*WA. New to Data Base

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CarmieG
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*WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:29 pm

I’m excited about this one.
Any advice on how or who to sell?
*Note the top cut.
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GBELEC
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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by GBELEC » Sun Feb 18, 2024 9:40 pm

See what the experts say on this one but I would think you should have it certified.

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by coinguy » Mon Feb 19, 2024 8:45 am

Definitely get it certified and handle carefully. Put it in a protective holder
to prevent any marks or crease's which can devaluate it greatly.
With the front being off centre, it will prevent it from being a top grade but
if you can get it certified uncirculated, it could be a five figure find.

CarmieG
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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:31 am

Thank you for the advise. This was part of an inheritance which proceeds will be divided with siblings.
I have a lot of notes to check but this one is the most promising thus far.

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by TBH » Mon Feb 19, 2024 4:56 pm

Wow!
A rare note indeed.
Definitely do as coinguy suggests, handle it very carefully, do not put it inside a book, and get it certified.
Google BCS grading for certification services.

CarmieG
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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:38 pm

Thanks for the advise people.
Planning on seeing an expert tomorrow.
The hunt continues…

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by Ken Barrett » Fri May 17, 2024 7:19 pm

Hey Carmie,
I am brand new to this discussion group, and am looking forward to meeting lots of people.
I am not sure if we are allowed to discuss buying and selling on this site, so please forgive me if I am breaking any rules.
I am an avid collector of Bank of Canada notes, and have a quest to obtain 1 note from every year, series, signature, and prefix. This is a very large goal, and I have been at it for over a decade, and am barely half way there.
Your *WA $20 note is very hard to find. Is there any chance it is still around, and if so, could it be available for the right price?
Thanks,
Ken Barrett

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by coinguy » Fri May 17, 2024 7:29 pm

Why not email CarmieG in case he doesn’t see this post.
That way you can contact him directly.

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by Nota_phil » Sun May 19, 2024 11:18 am

That *WA $20 replacement is a significant find but I'll be surprised if "CarmieG" still checks in here.

My Charlton puts this scarce note at "80" issued with few estimates of 5 figured Book Value in upper grades. It would be a trophy note for most collectors & hopefully certified by now!

Wonder when we will see it at auction?
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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:02 pm

Yes I still have the banknote safely protected and tucked in my deposit box. We plan on having it certified but are busy with the estate at the moment. Lastly, I am a girl. lol

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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Sun Jun 30, 2024 6:08 pm

I would much like to put it up for auction but will have do some research on the subject as I am new to the game but eager to learn.

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Post by Nota_phil » Mon Jul 01, 2024 10:58 am

A) Make sure you have some type of dry-aid, safe desiccant & the note's stored in a proper PVC-free currency sleeve
B) Be sure to grade that note as this will attract more serious collectors. One of the CDN TPG's is Banknote Certification Services (BCS) & this is their site address. Steve is very knowledgable (& helpful). He also happens to be located at Colonial Acres Coins (which also have auctions):
https://www.banknotecertification.com/
C) Take this PMF link which discusses seller's fees at ALL auction houses & familiarize yourself with the various auction options:
https://www.papermoneyforum.com/post/qu ... 1340405741
D) Take photos (different angles/well lit) if you haven't graded it yet & ask your LCS (Local Coin Shop) dealer's what they think it would be worth. The reason photos are good is you don't want to handle it much. Getting a dealer's opinion may be a good idea as sometimes it works in a person's favour to sell privately (rather than through a large auction house- due to the seller's fees- which can get stupid/high).

If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me.
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Re: *WA. New to Data Base

Post by CarmieG » Tue Jul 02, 2024 2:31 pm

Thank you Phil and everyone else who’s shown interest in my post. Your advise and expertise has definitely helped me with this bank note. I do have a local dealer who has been in business a very long time which I will be visiting soon. I will take all precautions concerning the safety of the note.
Thank you all the advice, much appreciated.

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