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I have a few star notes and thought it would be nice if we showed what we have in our collections.

 

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I sell them or spend them. Never save, they mean nothing to me. I recently spent a Series 1950 $100 from the Richmond district that was a star note. Nobody wanted it so I blew it at Wal-Mart. OTOH I got a Series 1950-E $50 that was rather scarce on the district it was from and sold it at several times face value. Yes, I haunt banks for old banknotes just like coins.

 

Got several from Series 1934 $20s just today no less. Those I save for emergency money.

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I save all the stars that I get. Since it's always a face value purchase, I've got nothing to lose. It surprises me that I find so few, given the amount of money I handle during a week. My $1 strap searches are over 800 now and still no stars, radars, series, oldies, whatever. Maybe time for a different bank.

 

PS - I never return the notes to banks. I just spend them.

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Nice note. It sure is inked. Makes it a little more special. :ninja:

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Nice stars. You've got quite a nice collection there. :ninja:

 

Why thank you.

 

Honestly, I think most of them are going to end up being spent. Back when I first heard about star notes, I checked every bill I came across religiously. I was ecstatic when I was finally handed one. It was hidden in the middle of a stack of about 150 singles--the customer was from a vending company that prefers to spend their money directly, rather than deposit with the bank. Over the next year or so I snatched them up religiously... until I realized that I had several hundreds of dollars' worth of star notes. I let go of most of the $20s, and will probably get rid of the singles as well.

 

Currently, I will only keep a star note if it meets at least one of three criteria:

1. Has a low (starting with 00 or less) or radar/sequential serial number

2. Is from series '96 or earlier

3. Is in crisp uncirculated condition.

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Why thank you.

 

Honestly, I think most of them are going to end up being spent. Back when I first heard about star notes, I checked every bill I came across religiously. I was ecstatic when I was finally handed one. It was hidden in the middle of a stack of about 150 singles--the customer was from a vending company that prefers to spend their money directly, rather than deposit with the bank. Over the next year or so I snatched them up religiously... until I realized that I had several hundreds of dollars' worth of star notes. I let go of most of the $20s, and will probably get rid of the singles as well.

 

Currently, I will only keep a star note if it meets at least one of three criteria:

1. Has a low (starting with 00 or less) or radar/sequential serial number

2. Is from series '96 or earlier

3. Is in crisp uncirculated condition.

 

 

I have spent way more than I've kept. Used to manage a truck stop and as with Finn235 realized real fast that there are a lot of star notes to be had. WAY MORE than I could ever afford even at face. I kept a few over the years though.

 

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You might want to double check your paramaters there though Finn. I've pulled a few 1999 $1 notes (yes they are CU) that command a pretty nice premium due to low printing.

 

These babies for example.

 

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Bought them at face. Catalogue at $130 each in MS63. I've seen one graded MS67 and if I remember correctly was a CGA graded note and I don't put a great deal of faith in them. As far as that goes I think one of MINE is over graded.

Still, the point is, with a small run of only 640,000 this is a note I will keep in any condition. Ironically enough it will ALWAYS meet your paramater of starting with a 00. :ninja:

 

Well folks I don't work at the truck stop anymore. Now it's a coin shop so I do purchase a note here and there. Have a decent run of these.

 

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....and I bought this one at a Paper show years ago.

 

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OK folks stars are fun and there are a lot to be found. I don't suggest keeping every one you ever find as it can get expensive in a hurry. Know what to look for and you just might find some nice surprises at face value.

 

I certainly keep my eyes open. What I would really like to find is a note with an upside down star. They exist so happy hunting to all.

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Agreed. You have quite an impressive collection! Although one thing caught my attention... What is the deal with the mini $5 in the second picture?

 

Deflation.

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