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As I mentioned in another thread, I just went to my first coin show and, in addition to all the coins I picked up, I decided to get my first ever "oversized" currency. I've always been fascinated by these, but the prices always seemed out of reach for decent quality examples. I really had my eye on the ones with the fancy artwork on them, but those were way out of my league. At the end of the day, though, I still had a little cash in hand and decided to get this specimen:
The dealer had a range of examples, from $90 for a wrinkled an folded one, to $300 for one in mint condition. I decided to split the difference and got this one for $210. That's more than I spent on most of the coins I bought at the show, but as I said, I've always wanted one of these and wanted to get a nice one.
How did I do? The dealer originally wanted $220 and I got him to come down a bit to $210, but I really have no idea if I paid fair value or got totally ripped off.