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New to Currency - Could Use Some Help on My Grandfather's Items

This is my first time in the coins/currency forums, I'm usually in sports cards. My grandfathers coin/currency collection was left to us and I am not very familiar with currency. He has a couple of bills that I wasn't sure of the value. I tried checking ebay with no luck. He has a ten dollar bill from 1981 and the serial number is 00000003 and a twenty from 1974 with part of the back of the bill printed on the front, with a partially unprinted part on the back. Any idea on value?

He has some other cool items like $1 silver certificates and confederate $10, Serial numbers that read the same front and back, etc. It's been fun going through it.


  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,410 ✭✭✭✭

    Retail is roughly $500 for the pair.

  • KliaoKliao Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭✭✭


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  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool error note and low serial numbered note. Buy some quality currency sleeves to protect the collection. I agree with @Tookybandit on approximate value.

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,471 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, both good ones.

    Looks like the serial #3 was hand cut from a sheet.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • Thanks for the information

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's cool

  • ashelandasheland Posts: 22,673 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool notes!

  • Scooter007Scooter007 Posts: 115 ✭✭✭

    That error is really cool 👍

  • air4mdcair4mdc Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    I’m thinking you could get more than $500 for the pair. The low serial alone would command more than that.....maybe 750-1000$,especially if in a holder. Maybe 200$ on the gutter fold, holder would help. Appearance from photo looks like some handling.

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,805 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,373 ✭✭✭✭

    First, get them authenticated and graded - I suggest PMG as they are the largest and most accepted grading company.

    I also agree that the #3 note seems very, very conservatively priced at $500.
    Then again, these are niche areas of collecting and you really need to find the right buyer to score

    Fred Bart is the most informed person on errors that I know, perhaps slide this by him?

  • I found some more nice items. A $20 Hawaii bill, some 1920s $1 silver certificates, $10 confederate money, A $1 and $10 bill that has the serial number reading the same forwards and backwards, and a $1 bill with a mismatched Serial Number.

    However, I found a couple more bills that I wasn't sure about. Any help would be appreciated.

    This first one said error on the holder, but I don't know what the error is.

    This $5 was also separated. Anything special about this one?

    This $10

    Then this may be a really stupid question, but he has a lot of bills that are damaged, maybe burned... is it just simply money that was damaged? Sorry for the stupid question.

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,817 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 1977A Ace is a partial Face-to-Back offset error.

  • bammerbbbammerbb Posts: 162 ✭✭✭

    Could all of the scans be horizontal as the notes are printed???? I have a stiff neck and can't turn it enough to read the vertical notes. Can't believe I'm the only one with this problem. Thanks for your consideration.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some nice stuff and some more routine stuff.

    In currency collecting condition is critical, so be careful how you handle the and get them into some Mylar sleeves.

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