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Grades back on the P-3s... Already! WOW! ... and other stuff, I guess.

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Revenant

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PMG posted my P-3 submission as "shipped" and posted grade results today. Received on 8/3/21 and Shipped on 8/12/21.

9 calendar days, folks. That is a turnaround.

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A 65 and a 66 are solid, especially for 1st dollar notes and very consistent with my set overall. A 67 or 68 would have been GREAT. A 63 or 64 would have disappointed me. This is kind of a literal shrug. lol I looked at it and just nodded a little and was like, "Not bad."

The seller I bought them from advertised them as "gem." A 65 or higher is gem Uncirc, so... as advertised. Can't complain about getting what you paid for, right? lol

Since the cert#s are active in the system already I've already plugged them into my competitive and signature sets! I wasn't excited about getting to fill those holes at all! lol

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Competition-wise these additions are far from game changing but I'm still happy to see 100% on that set, and it is just going to be what it's going to be until and unless I decide to drop big-bucks for a P-3a, P-3b or P-3c to smackdown with the other 3 in the top 4.

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Of course, it would be wonderful if one day I could collect all three of those rare varieties and achieve the same thing with P-2, P-3 and P-4 that I've achieved with P-1. That would be INSANE! Such a mind-blowing achievement to me. But that's for later.

For today, in other news, Mike was nice enough to point out to me that he's trying to "ninja" me in the Billions short-set. So this one is for you, Mike:

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A 3 point upgrade, bumping my 65 EPQ (in an old gen holder) to a new 68 EPQ. Just so you can work just a little harder, my friend. :roflmao:

I'll have to work on bumping up my 1 Billion P-83 and my50 Billion P-87 later and even then I suspect you may one-day over take me, but you will have to bring an A game.

I am REALLY curious though to see if the note that comes is really going to be an AB prefix (The seller has more than one, so I don't consider this guaranteed). But an image of a 67 EPQ they have for sale also shows an AB prefix and so I'm thinking the seller got a wad of AB prefix notes and cherry-picked and sent in several so I'm hopeful. Anything other than AA is pretty rare in the later 3rd dollar notes (purely in my subjective experience) since they were in  print for such a short time. If this note IS an AB prefix it'll get added to my sig set and the AA prefix 65 EPQ will stay too. If is an AA prefix I'll drop the 65 from the sig set - like I did with my new 20T replacing the old one. 

I also (to save on shipping, naturally) picked up a new VEN111b for my Venezuela set, to compliment my VEN111a.

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Since I have the a and b for VEN110 and VEN111 now I've also added a slot for VEN109a in my signature set and I'm going to make that an official goal - a and b for all three of those.

 

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PMG posted my P-3 submission as "shipped" and posted grade results today. Received on 8/3/21 and Shipped on 8/12/21.

9 calendar days, folks. That is a turnaround.

A 65 and a 66 are solid, especially for 1st dollar notes and very consistent with my set overall. A 67 or 68 would have been GREAT. A 63 or 64 would have disappointed me. This is kind of a literal shrug.  I looked at it and just nodded a little and was like, "Not bad."

The seller I bought them from advertised them as "gem." A 65 or higher is gem Uncirc, so... as advertised. Can't complain about getting what you paid for, right? 

Since the cert#s are active in the system already I've already plugged them into my competitive and signature sets! I wasn't excited about getting to fill those holes at all! 

Competition-wise these additions are far from game changing but I'm still happy to see 100% on that set, and it is just going to be what it's going to be until and unless I decide to drop big-bucks for a P-3a, P-3b or P-3c to smackdown with the other 3 in the top 4.

Of course, it would be wonderful if one day I could collect all three of those rare varieties and achieve the same thing with P-2, P-3 and P-4 that I've achieved with P-1. That would be INSANE! Such a mind-blowing achievement to me. But that's for later.

:golfclap:

I'm excited and they're not even my notes. 

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For today, in other news, Mike was nice enough to point out to me that he's trying to "ninja" me in the Billions short-set. So this one is for you, Mike:

A 3 point upgrade, bumping my 65 EPQ (in an old gen holder) to a new 68 EPQ. Just so you can work just a little harder, my friend. 

I'll have to work on bumping up my 1 Billion P-83 and my50 Billion P-87 later and even then I suspect you may one-day over take me, but you will have to bring an A game.

I am REALLY curious though to see if the note that comes is really going to be an AB prefix though (The seller has more than one, so I don't consider this guaranteed). But an image of a 67 EPQ they have for sale also shows an AB prefix and so I'm thinking the seller got a wad of AB prefix notes and cherry-picked and sent in several so I'm hopeful. Anything other than AA is pretty rare in the later 3rd dollar notes (purely in my subjective experience) since they were in  print for such a short time. If this note IS an AB prefix it'll get added to my sig set and the AA prefix 65 EPQ will stay too. If is an AA prefix I'll drop the 65 from the sig set - like I did with my new 20T replacing the old one. 

I also (to save on shipping, naturally) picked up a new VEN111b for my Venezuela set, to compliment my P-111a.

Since I have the a and b for VEN110 and VEN111 now I've also added a slot for VEN109a in my signature set and I'm going to make that an official goal - a and b for all three of those.

Well, you forced my hand. I've been watching a P85 for months now and I pulled the trigger on it today after I finished reading this. lol Didn't want to take the chance of leaving it in my shopping cart incase this Journal Entry inspired someone to snap it up. Now I just need to wait for a nice juicy P87 to show up.:ph34r:

Combined shipping, the only way to by notes. (thumbsu

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On 8/12/2021 at 3:06 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

Well, you forced my hand. I've been watching a P85 for months now and I pulled the trigger on it today after I finished reading this. lol Didn't want to take the chance of leaving it in my shopping cart incase this Journal Entry inspired someone to snap it up. Now I just need to wait for a nice juicy P87 to show up.:ph34r:

Combined shipping, the only way to buy notes. (thumbsu

If you snapped up a 68 EPQ from Noteshobby I think you'll be leading me by 9-15 points soon even with this, but don't get lazy. ;) Dealing with that 69 EPQ you have on the P-83 is going to be a challenge to deal with though. lol 

Edit: Also, if I'm being completely honest, I bought this today after watching it for quite a while out of fear that you might buy it if I didn't, and I wanted this upgrade at the price I got. lol

I doubt this will induce anyone to buy this that wasn't going to before (other than you), because, while I pay attention to prefixes on these and find them interesting, they don't get you registry points - unless it's "ZA" for a replacement note. So there's no reason for this to interest others.

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On 8/12/2021 at 4:26 PM, Revenant said:

If you snapped up a 68 EPQ from Noteshobby

That's me.:bigsmile:

On 8/12/2021 at 4:26 PM, Revenant said:

If you snapped up a 68 EPQ from Noteshobby I think you'll be leading me by 9-15 points soon even with this, but don't get lazy. ;) Dealing with that 69 EPQ you have on the P-83 is going to be a challenge to deal with though. lol 

Edit: Also, if I'm being completely honest, I bought this today after watching it for quite a while out of fear that you might buy it if I didn't, and I wanted this upgrade at the price I got. lol

I doubt this will induce anyone to buy this that wasn't going to before (other than you), because, while I pay attention to prefixes on these and find them interesting, they don't get you registry points - unless it's "ZA" for a replacement note. So there's no reason for this to interest others.

HA! This is cracking me up! :roflmao:

Uh oh, what if they forgot to pull down their listing and they don't have the note. They'll cancel my order, now I'm going to be all nervous until I get shipping confirmation. :tonofbricks:

 

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On 8/12/2021 at 4:53 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

That's me.:bigsmile:

HA! This is cracking me up! :roflmao:

Uh oh, what if they forgot to pull down their listing and they don't have the note. They'll cancel my order, now I'm going to be all nervous until I get shipping confirmation. :tonofbricks:

 

Ha! :signfunny:I guess you'll just have to sweat that out a bit. :sorry:👿 Who's the Ninja now? :ph34r: (Maybe both of us. lol:roflmao:

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On 8/12/2021 at 4:53 PM, Fenntucky Mike said:

until I get shipping confirmation

I got my shipping confirmation this morning. You?

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On 8/13/2021 at 6:53 AM, Revenant said:

Ah. :frustrated:Well, nuts. I'll have to continue looking for ways to make your life more difficult now. :devil:

:slapfight:

You could always snipe me on a new Zim 50 when they start showing up.:whistle: 

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On 8/13/2021 at 6:08 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

You could always snipe me on a new Zim 50 when they start showing up.:whistle: 

I think that's still a ways away but I could be wrong. I keep looking for the new 2021 Venezuelan notes to start popping up in PMG holders and so far it hasn't happened. I'm starting to feel confused and frustrated with that one. (shrug)

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On 8/13/2021 at 7:39 AM, Revenant said:

I think that's still a ways away but I could be wrong. I keep looking for the new 2021 Venezuelan notes to start popping up in PMG holders and so far it hasn't happened. I'm starting to feel confused and frustrated with that one. (shrug)

I've seen the raw Zim 50 being sold by noteshobby, which all of them have this weird crease at the security strip (probably from the wrapping), so I expect those to show up soon. They've had the 1MM Bolivar as well so I'm not sure what the delay is, other than there is maybe fewer collectors of Bolivars than ZIM dollars or they are just waiting to send in a bulk order.

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On 8/13/2021 at 6:52 AM, Fenntucky Mike said:

I've seen the raw Zim 50 being sold by noteshobby, which all of them have this weird crease at the security strip, so I expect those to show up soon. They've had the 1MM Bolivar as well so I'm not sure what the delay is, other than there is maybe fewer collectors of Bolivars than ZIM dollars.

I don't know. They've had all the others, up to VEN111, in pretty consistent supply I feel and they have been selling them. Not 104 though. :frustrated:Not if you want something nicer than 65 EPQ. :frustrated:

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On 8/21/2021 at 8:07 AM, Revenant said:

Looks like my new notes are arriving today from Noteshobby And my P3s arrived at my in laws yesterday - I'll see them this weekend.

Yep same here, looks like the P85 should arrive today. Glad to see that notes from the website arrive within the same general time period as notes purchased from ebay. I picked up another note from them in an auction on ebay, I did my math correctly this time, and it was a little cheaper than buying direct from the website but I'm definitely cross referencing the prices before I buy anything from them.

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