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« on: July 10, 2024, 10:51:45 pm »

Hmmm ...



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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2024, 09:58:05 pm »

Are they fake CBN?
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2024, 10:26:31 pm »

They look a lot like these!!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/225880026766

Edit:  And ... if you can believe this ... Ebay now has an entire section entitled "Replicas and Reproductions for World Paper Money".  As if calling them Replicas or Reproductions doesn't also mean they are "counterfeit".

https://www.ebay.com/b/Replica-Reproduction-World-Paper-Money/162194/bn_2310657

Clearly, law enforcement does not consider this an issue (don't know if stating up front that they are replicas makes it okay), but as Gucci or Cartier would take issue if this was happening with their products, doesn't the BoC hold some sort of Copywrite on the design of Canadian notes?  Hmm ...

« Last Edit: July 11, 2024, 10:47:03 pm by Breanna72 »
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2024, 01:09:59 am »

Are they fake CBN?
Definitely reproductions.  They have been offered on eBay since last fall by a seller out of Israel.  Hard to believe that eBay condones these sales even if the notes are declared reproductions.  I guess there is a market for these based on the number of completed sales this seller has made. 

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2024, 07:44:39 am »

There have been shady sellers hawking copies/reproductions for at least a decade (or more). The only thing we can do is report them but often they're Power sellers or the platform doesn't care.

Here's a thread on the subject on a US based forum (Coin Community Forum):
http://goccf.com/t/414325


And copies of the 1935 series still sold on etsy:
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/1055395479/canada-1-1000-dollars-1935-english?click_key=6f3ee217bcc86308f2f3d76cccca7b0ad0661c2c%3A1055395479&dd_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coincommunity.com%2Fforum%2Ftopic.asp%3Ftopic_id%3D414325

 

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