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Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy [BORING] Days Of Summer

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Fenntucky Mike

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It's been a slow start to the summer so far, granted this is only day 5 xD, but with the unofficial start being Memorial Day and the year being somewhat slow with NEWPS for me, it's been a real drag so far. I put together a submission to PMG and shipped it off yesterday. The submission consisting of the 1992, 50 & 100 Hryven red-overprint and perforated varieties and a few proofs, or at least I hope they are, I wouldn't be surprised if the proofs came back as QA. Once the 50 & 100 Hryven varieties are received, authenticated, and assigned new P#'s all will be right with the world except that there will be 26 PMG graded notes out there with obsolete labels. There is not much that can be done about that although, because I've been tracking these for some time, I do have a pretty good grasp of how many red-overprint and perforated notes have been graded by PMG and PCGS so far. That these two varieties were treated as the same note still boggles my mind. 

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More on these here.

I picked up the "proofs" from Katz over the last several months and I sent them off for authentication because, well, I'm unsure of them myself. (shrug) Assuming they are authentic, I've requested that they be encapsulated in the PMG multi-note holder, with them being uniface it would only make sense that they be housed together. Whether or not they make it through authentication is going to be a matter of great angst for me, I'm hoping they pass weather as a proof, color trial, scrap or whatever. I'll take anything other than QA. :wishluck:

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The auctions over the last few months have been less than impressive and I'm hoping things will pick up in August with the WFM kicking things off as we start getting closer to the holiday season and the end of the year. In the meantime, I'll be storing up nuts for the winter in hopes of acquiring a big score before the end of the year and selling off some of my coins in series that I no longer pursue and acquiring examples that in series that I do. Coin acquisitions have kept me busy during this nocturnal note phase. :eyeroll:

One last note. :eyeroll: My favorite pickup as of late, at least the one that I am the most excited about, is this lovely commemorative note from Abkhazia, images from Banknote News. I read an article on it in recently, loved the look of it, and just had to add it to my collection. It's in route and I can't wait to see it in hand. :luhv:

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As the recognised expert in the field of Ukranian notes PMG should probably go with your designations - even checking attributions from other submissions with you :bigsmile:

I would think they are uniface 'proofs' although 'colour trials' would not be unreasonable and PMG would be able to match colours or not. It still amazes me, unlike for coins, that it is relatively easy to find unrecorded dates, varieties etc for banknotes - ideal way of spending long summer days when praying for rain doesn't seem to work :roflmao:

Abkhazia - I had to look that one up! Nice note and appears to have lots of historical references that, at the moment I could only guess at xD

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On 6/26/2023 at 4:44 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

It still amazes me, unlike for coins, that it is relatively easy to find unrecorded dates, varieties etc for banknotes

Agreed! It's part of what makes banknote collecting so fun and frustrating at the same time. lol I don't know if I was a lack of caring about varieties in the past or just poor documentation, probably both, or whatever the reasons, but there are tons and tons of notes to be discovered yet. At least notes that do not have the proper or correct representation in the corresponding catalogs. I wonder if PMG is any closer to working out a deal for control of the P#'s, or working a deal with TBB?

On 6/26/2023 at 4:44 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

I would think they are uniface 'proofs' although 'colour trials' would not be unreasonable and PMG would be able to match colours or not.

They look good to me, the engraving and ink seem to be a match to other notes. Some were printed on plain white paper with no W.M. and others on thin yellow paper with no W.M.. There is no overprint on the face, third printing, and there are at least 4 different colors, blue, orange, brown and green. PMG didn't like the P83x, missing back printing, I sent in a while back and that makes me a little nervous.

On 6/26/2023 at 4:44 PM, ColonialCoinsUK said:

Abkhazia - I had to look that one up! Nice note and appears to have lots of historical references that, at the moment I could only guess at xD

I like the note a lot, I just wish it didn't have that QR code printed on it. Not a fan of that, throws off the look of the note a bit. :preach:

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