Topic: Do any Canadians collect USA currency?  (Read 4902 times)
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« on: April 19, 2007, 02:10:03 am »

Hello, friends:
                 I collected USA currency  for  about  30  years, specializing in star notes.  But  I also collected about a dozen other selected countries,  including  Canada, and for my Canada collection I tried to get all  replacement notes  (I  even owned a devil-head $10 asterisk in CU).   And many of my fellow numismatists in USA did also collect other countries.
                 So I just  got to wondering:   how many Canada collectors also collect USA?    Several percent?  A few percent?  No percent??   Every time I run a request for info or for images or whatever, I also remind you all  that I can provide images  oof rare and super-rare USA currency.  but no one has ever asked me for any USA image. 
                    Just curious......
                                                 Thanks,     Bernard Schaaf
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 02:18:59 am »

Firstly, I'm moving your post to the US Currency forum.

Personally, I do have some American currency in my collection, although it composes not even a percentage point of my entire collection. None of it is of any significance, and is more just to have rather than focussed on a particular aspect of the very broad category that is American currency. All of my notes are post-1928 (ie: small-sized), but I do have a couple Federal Reserve Bank Notes, a pile of Silver Certificates, a bunch of National Currency, and even a Hawaii-overprinted $1 alongside an assortment of Federal Reserve Notes. Lately, I have tried to get 1-2 C.UNC notes of the current issues in sequential order for each denomination (ie: an example of each).

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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2007, 06:58:53 am »

I have seen no IDs that are the same as on the US currency forums so I would say very few here collect US currency with any zeal and after TIV's posts, that may be a smart thing especially if you are paying for it in C$
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007, 03:15:51 am »

Living on Vancouver Island, we never see any for sale. Even looking through the Canadian Coin News none of the dealers ever seem to offer any for either currency.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007, 12:44:24 pm »

I think the main problem in collecting US currency is that its so dang common (esp in comparison to CDN currency) Like the US itself - the currency seems to represent two extremes: either extremely common (cheap) or extremely rare (outlandishly expensive) - like that  $2 million obscure $500 note!  With the exception of the Education and a few of the older series....its also considered fairly drab in colour/design. 
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