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  1. No worries Mike, I’m glad I could help 👍👍 It’s a little frustrating how SCWPM does their varieties…on the older Nicaragua notes they give an A, B, C etc for different signature varieties. However on the most recent 1990 issues (that has a signature variety) they acknowledge the varieties yet don’t assign a letter. However the banknote book does recognise them and gives them an a & b! And there is no mention of serial number varieties at all in SCWPM yet banknote book makes an effort to mention some (not all!!) of them! 🤦‍♂️
  2. Hi Mike, this is from the 12th edition I hope it’s what you are looking for!
  3. That’s good! So I assume just a year/signature variation ?! 👍 Mine was a completely different note design and pick number but the same denomination! But it was sorted which was good 😁
  4. It is a little frustrating as I recall I had to source another note to fill that slot at the time! 😅😁 If it was an error speak to PMG first and in my case they waived the costs for the reholder fee. 👍
  5. Great score with your Venezuelan notes 👏😊 I don’t have any certified but I was intrigued with them also and picked up some notes a few years back! I guess you really have to study what you are buying! I know I have had the issue with a few notes that the Pick numbers have been labelled incorrectly. PMG were able to fix one that was a mistake. Another was because they actually updated the Pick numbers for Nicaragua giving a 100 Cordobas note it’s own pick number rather than just a B. This then caused the new notes that were graded at the time to actually have Pick #s that are one number out!!! You can see an example from BanknoteWorld below of the 20 Cordobas note that you have that is labelled as P209 which was correct at the time!!
  6. Hi Ali, Are you able to add the latest issue Australian polymer notes? I picked up a P63 $10 note and can’t find a set for it! Looks like the last one is P62 $5 and the RBA have since released $10-$100 denominations! Thanks 😊
  7. Ok it’s good to see your keeping to your core collections! I liken collecting to a race that you will never finish! I am sure in 20 years there will be pieces I will be still searching for!!
  8. Yes I was shocked also as half my set disappeared one day! Then Ali clarified that they are breaking all the specimens off into their own sets! 😳 which does make sense and it’s a good way to showcase both issued notes and specimens! 👍😊
  9. Hey that’s why it’s your set...I feel you should do what makes you feel good and not overthink it. If you wanted to go into detail of both animals and historical figures maybe space them out and label them?! maybe something like: - Simon Bolivar - un excerpt about him... - Sea Turtle - This note is part of my growing set on turtles 🐢 I actually was just watching a video from Drew Binsky on Facebook called I tried to exchange $100 in Venezuela. I failed. I tried to post the link but it didn’t let me. It’s an interesting insight into the Bolivares and how difficult they are to actually get your hands on worth a watch if you haven’t already seen it! And with the Aussie silver Oz coins I hear you...We get issues that are even available for sale at our local post offices and there is some amazing designs and themes, but there is just way too many to collect and you would need limitless resources if you wanted to try and keep up!! 😅 I often get asked if I collect Australia and as much as I would love to I would never be happy as I would never be able to even partially complete it! I’ve added some photos from our trip to the Perth Mint where most of those proof issues come from about 5 years ago....there you can see what would no doubt be one of the most expensive coins in existence the 1 tonne gold Kangaroo! you could easily spends 1000s in the gift shop and we had a few coins custom etched for us!
  10. Great job with this set! I just checked out your NGC coin sets and can see you have a very diverse range including some Aussie sets! 👏😊
  11. That’s it like you said before it’s the novelty factor! It would be nice to have at least one in the set however I have a lot of holes to fill and even more now they decided to split off the specimens!
  12. 😊 I was definitely intrigued with the hyper inflation notes also, my in laws had told me stories about how literally you would have to take a suitcase full of cash to buy anything of value and the cost of goods could literally double overnight! And you would have to spend countless hours just counting up 1000s of notes that might only be worth a few dollars! 🤯 Argentina was also another country that had a turbulent financial history! So I can see the attraction there and look forward to seeing what you put together 👍😊
  13. The rare varieties can be painful....I had this issue with a newer polymer replacement note....I had a rough circulated note but couldn’t locate an uncirculated note anywhere until one finally popped up on eBay last year...unfortunately a lot of the Nicaraguan collectors had this one in their sights also and I ended up winning the auction with a u$200 bid which was a hard pill to swallow on a note that has a face value of less than u$10!
  14. Yes definitely the one that got popped up at a time when I had only just started to dabble in certified notes and couldn’t justify it to myself at the time. I am sure we all have those stories, I know of many other buying opportunities I had passed on because I thought at the time it was overpriced or out of my league. Only to find out years later what a great opportunity it actually was! 🤦‍♂️
  15. Hey Mike, I am honestly unsure but I wouldn’t imagine it wouldn’t go for very big $$ as the demand for high graded quality in Nicaragua notes just isn’t there at the moment! I picked up this beauty 69🌟 my highest graded note for just under u$150 last year.