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Posted 8 years ago

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I have the items from my grandfather collection. I need to identify the items are genuine or fake.

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  1. gpratomo, 8 years ago
    I have the items as legacy from my grandfather. I need help to identify genuine or not for the items because I amateur for the money collection
  2. Floyd E. Bellamy, 8 years ago
    What is the series date? The signatures were Julian and Morgenthau. There were 42,000 printed. From what I can see it looks to be authentic, but, you may have a problem if the series date ain't the correct one. Gene B.
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 8 years ago
    $100,000 certificates were only for use by banks. Most were destroyed when they stopped using them, and only a few are left, all of which are accounted for. It is illegal for a private citizen to own one. Sorry to say this isn't authentic.
  4. James James, 8 years ago
    It is a nice looking piece.
  5. ruby, 7 years ago
    The gold certificate may be authentic only that it is illegally possessed by a private individual, so, what should that individual do if he has those 100,000 gold certificates
  6. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
  7. marikit, 7 years ago
    If this 100, 000 gold certificate is authentic, is it worth anything? Also, if this is illegal for individual to possess what is the best way to dispose it.
  8. wingletts wingletts, 7 years ago
    Heck just take it to the Bank and deposit it , then if it is not real they want let you.
  9. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    $100,000 bills exist, but were not publicly issued, and were used ONLY for intra-government transactions. They are printed in orange on the reverse, and are illegal to own. All known pieces are in government museums.

    Only a few are known to have survived. They are housed at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and the Smithsonian Institute.

    It's illegal for a private person to own one of these notes, and none has ever been in private hands. All 42,000 were accounted for.

    So there you have it. For one it's a "Gold certificate (Bank note)" not a thousand dollar bill, and was never ever used for private use. All were accounted for, so that should close this subject.
  10. cokefan, 7 years ago
    The government may have lied to cover up a loss.
  11. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Ha ha okay
  12. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 7 years ago
    Let's put it this way then....A person has an item that was illegal to own privately, they then try to sell said item..What would the government do? Easy, seize it, by law it's their right to take what only belonged to them.
  13. cokefan, 7 years ago
    gpratomo, email me at

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