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« Reply #165 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, :)

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« Reply #166 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.

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« Reply #167 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.


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Dean

« Last Edit: December 22, 2021, 10:11:59 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #168 on: December 22, 2021, 08:39:29 pm »

 A closer look at some of the gems from the mega hoard.   :)
« Last Edit: December 22, 2021, 08:43:03 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #169 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

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« Reply #170 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.

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« Reply #171 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.

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Dean

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« Reply #172 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
« Last Edit: February 15, 2022, 09:23:09 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #173 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.
« Last Edit: February 15, 2022, 09:20:02 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #174 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

« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 08:31:18 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #175 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
« Last Edit: February 15, 2022, 09:19:17 pm by Dean »

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« Reply #176 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.

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« Reply #177 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.

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« Reply #178 on: February 08, 2022, 07:31:53 pm »

Feb 8th finds continued…
The $2 notes…For Claude!
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« Reply #179 on: February 08, 2022, 07:33:05 pm »

Feb 8th…more $2s…

 

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