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emsteph
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« on: January 07, 2005, 11:20:22 am »

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005, 12:38:46 pm »

This note was just recently listed on eBay for the same price and did not sell.

BTW: The term is a "Rotator" note.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005, 01:14:19 pm »

Some of the information in that auction isn't accurate.

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EXTREMELY RARE, as this can only work with 6's, 8's and 9's, and then only when they are positioned symetrically!  By my calculations there are only thirteen possible combinations out of 9,999,999 numbers!


Since 0's also count there are 127 possible combinations in a run of 10,000,000 notes.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005, 02:44:28 pm »

That's the exact number I mentioned in my article for the CPMS Newsletter.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005, 03:01:52 pm »

But then again us old folk with poor vision who can't see the serif's on the 1's like to include them  in our rotators as well.  


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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2005, 03:03:33 pm »

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Since 0's also count there are 127 possible combinations in a run of 10,000,000 notes.


Pondering this further...  a specimen note with serial number 0000000 is a rotator so maybe we should say there are 128 possibilities.


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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2005, 04:15:35 pm »

Did you read my article on the subject?

http://www.bwjm.ca/pub_rotators.asp

I've already addressed this, if I recall correctly.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2005, 10:45:23 pm »

BWJM. I have a question.
You stated in your article that the ser# 0008000 is removed. You also stated that 9 other radars are removed. Which ones and why are they removed in the first place ???

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2005, 11:03:39 pm »

I was told by another collector who seemed to know what he was talking about (I can't recall exactly who at the moment) and he said that BA Banknote removed the *entire sheet* containing the 0000000 note instead of just the single note itself.  Assuming a 40/on printing arrangement as was the case throughout most of the Birds series, this meant that all of the radars from 0001000, 0002000, ... 0009000 were removed.

If you go back to the article and click the Tools and Utilities link on the left, then select the link for Banknote Sheet Numbering Layouts, you will be able to draw the sheet containing the 0000000 note and see where the 9 other radars are.

As to WHY BA Banknote removes the entire sheet vs just the single note, I don't know a for sure answer, but my guess is that they consider it more efficient that way.

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2005, 03:23:02 am »

I still prefer the name SWIMS.

Simply because if you invert the word SWIMS, it still reads the same...SWIMS. Just like the intended meaning of the rotator (oops SWIMS) note.

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