Description"D. B. Cooper" 1971 Ransom Money. Unknown Series $20 Federal Reserve Note. Certified and encapsulated by PCGS Currency with a custom insert picturing the 1971 artist's sketch of the sunglasses-wearing skyjacker. 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 elements. This present example is approximately 3.75" x 1.4" with a small portion of the Jackson portrait present, and a clear Boston "A" Reserve Bank designation.
The D. B. Cooper Story (V): Cooper instructed flight attendant Schaffner to tell the pilot not to land until his money and parachutes were ready at Seattle-Tacoma. She relayed the information, and the plane went into a holding pattern over the Puget Sound. On the ground, FBI agents hurriedly gathered 10,000 $20 bills from several Seattle banks, photographing each one to have a microfilm record of the serial numbers while the civilian parachutes (with manually operated ripcords) were located at a nearby skydiving school. Meanwhile, D. B. Cooper sat on board the plane drinking bourbon and sodas.
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