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My US Bank Note Type Set

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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,

First post I believe in the US Paper (well Cotton/Linen) Money section.

First a little about me. I don't collect Bank Notes, I'm mostly a classic coin collector. My favorite coins are from the late 1800 to mid 20th century, so I collect Indian Heads/Liberty V nickels to Peace Dollars/Mercury Dimes and Walking Liberties.

I don't have much in terms of currency. I did have a few foreign notes from the places we traveled to, but I just didn't get much enjoyment from them, so I sold off all the foreign notes I had. But I did keep the US small notes that I was able to get from circulation and the first red seal $2 bill I was given when we moved to the US from Portugal. So we will start off with I had. It was mostly a few circulated $2 bills and a few Silver Certificates. My friend Butch recently sent me a few older notes so I added them to my pile.



This is a combination of a few Silver Certificates my dad left me, the first Red Seal $2 bill and 2 bills that my friend sent me

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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've been looking at a few pictures in the Show US your Latest Currency and this was an area that I was missing. And while I want to own some of the notes that Coin Frog owns, there is no way I can justify getting those notes now. So I decided to look for a few lower cost notes in VF condition. I found a place online that has fair prices. So this post is to show my latest.

I just got the package today. I love it when I get a lot of stamps on the letter.


Allens Coin Shop does a great job with the way they package their coins/currency.



I picked up common notes, I don't think Currency will be a large part of my collection, but I do like getting samples of each note (kind of like a Type Set but for currency).

These are the 4 I picked up.



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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And I know I need to learn a little about Currency so ordered this to learn:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0...e=UTF8&psc=1

I guess the question is how did I do?
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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a good start, my friend!
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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thank you my Poison Dart of fancy notes Friend!!

I truly always value your advice and opinions, I may not always follow it. BUT I always trust that you will steer me right!
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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mtuma3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm a fan of $2 notes... Nice start..
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 Posted 05/11/2020  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm a fan of $2 notes... Nice start..


Thank you, I also really like $2 notes, I usually get $50 worth when I go to the bank and spend them, people love it when they get a $2. I also look for dates I don't have but the older ones are either so beat up or damaged that I haven't replaced what I had from years ago. I eventually need to get a 1976 and 1995 series, but for now what I have will do.
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 Posted 05/11/2020  10:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CelticKnot to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Be careful... currency collecting is easy to get out of control with...
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 Posted 05/11/2020  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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All currency collection is easy to get out of control with... DID you know they have gold Mercury dimes?

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 Posted 05/12/2020  07:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you're happy, I'm happy for you. I've dealt with Allen's and would say they were fair. I'm not a big fan of the peel-apart mailers and prefer the stiff cardboard envelope that many dealers and auction houses use.

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 Posted 05/12/2020  08:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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No need to worry there fellas ..... hfjacinto has never gotten out of control in his currency collection.

Of course, if we pester him enough, maybe we can get him to begin a collection of some obscure notes.

Seriously, glad to see you expanding into currency. I think you'll enjoy it. I've dabbled a little. It gives me a nice break from coins sometimes when I need that. I've actually been focusing a bit on fractional currency some. It is all interesting stuff.
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 Posted 05/12/2020  08:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Squirrel,

Are you going to "Bully" me like the Canadians did with the Large Cents

Too many "Bullies" on these forums. I'm going back to just coins where I don't have to worry about Serial numbers
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 Posted 05/12/2020  08:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
We'll behave .... we promise.

I'm always amazed by the stuff you pick up, whether its coins or currency.
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 Posted 05/12/2020  08:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Steve,

I had checked out First City Currency and Collectibles and while there prices are good, they have limited selection for what I want to get. They do have a nice selection of "unique" serial numbers but I never understood the fascination with serial numbers, so I'm not planning on getting them.

I collect coins for the history and the time period. And I like the classics, so I am HAPPY for what I got. Thanks for the lead on First City, but I doubt I'll use them.
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 Posted 05/12/2020  09:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Squirrel,

I had seen your posts in the Post your New Acquisition thread, and I really LIKED them, but I don't know much on currency. Let me study it and get a better idea of what I want to get. I may get some fractional currency. See the "bullying" has started.
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