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11   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on November 27, 2023, 09:22:55 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

November 27th finds:

Today, I returned to the bank and retrieved the rest of the pennies that the teller had in the safe.

She was quite happy to release these coins to me so I could “take them off her hands”.

A quick glance at the variety of wrappers indicates that this is an accumulation dump.  With the unavailability of one cent wrapping rolls, people are being creative, cramming pennies into dime rolls, nickel rolls and using plain paper to dispose of these coins.  There was one remaining bag of $25 worth of pennies as well.

There are some older style wrappers from CIBC and Canada Trust plus some old school plastic “penny pinchers” from RBC!

One of the vintage rolls was broken so I took a look at those coins first and they are all 1970s copper pennies!
Many of the rolls are marked “checked” in messy cursive writing, so someone must have searched and pulled the older varieties.  On the bright side, they left behind all of the copper!

Another interesting observation:  on the vintage CIBC rolls it says “50c coppers”.  I have heard pennies referred to as “coppers” but to me, it is more of an American expression, though I could be wrong.

My finds today pale in comparison to Whitenite’s banknote score, but I’ll take anything I can get!🤣


12   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on November 27, 2023, 08:17:02 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean


The BCP find is remarkable!  You definitely found something special there, and to also find a birds $2 with mismatched Bs is amazing! 

Congratulations on the haul!


13   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on November 27, 2023, 07:25:30 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by whitenite

I am always impressed with Dean's finds but I got a call last Thursday from my local Royal Bank branch in the Ottawa Valley where I picked up 3 bundles of $1 for a total 297 banknotes and 2 bundles of $2 for a total of 200 banknotes.  At least now, I can compare myself to the Big City Hunters.

This deposit appears to be an estate dispersion where many of the banknotes are in the range of AU -50 to UNC 60.  It appears that the person who owned these notes knew about banknotes.  There are a number of gems including a small B $1 of BCP which is not to far off from the BCP $1 reported by Cbeaulieu BCP 7634507 under the thread of Big B $2 - subthread of $2 large B.  I found another small BCP in AU 58 - UNC 60 condition with the serial number of BCP 7469915 and a large BCP with the serial number of 7228665.  We need to keep our eyes open as there could be more.,  We can certainly establish a range for the small BCP's.  I also found 3 big B $2 Birds including a small B/big B banknote.  This was the first mismatch I have found through my hunting in the Ottawa Valley.

I also should mention that there were 58 1954/1967 $1 including the a couple of changeover prefixes as well as a B/I and D/I but no E/I.  There were 8 1954 $2 banknotes including a V/B with a Beatty/Coyne signature.  More interestingly, about 10 AU/UNC 1974 $2 ARE banknotes as well as UNC $2 BB banknote.  The same applies to the 1973 $1 banknotes as there were a number of good conditions ECV and BFK.

I still need time to sort the banknotes out and there will be future posts from these bundles.

Enjoy Whitenite

Started by Just Bank Notes - Last post by Just Bank Notes

Now there are nine of these 5 digit sheet numbers recorded.


15   Show and Tell / Re: Banknotes with a yours here too!

on November 25, 2023, 01:43:23 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

November 24th finds:

$20s with a story…

I found a few $20s yesterday with bank teller stamps on them.  Here are the details:

Note #1:
Has the transit number 05222 and part of “The Toronto Dominion Bank”
A quick search reveals that this branch is:
TD Bank
500 Glencairn Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M6B 1Z1

Note #2:
Has very little information, but judging by the font of the stamp, I think it is also from The Toronto Dominion Bank and it was stamped somewhere in Toronto, from the partial “TO…” visible in the bottom left.

Note #3:
Has a faint red stamp with the institution number 002, which is The Bank of Nova Scotia and a partial transit number 814…

When I looked up the Scotiabank master list of transit numbers, I think this note came from this branch:
9927 100 St.
Morinville AB
T8R 1R4

Note #4:
Has a partial stamp “BRIN…TD.”
I think it stands for Brink’s Ltd, an armoured car company used to deliver notes and coins to the banks.


16   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on November 25, 2023, 01:11:59 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

November 24th finds:

Yesterday, one of my banks emailed me to say that they had “a lot of older Canadian $20s”.
Off I went to the branch and while I was able to look through $2000 of paper $20s, most of them were circulated and soiled Journey notes and a few birds $20s.

I pulled out the nicest notes and some circulated notes with a story.  Check my other thread for details on these notes.

I asked the teller for US $2s and she obliged with three.

I also asked for pennies and the teller said “we have 9 boxes worth of pennies, but some are in bags”.  I took two bags (because they are so heavy!) and I’ll probably return to buy the rest of the pennies next week.


17   General Forum Comments / Re: green dots on banknotes

on November 23, 2023, 11:26:56 pm

Started by 12vv21 - Last post by upc239

Here is a better picture of them, if it helps

18   General Forum Comments / Re: pressed and washed banknotes

on November 22, 2023, 12:03:45 pm

Started by 12vv21 - Last post by Breanna72

Very tough to tell.  Thank you for that.

19   Show and Tell / Re: Dean’s finds

on November 20, 2023, 08:53:25 pm

Started by Dean - Last post by Dean

November 20th finds:
At the right place at the right time.😀

I visited one of my banks on Thursday last week but the head teller was closing and told me to come back on Monday (today).

When I arrived, I was told that the head teller had taken the day off because she was sick.  I was disappointed, but I asked the teller who served me if he had any paper notes.  He said “I have this $100 if you want it.”

I took the note so I wouldn’t leave empty handed and to my surprise, it turned out to be an EJJ prefix replacement note!

On a whim, I decided to visit the bank next door and while in line, the guy behind me opened up his bag and took out a gigantic stack of paper $20s!  I spoke to him briefly and asked him if he would sell some notes to me on the spot.  He agreed and he even let me leaf quickly through the pile!  I didn’t want to hold his money for too long as it would look awkward to everyone else in line.  I didn’t notice any replacements or rare prefixes.

The guy said that his elderly mother had given him the stack of cash ($10k) as a gift!

He took out the best condition $20s (and a few spenders) to round out to $600.  He then showed me a small pile of birds $50s and three 1975 $100s, all of which were heavily circulated.  I chose one 1975 $100 and quickly ran to the bank machine to withdraw some cash.

Talk about being at the right place at the right time…At least I saved some of what he deposited…I may go back tomorrow and ask the cash cage if I can have a closer look at the $20s.

I’ll end up returning some of thes notes, but there are a few runs of consecutive notes and the highlight;  a note with smeared digits in the serial number!

This also goes to show you that there are millions of dollars stashed away in sock drawers, in mattresses and behind walls.  You just never know when old money will appear!


20   General Forum Comments / Re: pressed and washed banknotes

on November 20, 2023, 07:56:03 pm

Started by 12vv21 - Last post by upc239

Very common practice unfortunately and even reputable dealers get fooled (like the seller from whom I bought on eBay).

The pictures you will see on eBay look like this:  See the first two attachments.

Unfortunately, when you get them at home, they can look like attachments 3, 4 & 5!

Believe it or not....same bill, different angles & lighting. And in pictures 1 and 2, I wasn't trying to be manipulative with my camera.

Even the best of us on this forum would have a bit of a challenge without "the light" :)

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