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About whohah

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  • Birthday 01/12/1948

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    Garrison, [Deep East *BY GOD!!!*] Texas
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    All manner of numisma, but 'specially the friends I've made; old radios, National Geographic Maps; Scouting; aviation; etc.
  1. The large sized $2 bill is from the 1917 series. The signatures would indicate that it was issued just prior to the beginning of the small sized notes [of the size we are all familiar with] in 1929. I'd say that the condition of the large $2 makes it worth around $30 to $40 retail, less to a dealer. It is in fairly rough shape. The other US issues are only worth face value. JMHO and US $0.02 worth Jay
  2. Howdy, and welcome to this banknote board. Fractional currency was initially issued during the Civil War due to the fact that all hard money was being hoarded. Gold, silver and even copper pieces were swept out of circulation by a fearful public. The US Government couldn't keep coins in circulation because of this. So, someone thought postage stamps could be used for small change. It didn't take long for folks to realize that after a very short time, stamps got all mungy and gross because moisture from handling caused the glus to catch all kinds of dirt, etc. There followed a brief
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    The Garrett Collection Jay, still in East Texas...
  4. This is an 'offset' error caused when a freshly printed sheet fell on another freshly printed sheet and some of the ink from the bottom sheet was transferred to the top sheet.. Only a part of the bottom sheet was transferred to the top sheet because there was an obstruction [likely another piece of paper] between the top sheet and the bottom sheet. You must first understand the printing process to understand how this happens. The backs are printed first, then allowed to dry. Then the faces are printed. After that, the serial numbers and seals are printed in a third printing procedure. A
  5. Try this: http://www.ramint.gov.au/press_releases/default.cfm it should take you to the press release with downloads providing pics of the coin and sales pack. Jay, no longer in Garrison
  6. I believe it is called a "triskelon" and the meaning is that no matter how it is thrown [i.e., what happens to it], it always remains standing [it lands on its foot]. No matter what happens to the Ilse of Man, it will keep going on its own. Or so I've been told... Jay, not of Garrison any more
  7. How 'bout the trio of young nubiles on the Canadian Bank of Commerce 20's from 1917 and 1935??
  8. I am familiar [meaning I've seen'em on the Web] with the Goetz designed German patterns from the mid 1920's. This Aachen notgeld just looked to me to be his style.
  9. Was this designed by Goetz??
  10. Check out this website for show info as well as driving directions. http://themoneyshow.houstoncoinclub.org/
  11. Technically, these are not consecutive notes, rather, they are notes from consecutive sheets. Type I notes [which these are] all had the same numerical characters on each of the 6-note sheets, differing only by the prefix letter. The top of the sheet is the "A" position and the bottom of the sheet is the "F" position. While the notes were printed in 12-note sheets [six high by two wide], the printed sheets were split in two before the printing of the bank name and serial numbers. Thus you can find an "E" note with both an E and a K as the tiny plate position letter. Still a very
  12. My Finnish 1963 5-maarka note arrived beautifully signed by the gang. Thanks to David for overseeing this project. I am sorry for my delay in reporting my note's return and my pleasure in receiving it. Jay not lately in Garrison, TX, due to my fire
  13. So, I carried them around for an extra week. Life intervened while I was making other plans. They're off to Spokane as of yesterday.
  14. Notes picked up at Post office on July 30. Since my fire, I get by my PO only once a week or so. I'll get them signed and off the to next recipient tomorrow [August 1]. It is quite a nice selection of notes. I lost my previous SS's in the fire...
  15. I could be wrong, but I think this is a restrike. If the eagle on the reverse is flying level [when the coin is rotated along its horzontal axis], I beleive it is a restrike. The eagle is supposed to be flying upward to the left. Notice the placement of the wording on the reverse. The words "ONE DOLLAR" are supposed to be placed so that the dots are on a horizontal plane with each other. The restrikes were done by workmen not familiar with the proper die placement with the eagle rising and assumed the eagle was flying horizontally. or so i seem to recall...
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