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  1. Matt...they're back. Abernathy.....Aaron Reed....Elizabeth 45...William W......Vitalik. They are all on the main US AND WORLD NOTES section. There must be a reason why they keep showing up here and not in the coin sections. Professional Turf Installation Minneapolis: Your Ultimate Guide By Abernathy, 5 hours ago 0replies 4views Abernathy 5 hours ago hire someone to write my essay By Aaron Reed, May 25, 2023 1reply 187views williamww Thursday at 08:52 AM essayhub review By Elizabeth45, May 8, 2023 1reply 142views williamww Thursday at 08:50 AM writing service By VitalikPaliy, August 19, 2022 3replies 439views williamww Thursday at 08:47 AM Seeking Justice: Cancer Misdiagnosis Claims in the UK By Abernathy, Thursday at 03:50 AM 0replies 22views Abernathy Thursday at 03:50 AM A Guide to Personal Retirement Savings Accounts in Ireland By Abernathy, Wednesday at 12:33 PM 0replies 20views Abernathy Wednesday at 12:33 PM The Complete Guide To Outdoor Theater Systems: Transform Your Backyard Into A Cinema By Abernathy, Wednesday at 11:47 AM
  2. I'm gonna say $25-$60, depending on the condition and unqiueness of the numbers. You see them auctioned EVERY WEEK ove at HA. Usually 1-2 dozen.
  3. KaileeS and other PMG Mods: the spammer continues to disrupt the boards, can you block their ID ? https://boards.pmgnotes.com/forum/38-us-and-world-notes/ These "topics" have NOTHING to do with currency or bills.
  4. If they are there, we should see some increases in coming years. The populations for rare bill types PLUS super-low SN AND/OR high-grade condition....is very low. So if you are right Mike -- and you could be -- we should see creeping population bumps for these very rare bills in high-grades (even medium-grades). Remember...for many of the recipients of GCs and large denomination bills...they were either businesses or wealthy individuals who NEVER thought about preserving a bill for financial gain because quite frankly they were already rich or a business with plenty of $$$. How many individuals really wanted a $5,000 bill 100 years ago with or without the GC label...and in great condition...and then could afford to "sit on it" and not use the actual FV ? Maybe a true collector with big $$$. That's the good thing about being a coin collector back then...the FV's were much lower which meant you paid much less given many times the purchase price was just FV plus a nominal percentage. A $1,000 or $5,000 bill cost at least that amount.....every $20 Double Eagle was probably buyable for < $50 in mint state with the exception of the MCMVII UHR (even the MCMVII HR !!!).
  5. Congrats....nice grade, EPQ is nice....I'm just not sure it adds much value since the bills are moderns and there are lots more like them. Best to check recent sales on HA, GC, or eBay. Even Silver Certificates from pre-1960 with PMG-58 or PMG-60's are not that pricey solo....and a unique SN (but not a super-low SN) won't jump the price too much.
  6. You said it had a crease, which we couldn't see from the pics. That's reminiscent of my PMG-45 $10 Gold Certificate which from pictures looks like it grades mid-60's but does have creases or folds which I can't see unless I really angle the light and the bill. I guess you learned an inexpensive lesson: if YOU can see the crease or fold or blemishes....the graders will, too . Had you known it was gonna grade in the 40's, you probably wouldn't have submitted it I guess. Moral Of The Story: No matter how nice or crisp or fresh a bill from a teller or ATM machine....it is probably going to grade in the 40's, 50's at best.
  7. But if it isn't "slabbed" how many of these people can correctly maintain their mint state bills over the decades ? It's more difficult IMO to properly preserve a bill than a coin. We're almost 40 years since the creation of the 2 main TPGs....that's a long time...how many people have accumulated bills since then OR had one for years/decades before the TPGs and...despite having a very valuable piece of currency....never sold it or submitted it ? I would think very few. Maybe an uninformed heir or heiress who is independently wealthy and for whom even valuable coins or notes doesn't change their lifestyle. But for even those considered "noveau rich" back 40 years ago I have to think a $500 to $5,000 bill maybe with the GC status and/or a super-low SN....you're talking a 6-figure note if in pristine condition. That 'aint chump change !!
  8. I think this is bullish for buyers AND sellers....stronger hands with SB....shows long-term fundamentals intact.....WBA with SB attracts more buyers and gets more inventory. See how it shakes out, Mike.
  9. Mike, how do you find pricing on ebay for your world/foreign bills and/or any U.S. currency you may have bought over the years ? I find the initial asking prices way high -- sometimes they are flexible, but other times they trim by 10% when they need to trim by 30% to be competitive.
  10. So the HA archive allows you to check by SN or Low SN in their search engine ? I don't think I knew that when I played around with it a while back. Interesting, thanks Mike ! Yeah, The Unicorns -- multiple key traits -- makes it tougher. My point is....I don't think there are for the special bills -- Silver Certificate, Gold Certificate, Large Denominaton Bill, Large Denomination Gold Certificate, Hawaiian or North African bills, etc. -- both a low or super-low SN....AND....pristine graded condition...for lots of bills. A few, as you cited -- but not lots. I also can't believe with the passage of time we haven't seen the super-low SN's and high grades come out of whoever had them and the inheritor then submitted them for grading. All these valuable bills came out before 1945....most before 1934....if an adult got 'em, they're dead by now and their kid/inheritor has to be pushing 90 or more....so again, they should be changing hands IF they exit once the owner passes on. I do think today's modern bills (2000 and later ?) with super-low SN's (<10) are saved in high-graded condition even though I'm not sure they're worth lots of $$$. I think the high values for low-SN's of the past is precisely because most of the low-SN's were NOT saved and/or were not saved in HIGH graded condition.
  11. I'd say under 100 because then you have six "zeros" in a row. Under 10 is definitely low by any standard, when 1 digit is your SN. If there are other Hawaiian $1 notes like mine....and they are in my grade (67) or close to it (65 or more ?), I would doubt there are enough survivors/certifieds from the PMG data (figure PCGS doesn't materially impeach the results): You can see that the population in my 67 grade is pretty narrow; even if you go down to 66 or even 65 you are talking a total of under 3,000 bills and most of those probably aren't even < 1,000 SN. Didn'tt know that 8-digits (or more) isn't the case around the world, interesting.
  12. SN 00000086....not as low as my others but OK. I also have my Hawaiian note that is # 00000715 which is low for that bill and grade condition (67) but who knows how many are lower regardless of grade ? SN's aren't available from the databases. You wonder if the super-low SN's (<10) are often 40's or 50's condition like you see for some of the large denomination GCs where the low SN's at the time of printing were simply not saved by collectors in mint condition.
  13. 1928 Silver Certificate: Pretty nice bill; there are about 2,600 which have been graded 65 or higher. Just over 7,000 in total graded. The note is also a double-quad....2 sets of 4 numbers in the serial number.
  14. Wait a second....at one time this bill had the PPQ or EPQ designation and LOST it ? And you think it was the same person buying this note over the last 24 years ?
  15. Unlike with coins, Mike, you don't have any "floor" with bills and metallic content. For instance, Saints are down from decades ago because back then even though the gold price was LOWER.... the premiums to the bullion price were insane (500-700%). So MS-65's sold for almost $4,000 !! As you can see from my earlier post, the same bill was lower than earlier sales iin 2000 and 2009. It's also NOT too obscure a bill...and was in the widely-advertised HA auctions....so it's not like it just missed bidders selling on Ebay or some other obscure 2nd-rate sales place. Interesting, that's all I am saying.