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I guess I’m collecting banknotes now? I blame all of you.

After finding a 1947 25 Rubles note at a coin shop I went online and started researching more. Now these have arrived and I’m hunting for more. :D

"We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

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  • ashelandasheland Posts: 16,759 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool notes!

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,487 ✭✭✭✭✭

    cool notes and were glad to have helped out lol >:)

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome aboard and those are very nice notes.

  • Scooter007Scooter007 Posts: 88 ✭✭✭

    Very Cool … however you did that all by yourself 😀 Nice notes and it is indeed addictive.

  • SiriusBlackSiriusBlack Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone! It is indeed addicting just like coins :D the hunt is fun though.

    "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 7,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are nice

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Are those po!y notes? Have you decided on a binder? Why mother russia? Inquiring minds want to know. Peace Roy

  • SiriusBlackSiriusBlack Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 Yes a couple are polyglot notes, I actually bought them by accident not realizing they were different than the regular bank issued notes, but now I have 2 of the 3 denominations, and they were cheap so I guess I’ll find the last!

    I work for PCGS and photograph banknotes pretty often so I’m going to submit them all because it’s a fun process and I like finding out grades and stuff! I know they’ll cost more to holder than they’re worth but it’s fun and I’m not trying to make money or invest or anything.

    As for why Russian, I have no idea! I was in my local coin shop and he had a 1947 25 Ruble note in UNC condition that I thought was really cool looking so I bought it and already submitted it. I decided to learn more about them and found that the entire collection of State Bank issued notes during the Communist years isn’t very large or expensive and they all have neat colors, cool looking lettering and generally nice overall designs so I decided why not use this as a way to learn about banknotes. I have the added benefit that I can walk over to the banknotes division at work and they’ve been super helpful in teaching me too!

    "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,359 ✭✭✭✭

    Stick with it, paper rocks!!

  • element159element159 Posts: 371 ✭✭✭

    The paper money of Russia is fascinating, there is so much variety. Tsarist, civil war, USSR, WW2, post-USSR periods all resulted in plenty of collectible paper money, and a lot of it is interesting looking, with lots of variety.

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  • SiriusBlackSiriusBlack Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @element159 Totally agree. I guess what's what made me want to continue looking and not stop at the first note. Lots of interesting stuff and lots of history with their drastic changes in political structure over the years.

    "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

  • SiriusBlackSiriusBlack Posts: 980 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well they’ve all been submitted to PCGS Banknotes so wish me luck! Now I’ll refresh the orders page 12 times a day for a month or two 😝

    "We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are."

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,375 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @SiriusBlack Funny coincidence, I just acquired ten 500,00 dong Vietnam poly banknotes with Uncle Ho on them. Only two are uncirculated and crisp, which I'll add to my collection. The rest have slight creases, which I shall sell or trade off. Have a good day. Peace Roy

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