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  1. No worries Mike, Iโ€™m glad I could help ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Itโ€™s a little frustrating how SCWPM does their varietiesโ€ฆon 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 donโ€™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! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  2. Hi Mike, this is from the 12th edition I hope itโ€™s what you are looking for!
  3. Thatโ€™s good! So I assume just a year/signature variation ?! ๐Ÿ‘ Mine was a completely different note design and pick number but the same denomination! But it was sorted which was good ๐Ÿ˜
  4. It is a little frustrating as I recall I had to source another note to fill that slot at the time! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ If it was an error speak to PMG first and in my case they waived the costs for the reholder fee. ๐Ÿ‘
  5. Great score with your Venezuelan notes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š I donโ€™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 itโ€™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 canโ€™t find a set for it! Looks like the last one is P62 $5 and the RBA have since released $10-$100 denominations! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š
  7. Ok itโ€™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! ๐Ÿ˜ณ which does make sense and itโ€™s a good way to showcase both issued notes and specimens! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
  9. Hey thatโ€™s why itโ€™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 ๐Ÿข 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 didnโ€™t let me. Itโ€™s an interesting insight into the Bolivares and how difficult they are to actually get your hands on worth a watch if you havenโ€™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!! ๐Ÿ˜… 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! Iโ€™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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
  11. Thatโ€™s it like you said before itโ€™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. ๐Ÿ˜Š 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! ๐Ÿคฏ 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 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
  13. The rare varieties can be painful....I had this issue with a newer polymer replacement note....I had a rough circulated note but couldnโ€™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 couldnโ€™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! ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  15. Hey Mike, I am honestly unsure but I wouldnโ€™t imagine it wouldnโ€™t go for very big $$ as the demand for high graded quality in Nicaragua notes just isnโ€™t there at the moment! I picked up this beauty 69๐ŸŒŸ my highest graded note for just under u$150 last year.
  16. Haha that is true, I think the FOMO gets to every collector at some point too! Thanks for your kind words! And with your Zimbabwe notes you can definitely can see this dedication in your sets ๐Ÿ‘ I actually noticed your set when I was adding my own Zimbabwe notes and saw this attention to detail with your images and descriptions and decided that I had to up my game with my own Nicaragua set! I had already spent a lot of time researching and felt that I had to share this info with others I also had some competition of my own with another collector that had won an award with a neighbouring country set that was expanding into Nicaragua, and was now aggressively adding more notes and this had briefly relegated me to second spot! And yes I did get a featured article in the newsletter and also one of my notes was shared on the Facebook page! Its great to see you have one of the Nicaragua notes, the latest polymer issues are great bright notes! That is the great thing with this hobby is that there is so many collecting possibilities! Be it turtle images or other animals, personalities, type sets, serial numbers the sky is the limit! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ Are the Nicaraguan hyperinflation issued notes on your collecting radar?
  17. Hi there Revenant, You have made some very valid points, I have seen the prices dip when certain eBay vendors over sell a certain issue. And in some cases they are lucky to even get back face value for some of the higher denominations after many examples of the same note have already been offered! I did dabble in Zimbabwe a few years back but I was generally just picking up some extra certified notes to take advantage of the higher costs in international postage! ๐Ÿ˜… so you donโ€™t have to worry about me ๐Ÿ˜ I personally would love to have a 70 in my Nicaragua set and am regretting passing on the opportunity I had several years back. I thought at the time paying u$150 for a note that had a face value of just u$3 was crazy ๐Ÿคฏ And unless they have added some more recently at last check there was actually only 3 in 70 for all of the Nicaraguan issues. And all three are for a 2011 50 Cordobas commemorative polymer issue! I do have a few graded at 69 and I have one at 69 ๐ŸŒŸ And I know your struggles with those auctions, I seem to see the same *** out names bidding against me on a regular basis! Some of them I have actually come to know as we are in a Nicaraguan collecting group together! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ and in between typing this I just got sniped on a couple of extremely low serial # notes I had my eyes on for the past week ๐Ÿ˜ข
  18. Thatโ€™s great news I look forward to it! thanks again Ali ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
  19. Thanks Ali for the clarification ๐Ÿ˜Š Would it be possible to request to create a new set just for replacement notes? There is quite a few from P 151-156, 158, 159, 163 and 201 - 216.
  20. Hi PMG Registry, Just a little concerned to see that I had lost more than half of my points on my Nicaragua complete set ๐Ÿ˜ข Checking it out further I noticed that all my specimens were gone. I am hoping that this an update to the set!? and you are adding new slots for specimens and have only just started working on this with the newer issues as per the screenshot below. If this is also the case and you are adding variants for the specimens would it be also possible to add the other a, b, c and replacement variants to the Pick #s? this can give me something else to work on! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ Thanks ๐Ÿ™
  21. I have sent in a few batches to PMG from Australia without an issue! After years of buying and hundreds of packages being received from all over the world Iโ€™ve only had issues a handful of times. A couple of notes were damaged might have been customs? As they had holes in them, one was PMG certified! ๐Ÿ˜ขAnd I received an empty envelope once. But I would say itโ€™s really a 1% chance. Like the other guy said get registered mail with a signature on delivery and I packaged mine in a box with the notes wrapped in bubble wrap for extra protection!
  22. Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ They are rare but I have seen others!! I was outbid on this PCGS certified 100 Cordobas solid zero note going back a few years...
  23. And lastly my solid zero serial ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  24. Haha ๐Ÿ˜† thanks! I have some good collecting friends that have sourced some special notes for me over the years!! here are a few more for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ these are my low and high serial #s 5 Cordobas serie C had a run of 17 million 50 Cordobas serie D was a run of 3.5 million 50 Cordobas serie E was a run of 3 million and I have a few more examples like these ones! I did become a little obsessed with these serial #s for a while!