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1943 $100 War Bond - Worth Keeping?

 
 
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 Posted 02/08/2019  10:24 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add lawest to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have this war bond and six others that are $25 each. I don't know the individual that purchased the bond so probably can't just cash it in. Any collector value? I am more of a coin guru and really have very little interest in bonds. Any info is appreciated









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 Posted 02/09/2019  03:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, there is definitely collector value in these. I'm not an expert on them, but I believe this large format type is one of the better ones. It might actually bring more than face value. I've seen similar $25 bonds retailing for $60 or more. If you could post some pics of a $25 that would be helpful.

ADDENDUM: Here are a couple recent sales:

$100 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/100-U-S-WA...047675.l2557

$25 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/U-S-WAR-SA...047675.l2557
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There were actually eight of the $25 bonds in the pouch... here are the pictures. Any info is appreciated.




















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If it were me, I would take to my bank and see what they say. If no help, then write to the US Treasury. I doubt anyone on this forum would know the answer, but who knows?
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From what I was able to dig up trying to research this, if you don't know the people named on the bond, you'd probably have a hard time cashing it. I'd treat them as collectibles as they are -- they'd look great in a proper frame!
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 Posted 02/12/2019  04:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Honestly, I think you will get a good bit more for these as collectibles than the face value of the bonds. Also the leather pouch for War Bonds will have some collector value, too. I haven't seen one of those before.
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Thanks to everyone for the feedback!
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If it were me, I would take to my bank and see what they say. If no help, then write to the US Treasury. I doubt anyone on this forum would know the answer, but who knows?
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I wrote a book on the subject, so someone on the board does know the answer.

They are collectible. Prices vary based on issuing agent, state of issue, etc. These are fairly run-of-the-mill varieties that you have. The $100.00 will fetch the most, anywhere from $50.00-125.00. The best of the $25.00 are the consecutive pair. The one ending on 0000 is also nice. Of the 1800 or so bonds I have in my census none of them end in that many zeroes.
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Thanks lettow, is the book you wrote available for purchase somewhere?
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