Gorgeous and Golden!
I acquired my second large-size gold certificate and it is almost a mirror image of my first one. This one is a $10 gold certificate, and it graded the same as my $20 - 63EPQ. Reverse is up next.
I love the gold certificates. Why? Because they are gold, of course. Who doesn't like gold? The reverse color is brilliant! Noted on the holder is Exceptional Paper Quality and Great Embossing!
My take on it...
? Too many different varieties - causes collector confusion
? Too many issuers ? states, banks, rail roads, private companies
? Certain individual issues too rare, not enough notes for collectors
? No established or consistent pricing
? No consensus on which notes are desirable
? Confusion between proofs, specimens, advertising notes, scrip, unissued, and issued varieties
? Poor quality of paper, most issued notes tend to be of low quality
? Poor qual
As a long time coin collector, I was never really interested in collecting paper currency.
Why not? Currency was hard to store, hard to grade, hard to tell if it was genuine, and hard to price. It was just not the same holding a flimsy paper dollar bill in your hand, as it was holding a heavy Morgan silver dollar. There is no intrinsic value in paper, whereas there is value in the silver or gold in a coin. Currency is also easily damaged if you are not careful with it, and the modern curre