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    "D. B. Cooper" 1971 Ransom Money. Serial #B09090997B. Series 1963A $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 consists of two fragments- one approximately 2.1" x 1.5", the other .75" x .5" with an edge of the Jackson portrait, a complete (though separated) serial number, and the handwritten initials of the FBI agent who originally inventoried the bills soon after Ingram discovered them.

    The D. B. Cooper Story (XI):
    Occasionally a criminal or criminal act will capture the public's attention and imagination, becoming the stuff of which pop culture legend is made. Bonnie & Clyde and the Lindbergh kidnapping come to mind. D. B. Cooper's amazing theft and subsequent disappearance falls squarely into this category. Innumerable books and articles have been written over the past 37 years; many espouse the author's particular theory as to who Cooper really was and what happened to him. Within just weeks of the hijacking, songs had already been recorded about the crime. In 1981, a movie titled The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper was released starring Treat Williams in the title role. The town of Ariel in Cowlitz County, Washington (where Cooper supposedly landed) even commemorates the event on the Saturday following Thanksgiving every year with "D. B. Cooper Days!"


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