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« Reply #150 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!

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« Reply #151 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!

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« Reply #152 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.

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« Reply #153 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...

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« Reply #154 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!

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Dean

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« Reply #155 on: October 28, 2021, 04:21:02 pm »

I want to be Dean.   ;)

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« Reply #156 on: October 28, 2021, 06:41:00 pm »

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« Reply #158 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.

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« Reply #159 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! 

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Dean
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« Reply #160 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!😂

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« Reply #161 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. 

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« Reply #162 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
« Last Edit: November 23, 2021, 06:45:40 pm by Dean »

 

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