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Tom
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« on: February 23, 2004, 10:42:53 pm »

I was sent this email of this "error".  Any thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004, 11:16:54 pm »

Looks like a fake to me.  I think it started out as a normal note and somebody got playing with it.  The second serial number characters are much too large and not the proper font.

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2004, 11:31:13 pm »

Oh Bob, right you are.  It just goes to show how some are trying to create errors.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2004, 12:04:56 am »

Tom,

Viewing this one under IR would be interesting.
mmmbeer
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2004, 03:41:27 am »

Yeah someone did that with their inkjet, or with a photo editor..
canada-hongkong
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2004, 08:25:58 pm »

 :o what a obivous bad error! I can take a Journey 100 stick it to a piece of paper, then take a old 100, scan it, cut out the serial numbers, and print it on top of the Journey 100. It does not take a professional to fabricate this error.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2004, 09:09:21 am »

what's the point of creating errors neway? is it to screw around with people or what?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2004, 09:10:50 am by 67overagan »
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2004, 01:41:23 pm »


People create errors to cheat and steal.

Collectors pay premiums on these types of notes.  Crooks create them and sell them to unsuspecting collectors.  A popular scam on Ebay is to take an uncut sheet of notes and purposely chop it up improperly and then try to sell them as "miscut" errors.

Very unscrupulous and cheesy.

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67overagan
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2004, 11:44:05 pm »

exactly! everone can see the extra serial number.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2004, 01:18:13 am »

In my opinion, the counterfeiters were testing their fonts, etc., and position on the note before they would print on their fake $20s.  

At the Bank of Canada booth which was at the Vancouver Coin show, they had a book full of counterfeit notes and I remember seeing that same prefix and font style on their fake 20s seized.


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