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Squad-G
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« on: January 25, 2013, 06:32:52 pm »

Hi,

Today I got a 10$ and I found something weird that I cannot find on other banknotes I have.

The serial number is embossed like the nunber 10 for the blind people.

Is that normal ?

Thanks.

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 07:03:26 pm »

Hi,

Today I got a 10$ and I found something weird that I cannot find on other banknotes I have.

The serial number is embossed like the nunber 10 for the blind people.

Is that normal ?

Thanks.


Do you have a picture you can share with us?



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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 12:32:27 pm »

I'll upload one when I get home. However, I don't know if we will see it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 05:01:18 pm »

FYI:
There are braille type/embossing machines which can create the same impression (a series of domino like impressions which represent letters/#s).

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 05:02:28 pm »

Could he just mean it just has really strong embossing?

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 11:30:36 pm »

The serial number is embossed, yes. More than usual because I never saw that. Both serial in fact has that.

I'll post the picture tomorrow when I get more time.

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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 12:25:24 am »

Hi,

The serial number is embossed like the nunber 10 for the blind people.

Is that normal ?

Thanks.

I think the raised 10 is part of the intaglio printing that is applied to notes. It has more to do with prevention of counterfeiting. I do not believe the intaglio printing is meant for the blind.

The tactile features for the blind are the dots. These dots are on the top portion of the notes.

More information can be found at this website:

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/bank-note-series/canadian-journey/

Refer to the tabs on security and accessibility.

I believe embossing means something that is raised as you see it. I would love to see the numbers raised where they are printed on the back of the note as I have never seen it before. Meaning if you run your fingers on the top of the back of the note do you feel the numbers raised?

Or do you feel the raised portion corresponding to the numbers on the front of the note i.e. "behind" the numbers? If so then it is fairly common.

Would love to see the pictures. If you can include the prefix and serial number that would be great.

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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 12:40:37 am »

The serial number is embossed, yes. More than usual because I never saw that. Both serial in fact has that.

I'll post the picture tomorrow when I get more time.

Here is picture of the front of the note showing the embossing of the numbers on the front side. Is this the kind you saw?

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All UNC notes I have seen have this. It would be interesting as I mentioned earlier if the embossing would be  on the same side as the numbers (i.e. the number are raised)

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2013, 07:10:33 pm »

This is actually common.  It is not embossing.  The imprint of the serial number on the other side was hard.  If there was embossing the serial number of the back of the note would be raised.  Which I am sure it is not.  Looking at the front of the note you can see the heavy inking coming through to the front.

Usually only one of the two serial numbers will have extra ink.

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 12:16:06 pm »

Sorry for the delay. Here's 3 pictures - sorry for the quality it's from my phone.

As you can see, the left banknotes doesn't have any embossed serial. However, the right one does. I only have 5 10$ of 2006 series and 4 of them had the embossed effect.

http://imageshack.us/f/32/img2202wy.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/f/571/img2203yd.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/f/27/img2204kd.jpg/


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« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2013, 06:24:59 pm »

-Really this is all normal variation in the production of bank notes.
On page xv of my 23rd Edition of Charlton's "Canadian Government Paper Money" catalogue it states:
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A note having very strong embossed design elements, but without serial number embossing, could simply indicate that the pressure applied to print the serial number was not great enough to leave a physical impression in the paper

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2013, 11:47:07 pm »


As you can see, the left banknotes doesn't have any embossed serial.


It's good that you took pictures with the camera because in a scan the feature gets lost.

Most of the UNC notes I have seen have this.

Is it possible that only one side is visible because of the colour contrast and also one side because close to intaglio and the other side being close to lithograph printing?

Also is it possible that all journey notes have it but it is more visible on the 10's because of the lighter colour?

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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 12:09:21 pm »

It's embossing from the serial number printer.  Think of it as a rather large typewriter. Not a security feature, just another printing process, like intaglio and lithographic.

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