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Topic: "Protective varnish" on 2006 fives?  (Read 22448 times)
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« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2007, 01:52:40 pm »

I also have an e-mail into BoC regarding the Changeover point in Paper Providers.

From reports our initial guess was a little off, it will be around 6.5M - 6.7M for the changeover.
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2007, 07:35:20 pm »

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As you are probably aware of, the $5 bank note changes hands more often than higher denomination notes and is therefore more prone to wear and tear. In an effort to extend the note’s durability and its current lifespan of 1 to 2 years, the Bank decided to print the upgraded $5 note using a slightly thicker paper, and to apply a varnish coating over the entire surface of the note.
 

The Bank of Canada is assessing how the substrate improvements contribute to note-life over a two year period.  To that effect, a number of $5 notes printed on both standard and heavier weight paper, and with and without varnish, have been released into circulation.   The Bank does not release information on the serial numbers involved.

 
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« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2007, 12:17:36 am »

Yes, VERY Interesting....  ???

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The Bank does not release information on the serial numbers involved.

This is what Sylvie sent to me today.... At least you got a little more information then I did....  ;)

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« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2007, 07:36:36 pm »

Got three AOF's today:

AOF 6525966 fp98 bp93
AOF 7712306 fp95 bp65
AOF 7712748 fp95 bp65

None of them appear to have the varnish on them.

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« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2007, 10:22:48 pm »

Yes, All of AOF is with the older German paper and then around 6.6 - 6.7 in AOG there is the changeover.

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2007, 09:19:21 pm »

Yes, All of AOF is with the older German paper and then around 6.6 - 6.7 in AOG there is the changeover.

Oops, sorry. For some reason, I was thinking the changeover was in AOF (I blame a lack of sleep - too many night shifts in a row).  :-[

 

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