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Have These Been Cleaned Or Pressed? 1935 Notes

 
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 Posted 12/08/2021  5:37 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add westy00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message





there seems to be blue ink which has bled to the borders?
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 Posted 12/08/2021  5:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's virtually impossible to answer these questions confidently from looking at pics, but I'd guess these two are original.
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 Posted 12/08/2021  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It's virtually impossible to answer these questions confidently from looking at pics, but I'd guess these two are original.


- I agree, BUT even if you had them certified by a TPG chances are 50/50 whether you would get "Original" or "EPQ" as they're so circulated it might interfere with their assessments. Both notes look a bit pulled into the centre on the right borders (front) which is a bit worrisome. They're also a little off-centred. They look 'problem free' VF 25-30 IMO (just eye-balling them from the photos). Nice for 1935's!
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 Posted 12/13/2021  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Colhand1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't believe that pressing these banknotes would have increased their value. I would think that someone with notes that were AU would do this to make them look MS.
If your concerned about them being cleaned, did you smell them? Did they smell like they were bleached or other cleaner?
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With the number of folds and wrinkles, it doesn't matter that these were, or might have been pressed......nice VF notes, that are intact.
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 Posted 12/13/2021  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't believe that pressing these banknotes would have increased their value.

-Pressing a note decreases the value. There's no questions or debate about that. The OP is a query whether it was pressed or washed. It is very tough to tell by photos.

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I would think that someone with notes that were AU would do this to make them look MS.

MS or Mint State is coin talk. No banknote goes near a mint. It is either Gem uncirculated or lower degrees of uncirculated (like AU or Unc60).
But you're right & smelling is a good strategy. Sadly, many people used to flatten, wash &/or iron older banknotes. They did this so much so that it is better to be suspicious than not.

The good news is that it wasn't uncommon for banknotes to have a little ink spill over in the margins during production as seen on the top of the $2 (reverse) plus folds are visible.

The bad news is that 2 white vertical creases appear in front of the $5. These & the mid-horizontal crease show design has been worn off but the note appears clean otherwise. I would suggest it has been washed (& likely pressed) by those 2 telltale signs. It may have entered circulation again or been folded afterwards. The $2 looks slightly more promising but it still looks exceptionally circulated (so many wrinkles) yet almost too clean (the under-print is missing telltale signs of circulation). I would have to see them both to be sure but they both look a bit suspicious.

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