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HOLLYWOOD MOVIE MONEY RETAIL PRICE LIST

IMPORTANT! Prices subject to change without notice. Postage charges are extra on all orders under $50. Please consult our terms of sale. Please email us at the address below to confirm the price and availability of any item on this page or on any list in this website. We are in the process of updating this page.  Our goal is to list all the notes using Reed catalog numbers from Fred Reed's landmark catalog on the subject.  At the moment, they are only listed by our stock numbers.  Thank you and enjoy the hobby!

INTRODUCTION: Welcome to "The Catalog of The Ellis Props Worldwide Hollywood Movie Money Accumulation." This list is the result of a major purchase of an accumulation of stage notes formerly in the holdings of Ellis Props & Graphics Partners (originally known as Ellis Mercantile). It represents many hours of examination and classification. It should be considered an ongoing work as new types are being added to the list as they are "uncovered" while searching through the group and we are just starting to add in scans of some of the major types. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has more information on any of the items listed herein or on any other movie notes that they have encountered. I would like to acknowledge and thank Verne R. Walrafen, John L. Pieratt, and especially Fred Reed for the information they have provided about certain movie notes.

I like to call the group "The Smithsonian Collection" because it is so vast in terms of there being dozens of types and literally hundreds of varieties of those. I have tried to catalog the major noticeable varieties of each type. However, it should go without saying that many color and minor varieties exist, due to numerous printings of some of these items at different times, probably on different machines and by different individuals, perhaps using different methods. Quality control was oftentimes not a big issue, except perhaps in those cases where there would be a relative close-up shot of a particular note in a scene.

In 2010, we acquired another major accumulation of old prop bills, "the Propman's Collection."  This accumulation, although much smaller than the Ellis group, still contains an interesting assortment of props, including genuine notes, some of which were altered for prop purposes, and some notes that don't appear in Fred's catalog, very exciting stuff.

CONDITION: Condition of the items is generally high but will vary since many of these stage notes appear to actually have been used in films at some time or another and may have a bit of handling (or worse, in some cases). I will generally strive to send VF or better notes when available. In some instances, due to poor paper quality or serious mishandling (perhaps in a Hollywood war scene!), some types of notes just will not be available in a condition normally considered reasonable by the banknote collector.

CLASSIFICATION: This list currently uses a combination letter/numbering stock number system devised by me to keep track of all this stuff, so I can find the ones you want (hopefully!). Each major design type of note has its own letter assigned. As an example, the letter A indicates those notes bearing a strong resemblance to the dual portrait Estado de Sonora Mexican revolution note series featuring Madero on the left and Suarez on the right. Then a number follows the letter, based on the "denomination" and then a small letter to indicate the variety. Thus we can have RJR-A1a, etc., where the RJR indicates the Richard J. Reed list #.

Those familiar with the Pick banknote catalog numbering system should follow this system easily enough. With the RJR numbering system, there is a unique identifier for each variety, i. e. it's not possible to have two different RJR-A1a entries for two different kinds of notes. With the Pick system, a P-1 is found many times, for each country listed.  While useful when I developed it, Fred Reed's catalog and numbering system is really the hobby standard, so I will be attempting to map all of my items to his numbering system.  Some of the Mexican notes have been classified by me to a degree such that some may not be mapable to the varieties listed in the Reed catalog.  So I will probably always retain my introductory stock numbering system for at least the Mexican issues.

PRICING: Pricing is based on availability as well as overall attractiveness (popularity) and quality of the item. What may be scarce in my group may, in fact, be common somewhere else. No way of knowing this due to the lack of significant reference material on these items. Conversely, notes that I may have quantities of may not exist to a great extent elsewhere, I don't know. I have seen some items that I have in the group that are priced quite high elsewhere. On the other hand, I don't think I've encountered any priced below 50 or 75 cents in recent years. Overall, haven't actually seen all that many different movie notes offered, period.  In any event, we advocate the collecting of these items strictly for the pleasure of it. Any indications of rarity, scarcity, etc. of the item is strictly based on the frequency which each item was found in our group without reference/knowledge to what may be available elsewhere.

AUTHENTICITY: Finally, a word about authenticity. How do I know these notes are "genuine" Hollywood movie prop notes? For one thing, with few exceptions, they all were obtained from the same source but are printed in many different colors on different types of paper. Many really do appear to be quite old printings. Secondly, though we paid a substantial sum for these items, I don't believe they could have all been deliberately manufactured using the different inks, papers, etc. and then profitably sold to us for the price that we paid. It would have been far too labor-intensive. Therefore, I am quite confident that yes, all of these items were actually in the prop holdings of Ellis and many, if not all, actually saw use in films and/or television. I did purchase a small group of notes a few years back that were of several different designs but all printed in the exact same ink on the same paper. I believe those are modern copies made from "genuine" movie notes. Each order of notes from the Ellis group will receive a copy of the original Certificate of Authenticity I received with the larger group of stage notes.

TERMS OF SALE: Terms are my usual, including a $2 fixed shipping/handling charge (domestic U. S.) for orders under $50. We ship domestic orders of $50 or more postpaid. Orders of $100 or more may be eligible for a special discount.  Please contact us via e-mail.  I hope you enjoy perusing this listing and find some items of interest!  Please note, items listed in green are not available for purchase.  The item(s) could be sold out or could be the last remaining piece and part of our reference collection.  Thank you for looking!  Rick

MAJOR CLASSIFICATION DESIGN TYPES

RJR-A Type: Directly based on dual portrait Estado de Sonora Mexican revolutionary notes featuring F. I. Madero on the left and J. M. Pino Suarez on the right (Pick catalog # S1069-S1076). The genuine notes upon which these prop bills were based are high quality engravings produced by the American Bank Note Company (ABNC) around 1914.



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JR-B Type: A modified version of the above Estado de Sonora notes but with a large number representing the "denomination" of the note replacing the two portraits and a larger single portrait at the center in the area formerly used for the denomination on the genuine notes and the movie notes of type A. The individual pictured has been identified as Napoleon according to some sources. Of particular interest is that an example of this design is pictured in Carlos Gaytan's Paper Currency of Mexico. The book lists it as a possible proof precursor of the dual portrait type! I believe Mr. Gaytan has portrayed an actual stage note. The serial number is 79541, the same one that appears on all of the stage notes of this type. The denomination of the Gaytan plate note is UNO PESOS (One Pesos). Does this make sense? Hence our skepticism that the Gaytan note is a genuine proof of a banknote. This theory is reinforced by the somewhat cruder nature of this design.


RJR-C Type: Another modified version of the type A design, again with a central portrait, this time featuring J. M. Pino Suarez. This type shows further deviation from the original type A design.

RJR-D Type: Directly based on the Banco del Estado de Chihuahua Mexican 5 peso paper notes featuring the vignette of a miner at center (Pick catalog # S132). The genuine Mexican issues are high quality engravings by ABNC.

RJR-E Type: Directly based on the Banco del Estado de Chihuahua Mexican 10 peso banknotes featuring a well-known cowboy vignette at center (Pick catalog # S-133). Again, the genuine Mexican issues are high quality ABNC engravings.

RJR-F Type: Movie notes of this type were directly based on the popularly encountered and collected Estado de Chihuahua revolutionary notes featuring the portraits of F. I. Madero on the left and A. Gonzalez on the right (Pick catalog # S529 - S538).

RJR-G Type: Faithful reproductions of Philippines/Japanese WWII invasion ten centavo notes

RJR-H Type: Phoney Mazuma black and green Ellis Mercantile movie notes loosely based on the Estado de Sonora revolutionary items of type A. Here the dual portraits are of the same person, unidentified - perhaps Mr. Ellis Zemansky, the proprietor?

RJR-I Type: Colored Phoney Mazuma of distinctly non-Sonoran based designs, generally very crude.



RJR-J Type: The large, impressive, "Jefford's" notes, w/hand-drawn appearance.

RJR-K Type: Phony stage money hand-drawn series featuring a seated lady on the back.

RJR-L Type: Frogskins type hand-drawn series featuring a woman on the front and an eagle on the back.

RJR-M Type: Untied States of Aremica $1 silver certificate hand drawn lookalike with many obvious alterations!



RJR-N Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 10 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S420r). The genuine originals are gorgeous American Bank Note Co. engravings. A good quantity of genuine 5 and 10 peso Sonora "Bancos" notes were found mixed in with the movie money we purchased and these genuine notes apparently also served as movie notes! We found a couple of 5 peso notes that had been "lowered" (as opposed to raised) to the value of one peso and used as stage notes no doubt!



RJR-O Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 20 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S421r).



RJR-P Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 50 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S422r).

RJR-Q Type: "AMERICA" dual Confederate officials portrait notes derived from Mexican & Confederate notes

RJR-R Type: Banco de Sonora 5 Peso note derivatives

RJR-S Type: Banco de Sonora 10 Peso note derivatives



RJR-T Type: U. S. $100 large size silver certificate fantasy note (based on F-346e)



RJR-U Type: U. S. $20 large size gold certificate Washington fantasy note (based on F-1179 to F-1187)



RJR-V Type: U. S. George Washington - eagle - standing Liberty type (based on F-6 to F-10a)




RJR-W Type: U. S. Abraham Lincoln - eagle - standing Liberty type (based on F-6 to F-10a)

RJR-X Type: U. S. small size "Van Buren" $1 notes series 1935E

RJR-Y Type: U. S. small size "bearded man" $1 notes series 1934

RJR-Z Type: U. S. small size series 1934 $1 notes

RJR-AA Type: U. S. small size series 1930M $1 notes


RJR-TA* Type: Italian 1000 lire type of Pick # 82, 83, & 88 but with portrait of "Italia" replaced by that of Hortencia Corral Velez (the girl on the Mexican Sonora "Bancos" series of P-S419-423).

RJR-TB* Type: $50 Confederate Front / 50 Peso Mexican Sonora P-S422 Back type

RJR-TC* Type: Universal Pictures titled notes

RJR-TD* Type: 20th Century-Fox titled notes


RJR-TE* Type: "MOTION PICTURE MONEY" 100 type notes




RJR-TF* Type: Unknown Man with cowboy hat and bowtie "100" notes

RJR-TG* Type: Mexico Sinaloa revolution note replicas

RJR-TH* Type: Republic of Somora "pezos" type

*"permanent" website catalog numbers for these have not been established yet

Note: New types will be added in as more notes are classified.  I probably won't be finished for a long time!
 
 

Now...on to the list!





RJR-A Type: Sonora dual portrait revolution type, Madero & Suarez - REED E50 (large size) & E60 (small size)

A1a 1 Peso, serial # 10973, approx. 72x150mm, ABNC obliterated at bottom, black ink on white paper & green back, high grade printing and paper (for movie notes) - $2.00

A1b like A1a but approx. 68x155mm, printing more crude, "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" added to bottom front, and dark green ink on back - $4.00

A1c like A1b but light green paper - $5.00

A1d like A1b but large size note 82x184mm - $6.00

A1e 1 Peso, serial # 91803, 66x144mm, ABNC at bottom not obliterated, black ink on lt. gray paper front & back - $2.00

A1f 1 Peso, serial # 03334, 68x155mm, ABNC at bottom not obliterated, black ink on white paper on front, green back, printing not as clear - only 2 known in the group

A1g 1 Peso, serial # 89694, 78x155mm, ABNC at bottom blacked out, black ink on white paper on front, green back, wide margins, "gibberish" on seal on back - only 2 known in the group - $26.00

A1h similar to A1g but the serial # and "serie F" are printed in green ink, and the paper has a shiny consistency - unique

A2a 2 (Pesos?) "US - STADO ONOR" serial # 10973 designed from a 1 peso note (a genuine 2 peso doesn't exist), 75x162mm, ABNC whited out, wide margins, black on white front, green back - $4.00

A2b 2 (Pesos?) like A2a but "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" in handwriting at bottom and black ink on back - unique

A2c like A2a but overprint on back in black ink "Studio 3 Enterprises" etc. - only two found in our group

A3a 5 Pesos, serial # 04427, otherwise like A1a - $2.00

A3b like A3a but printing much more crude - $2.00

A3c like A3a but serial # 27988 - $2.00

A3d like A3c but approx. 68x155mm & "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" added to bottom front; printing more crude, dark green back - $4.00

A3e like A3d but green ink on light green paper, front & back - $5.00

A3f like A3d but large size note 82x184mm - $6.00

A3g like A3a but serial # 114228, 68x150mm, ABNC not blacked out, black on gray paper front & back - $2.00

A3h like A3g but somewhat lighter printing & slightly smaller, 66x146mm - $2.00

A3i like A3g but green back - unique in our group

A3j like A3i but white paper instead of gray, 68x150mm - $2.00

A3k like A3j but serial # 27571 and cruder printing, rare, just three found in our group - $21.00

*A3l 5 (no denomination) serial # 72357, black on off-white w/green back, wide margins, "gibberish" seal - $18.00

*A3m 5 (no denomination) serial # 72357, black on off-white w/green back, wide margins, "gibberish" seal like A3l but different shade of gray on front and lighter, brighter green back, rare (only 3 found in group) - $21.00

A4a 10 Pesos, serial # 119507, black on gray paper front & back, 66x150mm, good quality - $2.00

A4b like A4a but lighter printing & 66x146mm - $2.00

A4c like A4b but 64x150mm & green printing on back, good detail - $2.00

A4d like A4c but serial # 76117 and dark printing - $2.00

A4e like A4d but with "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on top back border, rare, only 3 known in our group

*A4f like A4d but with "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" in writing on bottom border, rare, only 5 known in our group (only 2 wrinkled & torn examples left) - $10.00

A4g like A4d but very wide borders - $2.00

A4h like A4d but with "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" in lower front - $4.00

A4i like A4h but light green paper, 66x155mm - $4.00

A4j like A4h but large size 82x184mm - $6.00

A4k like A4a but serial # 79964; black on gray underprint w/white border - $3.00

A4l like A4c but serial # 40576, crude printing - $3.00

A4m like A4l but serial # 36590, good detail - unique, at least as far as our group goes

A4n like A4m but serial # 79437, green printing on white, front & back - $3.00

A4o like A4n but dark blue green printing on white, front & back - $3.00

*A4p 10 (no denomination) green serial #'s! 80890; good detail, ABNC blacked out, black on white front, green back, scarce and attractive - $19.00

*A4q 10 Pesos "STAGE MONEY" at left & right where serial #s should be, light and poor quality printing, black on front, green on back; not from Ellis Props sale, illustrated in the Reed book, p. 393, the only one we have

A5a 20 pesos serial # 7725; 75x158mm, black on white front, green back - $2.00

A5b like A5a but with "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on bottom border - rare, 2 known in our holdings

A5c like A5a but 70x153mm - $2.00

A5d like A5a but close trimmed 67x154mm - rare, 4 known in our holdings

A5e like A5a but wide margins, poor quality back printing - $4.00

A5f like A5e but uniface (blank back) - unique in our group

A5g like A5a but black printing on both sides - rare, just four found in our group - $8.00

A5h like A5e but with overprint on back "1561 LA BAIO AVENUE - HOLLYWOOD 28, CALIFORNIA" - rare, (4) - $20.00

A5i like A5e but with overprint on back "Studio 3 Enterprises..." - rare, just four found in our group, have two left lacking the "Studio 3 Enterprises" but with a name and address - $18.00

A5j like A5a but 68x156mm and with "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on lower front - $4.00

A5k like A5j but light green paper - $4.00

A5l 20 pesos serial # 15278; black on gray paper, front and back, close trimmed 67x145mm - $2.00

A5m like A5l but darker printing and wider margins - rare - $15.00

A5n 20 TWENTY (no denomination) serial # 11266; black on white front, green "gibberish" back - rare, (3), one left with a margin tear - $26.00

A5o like A5n but green serial #s! - scarce and attractive - $16.00

A5p 20 pesos serial # 14706; based on a one peso note, black on white with gray underprint front & back - unique in our holdings

A5q like A5a but serial # 15263; good detail - rare, just two found in our group

A5r like A5d but top and bottom borders not close-trimmed and w/ "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" in top border on back left, scarce - $10.00 (note: A5d could well be this note with the top and bottom borders trimmed off)

A6a 50 (no denomination) serial # 67404; black on gray paper front & back, somewhat scarce - $5.00

A6b like A6a but white paper and green back, scarce - $11.00

A6c 50 US (no denomination) STADO SONOR serial # 04427, based on a 5 peso note, 68x155mm, "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on bottom center, black on white paper with a green back - $4.00

A6d like A6c but light green paper - $4.00

A6e like A6c but more detailed, 71x149mm - $4.00

A6f 50 (no denomination) with "CINCO PESOS" partially obscurred at lower center, serial # 33556, black printing on gray paper, back green printing with "CINCO PESOS" partially obscurred at top on back, scarce - $16.00

A6g 50 (no denomination) with "DIEZ PESOS" partially obscurred at lower center, serial # 81003, large "5" next to smaller "0" at center, white paper, dark gray ink on light gray underprint, front & back, "DIEZ PESOS" partially obscurred on back, scarce - $16.00

A7a 100 US (no denomination) ESTADO SONORA serial # 10973, based on a 1 peso note, 68x155mm, black on light green paper with a green back - $4.00

A7b like A7a but white paper - $4.00

A7c like A7b but uniface, no back printing - unique in our holdings

A7d 100 serial # 46696, based on a 1 peso note, "HUNDRED" overprinted on large "1" at center of face of note, black printing on white paper with gray underprint, front & back, rare - $27.00

A7e like A7b but smaller printed area on green back, and cruder printing (might be type A7c with a printed back) - out of stock?

A8a 1000 (no denomination) serial # 10973, based on a 1 peso note, high quality printing with American Express Roman warrior? at left and Suarez at right, black on white paper with a green back - $4.00

A8b like A8a but light green paper, 68x158mm, cruder printing, "FOR MOTION PICTURE USE ONLY" on bottom center - $5.00

A8c like A8b but white paper, scarce - $7.00

A9a 1000 (no denomination), serial # 15251, Madero and Suarez left & right, large "1000" at center, dark green ink on white paper; the back is exactly the same as the front except it's printed in a lighter, bright green ink - only 3 found in the group - out of stock?



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JR-B Type: Sonora single portrait revolution fantasy type - serial # 79541 REED E90 (large size) & EA10 (small size)

*B0a 'Null note' with no denomination or amount, approx. 70x150mm, black ink on white paper, bright green printing on back, scarce & neat - $18.00

B0b Uniface back only print of Sonora note, green ink, no denomination or amount - rare, just two found in our group

B0c 'Null note' like B0a but large size approx. 80x175mm, thick yellow paper, black ink on front, gold ink on inverted back - unique

B0d like B0a small size note but back inverted 180 degrees from face of note - unique in our holdings

B1a $1 ONE DOLLAR, approx. 70x150mm, black ink on white paper, back in green ink, single portrait at center of man - $4.00

B1b like B1a but green ink on face and black ink on back (opposite of B1a) - rare, just two found in our group

B1c large size $1 ONE DOLLAR black on white front, green back, 180 degrees inverted - unique in our holdings

B2a 1 UNO PESOS, black ink on white paper front and back, otherwise similar to A1a - $5.00

B2b similar to B2a but green paper and the back is flipped 180 degrees in relation to the front - unique in our holdings

B2c like B2a but shiny texture paper, face side silver foil type, back side white - only one beat-up example found

B2d like B2c but face side on yellow foil type, back side white, scarce and neat - $19.00

B2e like B2d but face side on white shiny paper and back on golden foil type, scarce - $19.00

B3a $5 FIVE DOLLARS, black ink on white paper, back in bright green ink - $4.00

B3b similar to B3a but back flipped 180 degrees from front - $4.00

B3c similar to B3b but back printed in dark green ink and overall a higher quality printing - $5.00

B3d similar to B3b but "5" and "FIVE DOLLARS" on face of note printed in a different type font (Currency font) - rare, just three found in our group

B3e $5 FIVE DOLLARS like B3b but "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - unique in our holdings

B3f like B3e but "Made for 20th Century Fox Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare, just two found in our group

B3g like B3a but large size note 80x175mm - $7.00

B3h like B3g large note but with additional "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, scarce - $12.00

B3i like B3g large note but with olive green and inverted back, somewhat scarce - $8.00

B3j like B3g large note but green ink on white paper and bright orange ink on back - $7.00

B3k like B3j large note but "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $11.00

B3l like B3k large note but uniface - no printing on back of note - unique in our purchase

B4a 5 CINCO PESOS black ink on white paper with a green back (flipped 180 degrees from front); "5" on each side of face of note is "large and fat" - unique in our holdings

B4b like B4a but "5" is "small and narrow" - unique in our holdings

B5a $10 TEN DOLLARS black ink on white paper with a green back - $4.00

B5b like B5a but "Made for 20th Century Fox Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - rare (3)

B5c like B5b but with green underprint front and back - unique in our holdings

B5d like B5a but thick, light gray/green paper and black printing on front and back, very scarce, lower grade - $9.00

B5e like B5a but dark green back, flipped 180 degrees, and high quality printing, very scarce, lower grade - $9.00

B5f like B5e but bright green back and dark printing on front, scarce - $8.00

B5g like B5f but "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare, just five found in our group - $25.00

B5h like B5a but large size approx. 80x175mm gray paper, very scarce - $14.00

B5i like B5h large note but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, scarce, low grade - $9.00 or high grade - $14.00

B5j like B5h large note but bright green ink on front and orange back - $7.00

B5k like B5j but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $11.00

B5l like B5j but with olive green ink on front and gold ink on inverted back - $7.00

B5m like B5l but left serial # smudged (an "error note" and quite a few were printed that way!) - $7.00

B5n like B5l but lighter printing ("$10 and "TEN DOLLARS" in light green ink instead of dark) - $8.00

B5o 10 TEN DOLLARS "THE STATES OF AMERICA" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" at top, otherwise somewhat similar to the B5h note, but "10" at left & right and in a different type style; "TEN DOLLARS" below portrait in a font style w/serifs, large size note, black on white, back printed in green and very similar to B5h & B5i, rare, only 5 or so seen in our group - $30.00

B6a 10 DIEZ PESOS, black ink on white paper front and back, back inverted 180 degrees, high quality printing, rare, just two found

B6b like B6a but shiny, smooth paper - unique, at least in our group

B6c large size "10" and "DIEZ PESOS" black on white front, green back, 180 degrees inverted - unique in our holdings

B7a $20 TWENTY DOLLARS black ink on white paper with a green back - $4.00

B7b like B7a but darker printing on front and back is inverted 180 degrees - $4.00

B7c like B7b but lighter printing on front and high quality dark green printing on back, rare, just three found in our group - $18.00

B7d like B7a but large size approx. 80x175mm and "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare, only 3 dirty notes found in our entire purchase

B7e like B7a but large size and bright green printing on the front and bright orange on the back - $7.00

B7f like B7e large size and with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, somewhat scarce - $11.00

B7g like B7e large size but olive green ink on front & gold ink on inverted back - $7.00

B7h like B7g large size but "20" at left and right instead of "$20" and unusual thick yellow "check" paper, black ink on front and gold on an inverted back, neat - $12.00

B7i large size "$20" like B7d but without "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - unique in our group

B7j like B7b but with "Made for Republic Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - unique, at least in our group

B7k $20 TWENTY DOLLARS black printing on grayish paper front & back, decent quality printing but note in lower grade (VG) - unique in our holdings

B7l like B7a but w/ "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom on front, printing quality of back much higher than on B7a - only one found in our group

B7m like B7k but paper with greenish tint - unique in our group

B7n like B7l but w/ "Made for 20th Century-Fox Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom on front, green coloration creating an "underprint" on face of note, and back w/lighter green printing than B7l - unique in our holdings

B7o like B7l but w/o any "Made for..." inscription at bottom and front and back with a high quality green printing; "$20" and "TWENTY DOLLARS" printed in black on front - unique in the group

B7p like B15b "One Thousand Dollars" note but large "20" overprinted on "$1000" at left and right, most unusual & unique

B8a 20 VIENTE PESOS black ink on white paper front and back, decent quality printing - $8.00

B8b like B8a but larger, bolder, different style "20" at left & right, and with green printing on back, reversed 180 degrees from face of note - unique in the group

B9a $50 FIFTY DOLLARS green ink on white paper, front and back, back inverted 180 degrees, rare, just two found in our group

B9b $50 FIFTY DOLLARS large size note, black printing on white, bright green ink on back, very scarce - $20.00

B9c like B9b large note "FIFTY DOLLARS" but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, very scarce - $24.00

B9d like B9b large note "Fifty Dollars" with "Made for Republic Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom & back inverted, scarce, lower grades - $19.00

B9e like B9b large note but green ink on white front, orange ink on back, scarce - $14.00

B9f like B9e large note but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, scarce - $16.00

B9g like B9f but small size black on white front and and green back, rare, just two found in our group

B9h like B9g but w/o imprint "Made for ..." at bottom, printing on back inverted from front - unique in the group

B9i SMALL SIZE like B9h but w/different "$50" and light, thinner "FIFTY DOLLARS" printing; large space between "$" and "50" looks like "$ 50" - unique (from the "Prop Man Hoard" 2010)

B10a SMALL SIZE 50 CINCE PESOS black ink on white paper front and back, decent quality printing - unique in our holdings

B10b LARGE SIZE 50 CINCE PESOS black ink on white paper front and back, decent quality printing - unique in our holdings

B11a $100 ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS black ink on white paper, bright green printing on back, scarce, lower grades - $10.00

B11b like B11a but back inverted, darker green ink, and more detailed printing - $8.00

B11c like B11b but "One Hundred Dollars" in capital and small letters, scarce and nice grade - $12.00

B11d like B11c but back not inverted & "Made for 20th Century Fox Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - rare (5) - out of stock?

B11e like B11c but printed on yellow, thicker paper - $9.00

*B11f small size like previous but "100" in thick letters (different font) instead of "$100" and "Made for Columbia Pictures - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare and desireable - $35.00

B11g like B11a but large size note, high quality printing, scarce and great grade - $15.00

B11h like B11g large note but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $12.00

B11i like B11g large note but with "Made for Republic Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom and back inverted, scarce and most are damaged - $10.00 damaged or $24.00 nice

B11j like B11g large note but green on white front with an orange back, scarce - $15.00

B11k like B11j but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $15.00

B12a 100 CIN CUENTA PESOS small size note, black on gray paper front & back, with inverted back, scarce - $19.00

B12b like B12a but white paper - unique in our holdings

B12c like B12b different style of "100" at left and right, green tint on front, green printing on back - unique in our holdings

B13a $500 FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS black ink on white paper, green printing on back - $11.00

B13b like B13a but "Five Hundred Dollars" with capital and small letters, very scarce, lower grades - $17.00

B13c like B13b but back inverted and ink a darker green, scarce - $14.00

B13d like B13a but large size, very scarce - $23.00

B13e like B13d but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare, lower grade - $24.00, higher grade - $29.00

B13f like B13d but back 180 degrees inverted and with "Made for Republic Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, decent grade - $15.00

B13g like B13d but green ink on white front and orange ink on back - $11.00


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B13h like B13g but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $12.00

B14a 500 CINCO MIL PESOS black ink on white paper, dark green printing on back, sides trimmed - rare,  just two in our group

B14b like B14a but different style "500" at left & right and back inverted - unique in our holdings

*B15a 1000 One Thousand Dollars, small size, black ink on white paper, bright green printing on back, scarce - $19.00

*B15b like B15a but "$1000" left & right, darker green ink on 180 degree inverted back - previously thought to be unique in our holdings - total of three found (one left for sale), damaged bottom margin w/fold/cutting error - $27.00

*B15c like B15b but "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS" all in capital letters - previously thought to be unique in our holdings - total of five found - two low grade examples left, one missing piece - $12.00, other torn & taped - $14.00

B15d large size "1000" and "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS" black on white front, dark green back, somewhat scarce - $14.00


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B15e like B15d but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom - $16.00



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B15f  like B15d but with "Made for Republic Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, rare, damaged (torn) - $16.00

B15g like B15d but green on white front and orange back, scarce - $14.00


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B15h like B15g but with "Made for Paramount Studio - For Motion Picture Use Only" at bottom, scarce - $16.00

B15i like B15d but "One Thousand Dollars" large and small letters, very scarce - $21.00

*B15j SMALL SIZE 1000 One Thousand Dollars, Mexican eagle & snake at left, "1000" in white against black at right, "One Thousand Dollars" in white against black at lower center, back in green inverted from front, rare (3) - low grade - $35.00

*B15k SMALL SIZE 1000 One Thousand Dollars like B15a but 180 degree inverted back, black ink on white paper, bright green printing on back, unique

B16a SMALL SIZE 1000 MIL PESOS black ink on white paper front and back, inverted back, rare (5) - $35.00

B16b LARGE SIZE "1000" & "MIL PESOS" black on white front, green back, 180 degrees inverted - unique in our group

B17a LARGE SIZE 10,000 MIL PESOS like B16b but "10,000" at left & right has been hand-colored in by some prop artist - unique


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JR-C Type: Sonora single portrait revolution fantasy type, this time featuring J. M. Pino Suarez at center

C1a LARGE SIZE 20 VEINTE PESOS, 78 x 180mm, black on lt. green front, green back, serial # 7725 / H0166643K - unique in our group

C1b LARGE SIZE as C1a but 7725 / L2356328C - rare, just two found in our group

C1c LARGE SIZE as C1a but 7725 / T9031578R - rare, just two found in our group

C1d LARGE SIZE as C1a but 7725 / U4285320L - unique in our group

C2a LARGE SIZE 20 VEINTE PESOS 82 x 184mm, black on white w/orange serial # D3988117F and seal, back orange - $14.00

C3a LARGE SIZE 50 STADO SONOR on back, 82 x 184mm, 7725 / L2356328C - unique, at least in our group

C4a LARGE SIZE 100 ESTADO SONORA on back, 82 x 184mm, 7725 / S5079016P, scarce - $18.00

C5a 20 MOTION PICTURE MONEY (replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" at top), serial # 100936, dark gray ink on light gray paper, back green, common in our holdings but a very nicely executed fantasy note based on the popular Sonoran revolutionary series, great grade - $6.00

*C6a 50 MOTION PICTURE MONEY similar to C5a with same serial # - $12.00

C6b like C6a but black ink on face of note instead of the lighter greenish-gray ink, great grade - $12.00


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JR-D Type: Banco del Estado de Chihuahua Mexican 5 peso miner at center type (Pick catalog # S132)

D1a 5 CINCO PESOS EL BANCO DEL ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA, 82 x 184mm, black on white f. & b., serial # 103774 - $5.00

D1b like D1a but serial # 103777, somewhat scarce - $5.00

D1c like D1a but serial # 103779, scarce - $7.00

D1d like D1a but serial # 242093 and green ink on back, high quality paper/print & quite attractive - $9.00


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JR-E Type: Banco del Estado de Chihuahua Mexican 10 peso cowboy vignette at center type (Pick catalog # S-133)

E1a 1 (no denomination) EL BANCO DEL ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA, serial # 147886, replica of genuine 10 peso note but "lowered" to a 1, coyboys and cattle at center, 81 x 178mm, black & gray on white paper, green back w/Mexican national symbol (eagle & snake) at center, "1" flanking either side of circular eagle vignette and in each of the four corners, "BANCO DEL" at top and "ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA" at bottom, rare, only five found in the group, and three of those quite soiled - $14.00 (soiled)

E1b like E1a but golden serial # and additional golden guilloches on front, darker green ink on back, very scarce, only seven found and five of those are quite soiled - $14.00 for a soiled example or nice - $40.00

E2a like E1a but 10 peso replica of genuine note (P-S133), serial # 147886, very crude black printing on gray paper front & back (mechanical photocopy?), note has been cut down so a large portion of the design is missing, presumably so it could be used as a filler note in another pack of smaller prop notes, 65 x 149mm, believed unique in the group until we located a second specimen in a subsequent search through the accumulation - $20.00
As an interesting sideline, we also received packs of notes in our purchase which consisted of prop notes on the top and bottom and blank "filler" notes in the rest of the pack, or the majority of the pack. These blank notes were obviously cheaper to produce, and, if the bundle wasn't opened up on camera, the viewer would be none the wiser.  In addition to blank notes, we found old cut up newspapers circa the early 1960s used as fillers, and, in one unique pack, we found cut up genuine old stock certificates from the Goldfield-Constance Mining Company dated 190x used as the fillers!  We also discovered some genuine old notes mixed in with the prop bills, not many, but a few, including some gorgeous AU-UNC examples of Mexico Sonora P-S420r! Relevant to the above E2a item which was trimmed to fit into a pack of smaller notes, we also found a genuine Chihuahua revolution 10 peso note which had been trimmed down much the same way and was found in a pack.

E3a 100 EL BANCO DEL ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA, again based on the design of the 10 peso note but this time raised to 100, small size 68 x 156mm, black on white w/green serial # 004187 on face of bill, back green w/same design as front, scarce - $12.00


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JR-F Type: Estado de Chihuahua Revolutionary Notes, Madero at left & Gonzalez at right (Pick catalog # S529 - S538)

F1a 1 UN PESO, EL ESTADO DE CHIHUAHUA, 78 x 185mm, serial # 6908963, black on white f., green back, high quality reproduction of a genuine one peso note - $3.00

F2a 1 ONE DOLLAR, similar to above but altered from 1 peso note & w/serial # 6908959, black on white f., green b., scarce - $14.00

F3a 10 TEN DOLLARS, similar to F2a but altered from 10 peso note, serial # 1881253, rather scarce, nice grade - $11.00

F4a 20 VEINTE PESOS, similar to F1a but based on a genuine 20 peso note which was in well circulated condition - $6.00

F5a 50 FIFTY DOLLARS, crudely executed over the original "TEN PESOS," altered from 10 peso note, serial # 1327924 - $9.00

F6a like F5a but small size 70 x 150mm, serial # & "CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO" in olive green ink, scarce - $12.00

F6b color variety of F6a - bright green ink instead of olive green ink for serial #, words, and back - rare, just two found in our group

HEY - WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REST OF THE ALPHABET?  Well, we listed all the prop notes based on Mexican notes and derivatives thereof first, as we had serious customers waiting for these.  As notes were cataloged from the group as we went through it, we found some non-Mexican types (i. e. G through M types) before we got back into the Mexican material.  Since then, we have added some other US type prop notes that have been popular.  Be patient, we'll get to those other notes eventually! 

Even as this is written, a major work entitled SHOW ME THE MONEY!  The Standard Catalog of Motion Picture, TV, Stage & Advertising Prop Money by Fred Reed (no relation!) has recently been published and is nearly 800 pages long.  We highly recommend buying Fred's outstanding and pioneering work in this field!  We will attempt to cross-reference the numbers on this list with those in the catalog as time permits.  This is the reason we refer to the numbers in this listing as RJR numbers, to distinguish them from the Reed numbers that Fred uses in his catalog (I guess there are just too many Reeds cataloging movie notes and it can get confusing!).  Both systems have their merits, but as Fred's book is the "official reference," it will be helpful to cross-reference our own numbers on this web site.  Why not just replace the RJR numbers with (Fred) Reed numbers?  Some folks have already made substantial purchases of notes from this list and it will enable them to keep track of what they have or don't have (from our listing).  Also, some varieties are not "mapable" to an actual catalog number in the Reed book.


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JR-N Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 10 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S420r)

N1a 10 Pesos, nice replica of Mexico P-S420r serial # 170831, black on thin lt. gray paper front & back - $2.00

N1b like N1a but back printed in green ink - $3.00


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JR-O Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 20 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S421r)

O1a 20 Pesos, nice replica of Mexico P-S421r serial # 65883, black on thin lt. gray paper front & back - $2.00


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JR-P Type: Faithful reproductions of Banco de Sonora Mexican 50 Peso notes (Pick catalog # S422r)

P1a 50 Pesos, nice replica of Mexico P-S422r serial # 32093, black on thin lt. gray paper front & back - 2.00

P1b like P1a but back printed in green ink - $3.00

P1c like P1a but serial # 31901, much cruder photo-mechanical black and gray copy, rare (3) - $12.00


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JR-Q Type: "AMERICA" dual Confederate officials portrait notes derived from Mexican & Confederate notes

Q1a 1 (no denomination) Originally based on a Mexican note (P-S419) but with many changes, mostly to the front of the bill; George Wythe Randolph (Confederate Secretary of War) at left, Alexander H. Stephens (Confederate Vice President) at right, eagle from Whitman play money & large "1" center, "AMERICA" at top, serial # 358251, black printing on brown brittle paper, green printing on back with "1" left & right, Whitman eagle at top and seal at bottom - $8.00

Q2a 5 (no denomination) similar to Q1a otherwise - $4.00

Q3a 10 (no denomination) similar to Q1a otherwise - $4.00

Q4a 20 (no denomination) similar to Q1a otherwise - $2.00

Q4b like Q3a but error - back with reversed printing upside down on note - unique in our group and really cool-looking error!

Q5a $1000 similar to Q1a but "1000" in four corners on face & "One Thousand Dollars" in old English script at bottom, high quality white paper, "1000" left, center, and right with eagle above on green back - $6.00

Q5b $1000 similar to Q5a but off-white paper, and someone has painstakingly highlighted certain areas of the note in gold ink - neat item - rare, five pcs. found - $29.00


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JR-R Type: Banco de Sonora 5 Peso note (Pick P-419 type) derivatives

R1a $5 "States of America" at top, serial # 375537, Whitman eagle at left, cherub & "5" at center, woman at right, "FIVE DOLLARS" superimposed over bottom center, black printing on thin light gray paper, green printing on back, "5" at left, center, & right, Whitman seal "This is not legal tender for any purpose" at top - $5.00

R1b like R1a but printed on thicker, high quality paper - $21.00

R1c like R1b but extremely dark green printing on back (error?) - rare - $21.00

R2a $20 "States of America" at top, miner w/drill at left (from back of a Mexican 5 peso note from Chihuahua) flanked by cherub, "20" at center, "TWENTY DOLLARS" at right underneath standing woman, black printing on thin, light gray paper, back green printing "20" left & right, Whitman seal & "TWENTY DOLLARS" at center, very scarce - $17.00

R2b like R2a but printed on thicker, high quality paper, very scarce - $25.00

R3a 50 Pesos "States of America" at top, "CINCO PESOS CINCO" partially visible at bottom, Benito Juarez at left, flanked by topless woman holding sword, cherub, Tennessee state capitol building at center (from Confederate $20 bill) and standing woman at right, black on thin light gray paper, back green printing, "50" left & right, portrait of Suarez at upper center, "US," Whitman seal, and "FIFTY" below, rare, just three found in our group - $25.00

R3b like R3a but thicker, higher quality paper - $18.00

R4a $100 "States of America" at top, serial # 375549, George Wythe Randolph (Confederate Secretary of War) at left, chreub and "100" at center, standing female w/sword at right, "ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS" at bottom of note, black on white quality paper, back green, "100" left & right, Mexican seal (eagle & snake) at center, "ONE HUNDRED" at top, and Whitman seal at bottom, very scarce - $25.00

R5a 100 Pesos serial # 361768, very nice replica of an El Banco de Sonora 5 peso in authentic colors (olive, brown, and black) raised to a 100 "CIENTO" peso note - only found one in our holdings but purchased one identical to this one years ago and also remember seeing a dealer who had one at a show years ago priced about $12 at the time

R6a $500 "Federate States America" at top, serial # 358293, George Wythe Randolph at left, cherub, Whitman seal, and "500" at center, standing female w/sword at right, "FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS" at bottom, green back "500" left & right, 500 on Whitman seal at center - rare, just three found in our group - $40.00

R7a 500 PESUDES "EL BANCO NACIONAL" at top, serial # 360427, girl at left, cherub & "500" at center, woman w/sword at right, "PESUDES" o/p on "CINCO PESOS CINCO" at bottom, black on yellow paper, black back "500" left & right and "EL BANCO NACIONAL" at center, scarce - $16.00

R7b like R7a but w/orange underprint at bottom of note w/"PESUDES" overprint, scarce and neat-looking - 27.00


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JR-S Type: Banco de Sonora 10 Peso note (Pick P-420 type) derivatives

S1a $1 "BANK ONE" above portrait of Andrew Jackson at left, standing female holding sword with cattle behind, large "ONE" at bottom, serial # 149997, black on light green quality paper, green back w/"1" left & right, "ONE DOLLAR" & Whitman seal "ONE" at center, rare, just two found in our group

S1b like S1a but white quality paper - $14.00

S2a 10 (no denomination) "States of America" at bottom, "BANC D SONO" above Whitman eagle at left with "IE" & "ESO" on either side of eagle, cowboy and cattle at right, serial # 147900, black on light gray thin paper, back green, "10" left & right, portrait of George Wythe Randolph at center - $5.00

S2b like S2a but thicker, higher quality white paper, scarce - $17.00

S3a 1000 PESUDES "BANCO NACIONAL" above girl at left, cowboys and cattle at right, serial # 147424, "PESUDES" at bottom, black on yellow, back black "1000" left & right, "BANCO NACIONAL" at center, rare, just two found in our group


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JR-T Type: U. S. $100 large size silver certificate fantasy note (based on F-346e)
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T1a $100 United States silver certificate, large size fantasy note, serial # E1433, black printing on lt. gray paper, loosely based on a note listed in Friedberg's Paper Money of the United States (F-346e) but with many alterations.  The portrait of William L. Marcy on the genuine $1000 bill on which this is loosely based has been replaced by the portrait of a Senor Pinto from a Chilean note!  Woman at left embracing "1000" shield on the genuine note has been replaced by what appears to be a mining vignette.  Back is a dark green printing of unidentified scene flanked by two large "100's."  This movie note has an overall impressive appearance - $10.00


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JR-U Type: U. S. $20 large size gold certificate Washington fantasy note (based on F-1179 to F-1187)

U1a $20 United States gold certificate, large size fantasy note, black printing on lt. gray paper, reminiscent of F1179-1187 but with a number of subtle changes.  Back is a dark green printing.  Appears to have been printed by the same folks who did T1a - $4.00


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JR-V Type: U. S. George Washington - eagle - standing Liberty type (based on F-6 to F-10a)

R-V1a (REED G30)
V1a $10 United States George Washington at left, eagle at center, standing Liberty at right, 80 x 184mm, "Washington" and "August 10" at top, "Act of July 17" above portrait of Washington, black ink on tan paper, design similar to F6-10a but different portrait, back printed in black ink with "10" at far left & right,
"FOR MOTION PICTURE PURPOSES ONLY" visible at center, note has "antique" look to it - $5.00


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V2a $20 similar to V1a - $7.00

V3a $50 similar to V1a - $5.00

V4a $5 similar to V1a but larger size, 98 x 184mm, date reads "August 10th 1829," no "Act of July 17" above Washington portrait which has a less sharp appearance, green ink on back, only two pieces of this type found in our group

V4b $5 similar to V1a - rare, 3 found - $28.00


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V5a $20 similar to V4a - $2.00

RJR-W Type: U. S. Abraham Lincoln - eagle - standing Liberty type (based on F-6 to F-10a)

W1a $1 United States Abraham Lincoln at left, eagle at center, standing Liberty at right, 80 x 184mm, "Act of July 17, 1861" above Lincoln's portrait, "Washington August 10, 1861" at top, black ink on tan paper, design similar to F6-10a $10 federal note but different portrait of Lincoln than on the genuine note, back green ink, "1" at far left and right, "FOR MOTION PICTURE PURPOSES ONLY" visible at center on some notes (not visible on others as ink could be too thick or dark - minor shades and varieties exist), back design is an adaptation of the back of the 1923 series $1 silver certificates and United States notes - $3.00

W1b like W1a but lt. gray underprint on face of note and lt. green underprint on back of note, scarce in our group - $5.00

W1c like W1a but brown paper, scarce in our group - $5.00

W1d like W1a but light green, better-quality paper, unique in our group

W1e like W1a but uniface printing of face of note only - unique in our group

W2a $5 otherwise like type W1a (minor shades and varieties exist) - $4.00

W2b $5 otherwise like type W1d, printed on lt. green paper, scarce - $6.00



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W2c $5 like W2b but w/green serial #s K579332436 and green seal, scarce & very attractive - $18.00

W3a $10 otherwise like types W1a and W2a (again, minor shades and varieties exist) - $5.00

W3b $10 otherwise like type W1b, scarce - $9.00

W3c $10 otherwise like type W1c - $5.00

W3d $10 otherwise like type W1d - $5.00

W3e $10 like W3a but off-color black ink variety (face of note) - unique in the group

W3f $10 like W2c but w/hand signature "Sam Gordon" - $25.00

W4a $20 otherwise like W1a - $4.00

W4b $20 otherwise like W1b - $5.00

W4c $20 otherwise like W1d, scarce - $9.00

W4d $20 like W4c but light, cream-colored paper, scarce - $9.00

W4e $20 otherwise like W3f - $25.00

W5a $50 otherwise like W1a - $5.00

W5b $50 otherwise like W1d - $5.00

W5c $50 otherwise like W3f - $27.00

W5d $50 like W5b but thinner paper, green ink from back visible through front - unique

W6a $100 otherwise like W2a - $5.00

W6b $100 otherwise like W1d - $6.00

W6c $100 otherwise like W3f , rare - $32.00

W6d $100 like W6a but off white paper and somewhat bleached out appearance - $5.00
   

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JR-TA* Type: Italian 1000 lire type of Pick # 82, 83, & 88 but with portrait of "Italia" replaced by that of Hortencia C. Velez

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TA1 1000 (no denomination - "LIRE" has been whited out at top center), block G283, serial # 014604, 68 x 149mm, portrait of Hortencia Corral Velez (the cute little girl on the Mexican Sonora Banco note series P-S419-423), green ink on light blue-green paper front & back, watermark area at right, back has "1000" at center, watermark area at left, and guilloche at right - $5.00

RJR-TB* Type: $50 Confederate Front / 50 Peso Mexican Sonora P-S422 Back

TB1 $50 The Confederate States of America replica of the front of a $50 Confederate note, serial # 7865, black ink on thin yellow paper; the back of the note is also printed in black and is an altered reproduction of the back of a 50 peso Banco de Sonora note (P-S422), minus the words "BANCO DE SONORA" on the back which have been obliterated on this bill - $5.00


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JR-TC* Type: Universal Pictures titled notes based on Mexico Sonora dual portrait revolution type notes

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TC1 1 (no denomination) Madero at center, serial # 89029, large "1" with "ONE" superimposed on it at left and right (where original portraits were), "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" which appeared on the original note that this one was modeled after; black printing on white paper w/a light gray underprint, back green with "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY - CALIFORNIA" surrounding circular Mexican national symbol (eagle w/snake vignette) at center, "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" at bottom center, scarce - $18.00


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TC2a 5 (no denomination) Woman at center (taken from the standing woman vignette on the right side of a Mexican Banco de Sonora 5 peso note {P-S419 type}), serial # 25627, large "5" at left and right (where original portraits were), "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" which appeared on the original note that this one was modeled after; black printing on white paper w/a light gray underprint, back green with "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY - CALIFORNIA" surrounding circular Mexican national symbol (eagle w/snake vignette) at center, "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" at bottom center, "5" at left & right and in four corners - $15.00

TC2b like TC2a but gray paper, ink color on back is more of an olive green color, rare, only a couple pieces spotted in our group

TC3 10 (no denomination) Madero at left, Suarez at right, serial # 89031, large "10" at center flanked by two smaller "10"s and "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" below, "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" at top center, black printing on white paper w/a light gray underprint, back green and similar to back of TC1 except large "10" to left and right of seal at center - $14.00

TC4 20 (no denomination) Madero at left, Suarez at center and right (!), serial # 89031, "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA," "UNIVERSAL STUDIOS" below central portrait, black printing on gray paper, back green ink, similar to TC1 & TC3 except "20" flanks central vignette/logo at left and right - rare in our holdings - $32.00

TC5a 100 (no denomination) Madero at left, eagle w/snake at right in oval, "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" at top, large "100" flanked by two smaller "100"s at center, "ONE HUNDRED" below, serial # 108329, black printing on white paper w/a light gray underprint, back bright green "100" left and right flank central seal, "100" in four corners - rare in our group - $25.00

TC5b like TC5a but dark gray printing on front of note instead of black, rare - only a couple found in the group


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JR-TD* Type: 20th Century-Fox titled notes based on Mexico Sonora dual portrait revolution type notes

TD1 5 (no denomination) "20th CENTURY-FOX FILMS CORP." replaces "EL ESTADO DE SONORA" which appeared on the original note that this one was modeled after; serial # 1746, altered portraits of Madero and Suarez at left & right, "5" flanked by two smaller "5"s at center and "FIVE" below, "fake" signatures at bottom, black on white, back bright green ink, 20th Century Fox official logo at center in circle surrounded by "TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX" with "5" at left and right, "FIVE" at bottom, and "STAGE MONEY" at top, very scarce - $35.00

TD2 20 (no denomination) similar to TD1 but serial # 117465 (can you see where the "1746" number came from for TD1?), "20" and "TWENTY" replaces "5" and "FIVE" on the TD1 note, very light colored gray paper, rare, only 4 found in the group and one of those is damaged - $19.00 (damaged) or $40.00 (nice)


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JR-TE* Type: "MOTION PICTURE MONEY" 100 type notes based on Mexico Sonora dual portrait revolution type notes

R-TE1

TE1 100 (no denomination) similar to TC5 but much cruder and "MOTION PICTURE MONEY" replaces "UNIVERSAL PICTURES COMPANY" at top, black on white, back bright green ink, "ONE HUNDRED" upside down and right side up surrounds circular seal of eagle w/snake, "Motion Picture Money" at bottom - 7.00


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JR-TF* Type: Unknown Man with cowboy hat and bowtie "100" notes

R-TF1 (REED UC80)

TF1 100 ONE HUNDRED (no name of entity at top - blank space), serial #79541, portrait of unidentified man in cowboy hat with a bow tie at center, flanked by two small "100"s and "ONE HUNDRED" below, Mexican eagle w/snake emblem in oval at left, fancy building (the White House?) at right, black on yellow paper, another derivative of our friend the Sonora, Mexico revolution dual portrait series, back green ink, virtually identical to B5h/B5i, rare, only three found in our group - EF but edge damage at top (net VG) - $15.00


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JR-TG* Type: Mexico Sinaloa revolution note replicas

TG1 50 (Pesos) "EL ESTADO LIBRE Y SOBERANO DE SINALOA" at top, large portrait of Benito Juarez at left flanked by topless woman holding sword, large portrait of Francisco Madero at right, large "L" on guilloche at center, serial # 18218, four signatures at bottom center, replica note of Sinaloa, Mexico revolution bill P-S1047, black on white paper, back bright green ink, panoramic view of city, two standing females at center flanking large shield w/Mexican eagle w/snake emblem above, nice replica of a great-looking genuine note, rare in our holdings, only two found - $15.00


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JR-TH* Type: Republic of Somora "pezos" type

TH1 5 PEZOS "REPUBLIC OF SOMORA" and "NOT LEGAL TENDER" at top center, "MAIN STREET, UTOPIA" at top left and "SOMORA, ANNO 1981" at top right, cartoon-like portrait of man in oval at left, large "5" in guilloche at center, and "PEZOS" underneath, "NOT LEGAL TENDER" and 3 stars in black circle at right, "5" in all four corners, serial # 12345 at left and 67890 at right (!), a crude adaptation of the familiar Sonoran revolution dual portrait theme, black printing on light green paper front & back, back w/ "REPUBLIC OF SOMORA" at top, "PEZOS" at bottom, eagle w/shield at center, flanked by large "5" in guilloche at left & right, scarce - $10.00

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