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Dean
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« on: January 30, 2021, 04:38:59 pm »

Hi,

On my most recent ban note pick up, I got a 1973 $1 note with a big B and a small B in the prefix.
Is there any significance to this or is it normal to see two different fonts for this prefix?

Thanks,
Dean

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2021, 12:39:49 am »

My understanding (*willing to be corrected with evidence) is that the first letter is always the wide version and the second and third letters are the narrow version.

The same thing is seen on the Birds series $2 notes, though the narrow version also appeared in the first position.  Your catalogue makes a brief mention of the matter.  I suspect someone has written an article on it for the CPMS Newsletter/Journal at some point but I haven't looked to see.

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