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If you had infinite wealth, what would your top five notes be ?

My top five:

$10 1923 poker chip star
$10 1908 tombstone star
$10 1933 SC star
$10 1934 N.Africa star
$1 1928E SC star in GEM

That is a very pricey and mega rare list !!

What are other members to five?


  • element159element159 Posts: 493 ✭✭✭

    Type examples of large size $1000 notes. I'd pick 4 different: Grand Watermelon, gold, and two others. Then the best condition gold national bank note available.

  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,362 ✭✭✭✭

    First five small size Gold Certificate denoms
    I'm on a Gold Cert focus right now, I think they're ripe for appreciation.

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 414 ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2021 7:21AM

    Great question (& I'm not good with such limitations). Only 5?
    But if money were no object, my top 5 would be:
    1. Bermuda P-22 10 Pounds
    2. Canada P-35 DOC $5 (a.k.a the Queen Mary note)
    3. Fiji P-36 20 Pounds
    4. Panama P-24 10 Balboa
    5. Southern Rhodesia P-11a 5 Pounds

    I believe I read somewhere that the 10 Pound note from Bermuda had a run of 240,000 & the Dominion of Canada $5 with Queen Mary was recalled for some reason so both are scarce. Fiji printed all of their 1934 (P-31 5 shillings to P-26 20 Pound) notes for just one year as King George V died so the portrait had to be changed. As I'm sure everyone who collects world currency knows the "Balboas" from Panama were only released for a few months & then recalled (so any denomination in high grade is scarce & would be huge addition to any collection). And it was a toss-up between Seychelles, Rhodesia & some other African colony for me so I settled on P-11a 5 Pounds from Southern Rhodesia.

  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 7,458 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Serial_no_8 There is a Bermuda P-22 on Heritage coming up for auction on 26 March.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016 and Shadow 3.4.2015 - 16.4.21
  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 414 ✭✭✭

    @SaorAlba said:
    @Serial_no_8 There is a Bermuda P-22 on Heritage coming up for auction on 26 March.

    Yeah, but money is an object! (just never enough!) LOL.

    Besides, most of the ones I seen have been pressed (non EPQ). That's a deal-breaker esp on the Bermuda (not so much for the Fiji or S. Rhodesia which would be great to find in VF).

    I actually saw one (original) P-22 on eBay a little while back & thought about it- but that's as far as i got. [And I actually think that eBay is a much better auction platform (other than a few smaller world auction dealers) to pick up some of these scarcer notes since it's more "a one-off" offered by some obscure eBay seller who won't have the deep collector base/audience Heritage maintains]. His BIN price was pretty high but I think it would have been better than had it been offered through HA. I seldom see originals of that 10 Pound note.

  • Mike59Mike59 Posts: 294 ✭✭✭

    1)US $5,000 Series 1918 Green Seal
    This 1918-printed $5,000 bill bears the likeness of James Madison.

    2)US $10,000 Series 1918 Green Seal

    3)US 1891 $1000 "Marcy Note" due to the portrait of William L. Marcy which appears on the right.

    4)US 1869 $500 "Rainbow" Star note featuring a portrait of President John Quincy Adams.

    5) 1890 $1,000 “Grand Watermelon” Treasury Note

    Even if I couldn't own them, it would be nice to hold them and really look at them.

    MIKE B.

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