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Lance A D

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  1. Following the instructions given me here, I spent a day and a half, more-or-less, not full time, searching completed sales on eBay over the last month or so. Some of the prices are insane. Ignoring these out-flyers I found the following unscientific, best-guess, average but seemingly realistic prices for raw, uncirculated notes: Radar notes - $30.+. Super Radar notes - not enough data. Four-digit Repeater notes - $25. Binomial (2-digit) notes - $12. Binary (0 & 1s) notes - $35+. Binary Fancy notes (Radars & Repeaters) - $100++. Fancy serial number (ending 5 of a kind, 10K, etc.) notes - $10. Unusual, attractive (book ends, 1K, etc.) notes - $7. If anybody out there has any thoughts or observations or experiences or data related to this topic, I would greatly appreciate hearing of it.
  2. I was going through my junk pile and I came across a bunch of radar and repeater $1 FRNs from the last 25 years or so (all crisp uncirculated, maybe 63-65s). I’m curious as to what these things are going for today. What does a typical radar go for? What does a typical super radar go for? What does a typical 4-digit [ABCD ABCD] repeater go for? Appreciate your input.
  3. Looks like the same font and same size for both serial numbers. It seems almost inconceivable to me that the BEP would change fonts unless it was doing a major design change, and I haven't heard any rumors. Look for a new $20 in 2027 or so.
  4. You never answered his question. "So how do I find out what my credit balance is as of today?"
  5. Mike, what is the website for the HA archives? I think that info could be quite useful. Thanx.
  6. There are only two publications that I subscribe to that touch on paper currency. One is Bank Note Reporter. I only collect small-size currency, so that's the pricing I look at. Unfortunately, pricing on small-size notes hasn't been updated in five or six years - it's pretty ancient. The articles are pretty interesting, so you might consider this magazine. The second publication is the monthly issue of Coin World. Prices of large- and small-size currency are listed on a revolving basis. It's current, but I'm not qualified to say whether the prices are accurate. They seen to sync pretty much with eBay items. Currency articles are sparse, but interesting.
  7. PMG only labels a "True" radar as a Super radar. The confusion arises from statement on the Web such as: Super RADAR = “... all the interior digits are the same. For example, 20000002 is a super radar.” - Jason DeWayne King “Fancy Serials: A Collector’s Guide to Special Serial Numbers” [April 28, 2018] See www.pmgnotes.com/news/article/5901/Fancy-Serial-Numbers-On-Currency/
  8. I'm the guy who originally asked about a True Radar. We have now established that PMG does not label a True Radar, but it does recognize a Super Radar where the prefix and suffix alpha characters are identical. One type of serial number we never got to was the Rotator. There, the numbers read the same when the note is flipped horizontally. Only 0, 1, 6, 8, and 9 work. The notes are uncommonly found because they're harder to spot. Please look at a nice Radar, Repeater, Rotator that I stumbled upon; you can see how something like this is easy to spot.
  9. I never did receive a definitive answer to the "True RADAR" definition, so I poked around on the 'Web' and found some good stuff. Do you have a minute? We all agree on the definition of a RADAR note. The definition of a Super RADAR is in dispute. “An example of a super radar is ‘81111118.’ The rules of math and probability say that a super radar will be found on only one note out of a random 1,111,111.”-pcgs.com. I also found, “A ‘Super’ radar refers to notes where the middle six digits are all the same and the first and last digit are the same.” -collectors.com. Heritage Auctions agrees with these definitions of a Super RADAR. I also found, “There are ladder radars, A12344321A. There are repeater radars, A22444422A.”-oldcurrencyvalues.com. The Repeater definition is the apparent PMG’s Super RADAR definition. Done, right? Nope. I found, "It is my understanding that a RADAR note is where the 8 numbers making up the serial number is the same when read forwards and backwards. A PERFECT RADAR has the same LETTER at the beginning and end of a RADAR note."-papermoneyforum.com. So maybe there is no True RADAR, but there is a Perfect RADAR. Will this ever end? So that this wasn't a total waste of your time, this website was very interesting. Check out http://www.coolserialnumbers.com/HowRareAreFancySerialNumbers.pdf
  10. Yes it is. That's I got the image. I pulled it out of a bundle some time back. I think it should be labeled a True Super Radar Note, but I don't think PMG will do it. Too bad for me. :-(
  11. We need to correct one statement made that PMG will not "differentiate between radar notes and super radar notes." Please observe a PMG $1 FRN labeled as a Super Radar. [I had to crop and re-crop the image to get it small enough for the forum.]
  12. I know what a radar note is. I've seen Super Radar notes with the 3rd through 6th numbers are the same. Now I've seen a True Radar note where the pre-alpha and post-alpha character is also identical as in E 12344321 E. Is the True Radar note designation recognized? Will PMG label a note as such? Appreciate your thoughts.