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$10 1934A PCGS 65PPQ value?

MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 14, 2021 9:03PM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

Hello everyone!

I got this silver certificate as a gift and I’m wondering if anyone happens to know if these are common or not?

Or is it so common that it’s not even worth the cost to grade it?

I have seen a lot of silver certificates but most of them were in lower condition due to being circulated so I’m not sure if this one is worth a little bit more or a lot more.

Obviously it’s already graded but I didn’t do that.


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    Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The note is worth several hundred dollars, which in my book is a candidate for third party evaluations. Super nice gift.

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @mbwizkid said:
    The note is worth several hundred dollars, which in my book is a candidate for third party evaluations. Super nice gift.

    Oh wow for real??!

    I had no idea! I’ve seen dealers sell circulated $1 silver certificates for like $3 so I figured maybe this $10 one in 65PPQ condition would be worth $50 or so.

    You just made my day! :smiley:

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,654 ✭✭✭✭✭

    beautiful note, i like

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    tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭

    HA $170-$220 in past few years

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    numbersmannumbersman Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭

    This exact note sold on eBay back on 5-27-13 for $179.39.More recently, this B block in GEM 65 gets around $250.She's a beauty!

    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
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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @numbersman said:
    This exact note sold on eBay back on 5-27-13 for $179.39.More recently, this B block in GEM 65 gets around $250.She's a beauty!

    Ahh ok thanks for a more precise price range. I appreciate it!

    Only asking because I’m trying to record the values of all the stuff in my collection in case something happens to me my family doesn’t get ripped of if they sell it.

    I’m sure there are dealers out there who would offer $40-$50 for it even though as you said it’s worth ~$180.

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @tomtomtomtom said:
    HA $170-$220 in past few years

    Thanks for the info!

    I appreciate that you helped me determine the value. :)

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    synchrsynchr Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 16, 2021 4:00PM

    I'd say it is worth $200 and I'm grading it as a 64PPQ.
    It is an exceptionally nice note but I disagree with the defunct PCGS-C on a lot of grading; this one has too tight of a bottom margin for a 65 in my book (but nobody really asked me! LOL).

    If you strictly want to monetize it and get the most cash, then keep it in the 65PPQ holder and sell it as is - the old holders are still relevant but I'm not certain that will last. I'm shedding all PCGS-C notes that I can

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @synchr said:
    I'd say it is worth $200 and I'm grading it as a 64PPQ.
    It is an exceptionally nice note but I disagree with the defunct PCGS-C on a lot of grading; this one has too tight of a bottom margin for a 65 in my book (but nobody really asked me! LOL).

    If you strictly want to monetize it and get the most cash, then keep it in the 65PPQ holder and sell it as is - the old holders are still relevant but I'm not certain that will last. I'm shedding all PCGS-C notes that I can

    I’m guessing the tight bottom margin is probably why it didn’t get graded above 65.

    Had it not been so tight it probably would’ve been graded 68PPQ.

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    synchrsynchr Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭

    Yep, even with that dark toned photo, I believe I see shadows from the deep, original emobossing.
    You scored!

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @synchr said:
    Yep, even with that dark toned photo, I believe I see shadows from the deep, original emobossing.
    You scored!

    Thanks!

    Would some better photos help?

    If so just let me know what to do and I can take some better ones. :)

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @synchr said:
    Yep, even with that dark toned photo, I believe I see shadows from the deep, original emobossing.
    You scored!

    Where would I look to find the original embossing?

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    tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭

    a light held from the side in a darkened room will show that..I can't see that from the pics but it would not have a ppq if it had been pressed flat....not too much more to say about it...sells around $200 +/-...original paper (ppq)...well centered (65).

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @tomtomtomtom said:
    a light held from the side in a darkened room will show that..I can't see that from the pics but it would not have a ppq if it had been pressed flat....not too much more to say about it...sells around $200 +/-...original paper (ppq)...well centered (65).

    Ah ok thanks!

    I was just curious and so I’m trying to learn everything I can.

    I understand that none of this affects the value but it’s interesting to me. :)

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,846 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!!!

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    tomtomtomtomtomtomtomtom Posts: 538 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 21, 2021 4:32PM

    @MKUltra24 said:

    @tomtomtomtom said:
    a light held from the side in a darkened room will show that..I can't see that from the pics but it would not have a ppq if it had been pressed flat....not too much more to say about it...sells around $200 +/-...original paper (ppq)...well centered (65).

    Ah ok thanks!

    I was just curious and so I’m trying to learn everything I can.

    I understand that none of this affects the value but it’s interesting to me. :)

    On a highly embossed note, it's obvious even when encapsulated. If you run a led flashlight from the side in a darkened room, all good things, and bad, jump out at you.

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    synchrsynchr Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2021 9:53AM

    Your original photo of the reverse shows the left sn has slight shadow

    A Great example above.
    Turn the note over to the reverse, then place the light so it shines parallel, along the edge where any "punch through" will cast a shadow and that is your tell tale!

    Alternatively, hold it up to a light directly under it so it casts a shadow on any raised surface to reveal hidden folds or creases, here's my example
    PS - vertical creases are more typical, holding the note lengthywise more readily exposes these

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    MKUltra24MKUltra24 Posts: 652 ✭✭✭✭

    @synchr said:
    Your original photo of the reverse shows the left sn has slight shadow

    A Great example above.
    Turn the note over to the reverse, then place the light so it shines parallel, along the edge where any "punch through" will cast a shadow and that is your tell tale!

    Alternatively, hold it up to a light directly under it so it casts a shadow on any raised surface to reveal hidden folds or creases, here's my example
    PS - vertical creases are more typical, holding the note lengthywise more readily exposes these

    How is this?

    I don’t think it has any hidden folds or creases.

    It’s 65 Gem New PPQ so I’m guessing whoever had it graded kept it safely stored after receiving it fresh from the Mint or bank.

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    sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, this embossing and paper wave are both good because it confirms the originality of the paper.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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