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No Longer a Virgin! I just bought my first Paper Money/Currency!

I've been very heavy into coin collecting for decades, but I just read an article in the current April Coin World monthly. On page 136 they had a very interesting article on the "Bob Hope" 50 Cent Note. It caught my fancy, so I just purchased my first "Currency", although it was graded "Across the Street" - Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

I paid $200 plus shipping. I wasn't expecting a bargain, but I hope that's a fair price.

Stay safe, and have a nice weekend!
Steve

A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!

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  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 888 ✭✭✭✭

    Nice note!....and you did ok.The average price for that note in that grade is approximately $150-$200.So,you're at the top end price-wise but you certainly didn't get taken in any way.

    Collector of numeral seals.That's the 1928 and 1928A series of FRNs with a number rather than a letter in the district seal. Owner/operator of Bottom Line Currency
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 21,172 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Way cool. Its neat to get into that. Im waiting to get anote like that at a show

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 550 ✭✭✭

    Congratulations @winesteven

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 15,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's awesome! Last November I got back into currency and I am doing fractionals. $200 for that note in my opinion is a great deal. I have the exact same note and I paid $220, I feel good at that price. Be careful, the fractionals can be addicting!

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 15,764 ✭✭✭✭✭


    Then there’s the 4th series... >:)


  • winestevenwinesteven Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @asheland said:

    Then there’s the 4th series... >:)

    But he doesn't look like "Bob Hope", although he looks like one of the "Smith Brothers" from the cough drops from when I was a kid - 5 cents for the box from the candy store!

    A day without fine wine and working on your coin collection is like a day without sunshine!!!
  • ashelandasheland Posts: 15,764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That Stanton note is one of my favorites, then there's Abe: B)

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  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 361 ✭✭✭

    @winesteven said:
    I've been very heavy into coin collecting for decades, but I just read an article in the current April Coin World monthly. On page 136 they had a very interesting article on the "Bob Hope" 50 Cent Note. It caught my fancy, so I just purchased my first "Currency", although it was graded "Across the Street" - Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ.

    I love it!!! ...for 2 reasons...1. It's a great fractional and 2. a new convert to fractionals!!! It's a wonderful note...decide how you want to collect them...type set, by issue...etc...great pieces of history and beautiful

  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 11,287 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice note, congratulations !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • TitusFlaviusTitusFlavius Posts: 252 ✭✭✭

    Sweet note, and good call going for a fractional! I think they're bargains compared to their integer denominated contemporaries.

    "Render therfore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." Matthew 22: 21
  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 3,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You did good by picking up an excellent first note in 65 G U. Examining a high quality note is always enjoyable. Peace Roy

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 5,144 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice note!

  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 361 ✭✭✭

    30 years ago, I was in a stamp collecting shop (not many around these days). I stumbled onto a 1st issue 5c note...it just looked like a Jefferson stamp just pasted onto something. When I realized that it was actually an engraved piece of fractional currency and still was legal tender, I became fascinated. That led me to investigate the history and design of these little wonders. My stamp collecting stopped a little after that and I went to fractionals and paper money...have never looked back....so many varieties, so many ways to collect...try it!

  • Kirk222Kirk222 Posts: 259 ✭✭✭

    I've been into paper money for decades. I love the great detail and colors. I collect fancy serial numbers, 1929 Nationals, and foreign currency. There are so many countries that have beautiful and colorful currency. So welcome to a new world of collecting. It's great!

  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 7,072 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 27, 2020 11:41PM

    OK, forgive my ignorance but why is it called a Bob Hope not?

    That guy on there sure doesn't look like Bob Hope,,,,, not even a little bit IMHO,,,,,

    GrandAm :)
  • tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 361 ✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2020 3:46AM

    @GRANDAM said:
    OK, forgive my ignorance but why is it called a Bob Hope not?

    That guy on there sure doesn't look like Bob Hope,,,,, not even a little bit IMHO,,,,,

  • GRANDAMGRANDAM Posts: 7,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yea, I just don’t see it,,,,,,,

    GrandAm :)
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