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 2.75" x 1.1" with a partial Jackson portrait, a partial San Francisco "L" Reserve Bank designation, and the handwritten initials of the FBI agent who originally inventoried the bills soon after Ingram discovered them.
The D. B. Cooper Story (IX): At a point in the flight over southwestern Washington, the crew noticed a light indicating that the rear door had been opened and the stairs lowered. At this point, the plane was flying through a heavy rainstorm with thick cloud cover below. Even with multiple F-106 jet fighters trailing the flight, no one saw anyone leave the plain. Period reports indicate that the pilot even thought Cooper was still on the plane when they landed in Reno. After calling to him on the intercom with no reply, a walk through the plane found only two of the parachutes left behind. The money, two parachutes, the briefcase, and D. B. Copper were nowhere to be found!
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