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The Quest has been Completed

1929 $5 FRBN NY star note has been found. The first journal entry I wrote on this topic was in November of 2011, promising that I would follow up once I found the last missing piece for my 1929 FRBN NY complete district set. It was in early December 2013 while browsing the 2014 FUN auction catalog, when I knew I had to have this note. Heritage Auctions had the following description, "A very scarce star with a print run of just 24,000 pieces. Track & Price reports only a literal handful of

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The Newest Addition To My Collection...

A beauty from the very popular CH# 978. $20 1902 Plain Back of the National Whaling Bank of New London, Connectiut. My teaser was a bit deceiving because the charter is not popular because of the number, but rather the name of the bank. I knew there was something special the first time that I laid eyes on this note. This was my first encounter with a higher denomination (something other than the usual $5 issue) large size note from this historic institution. I know I will enjoy this note for y

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Star of the 1928 Gold Certificates

Possibly one of the hardest small size star notes to obtain... I cannot believe how difficult and expensive it is to obtain all of the small size gold certificate star notes! It was not too hard to find the $10 and $20 gold stars respectively in VF condition. They seem to pop up all over the internet auction world, at least in the lower grades. Over this past Christmas I treated myself by bidding on and winning a $50 gold certificate star, graded PMG 12. I was ecstatic when I won the note. Cur

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1929 FRBN of NY Complete Set w/ Stars

One note away from a complete New York district set. I've spent the past three years looking for the best series 1929 FRBNs of New York available to the open market. Within the past couple of days I decided to go forward with a Signature Set to showcase my finest examples. I originally started with two denomination sets, one for regular issue and another for stars respectively. I have 9-of-10 notes, all except the $5 star. I've been able to find two consecutive $5 regular iss

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