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 1.5" x 1.25" with a partial Jackson portrait and the handwritten initials of the FBI agent who originally inventoried the bills soon after Ingram discovered them.
The D. B. Cooper Story (VIII): From the TIME Magazine issue dated December 6, 1971: "...it is clear that the hijacker knew precisely what he was about. He ordered the plane to be flown at less than 10,000 ft. and at 200 m.p.h., an extremely slow cruising speed. He also ordered the rear door to be left unlocked. Of all U.S. commercial airliners, only the 727 has a door beneath the tail that would permit a reasonably safe parachute jump." Cooper told the flight attendant to go to the front, pull the curtain, and to not come back. Ms. Mucklow did just that. There was no further communication with the hijacker during the Seattle-Reno flight.
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