Topic: Question about comments on TPG  (Read 5533 times)
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« on: July 09, 2020, 09:51:32 am »


I saw a BCS TPG with the comments Planchet removed. Whats that and is this a defect or damage?

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 09:20:34 pm »

I assume they are talking about the little green circles or planchettes that can be removed
This ruins the bill as it will leave a space where the planchette was removed
No longer an original bill in my opinion
Since it has been altered
As a kid I remember removing them
Why?   Because you could
Would be interesting to see the slab
If it is given an original designation

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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 11:41:44 am »

It did not have the original designation. It was a 1975 $10 L/B EDX graded AU 58.

I got this response from BCS:

“Planchet Removed” means someone has removed one of the little green dots embedded within the paper known as “planchets”.  These are security devices on notes, but they are removable.  When one has been removed, I make mention of it. 

I hope that answered your question.

Steven Bell
BCS Ltd.

Thank you for the response friedsquid. The note sold for $200 cad.
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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2020, 10:52:09 am »

I have seen many Bank of Canada 1935 notes that have missing planchets. I have always assumed that they fell off naturally as a result of the "wear and tear" associated with normal circulation.

" Buy the very best notes that you can afford and keep them for at least 10 years. " (Richard D. Lockwood, private communication, 1978).

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