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Topic: Smeared $10  (Read 2150 times)
ikandiggit
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« on: September 02, 2010, 05:04:36 pm »

I found this note (in circulation) and it appears the black ink on the bottom right of the face of the note is smeared. This is the first one I've come across like this.

Not an error! Read a couple of posts down!


{http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5564/smr1aa1.jpg:http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5564/smr1aa1.th.jpg} {http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5996/smr2a1.jpg:http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/5996/smr2a1.th.jpg}

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 05:21:25 pm »

It is really hard to authenticate a well circulated note as an error unless it is very obvious.

As I pointed out in this post, anything can happen to a note once it gets into circulation, making something look like an error.
http://www.cdnpapermoney.com/forum/index.php?topic=11410.msg50766#msg50766http://www.cdnpapermoney.com/forum/index.php?topic=11410.msg50766#msg50766

To my knowledge, and just by looking at the front of a $10 note, there is no black ink on it. To me it looks like some sort of grease or stamp mark.

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« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 05:31:42 pm »

Glad you called me on it!

I based my conclusion on close-up photography. It appeared that the black ink had smeared. Once you questioned it, I decided to try a technique I read about on another thread. I have a Sony Cybershot that has the "Nightshot" setting. Here is the result:

{http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6946/smr71.jpg:http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6946/smr71.th.jpg}

Obviously not a smear but some foreign substance.

Thanks again for making me question it and for inadvertently teaching me a new diagnostic technique!

[edit]Replaced large images with clickable thumbnails. --BWJM[/edit]
« Last Edit: September 02, 2010, 08:59:56 pm by BWJM »
 

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