Topic: mismatched serial number with a black spot on a$10  (Read 3470 times)
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« on: December 11, 2006, 08:22:08 pm »

Nice mismatched serial number with a black spot on a $10 the note is on ebay wants a little much $700 Canadain for the grade as its "VF30"

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2006, 01:25:51 pm »

$700 Canadain for the grade as its "VF30"

I'm not an exclusive error collector but I do appreciate a good one when I see one.  Yes this one's exceptional (4 digits mismatched) so I can't understand why the seller wouldn't let the market decide the price.  It shows either a lack of confidence in the market, or lack of confidence in the uniqueness of the note.  Since there's usually not a lot of precedents to compare with, the third reason for a $700 starting price is speculation.

Either way.. it turns off a lot of potential buyers.  

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2006, 11:09:12 pm »

This one is quite similar but it has 5 mismatched numbers plus the block.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006, 11:32:58 pm »

These notes are taken from the very same brick as that one put on BWJM's Online Canadian Paper Money Museum:

The number at right have all the same 4 digits:  FTD8798***.

Something has gone really wrong with the left mechanical numberer (maybe the wheels have become completely loose and was stopping on any number between two prints...).  If someone has caught only one of these bundles...
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 07:31:42 pm »

Maybe a stupid question, but...

Why do banknotes from around the world have a pair of identical serial numbers instead of just one?  With just one there would be no mismatches.  

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 08:11:11 pm »

This may not be correct, but I believe it has something to do with identifying notes torn in half.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 07:30:14 pm »

I believe you are correct Brent.

If you have a note torn exactly in half, each piece is worth nothing individually.  If the note is torn in such a way that part of the second serial number is legible, then that piece is still legal tender and the remaining piece would be worth nothing.

Basically stops people from tearing a 5 in half to turn it into 10.

I BELIEVE this to be true; I have no idea where I heard this though.

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