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BWJM
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« on: March 13, 2005, 06:24:47 pm »

Someone contacted me not too long ago through my website, the Online Canadian Paper Money Museum with a question about the note featured in the attached photo.

I have no idea how this would have been created.  It is difficult to tell for sure which layer (the intaglio or the "plaid") was printed first, even with a magnifying glass.  The prefix is AGG, so it has an engraved back as opposed to a lithographed back.

I am not aware of anything within the normal printing process that could possibly have produced what I am seeing.

Does anyone here have any thoughts or ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2005, 10:31:13 pm »

All I can say is WOW.
What about the opposite side?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2005, 10:32:05 pm by Skylark »

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2005, 10:52:03 pm »

It looks to me that a wet hankerchief (brand new)was placed on the note and the colours/designs transferred from the hanky to the $2 note.  That's my opinion.   :-/

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2005, 11:01:17 pm »

 Looks like it was done after and the more I look at it the more the wet hankerchief idea makes sense.

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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2005, 11:08:53 pm »

That's what I was thinking initially too.

BTW: The front of the note is normal.

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