Marc's Notes

  • June 4, 2017 The Only Complete Gem District Set Of 1934 $500 Light Green Seals

    In writing this article we offer the reader an understanding of the rarity and development of the finest known collection of 1934 Light Green Seal $500 Federal Reserve Notes pedigreed “The Stradivarius Collection" by its owner.  An introduction into small size $500's is also provided, detailing the timeline and individual characteristics of the varieties. Going forward the Light Green Seal variety will be referred to as "LGS." The Stradivarius Collection will be will be referred to as "the collection" and the owner of the collection will be referred to as "the collector." There are 4 "types" of small size $500 Federal Reserve Notes:-           Series 1928 $500's-          Series 1934 $500 Dark Green Seals-           Series 1934 $500...

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  • November 14, 2016 Unlisted 1928 Atlanta LGS $500 Surfaces !

    We were thrilled to have recently purchased an unlisted 1928 light green seal Atlanta District $500 Federal Reserve Note. The Standard Guide to Small-Size U.S. Paper Money by Schwartz & Lindquist lists only three known districts for 1928 light green seal $500s: New York, Chicago and Kansas City.  Atlanta is not listed, and frankly, we've never seen one of these notes either, until now.Unlike Series 1934 LGS notes (where all serial numbers are low) serial numbers for 1928 LGS $500s are all high. The previously highest known serial number for the bank was F00023488A. The serial on the discovery note is is above xxx24000 putting it higher than anything else previously known and clearly into the LGS serial number range.As far as actual notes graded, PCGS has graded 0 (zero)...

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  • August 25, 2016 Welcome To The New Highdenomination.com

    Our first website, www.highdenomination.com, was warmly welcomed in 2004.  At the time the website was one of the few offering collectible currency and the only one specializing in high denomination notes.  Ten years later in 2014 we decided to revamp the website.  Little did we know it would take us two years, but, here we are in September 2016 rolling out the newest and latest version of "Highdenomination.com".   Enjoy.     ...

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  • August 20, 2016 Counterfeit $1000s from Malaysia

    Until the early 2000s it was highly unlikely that you would ever encounter a counterfeit $1000 bill that was good enough to fool you.  Before that, most were produced in the Philippines over a twenty year period starting in the 1960s.  There are hundreds and thousands of such copies floating around including poorly produced copies of $100,000 Gold Certificates, also made in the Philippines.  These notes are also crudely produced and easy to spot.  However, a new counterfeit $1000 bill from Malaysia is the most accurate we've seen to date.We first spotted the fake Malaysian $1000s while attending the Long Beach convention in the Winter of 2004. The fakes are surprisingly good and continue to fool coin dealers who buy these unknowingly at modest premiums over "face value".  But...

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