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Discussion in 'Banknotes' started by mmm....shiney!, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. mmm....shiney!

    mmm....shiney! Administrator Staff Member Silver Stacker

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    Bought this a while back, the old "Silver Certificate".

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    This is a note quite a few of us have, mainly for posterity's sake, they are cheap and for those who don't know it reads:


    I've now added another:


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    It reads:

     
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    Thats worth under3 cents by the conversion rate . might have to be paid in silver shot me thinks :p:
     
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    mmm....shiney! Administrator Staff Member Silver Stacker

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    3 cents???? I've been ripped off!!!!!!! :lol:
     
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    That must be old currency the smallest note now is 20 pesos .
    The other notes are
    50
    100
    200 ( not very common ) maybe they only printed a limited number ?
    500
    1000 peso

    Coinage is
    10 centavos
    1 pesos
    5pesos
    10pesos
    There is some smaller coinage ive seen but rarely see it . Even the 10 centavos are not common & they usually just round everything to the pesos.

    I have to say something that shits me here is they are always asking you for correct change when paying for things ..its like the banks dont have enough coinage ..A couple of the local shops here are always asking me for my change for their till . The local hardware store has a big jar of candy & pay you in that when they have no change :lol: So you get notes & a handful of candy . Also a lot of small shops dont have change for a 500 or 1000 pesos note & you have to go to another shop to buy what u want .
     
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    mmm....shiney! Administrator Staff Member Silver Stacker

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    1930's, there's a stack of them on eBay. One even has cockroach shit on it by the looks of it.
     
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    Latest addition to the family, a gold certificate. It reads:
    :/

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    I have a few gold certificates, i always get a kick out of reading the gold on demand statement.
     

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