Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Question


Hello Mr. Garrett.  My name is Curt Hanson from Wisconsin.  I have just started collecting paper currency.  Maybe you can give me an idea what it is worth or where to sell.  Your opinion would be greatly appreciated. I have a Set of 2 $5 Bills with matching serial numbers.  Here is what I have.  They made 5000 sets of these. According to my book here is what they are worth without taking the matching serial #'s into consideration.
 1995 $5 Atlanta Star in Ch Cu or Gem cu would be $60
 1993 $5 Chicago Star in Ch Cu or Gem cu would be $50
I have been collecting PF70 and MS70 Silver American Eagles.  I don't believe in collecting the 69's.  Why not spend a little extra money and get the best.  As far as the Bills go can you give me an idea where to sell them if I do, and about what they would be worth.  Your professional opinion does not go unappreciated.  Sincerly, Curt Hanson...I read your Notes!

Hey Curt, you will get the best judge of value for these based on ebay completed auctions.  There are not many full time dealers who specialize in modern BEP products like you are asking about.  I know I have never handled them before.  However, I am sure there is still a great collector interest, especially with matching serial numbers.

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Manning Garrett


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.


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.

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)

Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune

Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy

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