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Topic: $50 Polymer GHF printing error  (Read 219 times)
robb4640
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« on: January 04, 2023, 07:51:01 pm »

This note was lent to me by a co-worker to find out information on.
Top note is the printing error, bottom one is to compare

There has been no other GHF notes close to this number inputted in SNDB yet.

Something to watch for in that range.

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2023, 09:01:00 pm »

I have a nagging feeling that the note in question is a counterfeit.

In the metllic strip, the genuine note shows irridescence in the letters and digits (they appear blue green) whereas on the top note, the letters are barely visible.

Also, the holographic portrait on Mackenzie King appears on the bottom note and I cannot see it on the top note.

Thoughts?

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2023, 09:57:48 pm »

Wow, that’s very cool.
I am not sure how a polymer note is inked, but if the note in question is in fact a counterfeit, it’s a very good fake. The raised braille dots look right, and I do see some iridescence on the back of note. I would like to see a better picture of the metallic strip, particularly the holographic portrait.
Thank you for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2023, 12:17:37 pm »

I do not believe that this note is a counterfeit.  I have seen two other notes with the same error for sale before.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2023, 12:19:43 pm by ShareBear »

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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2023, 08:46:09 pm »

Totally doubt it is fake as logic dictates the counterfeiters would have tried harder to make it look like one issued from the mint.  Also, it is identical to the ink error BC-72-E1-x shown in the 2022 and 2023 Charlton Guide on page 399.  No value listed as there is not yet a record for one being sold.

This is a link to a $100 note with the same error posted on reddit that I posted here awhile ago.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Banknotes/comments/z3md8s/is_this_note_even_real/

 


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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2023, 11:35:35 pm »


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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2023, 11:49:17 pm »

Thanks for that ShareBear!  I'm sure that will make a few people's day! (Especially the person with 6 of them).  Find it so heartbreaking to read posts like this (in response to the guy with the $100 note on Reddit):

"Yes it’s real, just got a bit less ink than a regular one. It might be worth $110-120, but after eBay fees and shipping you may as well just spend it."  :'(


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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2023, 01:04:05 pm »

Here is another example with AMF prefix.  This error is listed in the new catalogue as "Incomplete colour over primer (polymer)" and an example is shown with catalogue # BC-72b-E1-x (page 399) - "Market value not established".

« Last Edit: January 09, 2023, 01:06:01 pm by canada-banknotes »



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