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  1. As a resident of Indonesia, from personal experience, I would say that there is interest in numismatics across the board. This ranges from the mundane: one coin or banknote from every country to the obscure such as buying common coins and paper money to be incorporated into collages and other artwork to the bizarre like using British, Australian and other pennies, pouring some type of Acryl on them in order to renovate the floor of a bathroom. Generally serious collectors here are those with money and educated to a greater rather than lesser extent. There is a market for items ranging from 1¢ to multiples of $1000 Dollars. The passion albeit oftentimes hidden is invigorating.
  2. WOW, interesting that there is a market still developing for these items. I picked up ten of each of these denominations on a visit to the Reserve Bank, Harare in 2003. UNC condition was no problem except for the Z$1000 as only five examples were available a consecutive pair in UNC and the others were ranging from XF to aUNC. I sold every note as close by as South Africa where I was rushed by collectors and later elsewhere around the planet. For my own collection, I kept the consecutive pair and a single. Was not planning to have these graded as no difference was made between stamped/marked ones and ones which did not go through the process. I remember that the counter staff at the Reserve Bank was not that keen that I did not sign the notes in front of them. I had to provide an acceptable explanation to be able to do so. Please have a look at my examples below.
  3. Thanks for your reply, Jennifer. I just logged on to NGC Hong Kong and I read this "You must be an NGC Hong Kong member to submit." in the first paragraph on this page and "NGC Hong Kong paid collector members can submit their notes directly to NGC Hong Kong. Not an NGC Hong Kong member? Paid memberships start at just $25/year. Join now!" Does this mean that my submission privileges' with PMG/NGC etc are only valid at the office I originally registered with? Or am I automatically a member of NGC (PMG) Hong Kong and other submission locations such as Munich, Germany; Shanghai, China; Guangzhou, China; Seoul, Korea; and Singapore as I have paid an annual grading fee directly to your head office? Please clear up this matter for me as the above notice from the HK NGC/PMG websites appears to be in direct contradiction to . Also I am a ANA member. Thanks and best wishes for the Christmas & New Year season!
  4. Hello I am based in Indonesia and I have direct submitting privileges to PMG/NGC in FL, USA. However, due to the pandemic, I find I have difficulties using my local postal service to send items to the United States. I would not experience difficulties sending items to the PMG/NGC Hong Kong office or to the Singapore PMG/NGC agent. With my membership renewal, I gained a $150 grading credit. Is there some way to have this credit transferred to either the Hong Kong or Singapore office as payment towards my grading fees? If so, how would I go about doing this? How can I come to an arrangement, should I choose this method, of sending my items to the PMG/NGC office in Hong Kong and having the office return my items to my Indonesian address? Could you give me the name and contact details for me to arrange this matter. Thanks again for your assistance.
  5. Please send me lists of items you have for sale. Banknotes from other countries considered. You should mention the minimum price you are willing to accept. If necessary, I will ask you to send scans of the items I am interested in. My email address is
  6. Hello Ali Thanks for immediate response and opening of new registry set for these items. However when I inputted the relevant data I go this response: PROCESSED NOTES These notes have been processed, and the results are explained on the right. Slot Cert # Registered Note in Slot Message 20 FRANCS P61 8064914-015 Yes No This Note is not valid for this slot. Please check the slot's list of eligible Notes. I see that there is no differentiation between the different sub-numbers ie a, b, c & d although apparently they have different scores. Also when inputted, there is no value for P. 61 nor any of the other notes ie P. 62 to P. 66. Please check. Regards Paul
  7. Hello You have a registry set titled Registered Sets in Belgium 1905-1997 Complete Set, P67-P152 My note is Pick 62d and is a 20 Franc denomination and is dated 30 October 1909 and is thus well within the set's date parameters. Alternatively, the Registry set could start at Pick 61. Pick 61 to 66 inclusive are still relatively available unlike issues up to Pick 60 which are practically non-existent on the marketplace. Would welcome proper consideration of my request.
  8. Yes, it was fun traveling around Africa for numismatic reasons in the '00s'. Only sorry I did not reach any ex-Portuguese colonies besides Mozambique. Heard horror stories about what happened to people trying to smuggle Angolan currency out of Angola... Zimbabwe officials were not a problem to deal with. I took out almost a ton of coins at the time.
  9. I was in Harare during the initial phase of the inflationary period on a number of occasions. When I went to the Reserve Bank for Traveler Cheques, it was already problematic to obtain the lower denomination examples. Just obtained around five of the Z$1000 and multiples of 10 of everything else up to the Z$100,000. The reason the issuing stopped because these notes could - of course - only be used once. It took several years for quantities of Traveler cheques to reach the market. In my experience via eBay but also probably via some of the wholesalers at the numismatic shows. Of course prices crashed for the series incl. the Z$1000 note. However, what I noticed is that the Traveler cheques hitting the market were all redeemed ie they had a dated stamp with the date of redemption as well as signatures of the people that bought and then redeemed the notes. On the other hand, I made sure that I did not sign the notes when I bought them even though urged to do so by the bank staff of RBZ at the time. They are also not bank stamped, of course. Except for the examples I mostly sold into the South African numismatic market at the time and a couple of others spread to Zim fanatics around the globe, I haven't seen any re-enter the market. I only have three examples of the Zim$1000 note that I have kept for nostalgic reasons and are not for sale. In stock I have some of the earlier 5000, 10000 & 20000 Z$ early bearer cheques left for sale.
  10. Hello Just got the following message when trying to enter an Austrian note for my registry set: 50 Schilling 1927-30 Issue P96 8054848-001 Yes Yes This Note was successfully added to your set. 100 Schilling 1933-36 Issue P101 8054848-003 Yes No This Note is not valid for this slot. Please check the slot's list of eligible Notes. 8054848-03 actually is a 50 Schilling 1935-dated note Pick 100. The above is an error from PMG. Please revise. Regards! Paul Neumann