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Canadian Notes => Polymer Series => Topic started by: Seth on April 15, 2014, 12:23:53 am

Title: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2014, 12:23:53 am
I'm just curious if any serial number mismatches or other serial number errors have ever been seen on a Frontier note. I can't recall ever hearing about any.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: friedsquid on April 15, 2014, 07:26:05 am
I'm just curious if any serial number mismatches or other serial number errors have ever been seen on a Frontier note. I can't recall ever hearing about any.
I haven't seen or  heard of any being found as of yet :(
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: friedsquid on April 15, 2014, 09:02:20 am
Check this out
 http://www.ebay.ca/itm/RARE-MAJOR-ERROR-Canada-20-Dollars-Polymer-2012-Serial-s-MISSING-/231201867793?pt=Paper_Money&hash=item35d4b48811

We all know that many of the features on polymer notes can be simply erased...(Not saying that this one is) but buyers beware and always make sure refunds are given if not happy with the item
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on April 15, 2014, 06:57:52 pm
Thanks friedsquid, but I'm definitely not counting that one.

Has anyone looked closely at the serial numbers under a microscope? The best I can do is a magnifying glass, and the serial numbers look different than on paper notes. Polymer note serial numbers almost look to like laser etching instead of ink.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Manada on April 16, 2014, 06:19:47 pm
When you look at the sellers photos he mistakenly posted photos of 2 different notes with the same error. Prefix FIY & BSF.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: mmars on April 17, 2014, 03:09:33 am
When you look at the sellers photos he mistakenly posted photos of 2 different notes with the same error. Prefix FIY & BSF.

Two one-of-a-kind errors in the same listing... what are the chances??  ;)
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: docstrange on April 17, 2014, 09:32:44 am
Might ask that person to buy me a lotto ticket as they seem to be very lucky :D
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on June 14, 2015, 10:00:11 pm
BUMP

Have any serial number mismatches been confirmed on a Frontier note yet? I ask because I suspect that the serial numbers are applied using a different method than that used on previous series (they look almost like laser etching to me.) I wonder if any serial number mismatches will ever be found.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: PaperorPlastic on June 14, 2015, 10:30:02 pm
I'm just curious if any serial number mismatches or other serial number errors have ever been seen on a Frontier note. I can't recall ever hearing about any.

  Funny because I've been wondering about this too lately.  I've never seen or heard of any coming up.  I still check for them of course but seems to me like they would be even rarer than the same error on paper notes, if any turn up that is.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Rupiah on June 18, 2015, 11:35:31 pm
I suspect that the serial numbers are applied using a different method than that used on previous series (they look almost like laser etching to me.)

Are you able to share some insight into this different method?

Publicly available information indicates that it is the same method as before i.e. letterpress. Some evidence such as offset of ink on the front has been noted and would be consistent with an ink based process.

Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on June 19, 2015, 02:15:57 am
Publicly available information indicates that it is the same method as before i.e. letterpress. Some evidence such as offset of ink on the front has been noted and would be consistent with an ink based process.

Ah, thanks. I haven't heard about ink offset errors on the polymer series–that would definitely rule out laser etching.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Rupiah on June 23, 2015, 08:55:04 pm
I haven't heard about ink offset errors on the polymer series–.


Not as dramatic as some seen on paper nonetheless offset is evident.

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Also a close-up of the numbers shows the classic letterpress outline around the numbers:

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Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Rupiah on June 23, 2015, 09:01:18 pm
-------And when the numbering wheel gets worn or damaged you can find something like this:

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If you are lucky you will find this on Plate No 48 of HBV around 4.8 M
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on November 09, 2017, 09:15:22 am
It's been nearly six years since the first Frontier series notes were issued, and I'm not aware of any serial number mismatches being recorded yet in this series. Has anyone seen any?
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: missinglink3 on April 08, 2018, 02:46:27 pm
I've got one but not the numbers arer mismatched. It's the prefix.

APF0514440 and APE0514440 graded CCCS Unc65.

Thanks
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: missinglink3 on April 08, 2018, 02:53:09 pm
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here's the picture
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: missinglink3 on April 08, 2018, 02:57:04 pm
I've got one but not the numbers arer mismatched. It's the prefix.

APF0514440 and APE0514440 graded CCCS Unc65.

Thanks
Here's the picture

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Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: friedsquid on April 08, 2018, 03:31:05 pm
another one over graded by  CCCS IMO
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: Seth on April 08, 2018, 07:54:31 pm
That's a Canadian Journey series cotton paper note. I was asking about polymer Frontier series notes.
Title: Re: Any serial number mismatches?
Post by: missinglink3 on April 09, 2018, 12:28:49 pm
Sorry for the mistake  ::)