. It completes the type set, but I still have work to do. My goal is to have notes that graded in the 55-63 range, so I will continue to search for up-grades.

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    WAKE UP AMERICA

    I PURCHASE AN AMERICAN EAGLE SET 1986-2005 20TH ANNIVERSARY SET AND NOTICE THE 1998 LABLE SAYING NGC MS-68 HAD A 1997 COIN IN IT, SOMEBODY WAS VERY SLEEPY THAT DAY BUT IT IS A NICE SET AND I WONDER WILL NGC CORRECT THE ERROR WITHOUT A FEE----IF ANY OF YOU KNOW PLEASE LET ME KNOW

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    recently sent an item to PMG for grading.

    While all the grades met my expectations, there is 1 which I thought to be EF but came back VF25 EPQ?

    To those I show the note to will also grade that note at EF.

    Would it be possible to ask for explanation from PMG?