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flyhigh888
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« on: December 25, 2011, 05:20:57 pm »

Is this worth keeping?

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Snoman
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2011, 07:18:53 pm »

I read that the raised printing on these new banknotes are no longer done by Intaglio but done with a laser. It would be interesting to see a higher resolution pic of just the area that shows the damage/error to see what may have caused this.

I'd keep it, once its figured out to as what caused it. It will probably be spending money, but I would keep it until others showed up with similar problems or if it's shown that its just been damaged after it was released from the printer.

Just my thoughts.

Kyle.
flyhigh888
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2011, 08:38:39 pm »

Hopefully, it looks better

The streak is completely smooth, no texture

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« Last Edit: December 25, 2011, 08:44:15 pm by flyhigh888 »
JohnnyG5
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 08:21:28 pm »

I think you might have some bits mixed up. The raised ink printing called intaglio printing, is no longer created by hand with a graver (an extremely sharp and fine chisel), it's now computer assisted engraving process, where the die is created with a laser. Obviously artistic talent is still the major component to process, it's just that the graver has been replaced by a mouse.

It's interesting to note that the first laser engraved portrait on a Canadian note is the portrait of Mackenzie-King on the Journey $50 which was produced by in Germany by Giesecke & Devrient - a security printing company with subsidiaries around the world and the parent company of BA International.


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