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Have you ever wanted to start a currency collection? Well this Instructable will teach you the basics of collecting currency.

Step 1: Decide on what type of currency to collect

Picture of Decide on what type of currency to collect
There are many different types of currency collections that you can start but here are just a few.

Large-size types, lower denominations: A collection of $1, $2 and $5 values.
Interesting serial numbers: Low serial numbers such as 00000001, 00001429, 000016776, and others sell for a premium. Another example is a "radar" note, which is currency with thew same serial number forward and backward, such as 12344321 or 44888844.
Star notes: When a note is found defective after printing, it is replaced with a star note. On federal reserve notes, the star is after the serial number, while on all other issues, the star comes before.
Currency errors: All sorts of interesting errors and misprints exist, such as a double denomination, such as a $10 printed on one side and a $5 written on the other. (The serial numbers were blurred a bit.)
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cvalues3 years ago
There are several factors that have direct impact on the value of Canadian coins today. Some of them are the reason why coinage from Canada sometimes receives warm appreciation, and times are ignored and shrugged off. To comprehend the drive of Canadian coin values, you must familiarize yourself with the history of how they were originally rated.

Coin Values
malam63 years ago
Hi, i have some some good collection too..check my site out

I got alot of money from the civil war feb 17 1865
hey i have a 1957 $1 star note!
Chonobo5 years ago
at school, i traded a fruit roll up for a u.s. $10 silver certificate from 1934, but it was ripped in the middle but....oh well! haha
=SMART=7 years ago
Cool ! I have a few really old coins but i dont know if their worth anything
plane phanatic (author)  =SMART=7 years ago
Nice! You can view coin values here if you are interested in what yours are worth.
=SMART= =SMART=7 years ago
oops sorry caps-lock
Brennn107 years ago
I have about 10 $2.00 bills from the 1930's through 2006. My brother has quite a few silver certs, and a large note. We love to collect currency, along with coins.
me too!
Flumpkins7 years ago
I looked through my wallet to look at the star notes, and I picked out 2 that seemed neat. Here are then numbers: 60000875. One of the first 60 million. 60866668. Really weird. Mostly 6s, with 2 8s and 0.
plane phanatic (author)  Flumpkins7 years ago
If you visit here, you can view other notes like that. These notes usually tend to sell for a few more dollars than their face value, and they are pretty good to collect also.
I'm sure niether of mine are worth any more than 1 dollar.
Awesome. I have too much to list.
+5/5 stars. (added to favorites)
plane phanatic (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Gjdj37 years ago
This is another real quality instructable from you. Nice job! I haven't collected much currency, I just have a few silver certificates. 5 stars and favorited!
plane phanatic (author)  Gjdj37 years ago
Thanks! If you keep collecting currency, soon you will be surprised as to how large your collection gets. Good luck with your collection.
Yeah, thanks.