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    This 100,000 Dollar Gold Certificate is the highest U. S. denomination. Only 42,000 were printed. They were used only for transactions between the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department. These notes were never issued for public circulation. When the Government stopped using them in the early 1960s, most were destroyed.

     

    Only three are known to have survived. One is housed at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, one at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and one at the Smithsonian Institute.

     

    It's illegal for a private person to own one of these notes, and none has ever been in private hands. All 42,000 were accounted for. However, I have come across several poor quality counterfeits. They seem to be originated from Asia.

     

    I received many letters, mostly from people in the Philippines, claiming they have found bundles of these notes. Some enclosed photos and even "Certificates of Authenticity".

     

    Upon close examination, the notes appear to be poor quality counterfeits. Careful reading of the wordings of these certificates turns up to be nothing more than official looking nonsense.

     

    You can read a few sample letters I received together with photos at

     

    http://nutmegcollector.blogspot.com/2010/0...34-real-or.html

  2. Thanks for the info. By the way that image that I put up was not the one I am thinking of buying, it was just an example so people would know what I'm talking about. Guess I picked a bad one :ninja: But I verify that they are Bernhard before I buy, so it's all good.

     

    Can you tell the difference between a Bernhard and a geniune note?

  3. So I've been thinking of buying one of the counterfeit 5 pound WWII notes that were printed under Operation Bernhard, but I was wondering if anyone here knew what a fair market price would be? I checked Heritage, they had a price range between $98 and $402 (big difference :ninja: ) and ebay had prices between $99 and $250.

     

    Anyone have a specimen, or seen one on sale anywhere? It's a great note that I want to have because of the story behind it, but I don't want to find out that I overpayed by $100 later...

     

    ;) Any help is appreciated.

     

     

    One OPERATION BERNHARD £10 1942-44 dated 18th April 1936 vf on sale at Colin Narbeth for £99.50 (USD 152.96)

    http://www.colin-narbeth.com/cgi-bin/world...=L&OUT=home

     

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  4. Speaking of Easter, but not exactly. I know that Belarus P-1 50 Kapeek has a Rabbit on it; Does anyone know if there are any other banknotes with rabbits or Eggs on them?

     

    It's Belarus P-2 1 Ruble Back

     

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  5. While this is the set I have most commonly seen with punched holes, by no means they are the only ones, I am struggling to recall others right now. And yes, you are right, this invalidation certainly reduces the value significantly.

     

    It's quite common to have punch hole cancellation. Some Specimen notes are punch hole cancelled too. Recently I bought a rare St. Vincente $5 1917 note which has such cancellation.stvincent2fx-1.jpg

  6. Is there are discussion to a new $1? Every other bill has had a recent facelift!

     

    The purpose of new designs is to improve security, making it harder to counterfeit. There is no plans to redesign the $1 and $2 notes. I guess nobody bother to counterfeit these low denominations.

  7. Hi Stefan,

     

    That's an interesting piece. Maybe I'm seeing things, but is the bank name completely missing? I feel like I'm seeing a faint printing of the name, but maybe it's my eyes. So I'm guessing this is a very light inking of that color, not a completely missing color.

     

    I haven't seen it before, and my specialized catalog has no listing of it.

     

    Dave

     

    I too see the faded bank name. Considering the poor condition of the note, the ink probably washed off.

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    interesting, Tom, your's is missing 3 chops for the same years as mine. mine is very much looks like the one in the photo and the dealer had it for over 30 yrs

    this one is the 7 years and our are 8 years,but different chops.....you's serial numbers is different....also your printed serial # sign is way too low touching the border.

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    Yours is missing the black chop under the Year Issued. The links providied by MMMM all have black chop.

     

    Mine is similar to these:

    http://www.hosane.com/upload/picS09121/s09120384-1a.jpg

    http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/chipap02.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...00_wen-1859.jpg

     

    and all these have the other type of seal:

    http://www.numismondo.com/pm/chn/chnP.A4b2000CashYr41854.jpg

    http://www.thecurrencycollector.com/images...0_cash_note.jpg

     

     

    The 21 character handstamp on your note indicates for use in Kiangsu Province.

    I don't know the significance of the other extra chops.

  9. Cool, I think it is still interesting that it is missing the seal. Is it an artist seal or regional seal? It is not the royal seal, that is the big orange one in the middle. I have seen them always in two forms for example the seal on yours: http://www.tomchao.com/as/china.html

     

    is similar to these:

    http://www.hosane.com/upload/picS09121/s09120384-1a.jpg

    http://www.calgarycoin.com/reference/china/chipap02.jpg

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...00_wen-1859.jpg

     

    and all these have the other type of seal:

    http://www.numismondo.com/pm/chn/chnP.A4b2000CashYr41854.jpg

    http://www.thecurrencycollector.com/images...0_cash_note.jpg

     

     

    I have not seen one without a seal. Have you? Who is identified by the seals and why is not on that one note? Does it signify that the note was paid for and is canceled? Then maybe he has a uncanceled note?

     

    Don't know what the extra seal was for. Unable to read the writing on it. But the additional 21 character hand stamp on Madison's note indicates for use in Kiangsu Province. Should be Pick A5f instead of A5c.

  10. Thanks, Tom, may be you have the journal, please enlighten us with the article.....please

     

    I haven't read the journal article. You have to be a member to access it online at IBNS website.

  11. Nice, Its Ching Dynasty, 1854. I think its a 2,000. It is odd though, it is missing the seal, should be bottom left center. it is probably on the back?

     

    Actually it's Pick A5c 5000 Cash 1858

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    Chinan Bank Emergency Circulating Cashiers Check

    10,000,000 Yuan, 1943

     

    This is an interesting Cashier's check issued in Communist controlled area of Chi Nan.

     

    Front shows print date 1943, issue date January 1945, and expiration date December 1945.

     

    Back shows Usage Instruction:

    1. For ease of commercial transactions, this cashier's check is usable within Chi Nan area.

    2. This cashier's check is exchangeable for cash within Chi Nan area.

    3. In order to prevent counterfeiting, each transfer of the check has to be dated, signed and witnessed at the space provided on the back.

    4. Voided if damaged beyond recognition of real or fake or it's value.

    5. Not responsible for loss

    6. Voided after expiration date

     

     

    The bank is listed in SCWPM Vol. 1, Specialized Edition under China Communist Banks, Chinan

    The 2000 Yuan is the highest denomination shown

    Anybody know the value of this note?

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