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1907 Series $5 Woodchopper

 
 
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 Posted 12/19/2018  5:49 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add krhudson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

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I only have a couple bills in my collection; this is one. Seems like a Very Fine example.
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 Posted 12/19/2018  7:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Cool. Looks like a "wallet piece" . Folded in half, and folded again. Stashed in a wallet as emergency cash. Having a $5 tucked away back then is equivalent to squirreling away a $100 today. The view of the back, with one panel being a shade darker than the other two, likely came from the leather wallet. Everyone likes Woodchoppers.

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 Posted 12/19/2018  7:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add krhudson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, I love the look and feel of this bill. It's like Norman Rockwell's grandfather designed it.
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 Posted 12/19/2018  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice! There's also a horizontal crease.

This must have been a very difficult note to counterfeit back in the day.
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 Posted 12/19/2018  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add krhudson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The horizontal crease must have happened during a trip to the gentleman's club. ;-)
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 Posted 12/19/2018  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
One wonders what one of those might have been like in the day. I have a mental image of "Can-Can" for some reason.

Any guesses as to what this would grade as?
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 Posted 12/20/2018  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing VF-20 or so given the reverse.

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 Posted 12/20/2018  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great looking note!
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 Posted 12/20/2018  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add krhudson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I bought this bill from a coin dealer I frequented many years ago. Since I was just a poor paperboy at the time, I probably paid 10-20 bucks for it. That was my "splurge" range.
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 Posted 12/25/2018  9:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I happen to have a vignette proof of the woodchopper. This is actually titled "The Pioneer".

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 Posted 12/25/2018  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add krhudson1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like that proof. Don't know much about them, though. How many were made, and how much does an example cost these days?
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 Posted 12/26/2018  07:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice note.

And very nice vignette Greg!
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 Posted 12/31/2018  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I like that proof. Don't know much about them, though. How many were made, and how much does an example cost these days?


Hard to say how many were printed. In the late 1800s, these vignettes were available for sale to libraries, politicians and art organizations. The BEP also bound them into specimen books as gifts for dignitaries. Individual BEP portraits and vignettes tend to sell for $15 to $30 now, but those found on currency bring more, sometimes up to $100. I've seen the woodchopper sell for $60 recently. These pop up in Heritage Auctions fairly regularly.
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