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Canadian Notes => Counterfeit Currency => Topic started by: Seth on January 13, 2022, 12:54:11 pm

Title: Fake walrus toonies
Post by: Seth on January 13, 2022, 12:54:11 pm
I thought this was hilarious! https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/fake-toonies-hawkesbury-1.6313064

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.6313070.1642034392!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_1180/fake-toonies.jpg)
Title: Re: Fake walrus toonies
Post by: Just Bank Notes on January 14, 2022, 09:48:12 am
Good post Seth - this is funny!

Looking at the front of the coin (token?) in the police photo, I see it uses a Z instead of a 2.  So does this make it a "Zoonie"? :D

Here is a fun fact: when the Bank of Canada was creating the Bird Series of bank notes; it actually began as a Canadian wildlife series with moose etc.  An early essay for the $2 bank note featured a Walrus!

Was this Zoonie design intentional or a coincidence?

Cheers,
JBN
Title: Re: Fake walrus toonies
Post by: AJG on March 09, 2022, 12:26:18 pm
Plus the "S" in "DOLLARS" is actually a "D".  Elizabeth II's name is changed to Elizabeth I-I, and the portrait looks more like a male.

Hopefully whoever is responsible for these phony toonies gets a well-deserved prison sentence, though if he gets sentenced, he might seek bail - because nobody wants to be in jail for a long time.