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copperpete
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« on: May 06, 2006, 05:32:15 pm »

Here the scan of a 1$ note, serie 1954, signed Beattie-Rasminsky.  Serial number B/P9631174.  the serial number is orange instead of the normal deep red-colored number.  It's doesn't seems to have been bleached, and shows no sign of discouloration.  The note is not in a good shape (good).  It looks litke the orange serial numbers found on some of the earlier Canadian Tire notes.  Any though?

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2006, 11:20:20 pm »

Maybe it is just the scan, but that appears (to me) to be a perfectly normal $1 1954 note, albeit very circulated.

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2006, 11:52:15 pm »

It kind of looks like the edges of the numbers are not crisp, kind of fuzzy. Maybe from moisture, is there a little bit of bleed through on the back where the serial numbers are?

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006, 08:52:51 am »

No, there is no bleeding of ink on the back (anyway, the ink used are water-proof, so unless you use of solvents), and on a normal note, the serial number appears deep red.  I tried to scan two notes, one normal red beside the orange serial. The difference is noticeable, but not very strong (it's better when eyeballed).  I's much like the orange vs red serial numbers on the CTC-S4 serie.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006, 09:25:44 pm »

When  a note is as soiled as this scanned example you provide...then it is impossible to convince anyone that this serial number's "orange appearance" is due to any error.  It is likely that the numbers have faded (over time/sunlight/use and abuse), and then something has been wiped deep into the note to cause this effect.  Remember colour is based on how light reflects off a dye.  

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