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Dean
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« on: April 23, 2019, 11:02:18 pm »

Hi,

I was watching You Tube videos of American bank strap hunters and a few of them keep 'broken ladder' notes.  These are notes with serial numbers that contain the digits for an ascending/descending ladder but out of order or incomplete.  I realize that American money has more digits in the serial number so finding radars is harder.

I came across such a note today when I withdrew cash. 

FSR 6547031 (The numbers 76543 and 1 and 0 are there, and if the 1 or 0 was a 2, then you'd have a sequence.)

Is anybody in the community interested in notes like this?  The note is well circulated maybe a VF.

Thanks,
Dean

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 11:22:36 am »

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You Tube videos of American bank strap hunters and a few of them keep 'broken ladder' notes.  These are notes with serial numbers that contain the digits for an ascending/descending ladder but out of order or incomplete.

- I've seen these videos too.  Some of them talk about "devils notes" (with three "666" in SN) and a "birthday note" has absolutely no rhyme nor reason to its designation (one minute it's the year first: 197204012 & other times its year last: 12041972).  So, bottom line, is to take these videos with a grain of salt (& yes the US notes with 8 digits make it far harder to find anything of significance).
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 01:59:34 pm »

There are a few Canadian banknotes with broken ladders on eBay; I do not see much value personally, but it's good people are interested in the hobby and finding certain notes
 

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