by Adam Crum
The United States Large-Sized paper currency market is heating up after a reprieve from the from the highs of April 2008. Across the board, most type notes of these important rarities have been off an average of 25%, which is incredible when considering that most markets are still off some 40% or more, and that’s with the Dow surging 40% off its lows. This is strong evidence that supports what I have known for decades, and that is, rarities are a tremendous storage of wealth.
I have spent countless hours for the past year reading up on, watching inventories, sitting in auction rooms, wining and dining key players, talking with sophisticated collectors, buying and selling the high end of large-sized notes; and all of this has lead to me this conclusion:
Now is the time to buy this growing and exciting market!
With most notes trading off their highs, there are some tremendous bargains to be had, especially in the high-end material. These notes were rare before the financial markets collapsed, and they are rare now. Industry projections are extremely bright, as the collector base is expected to double in the next 7-10 years.
The fact is this: you can’t make any more of the material and the demand is growing…you know the rest. Fixed supply, growing demand…the rest is easy!
While I have always loved the art and beauty of paper currency, and have from time to time indulged myself by adding notes such as early Colonial notes all the way through to uncut sheets of the recent $2 notes of today to my collection. I have never jumped into the trenches and traded with pros, like I have with coins for over twenty years.
But rest assured, I have done my homework. In mid-2008, I started buying and selling within the wholesale market to test a number of factors. I wanted to learn what are the most popular, most rare and most liquid notes. All factors which can only be learned by jumping in and making a few mistakes…and yes, I made a few, but what I learned was well worth the investment. The mistakes were few, but the successes were many…and that is why I am now putting out a Red Alert to the market to buy Large-Sized United States Currency Notes.
Why now? Because I have witnessed the following over the past two months:
- One of the largest and oldest companies in the rare coin and currency markets—who got out of currencies in late 2007—has recently jumped back into the game in a big way!
- The past three auctions I attended saw much higher sell rates on items offered, AND, prices have firmed with each passing sale.
- The most respected dealer, one who I have cultivated a great relationship with, has seen his collector/investor sales jump some 40% in the past quarter.
The bottom line: the tide has turned and I expect prices to recover to early 2008 prices in the next quarter. In fact, I expect many of the most popular notes to exceed those levels.
But wait…before you say, “okay, I am convinced—I want to start building a collection,” I think it is important to understand the demographics of those who are already collecting. Where is this demand coming from, and who is already at the party?
The biggest reason I started down this path in the first place was because I asked the above question. And the answers I discovered after reviewing industry studies were overwhelming:
- There is a high cross-over from rare coin collectors to rare currency collectors.
- Those who do collect currencies tend to be higher income earners and are younger than the average coin collector.
- They have a higher level of interest in more traditional investments, like stocks and bonds, and their portfolios are larger than the average coin collector.
- They possess a high level of education.
- And, as with coins, they have a keen interest in pursuing investigations into history and the arts.
The one consistent trait I have discovered in my years with high-end coin collectors, and the evidence is that high-end currency collectors too, are highly intellectual people seeking to improve their understanding of money in today’s world by collecting and understanding money of years gone by. Whether intentionally or not, the collecting of money teaches us a lot about how to preserve and earn more wealth—two things in which I have a high level of desire.
These are all traits of individuals whom I believe to be the kind of people to associate. I believe it can serve to enhance our lives by collecting objects such as these beautiful rare notes…and right now, I believe this represents an excellent opportunity to acquire notes at discounted levels.
If you are convinced, here is a special offer which can serve to help you discover this exciting opportunity with a very small initial investment. I have gone into the market for the past six months and acquired every 1899 $1 Silver Certificate, better known as “Black Eagle Notes,” in choice to gem uncirculated condition that I could find, and will continue to do so.
These ”Black Eagle” notes are not only beautiful, they are also one of the most popular notes available, as evidenced by their #16 listing in the book, 100 Greatest American Currency Notes, by the greatest living numismatic scholar, Q. David Bowers.
I think these notes are an excellent value, and most are valued at well under $1,000. But with the market expected to more than double in the next 7-10 years, they have a very bright future for price appreciation.
Here is the special offer I have for you to get started: Call today and make an acquisition of one of these beautiful “Black Eagle” silver certificates and I will send you a FREE 100-year-old, uncirculated Morgan Silver Dollar. But that’s not all…to help educate you on this exciting world of rare paper currency, I will also send you a FREE copy of Q. David Bowers’ beautifully illustrated book, 100 Greatest American Currency Notes.
Don’t hesitate, I only have a couple a dozen of these beautiful notes and they won’t last long. Call your Monaco Account Representative, or if you want to discuss a larger position, I will be happy to talk with you myself. Call us today at 888-900-9948.