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2 Dollar US Banknote from 2003

March 14, 2012

Introducing one of my 2 dollar US banknote from 2003, with a serial number I89114386 A, showing in the front Thomas Jefferson, and in the back a picture of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

This is one of my favorite banknotes due to the rarity of the bill and all those myths, urban legends and fans behind the 2 dollar bill. Some People consider bad luck to have one of this, others think is worthless or fake if they receive one. Interesting facts about the 2 dollar bill:

  • First printed in 1862 with the portrait of Alexander Hamilton on the obverse (front).
  • In 1869, Hamilton was replaced by his political adversary, Thomas Jefferson, and the United States Capital.
  • Civil War General Winfield Scott Hancock appeared on the obverse of the bill.
  • U.S. Treasury Secretary William Windom replaced Winfield in 1891.
  • 1899 saw the bill changed again. This time George Washington appeared surrounded by anthropomorphic versions of agriculture and mechanics.
  • Thomas Jefferson returned on the obverse in 1918 with World War I battleship on the reverse of the now large-sized Federal Reserve Note.
  • In 1929, the bill reverted to its current size and the reverse was changed to a picture of Jefferson’s home, Monticello.
  • In August of 1966, the two-dollar bill was officially discontinued.
  • It was brought back to life in 1976 and for the Bicentennial, an engraved version of John Trumbull’s The Signing of the Declaration of Independence replaced Monticello on the reverse.
  • Series 1995 was printed in 1996 and 1997.
  • Series 2003 is currently the most recent printing.


1 Centavo Mexican Coin from 1959

March 3, 2012

This is my 1 Centavo Mexican Coin from 1959. The features of this coin are:
  • Metal:Brass
  • Weight: 2 gr
  • Diameter: 16 mm
  • Thickness: 1.25 mm
  • Shape: Round


500 Pesos Mexican Banknote from 1984

February 26, 2012

This is my 500 pesos Mexican Bill from 1984 and It portraits in the front the writer, the politician, and one of the presidents of Mexico that governed the country from November 1911 to February 1913. The serie of this bill is EH with the number C0381098.

In the back you can se an emblematic stone used in several coins and bills and it's called "The Aztec Calendar Sun Stone"


2000 Reis Brazil Coin from 1908

February 24, 2012

I just got from a relative this Brazilian silver coin 2000 Reis from 1908 and obviously the condition of the coin is not great. I tried to find more information about this coin but most of what I found was not in English. Any comments about this coin are greatly appreciated.


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I created this blog with the idea of sharing to all my private collection of coins and banknotes I collected through the years. The majority of them scanned from the real bill and coin. Some of them are not in real good conditions but still worth to show them. Any comments of information worth to be posted on this blog please send it to onlycoins (at) gmail (dot) com
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