Coin and Paper Money Collecting/BANK NOTE AUTHENTICITY

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I HAVE TWO $1000 BANK NOTES WHICH ARE NUMBERED 8894 AT THE TOP ON BOTH THE RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE ABOVE 1000 MARKS. IN THE CENTER TOP THERE IS A PICTURE OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE THE TREASURY BUILDING. THERE ARE PICTURES OF DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS ON BOTH SIDES AND IT READS; "SEVENTEEN MONTHS AFTER DATE THE BANK OF THE UNITED STATES PROMISES TO PAY J.W.FAERMAN OR ORDER ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS IN NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA. DECEMBER 15,1840." THERE ARE TWO SIGNATURES AT THE BOTTOM, AND A SEAL BETWEEN THE SIGNATURES. IN VERY SMALL PRINT BELOW THE SIGNATURE ON THE LEFT THE NAMES; DRAPER,TOPPAN,LONGMERE NO 9 PHILI & NEW YORK. I HAVE LOOKED ONLINE AND SEEN SIMILAR NOTES, HOWEVER THEY ALL HAD THE WORD COPY ON THEM AND MINE DO NOT. CAN YOU HELP AUTHENTICATE THE NOTES OR DIRECT ME TO SOMEONE IN MY AREA WHO CAN?

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Serial 8894 is a well known reproduction.  There is no chance that what you have is authentic.  Sorry for the bad news.  This site about rare currency has a list of most of the known reproductions.  Just for future reference though, anything printed on that brown brittle paper is not going to be authentic.

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

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I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at Coins.com.

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South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)

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Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Dozens of Smaller Local Newspapers

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Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy, ANA Summer Seminar 2013 (Coin Grading)

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