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Monster find! -- 1934A $5 Silver FACE PLATE 307

While looking through a large stack of random circulated notes at the local coin shop this morning, this note showed up. I had to do a double take on this one. Amazing! To top it off, I got it for $7.

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  • WOW! image



    Once again my "you gotta love coin shops" admonition holds firm. image
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  • wow - pays to pay attention. Great find
  • Jim61Jim61 Posts: 986 ✭✭✭
    Patience pays off again! image


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  • luckybucksluckybucks Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭
    Junk box finds are the best !!
  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    Sharp eye! Outstanding find regardless of price(although it is certainly a great bonus).
    Collector of numeral seals.That's the 1928 and 1928A series of FRNs with a number rather than a letter in the district seal. Owner/operator of Bottom Line Currency
  • vibr0nicvibr0nic Posts: 614 ✭✭✭
    As some who doesn't follow small size, help me out. Why is this note so special?
    I like large size currency and silver dollars.
  • numbersmannumbersman Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭✭
    The front plate number,307,is a "late plate" and are few and far between.When they do show up they generally bring a high price.
    Collector of numeral seals.That's the 1928 and 1928A series of FRNs with a number rather than a letter in the district seal. Owner/operator of Bottom Line Currency
  • TheRockTheRock Posts: 766 ✭✭
    SWEET !!!!

    "GOT TO LOVE THEM SMALL SIZE DEUCES, SC's, LT's & FRN's"

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  • Every day is a treasure hunt!

    This note is a proof!

    Congrats!
  • luckybucksluckybucks Posts: 1,318 ✭✭✭
    LFP 307 was used between July 1942 and June 1943. During that era, most of the notes being overprinted were North Africa notes.



    1942: J41304001A to K34188000A blue seal (first 307's occur early in the KA block).

    .........K34188001A to K53984000A mixed blue and yellow seals (mainly yellow)



    1943: K53984001A to K59984000A yellow seal

    1944: K59984001A to K65984000A yellow seal (last 307's)

    1945: K65984001A to K84284000A blue seal



    The LFP 307's are scarce as North Africa notes, but because NAF's were the majority of the printing when the first LFP 307's were used, very few ended up as blue seals.



    The ratio of blue seal 307's to NAF 307's is about 30:1.



  • Congratulations on a great and exciting find!
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  • KT5SilverKT5Silver Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    OUTSTANDING find! Is this in your area of collecting or were you just looking through what was on hand?

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  • hot damn! well done
  • Wow big congrats! This is the second one in a month that was found cheap by a forum member:



    https://forums.collectors.c......=Linear#lastunread



    This one is now out for grading to PMG so Corey (keyguy) will post an update when it comes back with the result.
  • Great find. It pays to pay attention to the small details.



    I got ripped off cause I paid twice that for mine. Just kidding
  • ConstantineConstantine Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭
    Congrats! What kind of value does this note have?
  • from HA April 2015

    Sold for: $1,057.50

    Fr. 1651 $5 1934A Silver Certificate. Face Plate 307. PCGS Choice About New 55..
  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: DanCong

    from HA April 2015



    Sold for: $1,057.50



    Fr. 1651 $5 1934A Silver Certificate. Face Plate 307. PCGS Choice About New 55..






    I bought that one! image



  • I saw a PMG 35 sold for about the same price in 2012, so I think you got a good deal edit I saw your note sold for $1380 un graded in 2005
  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭
    I bid on the floor at Central States, and was very fortunate to land it for opening bid! Tough note in any grade, extremely tough above VF.
  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭
    I saw your note sold for $1380 un graded in 2005




    I saw that too, and was prepared to bid higher if need be. Always a huge bonus when you don't have to!!!



  • KT5SilverKT5Silver Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    I was prepared to bid over $1500 for the note but once I realized Tookybandit placed the opening bid I was out.

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  • TookybanditTookybandit Posts: 3,409 ✭✭✭✭
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  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,364 ✭✭✭✭
    North Africa fp 307 seem to be more easily found than the Blue Seals making this an exceptional cherry pick!


  • SWEET!

    Finds like this make collecting currency fun! Thanks for sharing it with us.
  • delistampsdelistamps Posts: 714 ✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: DanCong
    I saw a PMG 35 sold for about the same price in 2012, so I think you got a good deal edit I saw your note sold for $1380 un graded in 2005


    Let's see...downside, $2 (difference between purchase price and "face" value). Upside, more than $1,000. Nice!
  • CMCARTCMCART Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭
    Congrats - Great find ????????????????
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  • gnatgnat Posts: 392 ✭✭✭
    Well done.
  • Many thanks, guys! I finally got around to scanning it and it definitely is a more accurate representation of condition.

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  • Originally posted by: KT5Silver
    OUTSTANDING find! Is this in your area of collecting or were you just looking through what was on hand?


    Not really an area I focus on, but I still check for this kind of stuff periodically.
  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,364 ✭✭✭✭
    Originally posted by: CurrenSee
    Many thanks, guys! I finally got around to scanning it and it definitely is a more accurate representation of condition.

    image


    Nice note!
  • synchrsynchr Posts: 1,364 ✭✭✭✭

    Exceptional rarity

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