HiHoAudio

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  1. I found an interesting banknote last month with seven ones in the serial number. One digit short of the big money.

     

    Who can spot which of the ones in the serial numbers I altered in five minutes with Photoshop?

     

    F11151111Dabc_zps77acbd06.jpg

     

    First person to correctly identify the Photoshopped digit wins a decent Silver Certificate from my circulated pile. Free shipping too.

     

    You have a one in eight chance of getting it right. And I will post a photo of the untouched banknote after someone wins.

     

    Who has good eyes? :whistle:

     

     

  2. A big thanks to HiHoAudio! I just completed a purchase of two 20 francs Marianne-Roosters from Kim.

     

    The transaction went without a hitch. In my opinion, Kim went above and beyond on this transaction.

     

    Just as happy on this end, thanks for the kind words David.

     

    I have bought from yarm and he is the absolute best, and sold to brg5658 and he is a true gentleman as well.

     

    LOTS of really good people here! :grin:

  3. Thanks for the help! I ended up just putting the ranges in an Excel spreadsheet and figuring it out manually. So far I'm only through the ones but I have pulled out 27 notes including stars, radars, doubles and repeaters!

     

    While these notes are worth a small premium the big money bills are the error notes and solid # notes.

     

    United States paper is printed in three steps:

     

    1) The reverse is printed. The sheets are then allowed to dry.

    2) The obverse is printed. The sheets are again allowed to dry.

    3) The seals and serial #s are printed on the obverse.

     

    Notes with a missing 3rd printing (or seals/serial #s printed on the reverse) are very popular and worth $250 and up. There are all kinds of other errors and all that you need are good eyes.

     

    The real money comes from low serial # notes and solid # notes. I once owned a $5 red seal with serial number B00000006B. That was worth a few hundred dollars.

     

    The really rare notes are solid # bills. For instance:

     

    B11111111B

    D77777777D

    and the ultra rare solid # star note, such as

    D77777777*

     

    These used to be worth at least $1000 each. Hard to find one, but well worth the hunt especially considering the unique opportunities your job presents.

     

    Good luck and happy hunting!

  4. While the 1957 $1 Silver Certificate series rarely commands a premium (except for high quality star notes and fancy serial numbers) the various 1935 issues are collectible.

     

    I would say they are worth an average of $10 each, maybe more.

  5. I was at my bank a few years ago and a gentleman was getting money from an ATM.

     

    He withdrew five $20's and then marched to the teller mad as hell.

     

    "Look at these! I want real money, NOT funny money!" he screamed at the poor woman.

     

    What he had were five uncirculated twenty dollar bills with blank reverses. Yes, the first printing was never done. The teller took them and gave him "real" money.

     

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that the "funny money" bills were worth about $100 each. I did however withdraw $100 from the same ATM in hopes of obtaining a few.

     

    Rats, he got the last five... :mad:

     

    Back on topic, great find but not really worth much. Maybe buy a few Mega Millions tickets with it.

     

     

    I take it the woman didnt want to sell them to you :( What a bummer

     

    She seemed very busy and I had to get back to work. But if I had asked nicely, who knows?

  6. I was at my bank a few years ago and a gentleman was getting money from an ATM.

     

    He withdrew five $20's and then marched to the teller mad as hell.

     

    "Look at these! I want real money, NOT funny money!" he screamed at the poor woman.

     

    What he had were five uncirculated twenty dollar bills with blank reverses. Yes, the first printing was never done. The teller took them and gave him "real" money.

     

    I didn't have the heart to tell him that the "funny money" bills were worth about $100 each. I did however withdraw $100 from the same ATM in hopes of obtaining a few.

     

    Rats, he got the last five... :mad:

     

    Back on topic, great find but not really worth much. Maybe buy a few Mega Millions tickets with it.

  7. That $500 note is a real beauty.

     

    I recall a summer day in 2002, I was at a coin shop near my house just chatting with the owner (I was in a band with him at the time) when a gentleman that he knew well walked in and sold him twenty consecutive $500 bills, all in mint condition.

     

    He paid the man a fair price and then sold 15 of them to a buyer in Florida on the phone. AFAIK he still has the other five.

     

    I would be more than happy with just one. :grin: