Dozens of banknotes mailed for certification now missing

Dealers Rick Johnston and Connie Vanderheide have contacted CCN about dozens of missing banknotes shipped to Legacy Currency Grading, a California-based third-party paper money grading service, in April.

The notes were shipped through FedEx, which Johnston and Vanderheide said “has been totally uncooperative in giving us any information regarding the matter even though there is a case file opened on it.”

“We are working with our insurance company to see if we can get any resolution.”

The notes with a listed value of less than $500 include:

  • an 1856 Zimmerman Bank $5 note (815-12-08-06R);
  • an 1870 Dominion of Canada 25-cent “Series B” shinplaster note (DC1b);
  • an 1870 Dominion of Canada 25-cent “Graffiti” shinplaster note (DC1c);
  • a 1900 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster note (DC15b);
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster note (DC24b) with serial number “82084”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent B-prefix shinplaster note (DC24a) with serial number “B000072,” the lowest recorded;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster error (DC24a) with serial number “CO12577”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster (DC24c) shinplaster with serial number “588923”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster (DC24c) shinplaster with serial number “522784”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster (DC24c) shinplaster with serial number “269112”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster (DC24d) shinplaster with serial number “676126”;
  • a 1923 Dominion of Canada $1 “bronze seal” note (DC25i) with serial number “B4342592”;
  • a 1935 Bank of Toronto $10 note (715-24-08) with serial number “29875”;
  • a 1936 Alberta $1 prosperity certificate with serial number “A240686”;
  • a 1937 Series $1 note (BC21c) with serial number “J/L9145275”;
  • a 1937 Series $2 note (BC22c) with serial number “E/R6270609”;
  • a 1937 Series $2 note (BC22b) with serial number “Y/B4783595”;
  • a 1937 Series $1 note (BC21d) with serial number “O/N9093326”;
  • a 1954 $1 “Devil’s Face” note (29a) with serial number “D/A0226100”;
  • a 1954 $1 replacement note (37cA) with serial number “*H/F0770193”;
  • a 1954 $2 replacement note (38aA) with serial number “*A/B0017901”;
  • a 1954 $5 replacement note (39aA) with serial number “*A/C0024381”;
  • a 1954 $20 replacement note (40aA) with serial number “*A/E0022698”;
  • a 1954 $50 note (42a) with serial number “A/H6831564”;
  • a 1954 $100 note (BC43a) with serial number “A/J6802219”;
  • a 1974 $2 specimen note (BC47aS) with serial number “BA0000000”;
  • a 1975 $100 note (BC52a) with serial number “JC1249080”;
  • a 1975 $100 replacement note (52bA) with serial number “AJX0920717”;
  • a 1975 $50 replacement note (BC51bA) with serial number “EHX0817496”;
  • a 1988 $50 replacement note (59aA) with serial number “EHX1009989”; and
  • a 1989 $10 replacement note (57bA) with serial number “ATX2204891.”

The notes with a listed value of more than than $500 include:

  • an 1870 Dominion of Canada 25-cent “Series A” shinplaster note (DC1a);
  • an 1872 Mechanics Bank $5 note (430-10-05) with serial number “2105”;
  • a 1900 Dominion of Canada 25-cent shinplaster note (15c);
  • a 1903 Bank of Nova Scotia $20 note (550-28-14) with serial number “221395”;
  • a 1907 Canadian Bank of Commerce $5 note (75-14-10) with serial number “313606”;
  • a 1915 Imperial Bank of Canada $10 note (375-16-10) with serial number “204575”
  • a 1917 Bank of Toronto $20 note (715-22-54) with serial number “87920”;
  • a 1935 Series $1 note (BC-1) with serial number “A0940269”;
  • a 1935 Barclay Bank $10 note (12-08) with serial number “E127934”;
  • a 1937 Series $100 note (BC27b) with serial number “B/J3397083”;
  • a 1954 $10 replacement note (40aA) with serial number “*A/D0022181”;
  • a 1954 $1 replacement note (37cA) with serial number “*V/V5088999”; and
  • a 1971 $10 replacement note (BC49cA.i) with serial number “EDX1856798.”

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