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 Posted 01/16/2013  8:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add j-win to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely stunning, what a great add to your collection!
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 Posted 01/17/2013  12:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen the fractional currency--looks very cool--how can you tell a fake from a real one ?
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 Posted 01/17/2013  12:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mackwork to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have seen the fractional currency--looks very cool--how can you tell a fake from a real one ?


Depending on the issue one way is to check for the colored fibers embedded in the paper - and check with a magnifier to be sure the colored fibers aren't printed or drawn on. I'm not sure, however, which of the fractionals had these fibers. My 1874 10 cent Meredith has blue fibers, but my only other two fractionals (10 cent Washington and 50 cent Spinner) don't seem to have them.


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 Posted 01/17/2013  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimjumper to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The paper that has the colored fibers was introduced with the 4th issue starting in 1869. However, they still used used 2 different papers even for that issue. They used both a watermarked paper and an unwatermarked paper and either type can have either pink or violet fibers. Starting in 1870 they started using paper from the Wilcox Paper Co. with what was officially called "localized blue stain" now just called "blue end notes". From Kravitz book "A Collectors Guide to Postal and Fractional Currency"
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 Posted 01/17/2013  5:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mackwork to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info. Jimjumper!
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 Posted 01/17/2013  6:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
very good info--Thanks
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 Posted 01/17/2013  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IIRC also on real notes, there is printed text around the outer edge, on a copy this tends to show only as a line
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 Posted 01/22/2013  9:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
just got these online

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 Posted 01/23/2013  07:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jim61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are nice superb gem MPC's. Enjoy those beauties. Jim
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 Posted 01/23/2013  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinstar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
does the rating go to 70 for paper money?
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 Posted 01/23/2013  10:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jim61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, 70 is the top and is supposed to be a perfect note.
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 Posted 01/23/2013  11:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kookoox10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice examples Coinstar, I'm a huge fan of the 641s. My favorite vignettes out of all the MPCs.
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 Posted 01/24/2013  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tornandfrayed75 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My latest addition.
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 Posted 01/25/2013  01:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Woodford to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice grade on that $1. Is there something special about that particular note other than the low serial number?
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 Posted 01/25/2013  07:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yogurt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What does everyone think the value of this one is





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