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Fourth Issue $.25 Postage Currency - Grade And Variety

 
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 Posted 11/06/2022  05:04 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I need opinions on what the grade is for this postage currency. I also want to know if it is possible to distinguish between watermarked and unwatermarked paper on this note: what and how to look for regarding this feature etc

Just for the record the red seal does measure 40 mm in diameter

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 Posted 11/06/2022  05:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
By the way, this note has microscopic slivers of pink silk fibers throughout the paper on both sides. It's hard to see when you zoom in but they are there.
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 Posted 11/06/2022  07:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice note.
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 Posted 11/06/2022  08:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very difficult to grade paper money from pics, but 'd say at least EF on this.
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 Posted 11/07/2022  11:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say EF to AU, hard to tell as its scanned and any folds hard to see. You can't tell watermarked from a scan unless the note is held up to a light source. I don't see the blue right end so this one is either FR 1301 (watermarked) or FR 1302 (not watermarked). Unless you are looking for a specific type, this one will work with a Fractional collection. The difference in prices is minimal.

Unless the price is good, I would pass though, the 4th series 25 cents are pretty common, this one has what I believe to be water stains. You can get an AU or Unc for under $150, graded would be more.
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 Posted 11/07/2022  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SteveInTampa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My knowledge concerning Fractional's is limited. Helder's opinion and advice is solid, and along with the others, it's difficult to accurately grade a note from photos. It appears to be in the XF to AU range. I always prefer Fractional notes with signatures. (Allison/Spinner)
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 Posted 11/07/2022  5:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mdpmedia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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.from a scan


I assume this is a reference to when one places currency on top of the copy machine where the scanner operates?

I don't know how that differs from taking a photo with an iPhone. I took these photos with an iPhone.

Per Kravitz's book, an FR1303 with the same size 40 mm red seal differs from the two other red seals (watermarked and watermarked) examples. An FR1303 has a description of "paper with blue right end, front". I couldn't find a color shot of this note and would like to know exactly where this blue right end is located with some example of the shade of the blue color? Of all of the 40 mm red seal notes this blue right end one is worth twice as much as the other two in a gem classification.

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 Posted 11/07/2022  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hfjacinto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is what a blue end looks like.



What ever you are using as the compression program makes your pictures look like a scan. There is digital noise which makes it hard to tell exactly what your grade is.
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