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Excited To Be Able To Add More Currency

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

Iowa Silver Baron Bammer

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Stocks

When, When, When? I see this is my first journal entry over here in notes for over a year. I haven't intentionally been ignoring the currency, it's just I've been thinking more about coins, and my collecting goals for coins for the last year or so. Since I've caught up on the coins, and also caught up on scanning my currency, I figured it was time to catch up and set some currency goals. But first, I'd like to maybe vent a little here. I must first say I feel NGC does a fine job over a range

Another Railroad Note

steams into my collection. Just received my latest acquisition today. It's a beautiful 10 Colones remainder from Costa Rica. There's a gorgeous vignette of a 4-4-0 steam engine with smoke trailing. The note is graded 65EPQ, the only thing keeping this note from a higher grade (possible 67) is the front being off center from left to right. According to Krause's Specialized Issues catalog, this note is rare in issued varieties, so I thought I better latch onto this remainder, and I'm sure glad

First Obsolete Note, And First Wild West Currency Signature Set Entry

Let's hunt buffalo! Finally I've found a note so I can start my Wild West Currency Edition Signature set. I've really thought my first additions to my signature set would be a Chief note and/or a Bison note. But I couldn't pass this one up. The note is an Obsolete note from the Western Exchange Fire & Marine Insurance Co., from Omaha, Nebraska. It's a $3 note and has a red THREE overprint. The center vignette is a mounted Indian chasing a buffalo, and when I saw it on a Teletrade auction

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The Big Haul

...7 gorgeous Mexican notes. Well, I really shot my coin/currency budget on this haul. I couldn't pass these 7 notes up though, as they are so beautiful. And what's worse, I'm looking at another specimen note, and it's going to cost me as much as these 7 did. So now, I'm thinking, do I want to cull through my coins, keep my Wild West and other signature sets, my Franklins and my Morgans, then sell the rest so I can continue my currency habit, or do I collect both??? I know why I like currenc

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Random Thoughts About Currency

Am I insane to do both coins & currency?... I must admit, I'm glad our Collector's Society fee covers both coins & currency. I've been working on my coins so much lately, that I decided to get my currency caught up, and yes, to buy some more!!! I originally started out with just United States currency, specifically Silver Certificates and Legal Tenders, mostly all small size. But I'm starting to like more things now, at the top of the list are the Deuces, and Mexican notes. So of cou

Iowa Silver Baron Bammer

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