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Breanna72
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« on: October 20, 2023, 05:41:13 pm »

I finally met a friend for coffee who had been telling me that she had some old $1 notes to give me.  Imagine my surprise when she handed me an envelope containing these four consecutive 1973 Lawson-Bouey $1 *AA Replacement Notes, along with a couple others.  :)






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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2023, 07:48:10 am »

A very good friend, hope you pay for the coffe !  :D

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2023, 09:19:04 am »

A very good friend, hope you pay for the coffe !  :D

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Great friend! Notes look gem UNC!

Breanna72
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2023, 05:03:27 pm »

Thank you.  When she said she had old 1's I was expecting beat up and well circulated.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2023, 05:16:46 pm »

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Great friend! Notes look gem UNC!

Note:  The edges are not sharp, but the Charlton Guide Page 283 "Tips for Collector" says "most (not all) of the 1973 replacement notes .... appear to be cut from sheets using dull tools, leaving fuzzy rather than sharp edges."  And that this should not effect the grade. 
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2023, 08:49:31 am »

You are right (of course). You have them in your possession: so you would know (not me). I just thought I would make a post to acknowledge your friend's generosity. After a quick glance, I saw that they were well centred & appeared to be GEM UNC. I now see that the bottom note has had the top left corner bumped & folded. On second look the notes do look like they have been handled a bit.

The "Tips for Collectors" is referring to "the rare 1973 replacements," or the "*AA(high numbers)" not the regular *AA like yours. If your notes have edges that are "not sharp" then this would indicate slight handling (like the bumped corner) and could mean your note could get an UNC 62 or 60 from BCS rather than an UNC 64 (or higher).

Breanna72
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2023, 10:58:05 pm »

Thank you for that.  I will love them all the same.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2023, 02:09:18 am »

Wish I had friends like that  :D Awesome notes!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2023, 10:15:38 am »

Hang onto those until you come across a worthy recipient sometime in the future.
 

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