Q: $2 bill stamped "First Day of Issue"?

Q: $2 bill stamped "First Day of Issue"?

Post by Sherrill Hee » Fri, 14 Jul 2000 04:00:00



My son just received a $2 bill, 1976 series, stamped "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" at
the top of the portrait. There is also a circular stamp over the "TWO" logo.
Inside the circle are the letters CHEY (rest obscured) and the number 82001.

It also appears some kind of paper stamp was affixed at one time in this
area but all that is left is the paper residue.

Should I tell him to keep it or go ahead and spend it? :)

Thanks very much for your time.

--chris

 
 
 

Q: $2 bill stamped "First Day of Issue"?

Post by Padraic Bro » Sat, 15 Jul 2000 04:00:00


82001 wouldn't be the zip code for Cheyenne, WY would it?

You have what sounds like one of zillions of 1976 $2 bills
that people bought on (I believe) April 13, 1976, the first
day of issue for these Bicentennial notes, and went to the
Post Office for cancellation (with 13c stamp affixed).

If the stamp is missing, it almost certainly has no value
above $2. Even _with_ a stamp affixed, it would only have
a slight additional value for a collector who collects these
first day cancelled $2 bills.

Go ahead and spend it.

Padraic.

: My son just received a $2 bill, 1976 series, stamped "FIRST DAY OF ISSUE" at
: the top of the portrait. There is also a circular stamp over the "TWO" logo.
: Inside the circle are the letters CHEY (rest obscured) and the number 82001.

: It also appears some kind of paper stamp was affixed at one time in this
: area but all that is left is the paper residue.

: Should I tell him to keep it or go ahead and spend it? :)

: Thanks very much for your time.

: --chris