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BWJM
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CONTEST - Win a signed copy of Faking It! A History of Countefeiting in Canada!

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Over the past four years, we have run several contests in conjunction with the Serial Number Database:

The winning continues here at the Canadian Paper Money Forums! This is the eighth of the Paul Wallis Memorial SNDB Contests in memory of the founder of this website, Paul Wallis who passed away in late 2010. The contests are supported by several individuals, including:
  • twoinvallarta: Donated $500 towards prizes and shipping expenses
  • Robert Pepping: Provided the prizes for the Jan. 2012 contest at a reduced cost
  • www.polymernotes.org by Stane Straus: Donated the prizes for the Aug. 2011 contest
  • Bob: Donated the prizes for the Aug. 2012 and Jan. 2013 contests
  • AZ: Donated the prize for the Mar. 2013 contest
  • robb4640: Donated the prize for the Nov. 2013 contest
  • Jill Moxley: Donated the prize for the Jul. 2014 contest

[imga=right]http://www.cdnpapermoney.com/sndb/images/fakingit.png[/imga]Much thanks goes to our generous donors who have made this possible. This time, a former employee of the Bank of Canada and co-author of this contest's prize, Jill Moxley has donated a brand new signed copy of her book Faking It! A History of Countefeiting in Canada. Thank you, Jill!

The Serial Number Database has been loaded up again with a secret number. The first forum member to add a note to the SNDB that matches that secret number will win the catalogue! The odds of winning are about 1:2000. The more notes you add to the SNDB, the better chance you have of winning.

To enter the contest, simply add your notes to the Serial Number Database!

If the SNDB declares you a winner, you need to email me a scan or photo of the winning note to confirm that you actually have it. If you've already deposited the note back to the bank, or if you've spent it or can not otherwise produce proof of possession, your win will be disqualified. Standard parcel shipping within Canada is included in this prize. Estimated prize value: CAD$35.00. There is one prize available to be won. Only notes entered to the SNDB after the start of the contest are eligible to win. Members may only win at most one SNDB prize in any six month period.

If you have any questions about this contest, please email or PM me.

[edit]THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED BY ENTERING NOTES TO THE SERIAL NUMBER DATABASE, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER![/edit]
« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 11:26:52 pm by BWJM »

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"Faking It! A History of Counterfeiting in Canada"
by James Powell and Jill Moxley

Counterfeiting is as old as humanity itself, and tales of the cunning criminals that try to outsmart the system have always enthralled us. This richly illustrated book introduces the reader to the history of the crime and some of the grisly punishments meted out in the past. It explores the "arms race" between the issuers of money and the counterfeiters, as well as cases of official counterfeiting.

The focus then moves to Canada’s experience with bogus bills and coins from the seventeenth century to the present day. While emphasizing that counterfeiting is not a victimless crime, the authors present fascinating case studies and profiles of the criminals and their adversaries.

Today, the Bank of Canada and the RCMP are the front line in the fight to maintain confidence in Canada’s currency. The changing face of bank note security is examined, culminating with the new polymer notes, and major counterfeiting busts by the RCMP are highlighted. The book wraps up with a look at the new frontier of counterfeiting crime: fraud involving credit and debit cards and electronic payment systems.

Faking It! is an enjoyable introduction to the world of bank note security and the constant struggle to protect the money in your pocket.


About the authors

James Powell is a retired senior Canadian central banker and the author of two previous books that focused on Canadian financial history. The first, A History of the Canadian Dollar, was published by the Bank of Canada in 2005. The second, The Bank of Canada of James Elliott Coyne: Challenges, Confrontation and Change, was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2009.

Jill Moxley is a retired editor and writer who has worked in the fields of biology, economics and finance. Her work for the Bank of Canada included the books, The Art and Design of Canadian Bank Notes, published in 2006 and Beads to Bytes: Canada’s National Currency Collection published in 2008.

BWJM
Member of CPMS, RCNA, ONA, ANA, IBNS, WCS.
President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
Fellow of the Ontario Numismatic Association.
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Earlier today, this prize has been claimed by our winner: Rupiah

Congratulations and thanks for participating!

If you would like to help sponsor the Serial Number Database by providing a prize for a future contest, please contact me by PM or email.

[edit]THIS CONTEST IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED BY ENTERING NOTES TO THE SERIAL NUMBER DATABASE, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER![/edit]

BWJM
Member of CPMS, RCNA, ONA, ANA, IBNS, WCS.
President, IBNS Ontario Chapter.
Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
Show Chair, Cambridge Coin Show.
Fellow of the Ontario Numismatic Association.
 

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