Please learn me! I need banknote collecting advice.
I recently picked up another batch of banknotes I submitted to PCGS. I’m having a great time and really enjoying all the fun designs I’m discovering. I’m up to around 35 or so graded notes now. They’re mostly 1960 or newer, so essentially modern. USSR, Poland from the 1970’s and 80’s, Dominican Republic notes with the Mirabal sisters on them. Basically almost everything I have are notes you could all go online, buy an uncirculated one and none of them are worth the cost of grading. I’m ok with that, I’m having fun and that’s what counts!
However…. I am becoming really interested in US notes from the 19th century too. I really like the different sizes, the designs, all of these things. I got myself the red book I think it is of banknotes so that I could see photos and little descriptions of their history, but I’m overwhelmed. I don’t know what I want or where to start. I can give you a couple points though, I don’t want to start right in with the kinds of value I spend on vintage cameras. I’m not comfortable paying $400, $500, $1000 on a banknote yet. I don’t know where my collecting will take me and I don’t know what I’m really doing so I don’t want to spend a lot on something I end up not being interested in later if I become more focused.
Collector of randomness. Photographer at PCGS. Lover of Harry Potter.