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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Good afternoon everyone!

Found this in the till at work today, along with some other really cool finds. I think this is what is called trinary? Do you all think it is worth keeping?







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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This would not be considered a "fancy" serial number by most collectors. I doubt it will ever have much appreciation potential.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I keep seeing you use that term "fancy", what do you consider to be "fancy"? I have precious little experience with paper money collectibles so I'm not sure what "fancy" means.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fancy notes are things like a Radar (example 43211234), a Binary (10101010), ladder (12345678), reverse ladder (98765432), 7 of a kind (88888880), one of a kind (11111111), each having a certain value if you collect that (I don't).

A trinary is a made up term for EBay, the note is worth a $1, some one on ebay may pay more for it but its only worth a dollar.
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01/19/2022 2:31 pm
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This conflicts with all the research I did on my own, interesting. The serial number checker sites must be giving misinformation.

So a 5 of a kind/6 of a kind/trinary, etc. isn't collectable, only those 5 kinds you listed above?
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01/19/2022 2:37 pm
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This conflicts with all the research I did on my own, interesting. The serial number checker sites must be giving misinformation.

So a 5 of a kind/6 of a kind/trinary, etc. isn't collectable, only those 5 kinds you listed above?


There are more "fancy" serial numbers, you can collect what you want, but 5 of a kind, 6 of a kind, trinary are made up terms. There are literally 100's of thousands of 5 of a kind and millions of trinary.

As to what is collectible, collect what you like, there just isn't a lot of upside in saving every single trinary (the one you posted has a large fold, so its even less desirable than a CU one).

Here is a website that gives good details on each type.

https://www.mycurrencycollection.co...rial-numbers

In the end some people collect serial numbers, many others don't. I personally think its a fad, unless the serial number is really cool like 0000 0001, many collectors have no interest.
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01/19/2022 2:55 pm
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a "trinary" that I own, it has NO extra premium other than being a Hawaii note. I never even considered paying extra if they wanted to charge me for the serial number.


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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Yorkish to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, so your assessment is a mix of value/economics and personal opinion. So paper currency collectability is more subjective than coin collectability. This is fascinating.

I only collect bills from circulation myself since that is what I have access to (and only a very few, I'm more into coins), so the value of a given bill doesn't really matter to me. I'm more interested in learning the craft and what makes the bills collectable but based on what I'm seeing, paper money collectables are not something I should spend time and effort learning, especially since it seems to be so subjective. Thanks for the info guys, see ya!
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 Posted 01/19/2022  3:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Paper money is neither more nor less subjective than coin collecting. It simply has an added dimension - each note carries its own serial number identity, which gives rise to the "numbers" game. Believe me, it's not a major aspect of the paper money hobby, simply one that gives it a little extra fun (and often added value).
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 Posted 01/19/2022  4:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trinary is a word used to hype a note on eBay when it has nothing else going for it. It adds absolutely no additional value whatsoever. I'm a bit of a currency snob, so I would not keep it.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SMRStars to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree that everyone has their own reason for collecting...I collect silver certificates and if it happens to have numbers that mean something to me then it's a bonus.
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 Posted 01/20/2022  05:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lighthouse250 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Basic rule of thumb: If you have to ask whether something is fancy, it's not :)
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