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Everything posted by CaptBrian

  1. Now you've given me another thing on my list. :-)
  2. Well, as I said, The tradition of the 'greenback' and anti-counterfeiting may be why we stick to the old way. I dunno. Maybe a letter to one of the mints or mint director. Or even the Treasury department. CB
  3. Beautiful currency. I'd like to see our currency prettier, but I suppose tradition of the "greenback" and anti-counterfeit measures slows that idea. Bahamas have beautiful coinage and paper money.
  4. There's a question about those because people kept going back to wanting the original plates which are, to this day, illegal to own. This did something to the psysche of investors. When you covet something you can't have, the focus is sharper and the brain goes into hyper-drive trying to figure out how to get one. I guess it's like being brainwashed, you just cannot change your thinking unless you undergo a 'reverse brainwash'. I have had these for a long time and are quite hard to find. I have never seen them offered on ebay or HA or S&B. I have several, and I'm told by dealers, they are way underpriced. Let's see what happens, and I'll rethink my offer of $25 each on EBay. As to numbers printed, only a guess, but in normal times, they would print around 500 items if like these, as time goes by, they increased to 2000 items, and now with the market seething with buyers, possibly more but now with the illness which shall not be named, I bet it goes down. These prints are where you find them. Love your stuff CB
  5. That's a great note. Hard to find. I have a few I need to post, but just now getting to it. I dunno why I have so much trouble finding pictures, so I will take them again, rename the file and hope for better days. Brian PS I wonder if PMG would holder one of these.
  6. It's now the end of March, one of the wackiest months in my life and probably yours and perhaps in history of the modern world. Plagues have been with us since the beginning and I suppose this isn't gonna be the last one unless we all go down with it. But, not here to discuss our future, but the present. Seems as though everything except the graders have gone home, and I bet their number of coins and paper money has dropped quite a bit as only electronic trading is happening. All the venues I go to are shut down for the foreseeable future, and my website hasn't had a hit in 2 weeks. I thought maybe with folks stuck inside, perhaps more would be looking at the site, www.exonumiaandmore.com but no such luck. I'm working with a company who puts up sites, so I cannot edit it until they finish with their legal beagles and so on and so forth. So,I thought I'd talk about what I am doing to keep me off the streets looking for paper money blowing in the wind. A while back, I bought a stash of uncertified notes, mostly $2 modern FRN's If you care to go to my site, you can see a few, and also I put a few on eBay and will add more when Tomorrow comes. I put so many up, I ran out of free postings, so I have to wait til tomorrow. See captbrian2. Is it illegal here to putup my locations of info. Hope not. Anyway, these $2's are of many sorts. Fancy serial #'s, error notes, and so on. One of them, I especially like (the blue book shows it at $700+-, and it is with 3 other notes. What happens is, the third printing, (the serial # & seal) are submitting to gravity, then fighting it. The 1st note is where it should be (the serial #) then the 2nd note has it dropping down a bit. and the 4th, it begins to defy gravity and starts self correcting back up to where it belongs. I have never seen a set like this, and I have talked with others who have seen similar, but it is quite rare from what I can get from the paper money community. Anyway, I will try to post the pictures. I always have incredible trouble posting pictures on these journals, but I'll give 'er a spin. No luck with picture. I'm gonna publish this then try to add in pictures.