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Do you guys think this 1928 $500 was a good buy?  
 

 
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 Posted 06/16/2018  6:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MaxVCad to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Pulled this on eBay just now, very excited as I've been looking for a 1928 San Francisco $500 for a while now. This one seemed to be priced well to me, what do you think?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-500-F...ig_cvip=true
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 Posted 06/16/2018  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To paraphrase the movie..."You can't Handle what I think!"

No expert on high dollar bills, just seems a lot, way over my ability! Moxking or SteveinTampa may help!


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 Posted 06/16/2018  6:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hard to say if 1100$ was too much. Sometimes you have to pay up to get what you have been looking for.

If YOU like it is really all that matters.
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 Posted 06/16/2018  6:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems high to me.
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 Posted 06/16/2018  7:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It sold 13 years ago for almost $1,400, so if youíre happy thatís all that matters.
I donít necessarily care for the holder, but you can fix that. Looks like you were the only bidder.

https://currency.ha.com/itm/small-s.../362-16486.s



Edited to add, Five years ago, the number on the holder was the most important factor to me. Since then, my expectations have changed. Now itís more important for a note to have original paper, regardless of the grade. You pay more for similar graded notes with EPQ/PPQ, but to me itís worth the additional expense.
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 Posted 06/16/2018  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add WheatBack to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see you chose the BIN option. It may have been worth bidding on it instead. But if you like it, that's really all that matters.
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 Posted 06/16/2018  8:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Average to slightly high price for that condition range.

It took me almost two years to find one I liked, so they can't be considered too common.
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I have only one pricing source and $1100 appears to be about right.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 06/18/2018  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MaxVCad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Steve - That's crazy you found this note in an auction from 2005! Wow! I don't care for the holder either.. It's almost like a coin holder. I'll probably pull it out of that and protect it in one of my standard currency sleeves so I can mess around with it for a bit. That's what I do with my stuff but I'll probably get it all graded if I ever sell.

Seller actually had the note at a BIN of $1,250 which I thought was about fair market. I messaged him and said if he lowered it to $1,100 I'd BIN. Looking at other auctions, like the one below, I felt that $1,100 would be a good enough price for me. The note below seems to be in much worse condition to me and since I live in CA I would've had to pay $75 in taxes on top of the winning bid, making it the same price as the note I bought.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-500-F...372334595606

I'm hoping it looks good in person, it looks pretty nice in the Heritage Auctions page you found Steve. 30-35 seems like the sweet spot for me where I get a good price but also get a pretty crisp note with good eye appeal.
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