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« on: July 20, 2014, 01:31:56 pm »

Has anyone seen a pre-printing folding error on a polymer banknote before?  I saw it on ebay and was wondering about it.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/271552014334?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 04:42:48 pm »

It's a note with a fold down the middle.  Nothing more.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 01:54:39 pm »

Yes, but has anyone seen a pre-printing fold on a polymer note before?  I would think that the polymer would have a lower tendency to fold/crease prior to printing.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 07:00:29 pm »

You have to be really, really careful about buying alleged error notes on polymer that involve missing ink.  It is easy to remove the intaglio printing.  Look closely!

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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 05:21:48 pm »

Bob is right.  Apparently, polymer is not as absorbent as paper, so the ink dries on the surface and can be easily removed.

"Pre-printing folding errors" are actually not a new concept.  When a sheet becomes folded or has creases running through it, the printing will be offset and there is usually a cutting error associated with the fold.  Adding the words "pre-printing" to the description actually does not mean anything.  I think it's just a buzzword to make the note sound special and attempt to fool you into thinking anything about the seller's description is correct.  I don't believe the note is uncirculated either.

By astounding coincidence, I "found" one of these purported errors on a $5 note.  Not only does it have a white gutter, but there are subtle design differences too.  O:-)

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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 09:57:45 pm »

That is a pretty cool note.  What is that floe pen with a crossed out signature?
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 10:22:22 pm »

Seems to be folded in the same place as the $10 note.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 03:50:38 pm »

Please tell me you realize that's not a real error note that I posted above.  ???

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2014, 07:31:11 am »

Please tell me you realize that's not a real error note that I posted above.  ???
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2014, 04:24:50 pm »

Indeed, this is one of those times when silence speaks louder than words.  :(

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