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Sonicwolf
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« on: July 18, 2006, 03:20:21 am »

Just An Idea ive had, I was thinking that this topic could be used for posting some interesting things that have been aqquired in change recently.

For me the most interesting thing recently was an EF 1979 20$ Thiessen Crow out of a Local 7-11 CIBC ATM. The next would be an AU 1989 10$ Bonin-Thiessen, Not that its really worth much, Its just odd to find Birds of Canada ten's in that condition anywhere where I live.
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2006, 12:00:01 pm »

Are you including radars and recent Journey notes or just older bills?
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2006, 04:56:30 am »

Someone came to buy coffee at my store and paid with a 1971 Crow/Bouey $10 bill today :D that made my day! Prefix FDB, in Fine-VF condition.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2006, 05:22:11 am »

Hey There,

I saw a GREAT one last week!

A friend of my wife's Dad had his Lucky note in his wallet.... ;)

It was an early Journey $5 that was 7777777

HE said he does not go anywhere without it. It was in VG at best but I was stunned. I didn't look at it long enough to catch the prefix.... I am sure it was AO?

I was just stunned I was looking at a Solid Digit caught in Circulation!  :o

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 03:48:25 pm »

I got BET0850498 VG in circulation in Vancouver a few months ago.  I don't think very many BET saw circualation much further west than Ottawa.

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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2006, 12:38:41 am »

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got BET0850498 VG in circulation in Vancouver a few months ago.  I don't think very many BET saw circualation much further west than Ottawa

Interesting  :-?

It must have flown out there  ;D

Good find  :exclamation

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« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2006, 11:57:33 pm »

Take a look at this one.  My heart fell out.



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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2006, 12:08:07 am »

HAHAHA! You found that?! Congrats!!! :D

Isn't this hobby wonderful? You start out looking for a single note for your daughter, and look what you find!

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2006, 01:32:33 am »

Well first BEL's

than radars (at regular issue prices)

now million numbered whistles!

You sure do find em  :D

Good on ya!

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2006, 11:10:20 pm »

Just found tonight in a local McDonalds HOS9991999 VF. 8-)

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2006, 01:31:55 am »

polar bear... that's a pretty rare find... lol... congrats!
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 02:14:51 am »

You know, I gotta stop using my debit and credit cards all time. The last time I got real cash is returning a pile of refundable containers and got a $10 BTC0975525 in EF. I may really find something if I start using money for what it was intended for.  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2006, 01:02:57 pm »

I first started collecting paper money when I was 15 years old and working at a car wash.  Back in the 70's a carwash cost $2.00 ($3.00 with a wax), so I used to see tons of $1.00/$2.00.   I actually was intrigued with the idea of keeping old money becuase the 1954's were being phased out, and we had the new (very cool) multi-colored issue.  At the carwash... (and after seeing hundreds of notes) all I found was one $1.00 radar, an *C/F and a bunch of raggy $1/$2 and $20.  A few years later on another job, I found an *R/E 1974 $2.00 (AU) and 3 raggy asterisk $1.   :-/  However, I really didn't know what to look for like I know now.

My point is:  I've been looking for rare notes for a long time, and I never find low numbers, million numbered, and just a few radars.  For a short time I started searching notes (100 to 1000 at a time), and then I could only find 1 or 2 ratty BEK's, no BEL's and 1 2004 BER that was covered in grease.  

If you find something - COUNT yourself VERY LUCKY!

I watched Polar Bear, BWJM, and Oli get some great "finds" by just doing very thorough searches at a few shows too.  I thought it couldn't be done (because of my own lousy luck) but have found a few "not bad" finds myself (not like BWJM's test note mind you!)

My most recent find was a VF 2 digit (not a radar) 2004 BEY change-over from circulation.  I can relate to "Punky'sDad"

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 07:18:49 pm »

Don't be so quick to count yourself out James, remember that 1937 $2 note you picked up (I believe it was a changeover) at the last show I saw you at? Not a bad find there.
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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 07:35:45 pm »

Well I can say I am a bit lucky I got this today out of a ATM. Its a replacement note.

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