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Topic: 2001 $10 phony found- prefix AAX !  (Read 3779 times)
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« on: April 26, 2006, 10:46:58 pm »

Got a fairly good  looking counterfeit $10 bill in my till today. Weak paper, but had the gold security leaves. The real tipoff was spotting from water damage :o , wrong font for the serial number and the prefix- AAX! The logo for the motto underneath the poppies was also jumbled together.

As well, the font is wrong for the legend Sir John... and Bank of Canada/Banque Du Canada.   It looks like it was actually a decent copy- until it got wet. I will post photos once I get home and have access to a scanner and camera.

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Fenian
« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 01:31:46 pm by BWJM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2006, 01:34:26 am »

AAX... Nice!

From the sounds of it, it seems to be a typical original $10 counterfeit. Likely part of a VERY large operation for these $10s.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2010, 01:32:02 pm by BWJM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2006, 09:03:19 am »

I see that the counter fitters havn't moved to using the new method of inserts but are still using the old method of replacements using 'x's  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006, 11:29:57 pm »

Here are the scans as promised...

« Last Edit: April 29, 2006, 11:30:15 pm by Fenian »

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006, 11:31:12 pm »

Here is the other side... If you want the original scans (~2 MB each side) , feel free to PM me..

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 12:20:37 am »

It looks like it has double front plate numbers and is alot wider than a regular note.

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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 02:11:54 am »

That's exactly what it has... doubled-up FPN. Typical Journey $10 fake. The vast majority of the Journey $10 fakes I have seen are of this style.
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006, 06:02:31 pm »

I'm of the belief that the reason the counterfeiters use  an 'X' in the prefix is so that they can spot their own work and not accept it.

But what I'm wondering about is the double FP number? Why? He'd have to duplicate it manually.

Any comments?

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