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Look what my better half bought me!


Ken

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

    Nice one!

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am not real sure. I'm more of a coin guy, but just thought it was a nice gesture on her part.

    Ken
  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    May have been. I know $100 would be a lot back then. $100 was a lot for me in the 70's!

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

    Congratulations on your new addition.

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks!

    Ken
  • coinandcurrency242coinandcurrency242 Posts: 1,958 ✭✭✭✭

    Very nice!

    Positive BST as a seller: Namvet69, Lordmarcovan, Bigjpst, Soldi, mustanggt, CoinHoader, moursund, SufinxHi, al410, JWP

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

    Very nice example.

    I found this somewhere on the internet, so it must be true:

    _Confederate currency exchange rates according to Walter Lord:

    "Early 1863 4 to 1 US Dollar.

    After Chancellorsville, 6 to 1.

    A week after Gettysburg 10 to 1.

    December 1864 30 to 1

    Jan 1 1865 60 to 1

    A week later 70 to 1

    After that no one interested."_

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,486 ✭✭✭✭✭

    nice :)

  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hope, whoever bought it, got their money out of it pretty quick.

    Ken
  • Nathan401Nathan401 Posts: 56 ✭✭✭

    Keeper!

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

    @bearcave said:
    I hope, whoever bought it, got their money out of it pretty quick.

    Yes, the best thing to do with a depreciating currency is to spend it as quickly as possible. Was worth little for over a century but now it's been rising in value again, as collectibles.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • bearcavebearcave Posts: 3,993 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's a nice collectable. I know I would have spent it asap if I had lived back when the war was over, some people probably didn't though!

    Ken
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