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Archey80
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« on: January 03, 2022, 11:50:59 am »

Has anyone seen this before? What would it be worth?


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BWJM
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2022, 01:40:15 pm »

About $4 as it's only 20% of a $20 bill.

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2022, 04:00:35 pm »

Just sold for $900 USD

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2023, 08:45:53 am »

Where did it sell?

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2023, 09:52:32 pm »

It had sold on EBay

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2023, 09:01:56 am »

I'm not sure if this is one of the polymer specimens (essay notes).  A good number of different varieties of these have surfaced, mostly birds $20s and a few $50s as well.  These have sold for up to $5k so whoever got it for 900 USD got a pretty good deal, with one caveat:

Since, as far as I know, these were never released through official channels, they would technically still be the property of the BoC.  Collecting this kind of "leaked" material is in a legal grey zone, for now.  I'm not aware of any being confiscated or anyone being prosecuted, but reputable dealers and auction houses will most likely not want to touch them.


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