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walktothewater
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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2006, 07:13:44 pm »

Hi there Valleygirl,

And welcome to forum.   That's interesting that you can see the difference in the eyes of the portrait.  Some laser copies are hard to notice there.  A bit of water usually betrays its lowly origin.

Another way most counterfeits are easily detectable to most collectors is by their odd serial numbers.  Typically the prefix is non-existent, and if it is a copy of a current prefix used by BOC, it is more often then not - printed using an incorrect font.  Put the note next to a circulated note and you'll see the difference quite quickly.

 

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