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My first US Currency Grading Results (Links to images in 5th Post)

fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭
edited October 10, 2021 9:06AM in U.S. & World Currency Forum

I sent in a radar note and 7 star notes. All were crispy, but that is about all I can say because I know nothing about grading paper. I send coins in a lot, but it was time for me to try some bills. I sent in knowing nothing about grading. I would appreciate comments on the grades. Did I waste my money on sending these in these mostly new notes, or did I do Okay?

President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

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  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congratulations on your first paper money submission.
    I’m guessing the Fr.1932-E (40PPQ) is the Radar note. What was your primary reason for submitting these ? Are they part of a collection or were they graded to be sold ? Are the three Fr.2188-B $100 notes consecutive ? Do you have any images ?

  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 7, 2021 3:35PM

    Steve_in_Tampa I do a few coin shows and I have picked up some paper when buying a collection for inventory. I know these are newer notes, so not knowing anything I figured why not send in some of my best and see what happens. I know that PPQ is better than the ones without, but I didn't expect the radar note (the first one listed) EF40 to get a designation like PPQ. I'm of course pleased it did, but I don't really understand the paper, so even with grades that look good to me, it may simply mean nothing to a bill collector/specialist. They are in a stage of "being imaged" currently, so maybe in a few days.
    yes the three $100 are consecutive.

    President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 414 ✭✭✭

    Nice results on the submission.
    " Did I waste my money on sending these in these mostly new notes, or did I do Okay?"

    -that's a tough question & it is hard for me to say (primarily b/c I don't collect US). I have seen a lot of these newer TPG notes up for auction. As a general observation I'd hazard to say that they don't tend to do very well for online auctions (I know as I actually won a few from low-ball bids) so not sure if it was worth your money. Older/scarcer notes perhaps.

    I even have a number of 2002-2018 CDN radars that are kicking about that I have not yet submitted here in Canada (BCS submission costs are about $15 CDN per note for a bulk submission). I am always trying to ascertain whether the cost of submitting is worth it (will I make my money back?). before I send a note off to any TPG co. I just found a 2013 2 digit radar $5 in high grade so I may do another submission but it will be a bulk one next summer for the reduced submission rate. I also have about 50 world notes which I'd like to get certified this year- but again I want to be sure that the notes are truly tough enough to be worth the certification expense. Just IMO & my 2 cents.

  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭

    Serial_no_8 thanks for your comments!

    President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭

    President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

  • Steve_in_TampaSteve_in_Tampa Posts: 1,789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the photos @fcloud. I was hoping to see the Fr.1933-J* (62PPQ) to see why it got such an unusual grade, but no worries. Personally and respectfully, I use an arbitrary threshold for submitting notes and most of your notes don’t meet that threshold. I understand that many collectors want their notes, regardless of value, authenticated and slabbed. To each their own sir. I really like your 2013 $20 replacement note in 68PPQ.

  • Serial_no_8Serial_no_8 Posts: 414 ✭✭✭

    I really like your 2 digit (3 cycle repeater) radar 55955955.

  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭

    @Steve_in_Tampa said:
    Thanks for the photos @fcloud. I was hoping to see the Fr.1933-J* (62PPQ) to see why it got such an unusual grade, but no worries. Personally and respectfully, I use an arbitrary threshold for submitting notes and most of your notes don’t meet that threshold. I understand that many collectors want their notes, regardless of value, authenticated and slabbed. To each their own sir. I really like your 2013 $20 replacement note in 68PPQ.

    Here is the 62PPQ

    https://www.pcgs.com/banknotes/cert/42851795

    President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

  • fcloudfcloud Posts: 12,133 ✭✭✭✭

    @Serial_no_8 said:
    I really like your 2 digit (3 cycle repeater) radar 55955955.

    Thanks! I like that number, too.

    President, Racine Numismatic Society 2013-2014; Variety Resource Dimes; See 6/8/12 CDN for my article on Winged Liberty Dimes; Ebay

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