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Ever seen a gummed pack of Silver Certificates ?

Sequentially numbered. 19 in all.

To grade individually or all in a pack ?


  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wouldn’t grade them, individually or as a pack.

  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,346 ✭✭✭✭

    Yes as a holiday gift usually also included a cardboard cover/back

  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,646 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. I bought a pack of 100 in the late 1970's for $1.25 each.

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,572 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks. I hadn't seen them until now.

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,016 ✭✭✭✭✭

    first i seen of it. interesting

  • StaircoinsStaircoins Posts: 2,557 ✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2021 9:46PM

    That's known as a Texas Scratch Pad.

    The Happy State Bank in Happy, Texas makes them up from gummed packets of crisp sequential $1 bills and offers them for a nominal charge to their customers. They make great stocking stuffers and birthday gifts.


    I think I have a similar one that dates back to the '60s that's made with silver certificates.

  • Very cool!

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  • 2ndCharter2ndCharter Posts: 1,628 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Heritage has auctioned a few of them over the years.


  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭✭

    Do they not make/offer them anymore?

  • SwampboySwampboy Posts: 12,826 ✭✭✭✭✭

    2 cool

  • HasBeenHasBeen Posts: 40 ✭✭

    When I was in college I made my own “pads”

    Put em in a leather checkbook cover

    It was priceless when I ripped on off in a bar to buy a beer..

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,242 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It implies to the receiver, "Yeah, I made 'em myself." or at least puts the question in his/her mind.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,346 ✭✭✭✭

    I have some 1957 $1 SCs that have gummed top edges, obviiously from such a pack.

    Couldn't you get some tool dip or even "peel Coat" rubberized spry paint to make your own?
    Just get a solid pack and coat a layer on the top edge

  • BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,594 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It’s even more fun to take an uncut sheet and cut your own in front of someone.

    IIRC, some dealer made a perforated edge book from some of these and passed them off in Vegas. Seems like there was a little chat with the SS in a small room.

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