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« Reply #270 on: October 03, 2022, 07:22:16 pm »

October 3rd finds: continued…

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« Reply #271 on: October 07, 2022, 08:27:49 pm »

October 7th finds:

I decided to visit one of my regular banks on the way home today.
When I spoke to my teller contact in the cash cage, she told me that she just shipped a huge load of $2 notes just 24 hours ago!  She apologized profusely, telling me that she lost my contact information and tried to hold the notes until I came by next time, but the manager forced her to get rid of everything.

I gave the teller my email and phone number again and she assured me that she would keep the information in a very safe place.  😀

This amazingly kind teller then proceeded to pick through the mutilated pile and showed me all of the paper notes.  The attached photos are the notes I chose to keep.

She said that the $2 notes that were shipped out were all birds notes, but I can’t help but wonder if any rarities slipped through my fingers given the other amazing finds I received from this branch (1937 & 1954 notes, a Gordon Thiessen autographed $10, 1937 notes, and many journey replacement notes are some of the examples of the finds from this branch).

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Dean

I remain humbled and thankful for the efforts of all of the tellers who have indulged me in my obsession for bank note hunting.  Without a sympathetic ear at the bank, the amazing notes I have rescued over the last two years would have been consigned to the shredder and lost forever.

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« Reply #272 on: October 10, 2022, 10:15:09 pm »

I cannot get the finds like Dean but I got the following banknotes from the Royal Bank of Canada in Carleton Place, Ontario on October 8, 2022.  I received a new prefix for the $100 banknote which suggest that the polymer $100 has the most interesting prefixes.  As BoC has release E, F, G and now H.  I also received a number of polymer INK $5 banknotes on either side of the changeover.  It is not too often when received banknotes from the teller that you get this in your cash withdrawal.  If anyone is interested in these INK's please send me a PM.
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« Reply #273 on: October 13, 2022, 08:32:14 pm »

October 13th finds:

I stopped in at one of my regular banks on the way home today.  The branch was totally empty and the head teller who is my contact was training a new teller. As soon as she sees me, she tells the new teller “ this is Dean…he’ll want all of the bills in your mutilated envelope”.

Obligingly, the new teller takes out some paper notes…three $20s, a 1979, a 1991 first prefix EIA and a journey note.

The head teller teaches the trainee how to subtract the notes from the mutilated inventory and then she goes into the safe to get the big pile of notes for me to look through.

I decided to keep a few nicer birds $50s and some nicer 1975 $100s that the teller said came “from an older gentleman last week”.

I got to look through $10,000 in journey $100s, and I managed to rescue a radar note!

All in all, it was a good day at the bank!

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Dean

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« Reply #274 on: October 23, 2022, 03:09:45 pm »

October 25th finds:

I picked up 16 rolls of pennies plus one lonely $2 note from one of my banks today.

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Dean

Update
Not much to report from the penny rolls…
One UK penny dated 1985, 23 US cents, 14 Canadian cents dated between 1945 to 1969.
It was interesting to note that the rolls contain mostly copper coins pre 1997 with a lot of lustrous 1989 dated coins. 
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« Reply #275 on: November 12, 2022, 02:09:18 pm »

Finds for Thursday, November 10th 2022 (Part 1):

Sorry for the delay in posting, but I got a significant load of notes the other day from a bank, and a purchase from a friend.

Bank finds:  1954 $1s and $2s, 1973 $1s (including a radar!) a 1974 $2 with interesting writing on the back, one 1979 $20, 1975 $50s (including 2 x EFA prefix notes and one fancy serial number EHK1599999, four 1975 $100s, one with 2 letter prefix JD, and one birds $100 prefix AJN.
The teller said that these notes were deposited by an "older gentleman".

Friend purchase:  20 x consecutive 1988 $50s FHF prefix and one birds $1000 note.  My friend was going to deposit these notes into the bank!  Of course, I paid him a small premium in order to save these birds $50s and $1000 notes from the shredder.

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« Reply #276 on: November 12, 2022, 02:11:46 pm »

November 10th finds (part 2)

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« Reply #277 on: November 12, 2022, 02:13:04 pm »

November 10th finds (part 3)

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« Reply #278 on: November 12, 2022, 02:14:06 pm »

November 10th finds (Part 4)

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« Reply #279 on: November 14, 2022, 08:21:01 pm »

November 14 coin hoard purchase and bank finds too!

I recently purchased 611 King George V pennies and 260 George V nickels from a man who said that the coins had “been in coffee cans since the 50s”.  The seller told me that his grandparents used to give him coins and that he used to earn extra pocket money by mowing lawns.

A cursory glance through the coins reveals that most of the pennies are dated 1920, 1921 and 1927.
The nickels range in dates, with the most common at a glance being 1931, 1932 and 1936.  I did pull out a nice 1929 and 1935 from the bag, but most of the nickels are in VG-F condition, with some maybe being VF.

There are four paper wrapped rolls of pennies in this lot; two rolls labelled 1920 and two rolls dared 1927.
A glance at the loose pennies in the bag shows that many are from 1920, 1921, and 1927.  So I take the seller’s assertion that the coins were “un searched” with a hefty grain of salt.

I stopped at one of my local banks today and picked up the following notes from my friendly teller contact:

One US $2
One journey $5
One journey $20
Two journey $50s
Two journey $100s
Two multicolour $50s
One multicolour $100
Two birds $20s
One 1979 $20

And to top it off, I took out $100 in tens from the bank machine and five of them were 2017 commemorative notes!
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« Reply #280 on: November 14, 2022, 08:26:03 pm »

November 14th banknote finds:

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« Reply #281 on: November 16, 2022, 05:42:18 pm »

November 16th finds:

I stopped by one of my regular branches today and my teller contact said “I have some hundreds for you; they were brought in by an older gentleman on Monday.”

She let me look through twenty $100 notes, all birds series.

Nothing special in the pile, but I pulled out the three nicest ones…just because.

I hope that there are lots of older gentlemen who continue to cash in their old money; you never know what might come in next!


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« Reply #282 on: November 24, 2022, 08:40:49 pm »

November 24th purchase

With my banks kind of drying up, I have indulged in purchases to feed my addiction to paper money.
This lot of 4 shinplasters was interesting, only because of the one note with manuscript (and it’s cut out of register too).

Read more about this note on my other thread, “Banknotes with a story…”

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« Reply #283 on: November 28, 2022, 07:05:11 pm »

November 28th finds and purchases.

I went to one of my banks today and picked up a nice bunch of paper notes.  Nothing too special, but there were 3 nice consecutive journey $10s, a first prefix EHP birds $50 a birds $5 and a handful of really rough $1s and $2s.  Also found was a BTT journey $10 a JB prefix 1975 $100 and another birds $50, prefix EHR.

The highlight of this lot was a journey $100 EJJ insert note (9.360-9.720M) and five colourized and five non colourized Alexander Graham Bell loonies.

Purchases to follow in a second post…

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Dean

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« Reply #284 on: November 28, 2022, 07:12:20 pm »

Part 2…November 28th purchases.

I had the opportunity to purchase a $1000 note signed by Bouey & Rasminsky.  The seller also “threw in” a partial sheet of $2 notes…  😀
I don’t agree with cutting up full sheets of notes, but I couldn’t say no when it was part of the package.

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Dean

 

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