>I am very interested in collecting coins and notes.
Then you know why I've directed followups to rec.collecting.paper-money :-)
>I happened to have a friend who show me $2 notes which came in a bundle
>of 25 pieces . US$2 notes. I am wondering if it is a fake money or real.
The US has a collection of 12 regional Federal Reserve banks. Together,
they are equivalent to Bank Indonesia.
An ordinary bank, in some district, can order a bundle of 1,000 notes from
the Federal Reserve branch in their district.
A customer of an ordinary bank might ask for a bundle of 100 notes. If
the bank has some, then usually they agree. If the bank doesn't have them
at the moment, then they might decide to order 1,000 so that they can let
the customer have 100, or they might refuse. Their decision might depend
on whether they think the person is a good customer.
If a person has 25 consecutive notes, then maybe someone just saved them
from a bundle of 100. I don't think banks bundle 25 of them though.
The US treasury sells uncut sheets to collectors. One sheet has 32 notes.
The treasury charges a premium price for it, a little bit more than $64.
If someone asks for a big premium, they're just trying to make a profit.
In some countries it isn't common to bargain in daily transactions, but
it's always possible to bargain on collectors' items like this :-)
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