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    I was at an Atlantic City cyber cafe yesterday, when I felt in the mood for some Cookies and Cream ice cream. I gave the guy a $5 bill, and got change. Today, while trying to buy another snack, I noticed one of the dollars he gave me was a $1 1935 E Silver Certificate. I have no idea what this means, or how much it's worth. It's not in great condition, but it's mostly intact. Does anybody know how much it could be worth?
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    I'm not certain that Visor Central is going to give you a good answer on these forums however, it used to be that Silver Certificates could be traded at anytime for actual Silver. The government changed that law some time ago however, I am certain that several collectors might like to have that bill. It has to be rare because $1 bills usually only last 4 or 5 years max in circulation.

    I think you do well to check with some local collectors or appraisers via the phone first. Coin collectors could be a good source.

    There would be other placed on the web you can check. Heck, if you feel brave - put it on ebay with a minimum bid.
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    It's worth more than the couple o dollars that I got in my pocket!

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...er+certificate

    The average price seems to be about $20.. but the prices range from $10-$50.. good luck!
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    About two months ago a very elderly woman came to my store and purchased a ~$5 bottle of wine. She handed me exact change and I put it on a shelf under the counter and grabbed the bottle so I could quickly carry it to her car for her. We were making light conversation and I didnt bother to complete the transaction right away, it was the slow early afternoon. When I returned to the store I noticed that she paid with 5 silver certificates. They were absolutly perfect, looked brand new and uncirculated. They looked as good as the new twenties ATM machines typically shell out. I gave them to the owner of the store and we put them in a drawer in the office so we could return them to her later. After a couple of weeks, I pulled them out and checked ebay. There were identical bills which had been circulated going for $40+. I have never seen her again. I think she bought a bottle of Sutter Home and paid for Silver Oak. Kind of a bad way to get a lucky break, but I bet those dollars don't leave the store for some time, it would be really hard to sell them knowing how we acquired them.
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    I used to live near a PickWick(sp?) conveniance store where I guess a lot of old peoples shopped (Quite a bit lived in the area, it was FL). Anyways, my mother and I would sometimes come about really cool coins and bills there in the change they gave us. We got several silver notes, some silver quarters, really old wheat pennies, lots of buffalo nichols, etc... It was really cool!
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    That's really nice of you, jeffbeerman2! Not everyone would be so kind as to wait for the lady to return. I hope that she will. But should she not, then you have reaped pennies (or silver dollars in this case) from heaven.
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    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    lots of buffalo nichols
    its NICKELS... not NICHOLS (I know, you're used to typing nichols )
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    I really have no idea who to listen to. I came across some site that said so many of them were made that they are hardly worth any more than a buck, and that just because it says 1935, doesn't mean that's when it was made. It could have been as late as the 50's. I guess I'll get it appraised somewhere.
    -Bernie

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    Originally posted by jeff318

    its NICKELS... not NICHOLS (I know, you're used to typing nichols )
    This is one of the most embaressing things I've ever done! Crap! I think I'm going to go in the corner and cry because you probably all think I'm a fool!
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    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    This is one of the most embaressing things I've ever done! Crap! I think I'm going to go in the corner and cry because you probably all think I'm a fool!
    Not any more than usual.

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    Don't be embarassed. I wasn't mocking you.
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    At least you guys didn't see my original post...I did it so fast I typed stuff wrong...like foll...
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    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    At least you guys didn't see my original post...
    I did. I see everything.
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    And this one time, at Band Camp...

    But seriously, when I was in high school marching band, we played the opening of our county fair (which we apparently did every year, so you can make the connection between our school, its location/surroundings, and livestock...). Of course at the county fair there is a midway, and in the midway there are games, and tending the games there are carnies. We counted - maybe 30% had all their teeth. Anyhow, one of the kids in the band went to the "Pop a balloon, get a 6" x 6" mirror with you favorite band's logo" game and paid with a silver certificate.

    I've never seen a carnie smile like that - first from his surprise, as he seemed to know what he'd been given, and second because, well, he had no teeth.

    Moral: Avoid county fairs, or at least carnies, or at least the ones who know the value of a silver certificate!

    Perhaps they're the ones auctioning them on eBay - to get some cash for false teeth.

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