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Topic: 1$ with light blue serial numbers - unusual or not ?  (Read 5662 times)
Douglas 5
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« on: June 09, 2017, 01:46:39 am »

Some time in the 80s I picked up these four Crow-Bouey 1$ bills . Only 2 weeks later as I was putting them in holders
and compared them to others I noticed that they had light blue serial numbers instead of the dark blue .
Returned to the bank hoping to get more but all were dark blue .
They are cut a bit smaller and the serial numbers are tighter together .

Are these light blue numbers common ?

Cheers, Douglas

 
Douglas 5
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2017, 10:48:24 am »

Any one have an answer to this ??

Douglas
skaha_boy
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 07:58:34 pm »

The notes starting with B were printed by the Canadian Bank Note company and the ones starting with E by the British American Bank Note company. The colours often vary from one place to the other, I think it's just a normal difference between the two printers.
Douglas 5
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2017, 01:48:19 pm »

Hi ... just saw this now ... does seam to be any notification when you get a reply .
The Charlton Catalogue does not mention color variations on BABN 1$ notes .

The CBNs notes starting with A and B - what I have seen - are consistently dark blue .
The BABNs notes starting with E I have are considerable lighter blue .
A side by side comparison reveals a fluctuation within the light blue even .

Nothing that special then  ... normal for that time period then 70s/80s I assume .
The minor size difference is then only a feature of the printing company .

Cheers, Douglas



 

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