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Title: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 04, 2020, 07:50:32 pm
Note to Admin: please combine my other posts “huge bank haul today” and “ collection dump “ into this thread.

Today, I scored these notes.  I just missed the radar in the small run of consecutive $1s!   :D

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on December 05, 2020, 01:11:37 pm
These are great finds "Dean."  Makes one wonder if people (& some of them relatives of collectors) are trading their $1 & $2 stashed away since learning the BOC will end their legal tender status.  It's hard to believe that people would do that- it's only a few bucks- but there you go! Their loss = your gain. :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 07, 2020, 05:11:26 pm
Today’s bank haul...
166 twos, fives, tens and a really nice modified 1954 $50...except someone wrote on the back! 😭
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: moneycow on December 08, 2020, 12:28:06 pm
Ugh...heartbreaking on that modified 50.  It looks really nice.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: PaperorPlastic on December 08, 2020, 03:39:16 pm
Today’s bank haul...
166 twos, fives, tens and a really nice modified 1954 $50...except someone wrote on the back! 😭

Looks like it was used at one time to buy a car in Ontario based on the writing, cool find regardless!
That's a lot of Journey fives you picked up this time, anything special about them or were they just in good condition?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 08, 2020, 07:30:59 pm
That's a lot of Journey fives you picked up this time, anything special about them or were they just in good condition?

I had requests for some Journey fives from some people so I took the opportunity to take the best ones I could pick from the pile.  :)  And there was a Birds five with prefix ANU too, so I had to take that one.   :D

I kept the three Birds $2 birthday notes aside for people who might want them.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 08, 2020, 07:35:33 pm
Ugh...heartbreaking on that modified 50.  It looks really nice.

Yes, it is too bad, but it is very common to see writing like this on older banknotes.  I once picked up a load of old notes from a bank that had somebody's bank account number written on the back of every single note!   ???
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 08, 2020, 07:39:24 pm
Today, my bank called and had these notes waiting for me...
Not much, but I will take anything they have to offer!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: PaperorPlastic on December 08, 2020, 09:48:41 pm
I had requests for some Journey fives from some people so I took the opportunity to take the best ones I could pick from the pile.  :)  And there was a Birds five with prefix ANU too, so I had to take that one.   :D

I kept the three Birds $2 birthday notes aside for people who might want them.


That makes sense, good catch with the prefix too as it must be tough to remember all the key prefixes of multiple banknote series while you look through the notes.

Today, my bank called and had these notes waiting for me...
Not much, but I will take anything they have to offer!


Maybe not much quantity wise, but that fifty doesn't have writing on it.  :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 09, 2020, 05:32:27 pm
Finds for December 9th...  :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 10, 2020, 04:49:55 pm
Slim pickings today... :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 11, 2020, 07:01:22 pm
December 11th finds...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 12, 2020, 02:26:01 pm
Teller finds for December 12th 2020:
Nothing special, but there is a Birds $2 replacement note in there!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on December 12, 2020, 02:31:27 pm
The $1000 notes are awfully pretty but you do know you may have trouble cashing them in right?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 12, 2020, 03:45:22 pm
The $1000 notes are awfully pretty but you do know you may have trouble cashing them in right?

I have never had a problem dealing with any of my banks...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on December 12, 2020, 08:38:15 pm
Good Day,

Do you still have the 3 $1000 bills of the Bird's series in your possession?  I would like to buy them if they are up for sale?

Best regards, Whitenite
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 12, 2020, 10:43:27 pm
Good Day,

Do you still have the 3 $1000 bills of the Bird's series in your possession?  I would like to buy them if they are up for sale?

Best regards, Whitenite

Please send me a PM...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 14, 2020, 06:42:28 pm
Dec 14 finds...part 1
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 14, 2020, 06:59:42 pm
Dec 14 mother lode part 2
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: laurie on December 14, 2020, 08:16:57 pm
 The BEF 10 is a nice find. Not far off of the changeover!

 Laurie
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 14, 2020, 08:44:50 pm
Dec 14 mother lode part 2

In this lot were also 24 2002 AOF prefix Journey $5 notes in UNC, 2 UNC Birds $20 EWP prefix notes as well as a 1954 Devil's face $20.  :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Rupiah on December 14, 2020, 09:13:26 pm
In this lot were also 24 AOF prefix Journey $5 notes in UNC, 2 UNC Birds $20 EWP prefix notes as well as a 1954 Devil's face $20.  :)

Vow you are really getting some great stuff. Congrats.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on December 14, 2020, 10:06:13 pm
Why are all these notes are being brought in right now?

I saw an older gentleman at the bank bring in a bunch of mc/birds notes the other day lamenting how it made him sad to trade them in.  I don't watch the news anymore.  Gets my blood pressure running too high.  Are they running  scare stories to get people to turn in old notes or something???
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 15, 2020, 08:57:42 am
Why are all these notes are being brought in right now?

I saw an older gentleman at the bank bring in a bunch of mc/birds notes the other day lamenting how it made him sad to trade them in.  I don't watch the news anymore.  Gets my blood pressure running too high.  Are they running  scare stories to get people to turn in old notes or something???

The message is that the notes will "lose legal tender status" but people are interpreting this as "becoming worthless".  Even the bank tellers say this to me when I ask them for old notes and I have to educate them! ???
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on December 15, 2020, 12:25:44 pm
Thank you for the clarification.  I never really understood what legal tender status implied as there are plenty of businesses who have refused to take old notes or certain denominations for a long time.  I don't see how this changes anything at all.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 15, 2020, 01:17:27 pm
Thank you for the clarification.  I never really understood what legal tender status implied as there are plenty of businesses who have refused to take old notes or certain denominations for a long time.  I don't see how this changes anything at all.

If I recall correctly, legal tender means that the Government approves the use of a certain medium of payment (coins or bills).
 
I read somewhere...I can't remember where, that the reason that rolls of coins are in set amounts (50 pennies to a roll for example) is because a merchant can refuse payment under the legal tender rules if someone tries to pay for a purchase with buckets of pennies.

Legal tender status can be removed, i.e. paper money and coins can be "demonetized" but in every case, the obsolete currency can be redeemed either at financial institutions or at the central bank of that country.  The obsolete notes never become "worthless" as so many people continue to believe, but they are no longer accepted in everyday transactions.

The Bank of England regularly demonetizes its old banknote series but clearly states that all Bank of England notes remain redeemable at full face value at the offices of the Bank of England in perpetuity.

The whole legal tender debate is moot if a merchant and the customer agree to exchange obsolete coins and banknotes; heck, if someone walked into my store and offered to pay for his purchase with a crisp uncirculated bundle of $1 notes, I wouldn't turn him away!   ;D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 15, 2020, 07:01:03 pm
Dec 15th finds plus...a bonus error note!
From the same bank as the mother lode.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: PaperorPlastic on December 15, 2020, 07:45:37 pm
Looks like you got a bit of everything today; notes from most series, 1000$ note, special serial number, tough prefixes, Devil's Face and an error note!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Rupiah on December 17, 2020, 12:48:57 pm
Dec 15th finds plus...a bonus error note!
From the same bank as the mother lode.

Great find. In terms of the error note I agree that it should be error because it is cut out of register. However I thought for it to be of any value and recognized as an error there must be part of another note showing.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 18, 2020, 08:35:20 pm
December 18th finds:

Nothing special today, but there was one birds 100 dollar note in decent shape.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 19, 2020, 01:37:36 pm
Finds for December 19th:
I was cautioned that these notes will be “worthless” once again by ill informed bank employees.
But I did get another nice 1954 $1000 note!   :)

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 21, 2020, 05:06:41 pm
Dec 21st finds.
105 twos and 118 ones.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 22, 2020, 04:19:59 pm
December 22nd bank finds:

59 Birds twos, 13 multicoloured twenties, five multicoloured ones, three 1979 fives, one 1972 five, and six 1954 fives.

Best of the lot was an AU $2 Birds replacement note!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 23, 2020, 12:40:18 pm
Finds for December 23rd
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 30, 2020, 01:22:12 pm
December 30th finds:
Crispy consecutive birds and Journey notes plus some multicoloured notes too!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 31, 2020, 02:08:55 pm
One lone new year’s eve note picked up today.
A nice 1975 $100 note. 😀
The earlier notes with the 2 letters seem to have more vibrant colours than the later notes of this issue.
The slight green highlight is also more noticeable on the earlier notes.

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 04, 2021, 04:52:42 pm
Finds for January 4th 2021...from one bank.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Seth on January 05, 2021, 02:36:19 pm
Dean, do you have special relationships with all of these bank branches to get these hauls? Or do you just walk up cold and ask?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 05, 2021, 06:50:40 pm
Dean, do you have special relationships with all of these bank branches to get these hauls? Or do you just walk up cold and ask?

I know a few tellers...Sometimes, I go into a branch and ask without knowing anyone. Usually if I do not know the teller, they will brush me off but sometimes, they give me notes once I explain what I am doing.

Or maybe I’m just charming...  ;D
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 05, 2021, 06:54:00 pm
{attach:35442}January 5th finds from one of my regular banks.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 06, 2021, 06:58:13 pm
Finds for Jan 6th.  You have to take the bad notes with the good ones...I didn’t want to waste the nice teller’s time by being too picky!   ;D






Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 07, 2021, 02:21:59 pm
Jan 7th finds...from one bank.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 07, 2021, 05:30:11 pm
Wow...I thought one bank haul today was good...until bank number 2 called me for a pick up.
Do you see what I see? ???  Is that a Lawson/Bouey EET good over???   Yes it is!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 07, 2021, 05:33:39 pm
I just noticed this ink smear on the $100 birds OSD.  Is it significant enough to be an error?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: docstrange on January 07, 2021, 05:43:44 pm
Jackpot!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Rupiah on January 07, 2021, 09:07:58 pm
Man you should buy a lottrey ticket.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 08, 2021, 11:21:25 am
Jan 8th finds.
One of my teller contacts called me this morning and said to drop by the branch.
She had these 1954 $1000 notes waiting for me.   :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 08, 2021, 05:42:22 pm
Jan 8th...an afternoon call from one of my banks yielded ten crisp birds 20s some journey 10s and a multicoloured 10.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 12, 2021, 06:23:43 pm
Jan 12th finds:
A devil's face $1, a low print run 1954 Beattie Rasminsky *A/B (Torn and taped!  >:(  )
A $1000 note and a nice group of AU Journey notes, along with some spenders.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on January 12, 2021, 10:52:16 pm
Awesome finds.  That EET is really something.  I wonder if whoever had it knew what they had only to have a clueless family member cleaned out their drawers for them.  Keep posting these.  Makes my day every time.

Do you keep all the 1000s?  If I knew anyone wanted them I had a whole pile of EF/AUs that I had to got rid of recently.  I only kept the four nicest ones which ended up grading 66 EPQ ???.  Made me think I should have kept more.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 13, 2021, 10:05:47 am

Do you keep all the 1000s? 

I sell most of what I find and that includes the $1000 notes.  $1000 note collectors are few, but there are people who will buy them.  :)

Finding a 1935 or 1937 $1000 for face value would be fantastic!

I keep the nicest and rarest stuff for myself though...Including the EET note.  :)

Question for the crowd:  Is it worth getting the EET note graded professionally?

Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 13, 2021, 05:22:10 pm
Jan 13th finds...Light on the paper money, but heavy on the coins!

I got a call from my teller contact this afternoon and he said to come by and check out these "strange" coins someone had turned in.

It turned out to be a small group of nickel dollars and 50 cent pieces!  One of the nickel dollars is the 1974 double yoke variety!

The teller also saved 3 birds $50s and $18 worth of customer wrapped penny rolls for me too!

I guess I'll be doing some coin roll hunting during the lockdown.   :D

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 14, 2021, 11:58:03 am
I started searching through the batch of pennies from yesterday's bank pick up and...

I think I found my second-ever 1985 pointed 5 penny!

Sorry about the poor picture...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 14, 2021, 05:16:06 pm
Jan 14th finds:
Day one of the Province-wide lockdown in Ontario means that everyone is supposed to stay home unless they absolutely must travel for essential purposes only.

Well, one of my teller contacts called me today and said that she had some notes...I call picking up banknotes an essential activity!

Off I went to the bank, and this nice little cache of bills is waiting for me.  I took it all so as not to waste the teller's time and on closer inspection, what did I find?  Apart from a destroyed 1954 $1 note, there was ANOTHER EET Lawson-Bouey Good Over note in the pile!

This one has a tear in the top margin  >:-(, but the paper is in overall better condition than the first EET note I found earlier.

Lightning does strike twice!   ???
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 14, 2021, 05:26:17 pm
Together again!   :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 15, 2021, 10:36:03 am
I had a whole pile of EF/AUs that I had to got rid of recently.  I only kept the four nicest ones which ended up grading 66 EPQ ???.  Made me think I should have kept more.

Were your $1000 notes 1954 or were they Birds series?

And yes, I think that a lot of notes get "cashed in" by people who are strapped for cash.  Many people are struggling to make ends meet during COVID and it is sad that they have chosen to liquidate their collections at face value rather than do some basic research on the internet or make a quick call to a paper money or coin dealer.

Another vector for note redemption is through estates.  It happens often, as you say, where a clueless family member takes grandpa's coin and paper money collection to the bank and cashes it in after he dies.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on January 15, 2021, 07:31:05 pm
ANOTHER EET Lawson-Bouey Good Over note in the pile!

Absolutely nuts!  I would suggest getting them graded only if you were going to sell them.  Even then I don't know if it really matters.  Unless you send them to PMG and they grade them VF20!

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Were your $1000 notes 1954 or were they Birds series?

The 1000s were all Law-Bo '54s that my jeweler had gotten paid with.  Thought about offering them but since Unc's barely sell above face value it didn't seem to be worth the trouble.  Also didn't want to deal with the logistics of accepting payments and such.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on January 16, 2021, 03:46:53 pm
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Absolutely nuts!
Well put! I was shocked to see you score another Lawson-Bouey EET good-over "Dean." Totally awesome (that's what I call "knocking it out of the park" for collector's luck).  I also concur with "Al-Bob" in keeping them raw unless you want to risk a BCS grading (but be prepared to have the wind knocked out of your sails!  :P) & keep it inexpensive. IMO: if you want to resell those 2 notes its better to keep the buyer guessing at the grade than having either PMG or BCS pin it down for you/them.  TPG either one (or both) would only be advisable if you want to make a quick sale.


So, I won't lie, you kind of inspired me to give it ANOTHER shot today at my local branch & try your strategy to ask if they have any old banknotes. Now I gotta tell you that I was pretty skeptical & somewhat nervous b/c all I've ever got from this branch has been GRIEF over our hobby. In fact, I even had to write the manager a letter explaining the paper money hobby to him about 5 years ago just so I could order a brick of Fives (which of course was all ratty, awful Fives after asking for new currency).  In short, they have done a lot in order to deter me from getting banknotes (in quantity) from them.  But I hear you say, "well man, bank managers change since they pay them so poorly," and yes I thought I'd heck, why not give it another "kick at the can."

And, I actually got a friendly teller who told me that they had some old notes!  Eureka!  But then he told me that I wouldn't be interested in them b/c they were "old, disgusting and ratty." [Which was no surprise to me since that seems to be the only type of currency these folks at this branch tend to deal with]. 

So I pressed my luck & said "that's fine, let's see what you got." The nice man counted $54 in ones and twos & boy they were the worse, ugliest rags I ever did see. However, at least I can say I did it & guess what? I even managed to score a $2.00 Beattie-Coyne I/B  8) (but this note is probably Poor to "Good")   
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 16, 2021, 04:00:07 pm

 I even managed to score a $2.00 Beattie-Coyne I/B  8) (but this note is probably Poor to "Good")   

Hi WTTW,
I'm glad that I've ignited the spark for banknote hunting in at least one other collector on this forum.   :D

It's always a thrill to get anything from the bank at face value.

I struck out today; 3 different banks, not one note.  These were banks that I went in cold and just asked for old money; they were not my "regular" banks.

It may seem that I find stuff every day, but in fact there are LONG stretches of time when I find nothing at all.  There was a glut of finds because of the Jan 1st change in legal tender status and now things seem to be cooling down to the occasional find of one or two notes.

The important thing is to keep going to the banks that you have had success in finding old money and coins because the tellers will get to know you as the "collector".  Don't let them forget your face!

Best of luck in the hunt,

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on January 16, 2021, 05:01:54 pm
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It may seem that I find stuff every day, but in fact there are LONG stretches of time when I find nothing at all.  There was a glut of finds because of the Jan 1st change in legal tender status and now things seem to be cooling down to the occasional find of one or two notes.

The important thing is to keep going to the banks that you have had success in finding old money and coins because the tellers will get to know you as the "collector".  Don't let them forget your face!

I used to "recycle banknotes" by withdrawing large amounts & changing them down to smaller denominations.  They used to know my face well but nobody works at these branches for very long so many new faces.  I just slowly pulled back in 2019 and then rarely went in the past year (due to Covid).  I really didn't care what they had (nor what shape it was). It was actually more important for me to just see that they honour my request (& let me buy their old currency) than anything else. I know it takes several trips to score anything significant (from those $ recycle days) so I may try my luck again in the next couple weeks.  Now I have to make a trip to a different bank branch to deposit those disgusting ratty old $1 & $2 (except perhaps that beat-up DF $2)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 16, 2021, 07:55:49 pm
  Now I have to make a trip to a different bank branch to deposit those disgusting ratty old $1 & $2 (except perhaps that beat-up DF $2)

Hi WTTW:

I sent you a PM...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 18, 2021, 01:57:19 pm
Jan 18th find:
My friendly teller saved this $1000 note for me.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Seth on January 18, 2021, 02:19:01 pm
Dean what kind of branch(es) are you visiting? Urban? Suburban? Neighbourhood? Downtown business district? Are you more successful at one than at another?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 18, 2021, 03:06:35 pm
Dean what kind of branch(es) are you visiting? Urban? Suburban? Neighbourhood? Downtown business district? Are you more successful at one than at another?

All of my branches are urban...Downtown Toronto.
I have had ZERO luck at suburban branches in Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke and Thornhill.  That said, all of my finds are from FOUR branches of two banks.  (two CIBC branches and 2 RBC branches).

I've had no luck with Scotiabank whatsoever.  The tellers are very nice at Scotiabank, but they never have old notes (or aren't willing to let me look through them.)

The four branches I frequent have tellers who know me very well and I have been going to these branches for years.

When I do a "cold call" at a bank, I only score old notes maybe once out of every 10 tries.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on January 19, 2021, 11:54:43 am
Good questions "Seth" and enlightening answers "Dean."
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I have had ZERO luck at suburban branches
& I just thought it was me!  :D This is also reassuring as I live in the "burbs" & find my TD branch very frustrating 90% of the time (considering my history with them/including paying out on a hefty mortgage).  On a few occasions a couple years ago, I visited my home branch after I contacted the head teller (for a # of bundles) & while she was icy with me, I was just happy to finally get the type of banknotes I was trying to search.  I started a system of canvassing 3 branches so I wouldn't be bothering any one more than once/week. (I never dumped the denomination I was searching back to the same branch I got them from).

I also had a good experience with BMO but that was because I met a nice teller who was interested in helping me out. If I went there without him present (& served by someone else) I got much less cooperation.  Even so, he once tried to sell me old bills from the old/damaged purse and the head teller cornered him & said "no-can-do."  I also had tellers try to dissuade me from getting bundles of Tens since they "had so few" after I set up requests for them (when I was after the 2018 Commemoratives).  They were so quick to be uncooperative that they'd lie about what they had (& didn't have).

I opened a CIBC account & tried my luck (in another burb near my workplace) & had prickly staff from the get-go. I eventually closed my account & told the manager what I thought of their borderline rude service. He didn't seem to care.  I often dumped my dud bundles at the branches with these "poor service" branches (recycling up to a higher denomination).  All branches seemed to prefer exchanging cash rather than taking out (withdrawing) bundles from an account so I needed to have thousands on hand to do this.

All these -ve experiences were part'n'parcel to why I stopped trying to search bundles. Last week was the 1st time that any branch sold me old notes from their old/damage purse (so that's why I posted my DF find). 8)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 19, 2021, 03:23:50 pm


All these -ve experiences were part'n'parcel to why I stopped trying to search bundles. Last week was the 1st time that any branch sold me old notes from their old/damage purse (so that's why I posted my DF find). 8)

The lesson here is to keep trying and also when you find a friendly teller, DO NOT let them go.
Try to get their work emails so when and if they move branches, go to see them there too.  Gifts of appreciation also go a very long way to getting on the good side of the bank tellers.

That being said, here are my finds for January 19th, from one bank.

Highlights include a 1954 $2 O/G asterisk note, a 1979 516 replacement note and 39 UNC centennial dollar bills.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on January 20, 2021, 03:30:49 pm
- MORE great finds Dean! The 1954 *O/G $2 & 1979 $20 replacement are amazing. I also like the looks of the condition of many of them (the higher grade $2.00, Journeys & centennials).

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Gifts of appreciation also go a very long way to getting on the good side of the bank tellers.
-Absolutely.  ;D I have come back with either 1 or 2 dozen donuts for the TD & BMO branch where that 1 friendly teller helped me.  I gave him an old Chartlon GPM catalogue but have lost track where he went (they were always moving him around to different branches).

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you find a friendly teller, DO NOT let them go.
- I wish!  I guess that's been my weakness as I never have been able to get a teller's contact email or see many who last long at these branches.   ::)
I will have to dig up my TD contact cards & see if I can find "Ms. Icy's" phone # & buzz her at my home branch one of these days.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 22, 2021, 04:51:55 pm
Well, after a couple of days without any finds, I got lucky today.
From one bank, the teller said “I only have two old notes, but you probably won’t want them because they are really folded.”
I asked to see them anyway and...out came a 1937 $50 and a 1954 $20!

The next bank I visited near closing time and I asked the teller if she had any paper money.  She said
“I have a few old $100 bills...do you want them?”  They turned out to be 1975 $100 notes in nice shape...except one note has a tiny bit of a teller stamp on it.😠

I also got three 2017 $10s...all in all, it was a good day!  When a teller offers you a 1937 note, don’t turn it down!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 25, 2021, 07:48:25 pm
Finds for January 25th:
Centennials, a 54 $1 and $2 and a 1937 $1 note too!
The $2 is almost a radar and the F/P is a short run prefix.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 27, 2021, 11:22:23 pm
January 27th finds:
Well, there’s a first time for everything...like getting a chartered bank note for face value from a friendly bank teller (and some 1937 notes, a couple of devil’s face $1s and some other nice notes as well!)

Keep trying to rescue these notes...can you imagine these beautiful documents being shredded?  I know I can’t!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 29, 2021, 04:54:21 pm
Jan 29th finds (part 1)
Two banks emailed me today.
The first bank had a bunch of bird series notes.  All are in AU/UNC except for the $2; there are some consecutive $5s notably two non test GOG notes.
And the teller also gave me a 1979 $20 to top it off!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 29, 2021, 05:03:13 pm
Jan 29th finds (part 2)

The second bank yielded five 1979 $20 notes which included two replacement notes! There was one CBN and one BABN replacement each.
Add in a couple of birds $10s and some journey fives, and it was worth the trip!
The teller said to me that he “only had a few 20s...no big deal”.  Any time I can get replacement notes for face value, I think it IS a big deal!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 30, 2021, 04:33:56 pm
Jan 30th finds:

One bank emailed today and gave me a few notes.
I never turn down 1954 notes!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 01, 2021, 12:40:38 pm
Feb 1st finds
I used my lunch break today to pick up some notes from one of my banks.
The teller had much more, notably some 1975 $50 and $100 bills that I would have taken, but they all had writing on them or had the planchettes removed from them.   :(

Nothing too special today, but I did get another 1954 $1000 note.   :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 01, 2021, 05:30:27 pm
Feb 1st finds part 2:
Another teller called me and said that she got “an old note” and that I needed to come in right away because she was going to ship out all of the mutilated bills today.
I went and retrieved this 1975 $100 note.  It’s nothing special, but it is important to keep those contacts alive, especially when they call you!
If you become too picky about the notes you take, then the tellers will stop setting things aside for you.

Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Archey80 on February 04, 2021, 09:53:06 am
Did you keep the EET $10's or sell them? Curious on value as I have one in similar condition.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 04, 2021, 03:00:01 pm
Did you keep the EET $10's or sell them? Curious on value as I have one in similar condition.

I kept both EET notes for my personal collection...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 04, 2021, 03:13:04 pm
Feb 4th finds...from two banks!

The friendly teller from Bank #1 called me and said that someone deposited lots of old $100 notes.  Naturally, I went in to check it out and she had $2300 worth of 1975 $100 notes for me to inspect!
I bought the best 5 in the short amount of time I had, and asked the teller to set a few more aside for me to pick up next week.

No sooner do I return home, then bank #2 calls.  This bank had $84 in 50 cent pieces and $125 in big dollars!
When I went in, I said that I would buy them all...no questions asked.  The staff was gobsmacked that I would do such a thing!  When the teller dumped the coins to start counting, I heard the familiar “ping” that only silver can make!

I ended up with all of the nickel coins, some of which looked like they just broke out of uncirculated sets, one American half dollar, two worthless trade dollars from New Brunswick, but most importantly, $5.50 in pre 1967 silver coins, the oldest being a 50 cent coin from 1943!

Being the honest guy I am, I told the teller about the silver...but she said she was not interested in them and would rather give them to me!

All of the staff said that they will save all old coins that come in...if I promise to come right away to get them because they do not want the coins taking up space in their vault.  🙂

Happy hunting!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: docstrange on February 04, 2021, 06:00:45 pm
Need to buy those nice tellers flowers or a gift card!!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 04, 2021, 07:03:28 pm
Need to buy those nice tellers flowers or a gift card!!

I did!   ;)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 09, 2021, 12:37:14 am
Feb 8th finds:
Four 1975 $100 notes.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on February 09, 2021, 07:52:44 am
I am truly amazed on what you find.  Keep on posting the images as it shows what is still left in the hands of the public!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 11, 2021, 04:32:54 pm
Feb 11th finds:
Today, one of my friendly banks gave me a bunch of circulated multicoloured and birds notes plus some interesting American bills including some $2 red seals, one of which is a star note!
The highlight of this haul is a birds $100 AJX with a hidden BPN!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 12, 2021, 02:35:03 pm
Feb 12th finds from two banks...
It’s been a grand day so far...
Highlights of this pick up include:
1954 $20 G/W changeover (small tear in the top margin😡)
1954 modified $100 note
A nice clean 1969 $20
A 1988 $1000 note with a low serial number
A bunch of  customer rolled pennies
1991 $20 ESJ changeover and...
Two consecutive 1986 replacement notes...except somebody scrawled the number 35 on one of them!  🤬🤬🤬


The one teller said that “there’s not much today, but come by anyway...”. Then he proceeds to pull out the 1954 notes, the 1969 $20 and the consecutive FNX notes!
He has a knack for understatement...😂

Everything else came from bank #2.

Happy hunting!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 19, 2021, 05:05:02 pm
Feb 19th finds:

My teller contact had these notes for me after saying that “not much came in this week.”

I will never turn down a chance to pick up some old notes...I did turn down four 1979 $20s because they were torn or had writing on them.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 22, 2021, 04:43:11 pm
Feb 22nd finds from one bank.

My finds today are a mixed bag.  I always take 1954 notes and I got a $2 and a $50.
Some decent multicoloured notes and some birds notes round out the lot.
Highlights include a $2 note that is one digit away from being a radar note and a nice EET $10...but this time, it is NOT a Lawson Bouey good over. :D
My heart stopped for a second when I saw it though!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 25, 2021, 07:03:09 pm
Feb 25th finds from one bank.
I decided to stop into a branch where I haven’t had much luck and they actually had a nice stash of bills today!

Unfortunately, someone decided to use a sharpie to mark up some of the $10 bills... >:(

One 1954 $2 and a 1975 $50 are the highlights of the lot today.  I never seem to be able to find 1975 $50s beyond VF condition.  I wonder why that is the case?

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 26, 2021, 07:34:40 pm
Find for February 26th:

Only one lonely birds $100 note, but better than nothing!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 27, 2021, 12:47:55 pm
February 27th finds from one bank...
I hit the jackpot again...

Highlights include an EFA multicoloured $50, a whole run of AOF Knight/Dodge pre security strip journey $5 notes, which are a short run, with only 3.8 million printed including the 2 digit radar note!, a bunch of early birds series $5 notes, a nice run of consecutive birds $50s and five American $2 notes.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 27, 2021, 12:49:36 pm
More pics from February 27th finds...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 04, 2021, 05:59:52 pm
March 4th megascore!

Highlights include some nice multicoloured notes and two consecutive 1975 EHX replacement notes!

It’s too bad...the person who deposited the notes mangled them before surrendering them...I’ll bet that they were uncirculated just a few days ago... :'(

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 05, 2021, 05:41:33 pm
March 5th finds.

The teller from another one of my trusty banks called and said that he was going to ship out a bunch of notes.
This is what I got.
Lots of birds 50s in EF/AU condition, spanning most of the FH...series.  Someone could put together a decent prefix set!  😉

There was one birds 10, and a few journey 5s and 10s.

I have noticed a lot of high denomination notes, particularly 50s, and 100s in the last few weeks.
If anyone wants journey 50s or 100s, I have access to piles of them!  😂
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 08, 2021, 05:04:25 pm
March 8th find

Today, I picked up a nice birds $100 from one of my banks.  I got the chance to look through 100 bird notes before they were shipped out and this was the best one!  😂. There were no replacements or rare prefixes in the bundle.

I gave this nice teller a Tims gift card for her trouble. 
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 11, 2021, 08:31:20 pm
March 11th finds.

Well, there truly is a first time for everything.
In the months since I have been scouring the banks for old notes, I’ve found some pretty neat stuff.  But this next find was truly shocking.

The haul was nice, and finding some nice journey 20s along with some multicoloured notes, and some 1954 notes is always satisfying, but when a teller sells you a shinplaster from 1900 for face value, how could anyone turn that down?

The teller said she never saw anything that old before and had to ask the manager whether she could accept it.  The manager had to search google to see that the note was indeed legitimate!

I guess the person who deposited the shinplaster really needed that quarter...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 12, 2021, 05:30:57 pm
March 12th finds:

Another friendly bank teller called me today and said that she saved these notes for me.
She also let me search through the rest of the notes and I pulled out a decent journey $10 and a ratty HAG journey $5 among other things...

I also spotted a counterfeit multicoloured $50 in the mutilated pile and the teller was very appreciative of the information.


Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: PaperorPlastic on March 13, 2021, 12:32:41 pm
March 11th finds.

Well, there truly is a first time for everything.
In the months since I have been scouring the banks for old notes, I’ve found some pretty neat stuff.  But this next find was truly shocking.

The haul was nice, and finding some nice journey 20s along with some multicoloured notes, and some 1954 notes is always satisfying, but when a teller sells you a shinplaster from 1900 for face value, how could anyone turn that down?

The teller said she never saw anything that old before and had to ask the manager whether she could accept it.  The manager had to search google to see that the note was indeed legitimate!

I guess the person who deposited the shinplaster really needed that quarter...

 :o  That's a great find, but also sad to realize that note would have been sent to be destroyed had you not gotten to it first.  Glad you were able to save it!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 16, 2021, 05:27:37 pm
March 16th finds.

These notes came from one bank...the teller had 2 envelopes stuffed with $1 and $2 notes, but he said that he wasn’t allowed to give them out “because they were recalled”.

I was disappointed, but before I could leave, he asked me if I wanted to buy some other notes...
These other notes turned out to be 8 1975 $50s, in EF/AU including one really nice HB prefix note, and two EFA prefix notes.

I also managed to score two 1975 $100 notes, and 8 circulated 1979 $20 notes.

So I won’t be getting any more $1s or $2s from this particular branch, but if they keep giving me nice $50s, I’ll be there every day of the week!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 18, 2021, 05:14:37 pm
March 18th finds:
More high denomination notes.

I picked up some more multicoloured notes today.  They’re not in the best shape, but they are still so much better looking than our current plastic money.

There seem to be a lot of $50 and $100 bills being turned in these days.

It’s interesting to find 2 letter prefix notes...they are at least 40 years old, because the triple letter prefix was introduced in 1981.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 19, 2021, 05:04:37 pm
March 19th finds:

3 more birds $100 notes from a friendly teller at my local bank.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 19, 2021, 08:21:29 pm
On March 17th, I struck a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow by getting 132 Journey banknotes from my local RBC branch and then I got a call from the local Scotiabank branch with 2 more Journey notes and a 1971 Multicoloured $10.  St. Patrick's day was kind to me.  I have attached images of these bills.  Please enjoy the pictures.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 19, 2021, 08:23:27 pm
Here is the picture of the 2nd group of Journey $20 with 2 Bird $20's.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 23, 2021, 08:28:31 pm
March 23rd finds:

One lonely multicoloured $100...
I’ll take it!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 24, 2021, 08:05:37 pm
I got a call from my local branch of RBC and I got the following collection of notes.  Enjoy the pictures.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 25, 2021, 06:43:30 pm
Finds for March 25th:
Another two letter prefix $100 note.  At least 46 years old.  And a journey 10 along with three nickel dollars.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 26, 2021, 05:27:46 pm
March 26th find:
A 1954 $1000 that has definitely seen better days.
I have to say that I am seeing fewer and fewer of these 1954 $1000 notes in the mutilated banknote piles at my banks.  9 out of 10 $1000 notes are the bird series notes.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 30, 2021, 06:37:57 pm
March 30th finds

Today, I got some interesting notes from two banks.

A trio of $2 bills; of course, I always take any I can find...One 1954, one nice 1986 and a pretty beat up 1974 note.  The 1974 note isn't much to look at...Until you inspect it closely.  It's a 2 digit radar note!

From bank number 2, I scored a 1969 $20, 4 x Birds $10s, a birds $5 ENA 1st prefix, a birds $20, a birds $100 and one pre security Journey $10.  A closer look at the birds $100 reveals that it is a replacement note!

It's too bad that the best two notes in this haul (The $2 radar note and the $100 replacement note) are stained and have writing all over them!  :(

They are still cool finds though!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 30, 2021, 06:41:08 pm
March 30th addendum:

This note is technically not a "find" rather, it is a "save".

My friend was going to cash this 1954 note in to the bank.  Rather than see this note shredded, I bought it.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 02, 2021, 07:50:05 am
April 1st finds:
I got home late last night and was too tired to post...
Better late than never!

The finds from one bank...a bunch of journey notes, some birds notes and 20 rolls of pennies.
Nothing too special, but when a teller goes out of their way to save stuff for you, it’s a good idea to accept it.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 03, 2021, 08:09:42 pm
A curious find:

I searched through the penny rolls as shown in the previous post.  Inside one of the rolls, I found this coin...
It looks like a delamination error.  The coin is tarnished, but I was wondering if this is just environmental damage...

Your thoughts are welcome...

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 06, 2021, 05:26:37 pm
April 5th find:

Nothing much today...
Just one birds $100...but the teller was kind enough to call me, so I bought it.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 07, 2021, 05:24:54 pm
April 7th finds:

One lonely multicoloured $100 note...
There isn’t much coming from the banks these days, and what is available are generally $50s and $100 notes.  Journey $50 and 100 notes are plentiful, and birds $100s are still common in the mutilated bank note piles.

Supplies of $1 and $2 notes have seemingly dried up.  We shall see what the future brings...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 16, 2021, 01:02:35 pm
April 16th finds:

After a long dry spell, one of my banks called up and said that a bunch of $100 notes came in.
I searched $3000 worth of multicolour and birds notes and decided to take these:

Two birds Replacements with hidden bpn, and three really nice 1975 $100s.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 19, 2021, 04:56:56 pm
April 19th finds:
More $100 notes...

All I seem to be getting from the banks these days are hundred dollar notes...but I’ll take them because it’s important to keep those teller contacts alive!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 22, 2021, 11:24:41 pm
April 22nd find:

I didn’t find this note at a bank, but I did win it in an auction.

A 1935 French $1...I have been searching for a long time to find one.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 23, 2021, 05:22:51 pm
April 23rd finds:

One of my teller contacts let me buy three 1975 $100s and five crispy journey $20s...
Not too special, but I can’t turn down a call from the bank!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on April 26, 2021, 09:47:58 pm
April 22nd find:

I didn’t find this note at a bank, but I did win it in an auction.

A 1935 French $1...I have been searching for a long time to find one.

Good job, Dean.  You could have told us you got it from a bank and would have probably fooled me given everything else you've hauled.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 28, 2021, 11:06:04 am
April 28th finds:
Nothing too special today, but I always try to save as many multicoloured notes as I can, especially if they are two letter prefix notes.
The HA $50 dates from 1975 for sure.
And I also picked up a birds $100 in decent shape.  (see picture)
Again, only high denomination notes in the haul.  I think tough economic times are forcing people to cash in their rainy day funds from the bottom of the sock drawer...

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 28, 2021, 05:10:43 pm
April 28th finds...part 2!

Today got even better when I got an email from one of my banks this afternoon telling me to come in and check out what they had received...

A huge treasure trove of notes, ranging from gem UNC condition down to ratty old spenders!

Best surprise of all was an uncirculated 1973 $1 test note and, if that wasn’t enough, an uncirculated birds $2 replacement note!

Wow...I am blown away at what people are depositing at face value...

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Hounddog on April 28, 2021, 07:42:51 pm
Some great looking notes in this lot. Congrats!!

Cheers, Bill
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 29, 2021, 08:01:07 pm
April 29th finds:

Today I got a chance to revisit a branch that I had picked up some notes from earlier in the week.
The teller said that she was going to send out the mutilated bills tomorrow and asked if I wanted to take a second look.

I managed to pick out ten Journey $20s this time around.

Enjoy!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 06, 2021, 02:51:58 pm
May 6th finds:

It’s been a few days since my teller contacts have reached out to me but today I got an email from one of them asking me to come in and check through some notes before they were sent out.

I searched through one bundle each of $100s, $50s, $20s, $10s and $5s and I noted that within those bundles of mutilated notes, most of them were polymers!

I saved the best of the lot...Granted, there wasn’t much in terms of older or rare notes, but along with some decent journey notes, I saved a 1975 $100 note with prefix JC and a short run journey $100 note, prefix BJZ.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 15, 2021, 02:46:53 pm
May 15th finds::

One of my banks offered me this little group of notes today.
Five Lawson/Bouey 1979 $20s, a nice 1975 $100 and journey $50, a nice birds $100 and an American $2.

Finds have been slower as of late and I was happy to accept these notes.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 18, 2021, 08:01:06 pm
May 18th finds: Yet another collection dump.

A teller contacted me today and said that I should drop by the branch because someone had turned in “a bunch of really crispy notes.”

I was not expecting this...

A *MR from 1973
Two consecutive *B/M modified $1 notes from 1954 AND two consecutive *B/M notes from 1967!
12 gem UNC consecutive 1973 $1.
5 regular serial number 1967 notes, (2 consecutive)
8 1867-1967 notes.
Three 1954 $1 notes.
A 1954 $2 in EF condition, (this was the lowest grade note in the lot!)
Seven 1974 $2...( two consecutive three letter prefix notes and five of them are 2 letter prefixes!)

I asked the teller to contact me right away if any more notes like this come in; she said she would...
According to the teller, “some older man” came in and deposited all of these notes.

I am blown away once again by what people are depositing at face value...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AlbertaGuy on May 21, 2021, 03:48:35 pm
Nice unc repeater from the atm today
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 22, 2021, 01:26:09 pm
May 22nd finds:

The teller at the bank where I got my finds on May 18th called me back and said that the same “older gentleman” deposited a few more “really crispy notes”.

This is what I picked up.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on May 22, 2021, 04:02:38 pm
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This is what I picked up.
-you're on another roll: congrats on such great FV pick ups!

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Nice unc repeater from the atm today
-looking good 'AlbertaGuy!'
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 10, 2021, 04:09:53 pm
June 10th finds:

Well, after over two weeks with absolutely no finds, I was beginning to think that the party was over…until I went into one of my regular banks and picked up these notes:

A birds $20, two 2001 $10 notes, one of which is an FDZ sheet replacement note signed by Knight & Thiessen and the other is also a replacement note from the FEC prefix!

The topper today was a birds $5 marked with whereswilly.com.

I entered the information and my hit was the first and only hit in the 18+ years since the person entered the bill into the system!  The bill originated in Hamilton and was first entered in February, 2003!

The hunt is back on…
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 11, 2021, 04:56:04 pm
June 11th finds:

When it rains, it pours!
I got a call from one of my banks today to come and see some “old banknotes that are in really nice condition” as the teller described them to me.

I was blown away by this lot…24 uncirculated multicoloured $1 notes, 16 of which are the BFC prefix.  The neat thing about these notes is that someone saved pairs of notes so the second last digit of the serial number is 0, 1, 2,3,…all the way to 9.

The other prefixes in this find are BCW (two of these) ACW (four of these, one of which has an ink smear that looks like it is from the original printing process) and ACJ (two of these).

I wonder why I am seeing so many uncirculated notes being turned in lately.  It is not a coincidence because this lot was picked up from a different bank than the other UNC notes that I have found.

I have a feeling that many collections are being emptied out as the pandemic rages on and some people have no choice but to cash in notes that they have held on to for decades for only face value.  On a more sinister note, I wonder if some of these notes were stolen from collections and then deposited?

It’s sad to think that these notes were once treasured by somebody and it makes my quest to rescue paper money from the banknote redemption process that much more important.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on June 12, 2021, 02:59:49 pm
-Great finds & thanks for keeping us posted.

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I have a feeling that many collections are being emptied out as the pandemic rages on and some people have no choice but to cash in notes that they have held on to for decades for only face value.

-I'm sure you right- in that these older series you're getting must be from collections or SDB or someone who was about to start a collection. It could also be a parent of a departed university student (spring clean up), a partner (etc) of someone who would never see them as collectible who's depositing them. To those who don't collect, "it's only money." 

Yesterday, I thought I'd try my luck with a friendly teller at my branch & asked if he had any banknotes returned (paper) recently and of course the answer was 'no.'  As I left, I was a bit shocked that one of the customer service reps overheard me & then offered to call me if she had anything come in.  I doubt it will actually materialize, but it was a nice gesture (the thought that counts). I'm still working on trying to get some of the staff to help out but its been an uphill battle with so many new staff (high turn-over rate).

And today, I took out 50 Tens and one was FFC 6666966 (near solid) & the other a repeater so I was pretty happy with that (as I can go months without anything).
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Snoman on June 13, 2021, 02:46:16 am

I was blown away by this lot…24 uncirculated multicoloured $1 notes, 16 of which are the BFC prefix.  The neat thing about these notes is that someone saved pairs of notes so the second last digit of the serial number is 0, 1, 2,3,…all the way to 9.


From experience I've learnt that when you see unc notes and they have a repeating skip pattern then its usually come from an estate settlement or some such divining up of the collection. In this case, the person doing the diving would divide up the pile by doling out two to each of the recipients of which I would guess there were 5 at this event.

I've seen this and had a few occasions where each of the recipients eventually came in after the settlement of a will and I was able to reconstitute the bundle or the run of notes.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 17, 2021, 07:07:04 am
June 16th finds…part 1

I managed to get a whole slew of notes from two banks.

The first bank yielded a wide assortment of notes; from 1954 modified all the way up to a couple of journey notes.  The highlights of this lot were several birds $2 in AU, two 1973 $1 replacement notes, a birthday note (1911983…January 19, 1983) and a 1954 $1000 note.

Of course, the $1000 note has two staple holes in it.  I have a feeling that tellers used to staple $1000 notes together when they were received to prevent losing them.  I have seen several $1000 notes that have been stapled and it is not common to see staple holes in other denominations.

Part 2 follows…
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 17, 2021, 07:14:28 am
June 16 finds part 2:

My pickup from the second bank of the day was less impressive but interesting in its own way.  The teller told me that the person who deposited the notes “didn’t even take them out of the plastic”.  Most of the notes are in clear plastic sleeves and this lot was most likely deposited by a collector who is paring down the lower grade “spenders “ out of his collection.

The highlight of this lot was a 1954 $5 note.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 25, 2021, 08:30:27 pm
June 25th finds:

My local bank did not disappoint me today.  My friendly teller not only gave me a “bunch of ones and twos” (in her words), but also said “I have a hundred rolls of pennies if you want them”.

I took 50 rolls of pennies with the notes and I also asked if she had any $10 notes.  In her register, the teller gave me six 2017 commemoratives, one of which is worn, but the other five are AU/UNC.  There was one nice 2013 polymer ten in the pile so I took it as well.

The teller promised to keep the other 25 rolls of pennies for my next visit.  I forgot how heavy they were!


The paper notes are spenders and I’d say that the highlight of this lot is the group of nice 2017 $10s.  One of the $1 notes had someone’s name written on it.  See my other topic “banknotes with a story” for my thoughts on that note…

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 29, 2021, 11:10:01 pm
June 29th finds:

Well, the banknote gods smiled on me today…
I braved a torrential downpour in a thunderstorm to travel to one of my banks and I was rewarded with 25 consecutive 1974 $2 notes.

They are absolutely stunning and they have the ARD prefix which was the second last prefix of these notes to be printed.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 09, 2021, 10:47:00 am
July 8th finds:

I returned to my local bank to retrieve the remaining penny rolls that the teller was saving for me and she surprised me with these additional bank notes.

Nothing too special, but I did get five nice birds $20s and a 1954 modified $10 as highlights of this lot.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 16, 2021, 05:33:27 pm
 July 16th finds:
A load of high denomination notes and a radar!

Well, the banknote gods smiled on me today.  I went to see one of my bank tellers and when I got to the branch, he said that “someone had just deposited a whole bunch of old $100s today”.

I searched through his entire stack of culls and pulled 17 multicoloured $100s, some birds 100s and a few journey $5s and $10s.  To top it off, he had six rolls of pennies too!  I turned down 15 more multicoloured $100s because they were torn and had writing on them.

The highlight of this lot is a 3 digit radar journey $5 in uncirculated condition.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 19, 2021, 09:59:28 pm
July 19th finds:
It’s raining $1 notes!

One of my regular banks called me today and the teller told me to come in and “check out this huge pile of one dollar bills that a customer just deposited”.

Well, I had to check it out and I was not disappointed!

The score consisted of 230 1973 $1 notes, 200 of which were consecutive, 14  x 1867-1967 centennial notes, 5 regular numbered centennial notes and 14 1954 modified $1 notes.

If that wasn’t enough, the teller also gave me a birds $1000 and a birds $20.

It’s hard to choose a highlight from this lot, but it would have to be the 200 consecutive notes.

The teller counted them by hand when she accepted them from the customer and then counted them by hand again when she gave them to me. That’s why the notes don’t have paper straps around them…the teller put the consecutive notes into an envelope instead!   She said that this “old guy” has been depositing a lot of old cash and that she had given me what he deposited during previous pick ups.  This might explain why I got so many uncirculated notes from this branch in the past.

The teller said that she would look out for this “old guy” and will call me again if he ever deposits more notes.

Needless to say, I thanked this teller with a nice Tim’s gift card…

I am once again blown away by what people are depositing to the banks…

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 23, 2021, 10:37:42 pm
July 19th finds:
It’s raining $1 notes!

One of my regular banks called me today and the teller told me to come in and “check out this huge pile of one dollar bills that a customer just deposited”.

Well, I had to check it out and I was not disappointed!

The score consisted of 230 1973 $1 notes, 200 of which were consecutive, 14  x 1867-1967 centennial notes, 5 regular numbered centennial notes and 14 1954 modified $1 notes.

If that wasn’t enough, the teller also gave me a birds $1000 and a birds $20.

It’s hard to choose a highlight from this lot, but it would have to be the 200 consecutive notes.

The teller counted them by hand when she accepted them from the customer and then counted them by hand again when she gave them to me. That’s why the notes don’t have paper straps around them…the teller put the consecutive notes into an envelope instead!   She said that this “old guy” has been depositing a lot of old cash and that she had given me what he deposited during previous pick ups.  This might explain why I got so many uncirculated notes from this branch in the past.

The teller said that she would look out for this “old guy” and will call me again if he ever deposits more notes.

Needless to say, I thanked this teller with a nice Tim’s gift card…

I am once again blown away by what people are depositing to the banks…

Enjoy!

Update: July 23rd…

I searched through the 200 consecutive notes, looking for the “small B” variety.  (Thanks to Cbeaulieu for the heads up!). Unfortunately, all of the serial numbers were the “big B” type, but I did find a BAX replacement note in the sequence!
I did not notice it when the teller was counting out the notes!

It is so cool that after 30 plus years, this replacement note is still in its original position in the bundle!
BFF 2546615 was the defective note.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 23, 2021, 10:46:48 pm
July 23rd find:

I stopped into my regular bank to withdraw some normal spending money and the nice teller showed me three 1975 $100 notes.  I took the best one and left the other two that were heavily soiled and worn.
It has some hard creases and I’ll bet that they were inflicted just recently by someone counting the notes prior to deposit.

It always made me cringe to watch people crumple brand new paper notes back in the day…  :-[

PS:  Yes, I still use cash! :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 26, 2021, 08:07:37 pm
July 26th finds:

I decided to stop in at a random bank while out running errands today.  The friendly teller offered me five birds $20 notes in AU condition and a pair of uncirculated journey $20s.

I also stopped by the post office and picked up my latest purchase…A $1 bank note sheet that I bought for a VERY reasonable price.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 27, 2021, 09:28:43 pm
July 27th finds:

The bank that yielded my finds on July 19th called me back today and the teller said that “the same old man from last week just deposited a bunch more $1s.”

I immediately went to the branch and picked up 198 $1 notes, most of which were uncirculated.

The interesting thing was that these notes were from the same brick as the 200 consecutive notes I found in the previous week.

All notes were from the BFF series (all “big B” type) but there were shorter runs of consecutive notes for a total of 198.

Curiously, there was one single note in the lot and one run that had a note missing (BFF2546000-2546076…note #2546075 was missing.)

An educated guess was that there was a replacement note where the missing note was in the original bundle that had been removed. 

As shown in a previous post, I did find a replacement note in one of the consecutively numbered bundles that came from the same brick as these notes.

I did not show every single note in this lot because I wanted to minimize handling of the paper but I did show the first and last notes of each run.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 27, 2021, 09:33:24 pm
July 19th and 27th $1 notes together again…398 of them!

A partial reunion of the brick…🤣
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 01, 2021, 04:33:29 pm
August 1st:

I went to the post office to pick up this note that I purchased for my collection today.  It’s a low numbered multicoloured $1 from the first ever brick of notes issued in 1973!

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 09, 2021, 08:37:04 pm
August 9th finds:

Today’s finds from one bank were a mixed bag; but there were some really nice notes in this lot including consecutive journey $5s and a really nice JA multicoloured $100 note.

I managed to score a $1000 birds note today and I have noticed that there are fewer of them in the cull piles at the banks lately.

There is one circulated BFF 1973 $1 note.  This is interesting because of my previous finds of large runs of consecutive BFF series notes.  Maybe I should start collecting $1 notes from the BFF prefix!  🤣

 Enjoy!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 26, 2021, 08:44:46 pm
August 26th finds:

After many days with no finds, a local bank surprised me with this nice little group of notes.

I was very pleased to pick up a 1937 $5, a nice 1979 $5, a 1954 modified $20 repeater note and a nice birds $2 as highlights of this lot.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 27, 2021, 02:34:00 pm
August 27th finds:

I paid a visit to one of my regular banks and managed to rescue a bunch of notes and $8.50 in penny rolls!

Highlights of this lot include nine consecutive journey $50s…(remember when these notes were as common as sand?), a nice group of pre security journey $10s, some nicer birds $20s and $100.

The notes are still out there…you just have to go out and get them!

Happy hunting!

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 31, 2021, 04:38:37 pm
August 31st finds:

I dropped by one of my regular banks today and the teller said that she only had a few things.

I scored four nickel dollars, three fifty cent pieces and a 2017 $10.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 02, 2021, 11:36:37 pm
September 2nd finds:

One of my banks called me and said that there was a load of old notes that had come in today.  When I went in to pick them up, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and variety of this haul.  It appears to be a collection dump because there were:

114x 1973 $1s in EF to UNC condition, 52 birds $2s in the same condition, a journey $20, a 1969 $20, two modified 1954 $20 and three 1937 $20s!

Highlights of this lot in my opinion are the 1937 $20s, and the ten EAK prefix $1 notes which are lithographed back notes in the 3-4 million number range.  Also interesting is the 1937 $20 with a date stamp of January 6th, 1956 which is after the 1954 modified portrait notes were released into circulation. 
This goes to show you that notes from previous series endured in circulation long after a new series was introduced.  It must have been an interesting time to be checking your change…one could find devil face notes, 1937 notes and maybe the occasional 1935 series note in circulation back in the mid 1950’s!

My theory is that somebody put away a few notes here and there when they got crispy money from the bank.  Maybe someone socked away a few of the older series notes when they got one from the bank or in change.  Who really knows?  But it is fascinating to think about the reasons why these bank note have survived this long…

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 13, 2021, 10:34:53 pm
September 13th finds:

Lots and lots of $100 notes, a nice $1000 and $2s galore!
All came from one bank.  Highlights of this lot include a journey $100 3 digit radar, short run journey $100 prefixes EJZ and BJZ, consecutive runs of journey $100s and a nice birds $1000.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 28, 2021, 08:47:13 pm
September 26th find:  a collection purchase!

I managed to acquire this small collection over the weekend.  The lady was going to cash most of the paper money and coins in at the bank!

While I was looking at the notes, she brought out more coins and I ended up buying everything!

This haul includes Canadian and US silver, US clad half dollars and red seal $2 notes, Canadian nickel 50 cent and $1 coins, RCM specimen sets from 1998 and 99the 1998 90th anniversary proof coin set, a millennium quarter set, centennial $1 notes, birds $2 notes and 1973 $1s, US buffalo nickels, a large US cent, Canadian cents both small and large, tombac nickels, George V nickels, 12 sided nickels, a Newfoundland cent and 1937 bank of Canada notes.

Perhaps the highlight of the lot is a complete cent collection that includes the 1923 and 1925 cents!…Somebody even wrote prices beside these two cents in the album…

There is even a coin set from 1973 but the quarter is missing…I’ll bet it was a large bust!

Oh well, you can’t win them all, eh?

Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 28, 2021, 08:53:07 pm
September 28th find:

Loads of 1954 $1s!

I barely recovered from my weekend collection purchase, but I decided to drop in to one of my banks and they surprised me with 31 1954 modified $1 notes!

Enjoy!
Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on October 01, 2021, 04:32:07 pm
October 1st finds:  Another collection dump!

Well, this is the best lot I have gotten from a bank in a long time!

My eyes widened when I saw all of the nice birds notes, centennials and crispy new 1979 $5s…but my jaw hit the floor when the 1937 $2s came out and a circulated EXA $1 test note!


It is surely a collection dump…One does not find random 1937 notes in that condition in the mutilated pile of a bank!

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on October 20, 2021, 09:35:40 pm
Not a face value find, but I did purchase these two awesome notes for my collection…

A 1937 $5 with handwriting

A low number 1969 $20 from the first ever brick!

I now own a multicoloured $1 and $20 from the very first batch of those notes ever released.

Enjoy!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on October 25, 2021, 07:18:03 pm
October 25th find…I hit the jackpot again…

I managed to score this nice lot of banknotes and two rolls each of the insulin toonies and Klondike loonies.

When I searched through the mutilated pile, there were some really nice 1975 $100s, a bunch of journey $5s in nice condition as well as some nice journey $10s, among other things.

I decided to take a pair of circulated, but consecutive journey $10s, FDT prefix notes.  Then I turned them over, one of the notes had the manuscript signature of Gordon Thiessen, former Governor of the Bank of Canada, written on it!

If that weren’t enough, I also found a Knight Thiessen FDZ journey $10 sheet replacement note in Choice UNC!

I think that someone dumped another collection…how else could an autographed banknote and a perfect replacement note have ended up in the mutilated pile at the bank?

It is amazing that so many people just deposit notes without at least searching stuff up on Google.  This makes me fear for my own collection once I am gone...

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on October 26, 2021, 08:02:31 pm
October 26th finds:

Another day, another collection dump…

Today, another one of my teller contacts and told me that she had a bunch of really nice $1 notes.

I picked up 28 uncirculated 1973 $1s and a couple of 1971 $10s in really nice shape!

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AlbertaGuy on October 28, 2021, 04:21:02 pm
I want to be Dean.   ;)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: docstrange on October 28, 2021, 06:41:00 pm
 :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Mike67 on October 28, 2021, 07:18:12 pm
I want to be Dean.   ;)

Me too !!!  :D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on November 12, 2021, 05:21:52 pm
November 12th finds…part 1

I had calls from two banks today.  The first haul must have been a collection dump because most of the notes are crisp uncirculated.  The only exception ws one note that is EF but it is almost a radar…only off by two notes!

I did notice that on the triple letter prefix Lawson signed notes in the AAY series, the first A prefix letter is clearly smaller than the second A. Is this noteworthy?  I have not seen a “small A” variety reported in the Charlton Catalogue.

Part 2 to follow.

Enjoy the pictures!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on November 12, 2021, 05:56:15 pm
November 12th finds part 2…

Well, the second bank provided me with another motherlode of notes, spanning several series and a whole range of condition.

The highlights of this haul were:

A devil’s face $1 signed by Coyne & Towers
A nice birds $1000 note
A birds $20 replacement note AIX with serifs
A centennial $1 N/O series asterisk note
A birds $5 ANH signed by Bonin & Thiessen
Several 1954 notes in very nice shape, a couple of them in UNC
And an unfortunate $1 note covered in packing tape.  Why do people do this to perfectly good bills?
I am barely taking this all in.

Happy hunting…the notes are out there! 

Enjoy the pictures,

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on November 15, 2021, 05:17:36 pm
November 15th finds:

Today, I stopped by a branch that I had not visited in months…the friendly teller gave me these notes
Nothing too special today; a nicer journey $20 was the highlight of this lot.
Of note are the two destroyed $1 bills.  These are probably “friendship notes” which are torn in half and kept between friends.

One of the notes has been taped back together while The other one is missing the other half…or they could be plain old torn up notes.  Who knows?

You have to take the good with the bad, I guess!😂

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on November 21, 2021, 10:11:15 am
November 21st finds…
Party like it’s 1967!

Yesterday, the friendly teller at one of my banks gave me twelve 1867-1967 Centennial notes.
I think that they came in as UNC, but got banged up in the mutilated pile…  :'(

Most tellers use an envelope to store mutilated bank notes and then they save them up before a final accounting is done in the cash cage. 

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on November 22, 2021, 08:51:29 pm
November 22nd finds:

A friendly teller left me a message today, advising me that she had some “really crisp bills”.
This lot consisted of several nice bird series $50s, $20s and even three twos!
Some nice runs of consecutively numbered journey $10s and $20s were up for grabs too!

I seem to be finding a lot of journey $10s these days, particularly pre security $10s…FDT prefix.  I think that everyone put these notes aside back in the day and they are being turned in now.

The highlight of this haul is the consecutive runs of pre security strip journey $10s and a $2 birds EBX replacement note…with the corner ripped off of it!  🤬

ADDENDUM November 23rd:  On closer inspection, the consecutive BEY journey $10s are printed in 2004... ???

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 06, 2021, 10:10:30 pm
December 6th finds:

One of my teller contacts had seven 1973 $1s in AU condition waiting for me today.

It’s always nice to get more of these $1 notes!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 09, 2021, 11:00:04 pm
December 9th finds:

Multicolour bonanza!

I went to one of my regular banks to do other business and I saw my teller contact.  He called me over to the cash cage and let me look through the mutilated pile.

I pulled out a bunch of multicoloured notes, a consecutive pair of journey $5s, a bird $5 and a birds $50 with a low-ish serial number.

Overall a good haul…especially seeing a 1972 $5!  They are few and far between.
I felt like a time traveller as I watched the teller count these vintage notes in front of me.  😄

Oh, I also picked up $21 in customer wrapped penny rolls…I wonder what lies inside?

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: slackjack on December 10, 2021, 12:03:31 am
Hello Dean!
I have to say thank you for all thoses nices photos ??? since the beganning of your post,
may i ask, do you keep all thoses bills or you return to the banks the ones you dont likes,
i am suprised of yours olds bills findings in 2021,
PLS do continue to post oldies, im sure im not alone, very nice,
thanks again, :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 20, 2021, 08:51:25 pm


may i ask, do you keep all thoses bills or you return to the banks the ones you dont likes

Hello slackjack,

I keep some of what I find and sell the rest.  Occasionally, I might return the odd note if I don’t sell it, but I keep all multicolour series and earlier notes.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 22, 2021, 08:18:05 pm
December 22nd:  Possibly the biggest haul of my life...

Last week, a contact of mine from the East Coast sent me a frantic message.  He said that when he went to the bank to pick up a few boxes of coins for coin roll hunting that the head teller told him that "an old lady just came in and deposited $60,000 in old bank notes."

When I asked him what there was, he said "all sorts of notes; and there is a run of 50 x 1954 $1000s that has never been circulated!"

Well, that was it; I asked my contact to buy as much as he could.  The transactions took place over two days and I was able to score some of the old lady's hoard.

Highlights include:

21 x consecutive Lawson-Bouey 1954 $1000 notes plus one single UNC 1954 $1000
(My contact actually purchased 32 out of the 50 available notes and I bought 22 of them from him.)

1937 $1s, 5, 10 and $20
A whole bunch of multicoloured and 1954 series $1s, $2s, $5s, $10s $20s $50s and $100s; many of which are in high grades,
A high grade 1972 *SB asterisk note and a circulated *HB asterisk $50
An ADX Birds replacement $10
A circulated birds $5 3 digit radar
and a circulated 1954 $1 with no serial numbers.  The note is in heavily circulated condition but the microprinting on the background is still there.  **I am fully aware that these errors can be faked**

*Full disclosure*  I did not find this hoard myself and I did pay my contact a "finder's fee" for saving these notes from the shredder.


Enjoy,
Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 22, 2021, 08:39:29 pm
 A closer look at some of the gems from the mega hoard.   :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on December 23, 2021, 02:05:49 pm
December 23rd finds:

Well, this find is nowhere near the mega score I published yesterday, but today, a friendly teller at my local bank gave me five circulated birds $2 notes.

Back to reality!   :D

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 10, 2022, 05:19:31 pm
January 10th finds:

I picked up 22 uncirculated 1973 $1s from the bank today.
No repeated prefixes in this lot makes me think that somebody deposited a collection.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on January 24, 2022, 06:18:13 pm
January 24th 2022 finds:
Slim pickings…

Today, the friendly teller at my local bank gave me a 1975 $100, journey $10 and a roll of pennies.

I’m always grateful for whatever I can save from destruction at the banks but I have noticed that the volume of paper money at my regular banks has decreased significantly and of the paper notes, the majority of mutilated notes are birds and journey &50s and $100s.

Enjoy,

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 01, 2022, 04:52:23 pm
February 1st 2022 finds:

Well, this month got off to a good start.  I had to go to the bank today, and usually the beginning of the month is a bad time to do in person banking because all of the seniors deposit their pension cheques.

Well, I had to stand in line for half an hour.  The person in front of me was an elderly woman and when it was her turn at the teller, took out an envelope and asked whether she could “turn in these old bills”.

When it was my turn, I asked my teller if I could buy all of the notes that the old lady had just turned in.  So, the teller reached over and told the other teller that she was going to sell the notes to me!  So I ended up with 81 birds $2s and a single birds $5.

Of note were three AUG and two AUJ prefix notes.  Unfortunately, they are all signed Crow/Bouey.
There are also numerous $2s in the BB..series, none of which have mismatched “large and small B”.
If I had to choose a highlight of this lot, it would be the BBP note with “small Bs”

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 02, 2022, 01:27:23 pm
February 2nd 2022
Today, I welcomed the newest addition to my collection.  I purchased five consecutive 1937 $1s.
They are absolutely stunning!  They are as crisp and clean as the day they were printed.
Why doesn’t the Bank of Canada put more traditional elements into today’s banknotes?  Why does everything have to be sleek and modern?

Enjoy,
Dean.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 02, 2022, 01:44:57 pm
Feb 1st unexpected find:

My friend offered me this lot of banknotes that she said she found in a folder when cleaning out her mother’s house.
I bought them, of course.  I paid over face value for this lot because it was the right thing to do.

Highlights of this lot include:
A 1973 $1 asterisk note *AA
19 consecutive centennial notes 1867-1967
Some regular serial numbered centennial notes.

Enjoy!
Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 07, 2022, 06:45:09 pm
Feb 7th 2022 finds:
One of my regular banks had a few notes for me today.  Of course, I couldn’t turn them down!
Not much in terms of quantity, but there were a couple of nice journey $10s (the BTF $10 is dated 2005) a nice birds $10 and a nice birds $2.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 08, 2022, 07:15:17 pm
February 1st 2022 finds:
With
Well this month got off to a good start.  I had to go to the bank today, and usually the beginning of the month is a bad time to do in person banking because all of the seniors deposit their pension cheques.

Well, I had to stand in line for half an hour.  The person in front of me was an elderly woman and when it was her turn at the teller, took out an envelope and asked whether she could “turn in these old bills”.

When it was my turn, I asked my teller if I could buy all of the notes that the old lady had just turned in.  So, the teller reached over and told the other teller that she was going to sell the notes to me!  So I ended up with 81 birds $2s and a single birds $5.

Of note were three AUG and two AUJ prefix notes.  Unfortunately, they are all signed Crow/Bouey.
There are also numerous $2s in the BB..series, none of which have mismatched “large and small B”.
If I had to choose a highlight of this lot, it would be the BBP note with “small Bs”

Enjoy!
Dean

Feb 1st $2 close up photos for Claude…
Prefix BG- as requested.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 08, 2022, 07:26:38 pm
Feb 8th finds:

I got really lucky today.  One of my branches that doesn’t usually have many finds came through for me.  I picked up 52 x 1973 $1s, most of which are uncirculated.
I got 8 x 1974 $2s, two of which are uncirculated, and 43 x 1986 $2s, the majority of which are uncirculated.
Also in this lot is a nice birds $50, a nice journey $5, a journey $100 with prefix BJZ, (short run), two 1972 $5s, a birds $10 and a birds AIX $20 and ARX $2 replacement notes.

I will show the pictures in multiple posts this time, so I apologise in advance! :D

First up…the $1 notes.

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 08, 2022, 07:31:53 pm
Feb 8th finds continued…
The $2 notes…For Claude!
 ;)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 08, 2022, 07:33:05 pm
Feb 8th…more $2s…
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 08, 2022, 07:36:12 pm
Feb 8th…
I found it interesting that one of the 1974 $2 notes was cut out of register.  I enjoy finding notes like this!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 09, 2022, 07:47:56 pm
Feb 9th find:

I stopped by one of my banks today.  They didn’t have much, only a few tattered polymer notes and two paper journey $50s.  I ended up taking the better of the two notes and it happens to be a short run AHR prefix note.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 15, 2022, 09:09:28 pm
Feb 15th find:
Not what you might expect…
My banks have been running dry with respect to paper money finds but on a routine withdrawal from a bank machine, I managed to score this well circulated polymer $20 note with a misaligned digit.
Not too exciting for most collectors, but someone out there might enjoy seeing it.

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 17, 2022, 05:38:50 pm
Feb 17th finds:

I have hit a bit of a dry spell with my note hunts.  A few of my reliable tellers have received promotions or have moved branches.

So I have had to begin scouting out new bank branches.  9 times out of 10, I get nothing but I stopped by a new branch today, fully expecting nothing.  I made a regular cash withdrawal and asked for old notes or coins.  The teller advised me that they ship out mutilated notes on Thursdays so I figured I just missed another motherlode.

It was then that I noticed the business teller line had nobody waiting so I asked this person if he had any old notes.  He went into the vault and came back with two 1975 $100 notes.  They are heavily circulated, but I bought them anyway because this person was a new contact and I didn’t want him to think that I was wasting his time.

The best part is that he gave me his business card and promised to email me if any more stuff comes in.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on February 26, 2022, 08:35:50 pm
February 26th finds:

My search for new bank contacts continues…

I managed to make another contact today at an RBC branch.

This teller was nice enough to retrieve some mutilated notes from the vault.  He was genuinely surprised that anybody scrounges for notes and coins from the bank.  He asked me how I do it and I told him that I have been collecting since I was a little kid and that my first finds as an 8 year old beginning collector came from a friendly bank teller.

In addition to these two 1975 $100s, were a handful of bird $50s and a few birds $100s, all in very poor condition.

I bought these two $100s so I could establish a relationship.  They have no premium over face value, but I got the teller’s contact information and he said that he would contact me if any old notes or coins came in.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 12, 2022, 03:24:18 pm
March 12 finds:
I tried going to a couple of new bank branches today. 
Both banks paid out!

Bank #1 gave me two rolls of pennies…not much of a score, but this was a Scotiabank branch and I have never received anything from Scotiabank, ever.

Bank #2:  RBC…The teller let me look through two envelopes of mutilated notes.  There were lots of journey $5s, $10s and $20s, but they were really dirty ragged and truly unfit for circulation.  I picked the two best $5s; a journey and a birds note.

I saw the high number on the journey $5 and took it on the hope that it might be a replacement note but it is not.

Oh well, it’s all part of the fun!

Update March 14th 2022:  The two rolls of pennies I picked up are both entire rolls of 1967 centennial cents!

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 14, 2022, 11:22:48 pm
March 14th finds:
Diamonds in the rough?

I managed to score a big pile of notes today.  Unfortunately, most of them are low grade “spenders” but there are some diamonds in the rough.  Can you spot them? :)

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 14, 2022, 11:25:47 pm
March 14th finds continued…More diamonds to be found?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 15, 2022, 08:32:23 pm
Just like Dean, I have been asking my local branches for paper banknotes and I got a call on March 4 from the RBC branch in Almonte, Ontario that the following notes were deposited.  I was amazed to get 7 UNC 1867 - 1967 $1 banknotes as well as Bird $5 with a HNA prefix and an UNC Journey $5 with a heavy 8 imprint.  I also took a the rest of their Journey Notes as you never know that you might come across a replacement note.  Enjoy the pictures and if you are interested in any notes, please PM me. 
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 15, 2022, 08:47:21 pm
I got another call on March 12th from the Royal Bank branch in Carleton Place, Ontario where I picked up a number of Bird banknotes and a Journey banknote.  Apparently, the teller told me that an older gentleman brought these notes and he has been keeping since the 1990's.  Many of the notes are of prefixes which started the Bird $50 and $100 especially a number of AJN notes.  There was one UNC $50 note with the prefix EHT.  The Journey note is interesting but it is not a replacement note but pretty close to the top of the range.  Anyways, if anyone is interested in these notes please PM me.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 16, 2022, 11:25:38 am
March 16th finds:
Time to party like it's 1937!

I received a call from one of my branches today.  The teller said "you should come to the branch; somebody just deposited a bunch of really old bills". 

This is what I got:

a bunch of 1937 $10s, $20s and a $1, plus some 1954 modified $1s and $2s dating from the early 1970s.

Interestingly, there is writing on the back of some of the 1954 notes and a "paid" stamp on one of the 1937 $10s.

I will comment on these notes in my other thread "Banknotes with a story..."

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 18, 2022, 03:00:25 pm
March 18th finds:

A slow day at the bank today…A friendly teller gave me one lonely journey $5, but you should never turn down notes from a new contact.

The numbers are a bit smudged, but not enough to matter.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 24, 2022, 09:32:20 pm
March 24th finds:
As one door closes, another one opens.

Today, I returned to a branch that has given me a lot of great banknotes.  The teller who used to give me the old notes has since been promoted and I was forced to start from scratch.  Fortunately, the remaining tellers remembered who I was and they allowed me to buy some mutilated notes with the promise of ontacting me when they get more.

My haul today includes some journey $10s, with and without the security strip, a birds $50 and seven 2002 dated 50 cent pieces.

The highlight of this lot is a “broken ladder” serial number FEB 7658432

Enjoy,

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: whitenite on March 25, 2022, 05:43:03 pm
Here are my finds from March 19 where the Journey $50 note is in AU shape and the rest of have seen some circulation.  Enjoy the pictures.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on March 29, 2022, 09:14:07 pm
March 29th finds:
You can't save them all...

I went to a branch that I hadn't visited in a couple of months.  The friendly teller let me look through the mutilated notes and this time, there wasn't much to look at.  There were a lot of really bad polymer notes, many journey $20s in bad condition, a few journey $50s, $5s and $10s and even five $1000 notes.

Of the $1000 notes, there was one 1954 Modified Lawson Bouey signed note in really bad shape and torn and four Birds $1000s, again in VG/F at best.
As much as it pained me to turn away these $1000 notes, I couldn't justify taking them.

I did manage to salvage one journey $50 in decent shape because it has a cool serial number, almost a radar AHM0888887 (with a small tear) and one American $2!

Oh well, I guess something is better than nothing, right?

Enjoy,
Dean


Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 02, 2022, 01:23:10 pm
April 2nd finds:

2 banks, 2 scores!

I went to 2 banks today and I managed to pick up a few paper notes.

Bank #1:  The teller was nice enough to retrieve $350 worth of old journey & birds notes from the safe.  I bought them all since I did not know him and he was nice enough to go out of his way for me.

This haul included
1 birds $100, 2 birds $50s (one in terrible shape that will be going back to the bank), five journey $20s, four journey $10s and 2 journey $5s*
 
Originally, the teller had given me 5 x journey $10s, one without the security strip, prefix FEE.  On closer inspection, it turned out to be a counterfeit note!  The ink was runny and it had water stains where the ink had come off.  This is a note of caution to all bank note hunters to be on the alert for fake notes when you are picking up bank notes...Even the tellers at the bank are fooled!

When I told the teller that the $10 note was fake, he immediately exchanged it for 2 x journey $5s.

Bank #2:  This was a BMO...I don't even have an account with them, but I thought I'd go in cold and ask.  Well, it paid off this time because the teller gave me one birds $100 and a worn 1954 $20!

While today's finds aren't really special, it just goes to show you that the notes are still out there, if you're willing to look for them.

If you look closely at the birds $100s, does anybody else notice a change in the intensity of the brown ink between the AJ- and BJ- series?  The later Birds $100s seem more heavily inked than the earlier ones.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 09, 2022, 01:51:37 pm
April 9th finds:

Another diamond in the rough.

I went to one bank today and they offered me some paper money.  The teller tried to talk me out of taking them because she said they are "in really bad shape".  She was correct; most of them are truly worthy of the shredder, but there was one decent birds $2 and a Coyne-Towers signed 1954 Devil's face $10 changeover note, series E/D.

You never know what's hiding in these mutilated bank note piles...

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 14, 2022, 12:37:11 am
April 13th find:

No vintage notes today, but I scored a 4 digit radar note from a cash withdrawal today.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 16, 2022, 11:13:20 am
April 15th finds:

The finds from my banks have been drying up, but it seems like the finds are beginning to pour out of the ATM!
I got a 2017 commemorative $10 in nice shape, FTH and FTN short run 2013 series $10s and a polymer $100 replacement note!

When one door closes, another one always opens…

The question is: are polymer notes worth keeping?

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on April 16, 2022, 03:41:34 pm
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The question is: are polymer notes worth keeping?


- I think that they have to be in pretty good condition to keep unless ultra rare: like the Macklem-Carney FTH $10 (though Charlton nor the price panel seem to think so but only 13 notes reported), the BSW $20, the AMK $50 & the EKZ $100. Even the EKY $100, the M-C GHD $50 (change-over) & the W-P FVP $20 (change-over) are all tough & would be nice to have in VF to AU.

I think the CDF Commemorative & the Wilkins-Poloz FFE $10 will be good to keep in UNC (& its likely the high IND $5 with the Wilkins-Macklem signature) are going to be keepers too. Then any special serial numbers are nice (polymer or not).

You have had some amazing hauls Dean (especially those 37's and DF's). I know I would be pretty happy if I had a fraction of what you've recovered. It doesn't really matter how nice I ask they always look at me like I've just asked whether I can have a sleep-over in their vault (& it just ain't going to happen). In fact, the nice guy who let me go through their damaged pouch ONCE -I have never seen there again!  :'(
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 25, 2022, 09:03:03 pm
April 25th find:

I seem to be getting more finds from the ATM these days rather than the mutilated note piles, but today, I got another polymer $100 sheet replacement note EKW2190381.

Unfortunately, it has a torn corner plus staple holes and wear, so it unlikely to command a premium.  Too bad, because it is one of the last replacement notes...

If anybody is interested in it for face value plus postage, please let me know ASAP or it will be returned to circulation.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on April 26, 2022, 08:31:09 pm
April 26th finds (from the ATM)

Well, another day brings more polymer finds from the ATM.
Once again, these notes are circulated and will most likely be thrown back into circulation unless someone on the forum wants them.

FWW 2425563   A 2015 Historic Reign Commemorative $20 short run prefix.  (Tear in the lower right hand corner).

BSG 3986398 A 4 digit cycle repeater (ink has rubbed off in spots and you can see the polymer substrate).

If you are interested in these notes for face value plus $3 for regular mail, please let me know ASAP.

Boy, I'd really like to start finding PAPER notes again... ;)


Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 07, 2022, 05:28:19 pm
May 7th finds:

Pickings have been slim for me lately; I’ve had to venture further afield to find notes and coins, often turning up empty.

Today’s finds come courtesy of a Scotiabank.  It’s worthy to note that I have never been lucky with asking for old notes at Scotiabank branches but lately, they are the only ones paying out!

Not much today, just a few bucks in pennies, three nickel dollars (one has been holed), a ten pence coin from the UK and a raggedy old beaten up Macklem Carney HBG polymer $5, ready for the shredder.

A find is a find, and I’ll take anything the banks want to give me!

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 18, 2022, 12:59:41 am
May 17th finds:

The drought continues…

The banks have nothing to give me lately.  I did get some ragged changeover prefixes in a regular cash withdrawal from the ATM, but nothing to write home about.

The FFE changeover is also a birthday note, July 11 1953.  If anybody wants it, please send me a PM.

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on May 19, 2022, 03:07:17 pm
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I did get some ragged changeover prefixes in a regular cash withdrawal from the ATM, but nothing to write home about.

- yeah, those change-overs are (unfortunately) on the bulk side of the equation (ie: not tough). 
For IND $5 you need above 8,982,000
For FFE $10 you need below 0,854,999
Not sure about the HCM or FTN as they're a fairly common 50/50 type change-over we see all the time.

Better luck next time...
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 21, 2022, 11:08:39 pm
May 21st finds:

Another collection dump!

Well, after weeks of finding next to nothing, I have found another collection dump.

It looks like someone had a favourite $1 prefix because there are a lot of AB two lettered notes, all circulated.

1973 $1s and birds $2s are nice, but 1937 notes are nicer!   ;D

Enjoy!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on May 22, 2022, 08:42:55 am
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It looks like someone had a favourite $1 prefix because there are a lot of AB two lettered notes, all circulated.

Probably inherited the 37's & then started collecting when he/she got a few nice AB $1.00.

Good thing they found a new home. 

Thanks for sharing @Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 22, 2022, 02:47:02 pm
Probably inherited the 37's 


It's astonishing to think that someone inherited the 1937 notes, and the only thought they had was "I just got $38...but the bills are old, and nobody will accept them at the store, so I'll deposit them at the bank."

It's a sad reality that most people just don't care about vintage currency; they see it as "just money" and treat it like yesterday's newspaper.   :'(
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 24, 2022, 11:08:21 pm
May 24th finds:

I stopped in at one of my regular banks today and the teller let me look through the mutilated notes.

I got some decent paper this time, but all more recent issued birds and journey notes.

This haul included:

Seven journey $20s in decent shape,

Two birds $100s,

Four journey $100s…one almost radar BKD 9080808, and one sheet replacement note EJP 9916088 as well as a short run BJZ prefix note.

And three journey $10s…one of which has a discrepancy in the font of the left and right serial numbers, BFN 8439122.  The left side appears to be more heavily inked than the right side and the right side is raised compared to the left side.

What could have caused this?  My guess is that there was a slight bit of friction between the sheets when the numbers were wet, but it could also be that the rollers for the right hand serial number were more heavily inked than those for the left side.

I’d like to hear your thoughts…

Anyway, enjoy the pics and if any of you are interested in these notes, send me a message ASAP because I sell them rather quickly.

Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on May 29, 2022, 08:51:15 am
May 28th find:

One lonely birds $100 note.

Lately, there has not been much paper money available from the banks but what is available is in primarily $50s and $100s.

There are more notes out there; you just never know when they will come in!

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 04, 2022, 09:07:08 am
June 3rd purchase:

I purchased the following lots of notes and stamps from an online auction for a reasonable sum.

Eight devil face $1s A/A to H/A…all Coyne Towers signed.  One note has an interesting date stamp on it.  I’ll comment separately on my other thread about that!

A 1937 $1…and

A group of British Empire stamps


Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 04, 2022, 09:09:35 am
June 4th find:

Just returned from the bank machine…I got this 2013 FTH changeover note, Macklem Poloz.

Is it worth keeping?

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on June 04, 2022, 12:45:43 pm
Nice lot of Devil's Face Dean.

I don't think your FTH (Macklem-Poloz) has any premium as it is the change-over with 837 notes have been reported.  Not overly common but not too hard to find either.  It would have to be UNC for any premium.

Here's a link to the Macklem Carney FTH (13 reported in the SNDB) but Charlton hasn't acknowledged its scarcity for some unknown reason. BV's have remained unchanged since this series ended in 2018.

https://cdnpapermoney.com/index.php?topic=15862.0 (https://cdnpapermoney.com/index.php?topic=15862.0)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 04, 2022, 05:46:27 pm
Hi collectors,
It was around 6 months ago I ask to the cashierto keep all notes before polymer series.She said no problem.Every weeks she have some.

Ordinarily I found nothings special.The last 3 weeks I found some notes special.
This one nothings special except many 100$.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 04, 2022, 06:00:32 pm
Hi,
She take me out 97x5$ journey and this is what I found.If you take a look on the first 5$ I remark where the security strip is at the left and on the right it miss the blue color?On the HPT we can see a ''black ink of the armoirial''and the last one it's HAF prefix.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 04, 2022, 06:04:48 pm
Hi again,
This one is only 10$,20$ and 100$.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 04, 2022, 06:09:49 pm
Hi,
In the last post I found a 20$ALZ incomplete prefix and also the same for the 100$ BKG and BJZ.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 04, 2022, 06:19:09 pm
Hi,
In this one she take me out 166x1$ 1973 and for a surprise I found a 1$ with two small ''B''variety it's the second I found.For the 100$ it's a radar.With the 97x5$ journey a other surprise it's a mismathed serial number.
I would like to share with my discovery.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 04, 2022, 06:55:40 pm
Hi,
In this one she take me out 166x1$ 1973 and for a surprise I found a 1$ with two small ''B''variety it's the second I found.For the 100$ it's a radar.With the 97x5$ journey a other surprise it's a mismathed serial number.
I would like to share with my discovery.
Claude

Hi Claude,

I will buy $1 and $2 notes…Did you give back the other $1s?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Archey80 on June 04, 2022, 09:59:37 pm
I’d be interested in the $5 mismatch if your selling.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on June 05, 2022, 09:35:16 am
Claude, the mismatched serial # on the $5 is an amazing find!

I bought an ALZ $20 as they are tough to find in high grade. Nice to see you got some other tough prefixes (like HAF).  Not sure about the security strip as we've seen a lot of post-production damage on those. You should seek somebody's (like LCS) opinion, or take it to a show & see what other say when inspecting it in person.

Interesting scores. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 06, 2022, 07:19:35 pm
June 6th finds:  Paper money plus some polymer finds too!

Today I went to one of my regular banks to make a cash withdrawal.  I asked my teller contact if she had any paper money; I was allowed to look through a pile of $5000 $100 and $50 notes.  Lots of journey $100s in nice shape, but of course, I didn't have time to look for SNR and sheet replacements!

From the paper money, I grabbed a pair of consecutive birds $50s that looked recently crumpled... :'(

a birds $100 with an interesting serial number but in not so great condition and a journey $100.

My most interesting finds came from my "regular" cash withdrawal, which was NOT from the ATM, but from the teller's drawer in the cash cage!

I received a 2017 commemorative $10 CDF prefix note, a 2013 $10 FTN Wilkins-Poloz changeover prefix note and a polymer $100 with a neat serial number FKE 0600066.

If anybody would like any of my finds from today's haul, please send me a message ASAP.  (The CDF commemorative note is not for sale though).

Enjoy!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 07, 2022, 04:50:09 pm
June 7th finds:

Things seem to be heating up again…

Today, I received two $1000 notes and five birds $2s.

They are circulated, but the teller saved them specifically for me so I felt obliged to take them.

Notice the old school practice of someone writing their bank account number on the note, just in case the teller made a mistake…🤣🤣😀🤣🤣

If anybody would like to save one or both of these $1000s from the shredder or just needs one as filler for their collection until a better one comes along, please send me a PM as soon as possible...For sale at face value plus the cost of shipping.



Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 07, 2022, 06:17:47 pm


If anybody would like to save one or both of these $1000s from the shredder or just needs one as filler for their collection until a better one comes along, please send me a PM as soon as possible...For sale at face value plus the cost of shipping.

And just like that, the $1000 notes have been claimed!

Thank you for your interest!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 09, 2022, 08:40:31 pm
Hi,

This is what she received at the bank this week.On the right side the B of the prefix BKC have a litle ink stain.They are all in good shape and many are in sequence.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 11, 2022, 12:26:37 pm
June 11th finds:

I picked up a larger group of notes today, not much to report, but there are still some nice notes in the pile including:

A 1991 $20 AIX replacement
Three consecutive birds $100s
Some nicer multicoloured $100s
FHM birds $50 changeover notes
An EJZ journey $100 short run note
And more!

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 13, 2022, 04:53:43 pm
June 13th finds:

I stopped into one of my regular banks on my way home.  The teller showed me a bunch of mutilated notes and I picked out a nice journey $50 and $10 from the pile.

The teller even saved me two nickels…a 1962 and 1967, from her change drawer!

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 18, 2022, 08:05:27 pm
Hi,
This week I arrived a little bit to late and the cashier close before she finished she will keeps the notes for the next week.I asked to a other cashier 6000$ all with 50$.I would like to show you 3 notes I found who are interesting.The first one it's a funny number,the second I think it's a new prefix with Lane-Macklem signature and the last one the serial number on the left is higher than the right side.I do not found GMS prefix,for now no one is reported?
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 18, 2022, 09:37:31 pm
Hi,
This is the picture of the front of the HHA prefix.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on June 19, 2022, 07:48:42 am
That HHA prefix is interesting update for the Serial Number Data Base $50 info.

Might be a good idea to post it there too & contact admin so they can update the SNDB info Claude!

Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 25, 2022, 08:53:52 am
June 25th:

Here is a set of 6 consecutive PMG graded 1954 Devil's Face $20s that I purchased for my collection.

I traded 2 consecutive 1954 modified $1000s and a bit of cash for them.

Enjoy!

Dean



Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on June 25, 2022, 01:57:24 pm
Very nice set Dean!

Let me know if you want to trade one  ;D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on June 25, 2022, 08:13:13 pm
Hi everyone,
This is what the cashier take me out for me this week.The first picture is all regular note,nothing special.The second picture it's what I think more interesting:AJZ with clear and hidden back plate,AJX,EJE replacement,20$ ARK ch/over,EJZ last prefix and EUG with ''fat 5''.
Claude 
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on June 25, 2022, 09:47:29 pm
Hi everyone,
This is what the cashier take me out for me this week.The first picture is all regular note,nothing special.The second picture it's what I think more interesting:AJZ with clear and hidden back plate,AJX,EJE replacement,20$ ARK ch/over,EJZ last prefix and EUG with ''fat 5''.
Claude

These are very nice finds...
There seem to be a lot of 1975 $100s around at the banks. I wonder why?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 02, 2022, 09:44:00 am
July 2nd:

I traded a 1954 $1000 note and some cash for two consecutive graded devil’s face $100s.

Enjoy,

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on July 03, 2022, 04:41:04 pm
Hi,
This is the notes I receive this week.I got 2xBJI bon-thie and 1xBJI kn-thie.The second picture it's a note I bought and I would to share it with you all.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 04, 2022, 12:08:31 pm
July 4th finds:

$10 in pennies and a broken ladder note!

In the “regular” cash I withdrew today, I got a polymer $10 FFD 5346782 which is a broken ladder!
It’s too bad the number wasn’t 2345678! 

Here’s what I found inside the penny rolls:

$4.14 in pre 1997 copper Canadian cents, including:

A 1943, 47, 56 and 1959,

3 x 1961
2 x 63
7 x 64
3 x 65
4 x 66
3 x 67
3 x 68
2 x 69

In this haul, there was also $1.50 in US pennies.  I managed to find a 1919 and a 1946 wheat cent, plus a 2009 “formative years” Lincoln bicentennial cent.

Oh, and there was one UK penny dated 1994 in there too!

I’m going to go back to the bank tomorrow because the teller told me he had “lots of pennies”.  When I asked him how many he had, he said “how many do you want?”

I only bought $10 worth today…I wonder what is inside those other rolls?

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 05, 2022, 11:13:04 am
July 5th finds:

I went back to the bank to pick up the rest of the pennies.  There is $42 worth in customer wrapped rolls.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 06, 2022, 06:04:08 pm
July 6th find:

I got this Wilkins-Macklem polymer $10 from the bank machine today.  I will keep it for now, considering that it is a changeover prefix, FFE.

I also picked up a box of nickels since it seems like the paper money flow is drying up at my regular banks.

Stay tuned for the coin roll update!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 07, 2022, 09:53:41 am
July 7th:  coin roll hunt update.

Here’s what I found in the batch of pennies and box of nickels I brought home over the last couple of days.

Nickels:

23 x USA
1 Indian Rupee 2015 date
1 unknown foreign coin…Look at the photo…can someone identify it?

Canadian
1961, 63, 64, 68
17x nickels dated between 1970 to 1981
26x cupronickel coins dated between 1982 to 2000

Highlights:
3 x 2005 victory nickels
5 x 2017 nickels
1 x 2000P

Pennies:
1938, 42, 2x44, 2x45,50, 51, 52, 2x 1953 NSF, 56, 2x57, 2x58, 60, 4x61, 5x62, 9x63, 6x64, 7x65, 3x66, 8x67, 5x68, 6x69.

USA:  1945, 1946P, 1946D, 50D, 53D, 1956P, 1956D, 2009 Professional life Lincoln cent, 2017P.

Other:
10x UK pennies 1979, 80, 81, 83, 84, 88, 97, 98, 2000, 2005
Barbados 1993
Bahamas 1987
2 Euro cents Greece 2002, Netherlands 2000, Italy 2002

Other:
1975 Canadian cent (red)

I am disappointed with the decreasing number of older Canadian coins out there in circulation.
I used to get 2 rolls worth of nickel bullion nickels out of a box.  Recently, the average is half a roll of nickel bullion…The alloy Recovery Program has effectively killed the coin roll hunting hobby in Canada.

There were also five rolls of pennies that were most likely metal detector finds…I didn’t even bother to search those coins because they were so awful in condition.  The newer zinc pennies were literally rotting away in the rolls!

I ended up returning 48 rolls of zinc pennies to the bank;  I kept all pre 1997 cents and I don’t see the point in keeping the zinc pennies.  There were lots of 2006 dated pennies, but no rare varieties.

Enjoy the pictures,
Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 07, 2022, 12:39:38 pm
Why pennies?

I still like pennies and plus, if a teller has some to give me, I'll always take them.

I have enough pennies to last the rest of my life and I still use them occasionally when paying in cash, just to see the looks on people's faces when they handle them.

I also leave pennies in random places when walking about like on a park bench in hopes that a kid might pick them up and start collecting coins.

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AZ on July 07, 2022, 01:44:03 pm
July 7th:  coin roll hunt update.

1 unknown foreign coin…Look at the photo…can someone identify it?
It is Thailand 1 baht (2018-2021): https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces138316.html
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on July 16, 2022, 07:28:30 pm
July 16th finds:

Out and about today, I went into a couple of banks.
No paper money, but one Scotiabank did give me $8.50 in rolled pennies.

Here’s what I found:

$3.50 in copper cents pre 1997.  The oldest cent I found was dated 1954 and it was pretty banged up.
9 US cents

Highlights include:
A 1985 pointed 5 cent and a slightly off centre struck 2006 cent

Enjoy the pictures!  I’ve included another normal 2006 cent (right side) along side the off struck cent (left side) for comparison.

Never underestimate the lowly penny!  There are treasures to be found in these bank rolls!

Keep hunting!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on July 25, 2022, 03:52:12 pm
Hi,
This is what the cashier take me out last week.All the notes are in good shape(au to unc) except the 1954 2$,10$,20$.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on July 29, 2022, 08:21:26 am
Hi,
Found new prefix and signature in 5$ .
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on July 29, 2022, 08:44:16 am
Hi,
I forgot somethings,it's a Lane-Macklem signature.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on August 01, 2022, 07:50:57 am
Claude,
Can you contact/request admin to adjust the SNDB?

Thanks,
W2W
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 04, 2022, 09:45:46 am
August 4th:

A new, cool (digital) find!

I was browsing the NumisBids website (2019 RCNA auction, lot #371) and found the companion note to an out of register cut journey $20 that I found at a bank on December 15th, 2020.

This is my note:  AZW3543048; it's in better condition than the one for auction.

And this is the note posted on the auction site:  AZW3351047

The asking bid of $175 was not met and this note went unsold.  :(

Not earth shattering, but an interesting coincidence.

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 04, 2022, 04:48:35 pm
August 4th finds:

Well, after waiting for what seemed like forever, my regular bank had something for me!
I got to search through the mutilated notes and this is what I kept:

A pair of nicer sequential birds 50s,
A journey $10 with a serial number under 100,000.
A 1975 $50
And a journey $50 with slight misalignment.

Oh, and I also picked up
3 rolls of pennies…

Enjoy!
Dean

Penny roll update:  In the three rolls, there were 11 American cents, 49 copper Canadian cents and the rest were all worthless steel or zinc cents, 1997 or newer.  The oldest Canadian cent I found was dated 1964 with a bit of red on the obverse.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 08, 2022, 07:03:07 pm
August 8th finds:

I went to one of my regular banks and for the first time in a long time, they had paper money for me!

I picked the following notes out of the mutilated pile today:

Five birds $2s
Three journey $20s
Three birds $10s
And one journey $10.

I turned down a lot of journey $20s and $50s and they didn’t look like anything special.  I even turned down three 1975 $100s, but they too were circulated and not worth a premium.

Enjoy!

Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: swadams on August 10, 2022, 03:07:06 pm
Thanks for sharing Dean, neat finds. For me the treasure hunting aspects of more modern issues is a lot of the fun I have in collecting.

August 8th finds:

I went to one of my regular banks and for the first time in a long time, they had paper money for me!

I picked the following notes out of the mutilated pile today:

Five birds $2s
Three journey $20s
Three birds $10s
And one journey $10.

I turned down a lot of journey $20s and $50s and they didn’t look like anything special.  I even turned down three 1975 $100s, but they too were circulated and not worth a premium.

Enjoy!

Dean

Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 22, 2022, 04:39:07 pm
August 21st:  Purchase…Error note.

I picked up this inverted 1954 $1 note.

Enjoy!
Dean

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  This note has been determined to be a manufactured error.  Please don't make the same mistake I did and be VERY cautious when you encounter these types of notes. :'(
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Cbeaulieu on August 23, 2022, 04:43:09 pm
Hi Dean,
I like error notes and yours it's a great one.Very nice acquisition.
Claude
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 24, 2022, 09:25:35 pm
Hi Dean,
I like error notes and yours it's a great one.Very nice acquisition.
Claude

Hi Claude,

The note is not a legitimate error.  Don't repeat my mistake! :'(
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on August 25, 2022, 05:31:27 pm
August 25th finds:

Well, after the trauma of buying the fraudulent error note, I guess the bank note gods took pity on me because I picked up a hoard of banknotes today!  I am almost 100% certain that these notes were part of an estate distribution that was deposited into the bank because there were:

44 birds $2s, 26 of which were uncirculated but missing every other note…Somebody earlier in the thread suggested that this was a sure sign that the notes had been “doled out” amongst a group.  In this case, the pile would have been split between 2 people since I am missing every other note.  “One for you, one for me…” :D

There were also 42 uncirculated 1867-1967 notes, and 166 1973 $1s…all but one being uncirculated and in small runs of consecutive notes.

While I was at the bank, I pulled out some regular cash from the machine…and out pops a 4 digit radar $100 polymer note!  I also have the shoulder notes…Should I keep them or spend them? 

It saddens me to think that it is most likely that my collection will suffer the same fate as none of my nieces or nephews show any interest in numismatics whatsoever.   :'(

Anyway, enjoy the pictures!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Canadian Bill on August 26, 2022, 10:44:15 am
Hey Dean ... if the nieces and nephews aren't interested you can always adopt me!!! hehe ;D
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: canada-banknotes on August 30, 2022, 02:34:17 pm
The Authentic version, which is a very uncommon error (on '54 notes anyway) will normally have the back printed significantly off-center.  Presumably, the uncut sheet had different sized selvage areas on the top and bottom.  The fact that the margins line up perfectly should be looked at with extreme suspicion.

Two examples of an authentic version (back and front).  Note that both banknotes are from the same sheet.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 02, 2022, 12:40:44 pm
September 2nd finds:

I returned to one of my regular banks (a CIBC) yesterday and asked my usual question about paper money to the head teller.  He told me to come back tomorrow because he had some old notes.

When I arrived at the branch this morning, he was busy, so I waited patiently for an opportunity to view the mutilated pile.

He quickly took out the paper notes in the stack of mutilated banknotes, a total of $130 worth.  To my amazement, there were five one dollar notes; two 1954 modified $1s with one of them being cut out of register and crooked, a ratty old 1973 $1 and best of all, two 1937 $1s…one of which is an Osbourne/Towers signed note!

The other notes were run of the mill journey and birds series $5s, $10s and a $20, but it was nice to strike gold today!

Among these, there were three journey $10s in AU condition, and a birds $10 BDZ Bonin/Thiessen signed changeover note.

Enjoy the pictures!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: swadams on September 02, 2022, 02:49:48 pm
Fantastic finds Dean, the O/T sig 1937 is a huge surprise! Some kid ripped off his parent's coin collection and spent it.

September 2nd finds:

I returned to one of my regular banks (a CIBC) yesterday and asked my usual question about paper money to the head teller.  He told me to come back tomorrow because he had some old notes.

When I arrived at the branch this morning, he was busy, so I waited patiently for an opportunity to view the mutilated pile.

He quickly took out the paper notes in the stack of mutilated banknotes, a total of $130 worth.  To my amazement, there were five one dollar notes; two 1954 modified $1s with one of them being cut out of register and crooked, a ratty old 1973 $1 and best of all, two 1937 $1s…one of which is an Osbourne/Towers signed note!

The other notes were run of the mill journey and birds series $5s, $10s and a $20, but it was nice to strike gold today!

Among these, there were three journey $10s in AU condition, and a birds $10 BDZ Bonin/Thiessen signed changeover note.

Enjoy the pictures!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on September 03, 2022, 05:22:04 pm
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the O/T sig 1937 is a huge surprise! Some kid ripped off his parent's coin collection and spent it.

-I agree - awesome find Dean! I doubt that "a kid ripped off his parents" since 99.9% of the population don't give a rat's @ss about serial numbers (let alone signatures) but it is very possible that a senior passed away (as a result of Covid) & the heirs had no idea of what to do with the little collection of notes- so back to the bank they went.

The 1937 pick up (& others you've shown) make it super enticing for me to ask to check the damaged/return pouches. I would love to do ask but just about every branch that I have asked, has looked at me like I just asked them if I could sleep inside the vault overnight (as if my request was something so outlandish) so I just don't bother anymore.

The one person who had allowed me to check the pouch one time over a year ago was no longer at my branch the next day so....(& I don't want to get anyone in trouble).
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: AL-Bob on September 03, 2022, 09:45:46 pm
I would have to agree with James.  These older notes are probably from someone who passed away (won't speculate on the cause of death) and their heirs (if they had any) couldn't be bothered with it.  I don't see a kid managing to spend a '37 $1 anywhere.  First of all, what can you even buy for $1 (or even 5x $1 for that matter)?  What store would even accept it?  I tried spending a ratty old '37 $10 years ago for fun and all I got were bewildered looks.  Any store clerk who actually knew what it was would have to be some kind of collector who was planning on keeping the note for themselves.
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: walktothewater on September 05, 2022, 08:58:56 am
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That being said, I do notice "patterns" of the notes I am offered from my branch that makes me think a collector is "off-loading", and trading up, from their collection.  They are always "just off" UNC for some reason be it a single folded corner. some written notation, or other really minor flaw --

I once bought a large collection from a person which had some great notes but a lot of 1979 $20, a 1975 $50 & $100 that were part of the deal (I paid FV). I wanted to drop them off at the bank b/c they're uncollectible in my eyes (common VF or worse). I held the $50 & $100 for a friend but exchanged about 6 of the $20 so yes, I guess that is "off-loading."

- I think there are also a lot of "closet collectors" or people who never go online to check a site such as this, buy a catalogue nor attend a show.  They just put a few notes (& coins) aside and that's that. I'm sure these are the people who either pass on (& their heirs have a tiny collection to sort out) or who just deposit it back b/c they can't be bothered to get into it as a hobby.

Often people think a note with a slight off-centre design is an error.  When I first started collecting my parents often would give me a note slightly off & I've seen this from others who never collect.  You see pictures of off-centred notes posted all the time in "What its worth" (or on Reddit/IG/FB) for those who either own the note or are posting for those "closet-collectors."
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 12, 2022, 10:23:58 pm
September 12th finds:
A huge haul today from one of my regular banks…
167 centennial dollars
150 multicolour dollar notes,
A birds $20
And a wheres willy marked $5.
Two 1954 $20s and ten 1986 $2s

Enjoy!
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 25, 2022, 11:09:44 am
September 25th find:

I rescued over 500 nickels from somebody who was there to deposit them at the bank yesterday.  I was there to ask for bank notes (there were none) but I got to chatting with this person with the jar full of nickels.
He said that the coins were stashed by him over many years from pocket change and “the time had come to get rid of them” because they were “just sitting around.”

Luckily, I had enough cash in my pocket to buy the coin jar…and save the man hours of rolling coins because the teller had just informed him that he would not accept loose coins.

The man said that he has “about 1500 more nickels at home” that he will probably dispose of.
We exchanged numbers and I asked him to call me if he was cashing in any more coins.

I noticed that all of the nickels date between 1937 and 1967 but there are no V nickels, tombac nickels or 1951 commemoratives in the hoard.

I think I did the right thing by rescuing these coins, but now the seller’s problem has become mine.   :D

If anybody needs any nickels, please send me a PM!

Enjoy,
Dean


Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 25, 2022, 02:47:51 pm
September 26th finds:
Huge Coinstar payout!

I hit the jackpot at a Coinstar machine on the way out of the grocery store today.

$78 in loonies
4 counterfeit toonies,
6 East Caribbean States dollars
Coins from Peru
7.20 in Euros (Greece, Spain, Germany, Monaco)
5 rupees from India
5 pence from the UK

It is disconcerting to see how common the fake toonies are…
The toonies are dated 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Enjoy,
Dean
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Seth on September 27, 2022, 12:17:08 am
September 26th finds:
Huge Coinstar payout!

I hit the jackpot at a Coinstar machine on the way out of the grocery store today.

$78 in loonies
4 counterfeit toonies,
6 East Caribbean States dollars
Coins from Peru
7.20 in Euros (Greece, Spain, Germany, Monaco)
5 rupees from India
5 pence from the UK

It is disconcerting to see how common the fake toonies are…
The toonies are dated 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Enjoy,
Dean

You mean you just found all of that sitting in the reject bin of the machine?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 27, 2022, 08:10:04 am
You mean you just found all of that sitting in the reject bin of the machine?

Yes, the reject tray was loaded with coins! :)
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Redlock on September 27, 2022, 01:35:08 pm
September 26th finds:
Huge Coinstar payout!

I hit the jackpot at a Coinstar machine on the way out of the grocery store today.

7.20 in Euros (Greece, Spain, Germany, Monaco)

Enjoy,
Dean

Geez, I have been looking for Euro coins from Monaco here in Germany since 2002 and I have not found one yet. Yes, Euro from Monaco are occasionally found in circulation here in Germany. But not by me. You are in Canada and find one. Amazing...Congrats.
Which denomination? Which year?
Title: Re: Dean’s finds
Post by: Dean on September 28, 2022, 11:41:54 pm
September 28 find:

The guy who cashed in the pile of nickels the other day called me up and said that he was going to cash in the rest of his nickel stash…but not at the bank…he was going to put the coins into a Coinstar machine because it was “too much work” to roll them all up.

He asked me whether I wanted them so I bought the entire stash…he said that there were “about 1500” nickels.
From a quick inspection, I did not detect anything after 1967 but I counted 1843 coins in total!

Enjoy!
Dean