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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2013, 12:21:35 am »

I am not a big fan of the portrait designs of MacDonald and Laurier.  Looks amateurish to me, IMHO.  When I see the portait, for some reason, my eyes are focused on the receding hair line, and/or a bad hair day. 
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2013, 01:15:37 am »

I am not a big fan of the portrait designs of MacDonald and Laurier.  Looks amateurish to me, IMHO.  When I see portait, for some reason, my eyes are focused on the receding hair line, and/or a bad hair day. 

My first impression of both portraits is that they looked like marshmallows with faces drawn on them.  However the portraits on the $20, $50 and $100 look comparatively normal.

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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2013, 12:12:13 pm »

I don't for a second doubt he got it prior to his journey to the ISS and took a secrecy pledge (or something like that).

Nah. They just beamed the note up to him.  ^-^

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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2013, 12:14:29 pm »

Has anyone else picked up on the "1" in the $100 notes and the $10 notes. In the window the "1" is sans serif like "l" compared to the other locations where it is a serif like "1". I wonder why they did it that way.

?? I'm not seeing any 1s without serifs anywhere on the $10 or $100.

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« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2013, 06:27:59 pm »

?? I'm not seeing any 1s without serifs anywhere on the $10 or $100.

In the accompanying image the red oval shows the 1 without the serif "l" and the ones with the yellow oval show the one with the serif "1"

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If you carefully look at the image of the $10 notes you will see the same thing.

There is however something odd with the arrangements of the numerals that are sideways near the window (as in red oval in this image) between the various notes. In all notes except the 100 the numerals are flipped horizontally in the same column. In the 100 they are flipped vertically - This may be difficulty to get but I am working on creating an image that will show it.

Love to hear other thoughts about why this design decision may have been taken. Perhaps I might inquire with BoC. Anyone know of any contacts at BoC?

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