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Please Post Your Note That Got Away (And You Wish You Had It Now)

 
 
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 Posted 03/17/2018  10:52 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add OldMoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
We've all had an opportunity to buy a note and missed-out for one reason or another; or perhaps had a note and sold or traded it to free up funds for another purchase.

Please post your story and/or image of one that got away!

Here's a 1928-C $2 mule that sold on eBay a few years back. Low grade but extremely scarce. I wish I had it to fill that hole in my collection!



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 Posted 03/18/2018  07:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was the underbidder on this 1869 $5 Rainbow almost two years ago.
Not really rare, but an outstanding example with tons of eye appeal.



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 Posted 03/18/2018  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This story doesn't exactly fit your topic but you may get a kick out of it.

Years ago, I went into my local bank to cash a check for one hundred dollars (remember when we used to do that?) I received 5 twenties. This was before the new cartoon notes with the large portraits. As I was counting the paper, I noticed that one of them looked weird. I thought I had received a counterfeit. The ink was different, Jackson was a little smaller, and the picture on the back just didn't look right.

I took it back to the teller. We looked it over and she went to get the manager. While she was gone I noticed that the date on the bill was 1935. This thing looked brand new though, no folds or stains.

I kept that bill for about two decades. It was a federal reserve note. I kept it inside a book to keep it flat. A few years ago, I found out that a young lady who worked for me was a big fan of old currency. I gave her that bill as a Christmas present (I don't collect paper money although I really love seeing those old notes in others' collections.)
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 Posted 03/18/2018  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Stever - That's a beauty, on my want list as well.
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 Posted 03/18/2018  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chopped Triumphs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OldMoney.

Steve, that is a nice note!

I honestly can't say I let a note get away,.. I could say I let 10 pounds of silver bullion get away? .. I hate having to pay bills!
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In 1962, we all went over to a friend's place to play cards, it being a very hot summer day, and his folks had air conditioning. He brought out a briefcase from under his Dad's bed, and we started to play poker with the old bills in it. The bills were bundles of Confederate and German East Africa notes. The GEA notes were the most colorful, so we chose that to ante up with. Literally hundreds of genuine bills worth good money today.

Dad came home within about 15 minutes, and that ended the poker game, the bills were carefully rebundled and replaced in the briefcase. I had two pair looking at a pot with several portraits of the Kaiser, too, but it was not to be.

I think he got the bills while he was in the Army, somehow, maybe a payday loan or something. Anyway, I hope the family did alright by that briefcase, today, it would be worth maybe seven figures.
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This story doesn't exactly fit your topic but you may get a kick out of it.
Very interesting. I am glad it found a good home.
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 Posted 03/20/2018  8:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add OldMoney to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I enjoy reading these stories. Thank you for posting!
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