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Fractional Newp.

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:07 pm
by Garrynaples
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.

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:53 pm
by Daniel
Nice note!

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:02 am
by Garrynaples
Thank you Daniel. I left off the grade in the photo. It's a 58. PCGS doesn't comment on paper quality either.

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:34 am
by Paul
:thumbsup:

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:58 am
by PetesPockets55
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.

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:57 pm
by mikev50
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

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:37 pm
by Garrynaples
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.

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:21 am
by PetesPockets55
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.

Re: Fractional Newp.

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:20 pm
by Garrynaples
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.