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14 Jun 2015

Commemoration of the Landing on the Moon

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

I would like to propose a change in design for the reverse of the One Dollar Note. I would like to remove the large "One" from the reverse of the One and replace it with a four element change. 1. An astronaut saluting the flag. 2. The U.S. Flag used in the solar wind project on the moon. 3. Lunar Landing Module on the moon. 4. Earh rise as seen from the moon. Also the incorporation of the "In Good We Trust" as mandated by law into the design at the discretion of the engravers. To end of this idea I have contacted a former House member of the NASA Space Committee in Congress and he thinks this is a good idea and offered to help me get in touch with Brian Babin (R-TX) who is now Chairman of the NASA Space Committee and let me pitch my idea to him. Also he has offered to help get the necessary paperwork to the CRS office which helps write bills for introduction into Congress.

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06 Mar 2015

Uncut sheets

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

I got interested in uncut sheets when one of my brother's clients became Secretary of the Treasury. I saw the announcement that the series was available in uncut sheets so I asked if when I came to the his house for our annual golf outing with all my brothers I could ask for The Secretary to autograph my sheet. I envisioned him taking a pen and signing the note next to signature. To my surprise he took out a sharpie and wrote across the entire top of the sheet his signature. since then I have added enough sheets all framed to cover a wall much to the discontent of my wife. So the solution came in a odd way. We were visiting with our stockbroker and his office walls had one single piece of artwork, a chart of the Dow Jones over time. I asked if he was interested in some additional decoration and when I explained my wife's comment was are you not afraid they might be stolen? Since the office was on the ground floor of a banking institution I asked have you ever heard of a bank getting robbed for its wall decorations? So the sheets reside there and I get to admire my collection even get to add to it without worry. Now I am wondering how the BEP is going to sell $1's with the shift to 50 sheet notes. That makes it almost wallpaper it would dwarf the other 31 sheets of 4 to 32 impression sizes.

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05 Mar 2015

Currency Album

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

I was trying to get my collection out of the shoe boxes filing system. First I should explain my collection is a lot of Federal Reserve notes and I collect by block and series and drifted back into Silver certificates with the same bent. I wanted a way to mount on a page of pockets to show more than the usual 3-4 notes on a single sheet. I tried artist portfolio cases and that was a bust. So I contacted a plastic manufacturer and he said "sure" all I had to do was order 10,000 sheets and i could have my hearts desire. Does anyone have a sugggestion? What I wanted was a page with say 12 pockets to put one each of the banks (A-L) AA blocks and then go from there - but 12 notes on a page was my goal. Any help out there? Thanks!

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26 Feb 2015

Third party Graders of Currency

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I now possess graded currency from four different TPG's and Iwas wondering what anyone thought of the quality on paper money grading services and why they prefer one over the other. IYHO.

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19 Feb 2015

Paper Money Sellers

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I was trying to find and purchase a specific note to illustrate the three notes all with the same block letter designates in Series 1935A - the Yellow Seal - Brown Seal Hawaii - and plain CC - At a coin show bourse dealer had the desired "Yellow Seal" so I asked for a look see and he took it out of the case and bingo it was exactly what I wanted. So I asked for a price. Fatal mistake? He took the note from its case and held it up to the light turned up and over. Then he took the note and popped it several it like the old shoe shine boys used to pop those shine rags while shining shoes. I was then shocked for him to say its a crisp uncirculated note and I could "take it off his hands" for the paltry sum of $220. I declined and was told if I decided otherwise he might not be able to match that price it was a "Popular Note." After patrolling the aisles a little while longer I found the identical CC note in a PMG66 holder and listed at $175. I hope those kind of dealer practices go the way of the Do Do bird. After a few minutes of discussion and and another purchase of a very common note ($2.50) I got the yellow seal for a $125.

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14 Nov 2014

One Dollar Silver Certificates

Paper Money-U.S. | Dollar Guy

After chasing these dollars for a long time I was wondering if there are any other collectors that are willing to share experiences in chasing that elusive note that fits into your collection?

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