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The Gang Visits Czechoslovakia

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Might As Well Be Walking On The Sun

The last day of the Labor Day weekend and then back to work tomorrow morning. Where I live it has been super hot all weekend with temperatures up to 100 degrees or more. This past month has been kind of slow in the acquisition department. Not as many Czechoslovakian note that I am looking for have come on the market recently, and it seems like less quality items as well. I have picked up a few smaller notes for my main set, a 25 Korun from 1961. I also managed to snag a 500 Latu 1929

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July Update

May and June were pretty big months for my Czechoslovakia set. I got my submission back from PMG the first part of June. Most of my notes came back at about the grades that I had guessed they would, I had a couple come back higher as well! Unfortunately I had 2 notes come back as questionable authenticity. They were both early notes with stamps affixed to the notes to make them legitimate Czech notes and I believe that the stamps were probably added after the fact now. In looking at them the sta

May Update

This evening I got the email notification that my PMG submission had shipped out and so I immediately checked the results. I am super excited by the results and I'll explain why. Last summer I was browsing new Czechoslovakian banknote listings when I came across one with a couple ratty looking bills as the first picture.   It said 6 bills so I looked at the pictures and hidden on the next pictures where 3 notes from 1919 that looked beautiful. The seller had it as an auction star

April Update

Been a little while since I posted. The winter has been kind of slow for acquiring banknotes, I picked up a few good pickups and lost out on quite a few others. Czech notes are still pretty hot and most of the ones that I lost out on I had solid bid that I thought would be enough, but alas.   I actually just got a submission packed up to send off to PMG. I haven't submitted notes in a little over a year so I have 16 notes that I am looking forward to getting back. All Czechoslovakia notes,

Winter Update

How’s everyone been lately, hopefully the holidays have been treating you well and the weather hasn’t been too bad. It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, although I had problems accessing the chat boards during December. I figured I would post an update. The last couple months have been slower months for my banknote collection, mostly just acquired a few odds and ends. The Latvia note fits into my collection as I would like to work on expanding my Latvia set since I collect Latvia coins as

When resources are scarce you make due....

I don't know about most people but I prefer to have physical copies or coin and banknote books for reference. And while the Standard Catalog of World Banknotes is a great resource sometimes it leaves some to be desired. For a while I have been looking for a book that is specifically about Czechoslovakia, unfortunately a book like that simply doesn't exist in English. I have great resource for Latvian Banknotes by Lee Gordon. It is in English, readily available, and has large full color photos of

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Czechoslovakia Contemporary Counterfeit

So recently Mike has been sharing a lot of contemporary counterfeit Ukrainian notes and so I figured that I would share kind of along the same lines.  The Czechoslovakia P#5 1000 korun which is an Austrian 1000 korun with a red stamp printed onto the Hungarian side of the note. This stamp turned the old currency of the Austro Hungarian Empire into "new" Czechoslovakian currency. These were issued in the newly founded nation for a short time period in 1919 and 1920 before new banknotes were

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Czechoslovakia Pt 1

Been wanting to start a journal to detail my journey as I work towards as complete as I can get collection of Czechoslovakia P1-98. I say as complete as possible because 100% completion is unlikely to happen since some issues are incredibly rare.  I got back a submission of 9 notes last month and am happy with the grades that I received for the most part. All notes were acquired raw and self submission which will probably be how most of the early notes are added. Most of the later, Soviet E

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