How to Pack and Ship Paper Money

How to Pack Paper Money

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Gather Items:
How to Pack - Gather Items

  • Packing Tape
  • Scissors
  • Legal Envelope
  • Two Pieces cardboard, cut to size of envelope

1. Remove gummed edge from envelope.
How to Pack - Remove Envelope Gummed Edge

2. Place note inside envelope. Leave note in plastic jacket if already enclosed.
How to Pack - Insert Note into envelope carefully

3. Cut 2 pieces of cardboard to size of envelope.
How to Pack - Cut 2 pieces cardboard to size of envelope

4. Sandwich envelope containing note between the cardboard.
How to Pack - Sandwich envelope between cardboard

5. Tape around cardboard sandwich. Top, bottom, left & right.
How to Pack - Sandwich envelope between cardboard

6. Place in USPS, Fedex, UPS or DHL container. Insure for purchase price. Send overnight.

Mailing Address:

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K49A Media LLC
6650 Corporate Center Pkwy
Apt. 1005
Jacksonville, FL 32216-8727

Extra Protection: Place cardboard sandwich from Step #5 into a bubble wrap envelope.
How to Pack - Sandwich envelope between cardboard

Shipping to other Collectors

You can mail notes USPS First Class mail or insured USPS Media Mail depending on the value of the notes. See the USPS Shipping Insurance and Delivery fee schedule for the latest prices.

Shipping notes worth less than $200 combined?

Uninsured media mail should be fine. Remember to save and monitor the package’s tracking code. Purchasing additional insurance will increase your cost and decrease the profit on your sale.

Shipping notes worth more than $200, less than $800?

Add insurance for extra peace of mind. Sign up for tracking notifications using your email address. If you’re shipping to a cautious customer, you may want to upgrade to Priority mail. Most small collections will fit in a standard USPS priority envelope.

Shipping notes worth more than $800?

Insurance is mandatory and it’s best to use Priority Mail, Overnight Express or USPS Registered Mail. This is especially true if your shipment exceeds $2,000 in value. This is just too much risk for most people. Monitor the shipment’s progress using USPS tracking notifications. For extra protection, request an adult signature upon delivery. Finally, call or email the other person to confirm safe receipt.

Shipping to Dealers or Auctions Houses

Auction houses and established currency dealers almost always have insurance on inbound packages.

That means you don’t have to insure the package yourself. Always ask first before mailing your notes. In most cases, they’ll request USPS Priority Mail or USPS Overnight Express with signature required. Insurance companies need to know that a package was reasonably protected, tracked and securely received before processing any damage or loss claims.

Paper Money Reference Guide

Please do not use this website as traditional reference. It is meant for identification and acquisition purposes only. The website owner used personal preferences and rarity criteria to determine which notes are most collectible. Some notes designated as “No collectible value” or “Limited value” may have value to another buyer.

Best Paper Money Reference Guides and Websites

  1. Paper Money of the United States – Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg
    Considered the “Bible” of USA Paper Money Collecting, this book contains expansive information on currency from Colonial times to the present, plus encased postage stamps. Images and data for all Large Size Notes, Small Size Notes, United States Notes (Legal Tender Notes), Treasury or Coin Notes, Interest Bearing Notes, Refunding Certificates, National Bank Notes, Silver Certificates, Gold Certificates, and Fractional Currency are available. You can’t be a serious collector without this book!
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  2. National Bank Notes – Don C. Kelly
    Combining years of steadfast research, consultation with other collectors, and an intricate systematization of every known issuing bank charter, Kelly’s seminal work sits on the shelves of both major auction houses and casual paper money enthusiasts alike. A succinct introduction and history of National Bank Notes greets the collector, followed by examples of each type issued. The bulk of the book is Kelly’s magnum opus: notes issued, notes known and note values for every National Bank charter. A must have!
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  3. Track and Price Currency Software – Sandy Bashover, RCMS Inc.
    Indisputably the best collecting software available; something any serious collector, dealer or auctioneer must have. Track and Price is the ultimate combination of census, price guide and recent valuations in one place. Information is organized by Friedberg number. The number of notes known by condition, serial number and grade are provided in table format. This information is combined with recent values realized at major auctions, eBay and other venues. Finally, Track and Price offers estimated values of most notes by grade. Note values, census and recent sales for National Bank Notes from original issue to 1929 are also included. Information is updated at regular intervals, providing its users with a dynamic resource of paper money information.
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