Joe Esposito writes:
I thought that readers might be interested in this offering from Lori Ferber Presidential Memorabilia.
Joe sent a link to a certified D.B. Cooper ransom note fragment. This has got to be one of the worst condition notes ever certified, yet
it's quite a rare and interesting item. -Editor
One of the most well-known and infamous incidents in American aviation history, a skyjacker known only as D.B. Cooper, or Dan Cooper,
parachuted in a rainstorm from a Northwest Airlines 727 jetliner over rugged terrain somewhere between Seattle, Washington and Reno, Nevada
on November 24, 1971. He had been given $200,000 in ransom money in $20 denomination notes. No trace of the legendary Skyjacker was ever
found. The only ransom money ever discovered was found on February 10, 1980, along the banks of the Columbia River near Vancouver,
Washington by Brian Ingram, then an eight-year old boy on vacation with his parents. The notes were turned over to the FBI. Eventually, a
small portion of the notes were returned to the Ingram family.
Authentic "D. B. Cooper" 1971 Ransom Money. Series 1969 $20 Federal Reserve Note. Certified and encapsulated by PCGS Currency
with insert picturing the 1971 artist's sketch of the sunglasses-wearing skyjacker. If you're looking for a unique and iconic piece
of Aviation history this is it. These notes rarely come up for sale.
We are honored to be able to offer one of the original recovered bills that were found by eight-year-old Brian Ingram along the banks of
the Columbia River in Washington on February 10, 1980. This is one of the only known group of currency notes that can be linked to the
historic and infamous event.
All the notes from this group were damaged by their exposure to the weather. This bill is approximately 3.75" x 1.5" in size
and irregular in shape. It features a near-complete Hamilton portrait, two partial serial numbers, and a near-complete San Francisco
"L" Reserve Bank designation.Serial #L47621840A which has been certified and authenticated according to the serial number. One of
the largest fragments ever found.
For more information, or to purchase, see:
Rare & Authentic "D. B. Cooper" 1971 Ransom Money Federal Reserve
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
D. B. COOPER MYSTERY CONTINUES (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v18n48a43.html)
FBI CLOSES D.B. COOPER CASE (www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v19n29a28.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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