Don't fall for "High Grade, " "Superb Grade, " "Awesome Grade" uncertified notes being offered online. Most of the time, there is a reason why they are not in a third-party grading company holder. It's a multi-million dollar epidemic. Avoid being taken advantage of!On the seal and serials is nice and bold. The Friedberg number is Fr. 1656 (E-A Block) and the treasury signatures are Priest-Anderson. Cool, pack-fresh note here in a PMG Superb Gem 68EPQ holder! This note is "Top Pop" at PMG, meaning no notes ever certified at PMG with a higher grade, and tied with only six (6) others at this same grade level. For the E-A Block, the figures get even tighter -- just three (3) others exist in 68EPQ. A few 69's exist over at PCGS Currency. Best part of this note's grade is the "EPQ" that was awarded by PMG. For those of you out there just starting out in the hobby, its a great idea to look for original, exceptional paper quality when shopping for notes. Greedy dealers of today and yester-year have dreamt up a number of ways to "improve" a note's appearance to unsuspecting and untrained eyes in an attempt to maximize profits pressing, chemically treating, etc.
The sad thing about this is that such deceitful and unnatural tactics ruin a note's originality forever. But I have a feeling that you won't want to return it once you have it in your hand. I just received back several hundred notes from the two main third-party graders and there is a lot of exciting, rare, high-grade stuff in these stacks. Almost my entire collection is decent, quality material. I have worked hard on developing my "eye" for original, problem-free notes over the years and have been cherry picking shops and shows for over a decade.
I will be highly responsive to all inquiries. Don't get bitten by the sharks! It is a feeding frenzy nowadays online. GRADING & GRADING TERM INTEGRITY. I will never use the terms.
As the sole description of the condition of the notes I have for sale. These terms do not fall into line with any commonly-recognized and accepted grading technique or scale that has been in use by numismatists and currency collectors for many decades. The practice of solely using these terms without assigning a numerical grade (1 through 70) or a numerical grade category (Poor through Superb Gem) was recently invented by some dealers as a means of passing off lower and middle grade notes (Very Fine, Extra Fine) or doctored/repaired/chemically-treated notes as Almost Uncirculated or Uncirculated grades to unsuspecting, uninformed buyers. I have never doctored and will never doctor notes. "Note doctoring, " a very common problem these days, includes.
Or whatever other method has been dreamt up over the years to artificially improve a note's appearance. I personally do not trust CGA grading, particularly the notes that exist in the older CGA holders, so if I do list a CGA-graded note, I will provide a plentiful number of scans and photographs (all un-doctored) of the note from all angles, as well as provide detailed, accurate written descriptions to the best of my ability. The same applies with any listed raw notes. All of the data I provide can be trusted. I will answer any inquiry within 12 hours and in many cases, strive to answer inquiries in real time.
Please feel free to drop me a message! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing. The item "TOP POP 1953A $5 Silver Certificate PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated CU 68EPQ C2C" is in sale since Monday, December 28, 2020.This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money\ US\Small Size Notes\Silver Certificates". The seller is "pibbthug" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.