US $2 Bill Day of Issue

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by TCLb-.. » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00



When the Mint issued the new $2 bills in 1976, I had several notes
postmarked on the day of issue, April 13th 1976. Can someone give me an
idea of what these bills might be worth?

Thanks,
Tom

 
 
 

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by Bill Shatze » Sat, 20 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> When the Mint issued the new $2 bills in 1976, I had several notes
> postmarked on the day of issue, April 13th 1976. Can someone give me an
> idea of what these bills might be worth?

Alas, about two dollars.  Of course, on ebay, who knows what they might
bring but in saner markets, their premium over face value is quite modest
- perhaps a dollar or so on a good day and nothing at all on a bad one.

Cheers and all,

 
 
 

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by CatPoopJ » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


Two Dollars and Thir*** Cents.
 
 
 

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by David Rya » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> When the Mint issued the new $2 bills in 1976, I had several notes
> postmarked on the day of issue, April 13th 1976. Can someone give me
> an idea of what these bills might be worth?

> Thanks,
> Tom

They're worth 66 cents in 1976 dollars.

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US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by Steven Prest » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>When the Mint issued the new $2 bills in 1976, I
>had several notes postmarked on the day of
>issue, April 13th 1976. Can someone give me
>an idea of what these bills might be worth?

About $2.15 if you're lucky. Unfortunately, you and probably about half
the country had the $2 bill postmarked on the day of issue (April13th
IIRC) making it a very common item and not worth much over face value
(the note would still have to be in brand new condition otherwise its
woth only $2). However, you might get a small premium if your note has
an unusual postmark (something like Moscow, Idaho for example). Of
course, on e-Bay, all it takes are two people from the same town or city
your bill was postmarked in and it could go as high as $10 (a dealer
would only give you face value and that's a fair offer). Sorry, but too
many people all had the same "great idea"; save 'em and give 'em to a
friend as a birthday gift (how many you give depends on how good of a
friend I guess :)
                      -Steve
 
 
 

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by deepstbl » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


Quote:



> >Unfortunately, you and probably about half
> >the country had the $2 bill postmarked on the day of issue

> I'm just curious... what prompted so many people to get their $2 bills
> postmarked on the day of issue? I mean, it's not as if people did that
> when the series 1996 redesigned bills came out.

The $2 had been officially discontinued circa 1966, and there was much
hoopla regarding its revival. I think the USPS actually encouraged
people to come in and get their bills postmarked; I haven't heard of
them doing that with the new bills.
 
 
 

US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by JSTONEFE » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00



sticking stamps on the first day $2's.......

Mighty fine question. One I've often wondered. Though I've run across hundreds
(or thousands!) of these things, I've yet to meet anyone who actually had it
done. It's as if somebody who worked in the USPS, had a million co-workers that
had nothing to do one day in April 1976......

I wonder if the original poster was actually one that did or just fudged a
*little* in their set up of the question.....????

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US $2 Bill Day of Issue

Post by Steve Joy » Sun, 21 May 2000 04:00:00


"entremanure"....I love it!