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Canadian Bill
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« on: December 19, 2021, 11:09:42 pm »

I have noticed that this site has statistics on position pairs.  Can anyone give a quick summary of why this is important, and if the significance is applicable to the new polymer notes?  It seems to me that I have a high number of notes that have the same position number both front and back.  Is this unusual in 2021?


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BWJM
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2021, 02:04:18 am »

Position numbers, used since the mid-1980s instead of plate numbers, are used to identify specific positions on a sheet of notes.  There have been numerous different layouts used since their introduction and the Bank occasionally likes to make us think when they introduce a new one.  For all paper notes, the front and back position numbers did not usually match, though there were a few pairs that did match, depending on the layout.  For the polymer notes, the front and back position numbers always match.

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Canadian Bill
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2021, 03:15:29 am »

Thank you for that!  Such a small detail but really interesting.  Does that mean for older notes PP adds to collectability or value of a note?


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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2021, 09:15:09 am »

No.  Position pairs do not factor into collectability or value.

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Treasurer, Waterloo Coin Society.
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