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Hudson A B
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« on: December 08, 2005, 01:50:53 pm »

Hi, I have a 7 digit 25 cent note.  Is this possible? I remember reading that some (few) had seven digits.  Is it counterfeit? (They would be pretty neat too!).  I have never found any information about this yet.

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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 01:54:27 pm »

Note: It has part of the adjoining note attatched! (top)

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2005, 09:59:05 pm »

Anyone?

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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2005, 10:36:28 pm »

What you actually see is probably check letter " C " and not a "0".

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2005, 01:56:19 am »

Hi, thanks Sudzee, I appreciate your time to look at it.
However, It is actualy a full zero.  I am still kind of at a loss for explaination on this one.

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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2005, 03:04:22 am »

Now that I look at it again with sudzee's comment in mind, I am leaning that direction. Can you get a closer zoom on that first digit? Say 300-400%?

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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2005, 10:47:06 am »

The note that you have is a Hyndman-Saunders with "authorized by". The serial number ranges from 000001-051000. There are no 25 cent issues that exist with 7 digit serial numbers.  I believe that first 0 to be an error perhaps.
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2005, 12:57:12 pm »

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The note that you have is a Hyndman-Saunders with "authorized by". The serial number ranges from 000001-051000. There are no 25 cent issues that exist with 7 digit serial numbers.  I believe that first 0 to be an error perhaps.
Your information is correct, but your conclusion is wrong. I refer you to the top of page 188 in the Charlton's 18th Edition.
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Notes of the DC-24a issue come with red check letters A,B,C,D,E,H,J,K,L or M prefixing the sheet number. On catalogue numbers DC-24b, 24c and 24d, the check letter is black and is beside the large left counter.
As you'll see from the scan, there is no large black check letter, and from the signatures and authorized text, the note is quite evidently DC-24a. Thus, the first digit must be the check digit. And so, this is where sudzee's conclusion comes in, suggesting that the first digit is a C.

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2005, 02:54:11 pm »

you are absolutely right BWJM, i didn't read that part of page 188, i only went with the picture. So i would say that the first "0" (which it appears) is really C. But shouldn't that C have been printed beside the 25 like shown in the book?  
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« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2005, 03:17:15 pm »

Not at all, since for DC-24a, the check letter was a PREFIX in front of the sheet number, so C012345 (or whatever number is on that note) is a perfectly good serial number.

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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2005, 04:10:48 pm »

Thanks guys! I will get a larger scan when I am at School on Monday, and then we can further examine it.

-- The first character seems alittle odd shaped for a "C".  And this is a No Leaves error too ;) (Just Kidding Gary)
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2005, 02:50:36 am »

If you just look at the darker red outline, it then looks like a C to me.

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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2005, 05:51:21 am »

I think it is a C aswell because you can see the opening on the right side of the letter and also you can clearly see that the next digit 0 is much wider on the right side.

So the first two digits look too different from each other to both be zeros.

It would really help if someone could post a scan of a note with a letter C
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2005, 05:12:59 pm »

I think you guys may be right about the C. I thought someone had applied a phoney zero to the front maybe.  They are a different character.  I will still try to get a bigger blow-up of the section.

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2006, 09:28:57 pm »

and to quote earlier posted answers if it is not in the charlton guide it does not exist

P.S. it does look like a C
 

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