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tmort
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« on: November 23, 2012, 12:50:40 pm »

Been thinking that I'd like to start adding some US bills to my bill collection. The challenge is being in Canada of course. Anyone have any tips on where to get some current US bills in crisp condition?



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Seth
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2012, 12:57:08 pm »

When I get US currency from Vancouver Bullion and Currency Exchange, it is almost always crisp, consecutive new notes.

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2012, 01:39:51 pm »

ask the bank
I know it is pretty easy to get crisp bundles



Always looking for #1 serial number notes in any denomination/any series
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 03:51:03 pm »

Been thinking that I'd like to start adding some US bills to my bill collection. The challenge is being in Canada of course. Anyone have any tips on where to get some current US bills in crisp condition?

My local Royal Bank invariably gives me crisp bills particularly of larger denominations and surprisingly enough they are sequentially numbered.

Wonder what paper money would say if it could talk?
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 09:24:49 pm »

yeah - you would be surprised at what Canadian banks have.  I was going to Florida and stopped by to grab some cash and ended up putting away 6 Gem UNC 10's and 20's
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2012, 09:21:56 am »

$100s and $50s I get from the banks here are always brand new, sequential notes.

$20s and $10s are about 50/50.

I've never gotten crisp $1s here, in fact it's sometimes hard to get my hands on $1 bills at all. If I get them, they're almost always in terrible condition.
tmort
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 10:58:24 pm »

Thanks for the info.  I will try the local banks and the link posted here.
$2 bills are a rarity, it would be nice to get some crispy ones to put away.



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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 09:40:50 pm »

I don't believe that any of the current US $2 notes can be described as rare.  They are about as scarce as 70's, 80's and 90's Canadian 50 cent coins.  They just don't circulate. The tellers at US banks are incredibly nice and, if on a car trip to the US, you may wish visit some banks to enquire if they have any $2 notes.  You're guaranteed to receive a "thank you" at the very least and possibly a "tootsie roll".

The notes are good movers if you have a "flea market" table (or equivalent), i.s., your opinion as to scarcity is fairly common.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2012, 01:15:39 am »

Speaking of US $2s, etc... I'm in New York City this week on business... Anyone want me to pick up some notes (or try)?

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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2012, 02:36:35 pm »

I would be interested in some mint $2 notes (up to 10) and couple $5 and $10.
Thanks
Ted



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