Friday, August 22, 2014

2013 $5 Star Note, ML-*

Lots of first for this bill. It is my first 2013 star note, the first $5.00 star note, the first star note I found since 2013, and the first $5.00 bill I found since 2013.


Check out all the hidden watermarks and the security thread.
As with all modern star notes this is a replacement bill used when ordinary notes were damaged or made with errors. They have extra value since relatively few were made. Still 3.2 million were printed so they are not rare.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Federal Bank: $5 Star Note - D.C. / San Francisco
Year: 2013
Printings: 3,200,000
Printed: September 2013
Run: 1st from ML00000001* - ML03200000*
Value: $15.00 in CU

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

2013 $20 Bill, MC-A

The newest $20 bill is the 2013 series (as of August 2014). They began printing them on October 2013 with the MA-A serial numbers.

No major updates except for the Rios-Lew signatures. Still it is nice to get a new bill that is still crisp for face value. Wait another 80 years before the value goes up, assuming we are still using money in that time.

Here's the stats for this bill...
Type/Federal Bank: $20 Star Note - D.C. / Philadelphia
Year: 2013
Printings: Unknown
Printed: December 2013 
Run: Not known from MC32000001A - MC51200000A
Value: VF(very fine) $22.00

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

1948-D Nickel

Finally found all three minted 1948 nickels, again.Yes I found most of these common coins in my change decades ago but I decided to start again when I first made this blog. How is your change collecting going?

This one is a bit rough but still a keeper. It has been slightly overwhelming at times. I look through every coin I come across and try to remember if I have it already, if I blogged about it, if it is worth anything extra, and if I do have it is it a better grade.

My phone is currently acting up so I can barely use it. Once a get a new phone I will make use my Google Drive coin checklist to check my finds quickly but until then my brain is going to have work faster.

Here's the stats for this coin...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States
Year: 1948-D
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Mintage: 44,734,000
Value: $0.10 in F-12

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2003 British 10 Pence

The older ten pence with the crowned lion is not seen as often in my change. I have found quite a few of the puzzle shield ten pence coins. I am told that countries outside of the U.S. have a better recycling of older coins program.

Since the start of the Euro coins and currency I have not found older European coins. Luckily British coins have not changed that much. The designs are updated but the shape and metal stays relatively normal so older coins can mix with the new ones in circulation.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 10 Pence / Great Britain
Year: 2003
Mintage: 88,118,000
Metal: Copper-Nickel
Value: $0.15 in F

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Monday, August 18, 2014

1951 Nickel

Still surprisingly easy to find older nickels. I have been finding nickels in my change that are 50 years or older. 

1951 had a small minting and it stayed that way until the late 1950s when production increased to a normal of 100 million+ a year.

Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 5 Cents / United States of America
Year: 1951
Mintage: 28,552,000
Metal: 75% copper 25% nickel
Value: $1.50 in Almost Uncirculated (AU-50) this one is less

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

2013 Canada de Salaberry Quarter

Made in honor Charles-Michel de Salaberry the leader of the military group the Voltigeurs Canadiens. He  stopped the advance of Americans into Montréal by cutting down trees and faking a giant army at the Battle of Châteauguay. What a shame, it would be nice to go to Montréal without a passport and we would also spell it Montreal without that fancy é.

As always with Canada one commemorative is not enough.  There were nine 2013 quarters issued. The de Salaberry quarter had a colorized and normal version, the maple was colored red for the other version.

There were at least five War of 1812 issued for circulation and I think all had a normal and colorized version to make a total of ten. Here on this coin de Salaberry is frosted and the background is normal. The War of 1812 is written over and over in the background in French (La guerre de 1812) and English.

Type/Country: 25 Cents / Canada
Year: 2013
Mintage: Not yet known. (estimated about 12,500,000)
Metal: 94% Steel, 3.8% Copper, 2.2% Nickel
Value: $0.25 in Very-Fine (VF-20)

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