Fractional Newp.

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Fractional Newp.

#1 Unread post by Garrynaples » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:07 pm

I decided to upgrade my fractional currency collection. I wanted a Hand signed note, so I found a specimen that was in great condition. I can't grade currency to save my life, but this has no stains, no foxing, no pinholes. The bronzing glitters. If this a 58, a mintstate example must really be amazing. It also has a collectors notation at the reverse top left. V191a.
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Re: Fractional Newp.

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm

Nice note!

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#3 Unread post by Garrynaples » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:02 am

Thank you Daniel. I left off the grade in the photo. It's a 58. PCGS doesn't comment on paper quality either.

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#4 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:34 am

:thumbsup:

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#5 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:58 am

Very nice looking note.
I don't do much with currency but a friend had a dozen he asked me about. A couple of those had nicknames; Bob Hope, Wizard of Oz (like yours) but none were signed or anywhere close to the grade of yours.

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#6 Unread post by mikev50 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:57 pm

very nice note--is it considered a specimen note due to lack of printing on back--is that why it is a 1328sp--my book don't show them--thanks

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#7 Unread post by Garrynaples » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:37 pm

Thank you Pete. The John Ford auction catalog says that specimens were sold to the public as counterfeit detection devices. Wide margins like this one were sold to the public. Narrow margins were used in currency shields. Many second and third issue notes were printed on CSA watermarked paper. All FR 1328 specimens or issued notes were hand signed.

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#8 Unread post by PetesPockets55 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:21 am

Garrynaples wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:37 pm
Thank you Pete. The John Ford auction catalog says that specimens were sold to the public as counterfeit detection devices. Wide margins like this one were sold to the public. Narrow margins were used in currency shields. Many second and third issue notes were printed on CSA watermarked paper. All FR 1328 specimens or issued notes were hand signed.
Thank you Garry. That is an interesting tidbit about the specimens. The ones my friend had were blank on the back but I don't recall the margins. He also had sheets with multiple denominations on it with a blank back.

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Re: Fractional Newp.

#9 Unread post by Garrynaples » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:20 pm

The only sheets I've seen for the federal fractionals have one denomination. Obsolete currency comes in multiples tho. I have a couple state of South Carolina fractional sheets but I can't seem to attach them to this post.

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