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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Other than the pristine condition of those bills, is there further significance to the two items?? Cheers, RickO

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,405 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    Other than the pristine condition of those bills, is there further significance to the two items?? Cheers, RickO

    They're over half a century old but I'm not sure if that's enough to make them worth more than face value but they sure are in great condition.

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    JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,812 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice and crisp looking!

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Maybe this is the significance.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:
    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

    What's the point of Palo Alto?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Maybe this is the significance.

    April 13, 1976 is the First Day Of Issue for the Bicentennial $2 notes. They're common but cool to have in a collection.

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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,670 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Always nice to see a CU note, the margins are off though. Collect what you like. Good luck. Peace Roy

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MWallace said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Maybe this is the significance.

    April 13, 1976 is the First Day Of Issue for the Bicentennial $2 notes. They're common but cool to have in a collection.

    Roger that. Thanks @MWallace 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,844 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. Pretty cool indeed!
    Coincidentally, I was going through my old currency and have 10 similarly Unc $2 notes, First day of issue, with the Stare stamps, from 1976, all sequential serial numbers too. Very much
    Iike your note featured here. I wasn’t the original collector, but it must have been a thing at the time.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,875 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 14, 2023 5:11PM

    @OAKSTAR said:
    Maybe this is the significance.

    Yes, those 1st day $2 bills are very common. They are generally $3 items or so. People will even collect all the states and things like that.

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A very nice display @ChrisH821! 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,536 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @AUandAG said:
    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

    What's the point of Palo Alto?

    I have seen hundreds of these over the years, as most dealers have. However, I have yet to figure out why this was done. I can almost understand the state capitals, maybe? Who knows!!

    bob :)
    PS: I was born in Palo Alto at Stanford Hospital.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very poor centering on the $1. Virtually no interest in the the postmarked $2 bills. Sadly, I think you overpaid.

    All glory is fleeting.
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @AUandAG said:
    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

    What's the point of Palo Alto?

    I have seen hundreds of these over the years, as most dealers have. However, I have yet to figure out why this was done. I can almost understand the state capitals, maybe? Who knows!!

    bob :)
    PS: I was born in Palo Alto at Stanford Hospital.

    Oh okay, thanks. 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,745 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As mentioned above in this thread, these were created to mark the issuance of the new $2 bill. You went to the bank on 4/13/76 and got the $2 bill, then you went to the Post Office to add a stamp and have it postmarked. I got one from my hometown.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,875 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @AUandAG said:
    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

    What's the point of Palo Alto?

    I have seen hundreds of these over the years, as most dealers have. However, I have yet to figure out why this was done. I can almost understand the state capitals, maybe? Who knows!!

    bob :)
    PS: I was born in Palo Alto at Stanford Hospital.

    People were doing them all over the country. The retailers probably did stick to major cities or capitals. But Joe Average just went to the bank and went to the post office and made their own. Local coin and stamp clubs also made them.

    I wonder if you could get people to do something similar now.

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,875 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @AUandAG said:

    @OAKSTAR said:

    @AUandAG said:
    Palo Alto, Calif

    cool,
    bob :)

    What's the point of Palo Alto?

    I have seen hundreds of these over the years, as most dealers have. However, I have yet to figure out why this was done. I can almost understand the state capitals, maybe? Who knows!!

    bob :)
    PS: I was born in Palo Alto at Stanford Hospital.

    People were doing them all over the country. The retailers probably did stick to major cities or capitals. But Joe Average just went to the bank and went to the post office and made their own. Local coin and stamp clubs also made them.

    I wonder if you could get people to do something similar now.

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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "It seems like an eternity ago and a couple seconds ago all at the same time."

    Being older than you I know EXACTLY what you mean.

    Vplite99
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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,936 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I did several of the $2 notes at the Farmington, Mi post office. I held on to them for several years and then ended up just spending them. Collector interest never amounted to much after the first few months.

    All glory is fleeting.

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