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« on: March 25, 2007, 01:14:37 pm »

Excellent article on the 1954 series missing plate numbers. Kudos to BWJM, Oli. and whomever else had input.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 01:56:45 pm »

I really enjoyed the article as well but were the $1 notes the only notes effected?

I remember a forum member asking why there was no back plate # on his 1954 $5 note in a post a couple years ago.

Good work Hudson, Oliver and Brent

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 03:07:50 pm »

It is very interesting, and it would be nice to know how many people have spotted notes like these (esp replacements vs regular notes).  Be careful with the FPN #11 as its very hard to discern (often blends in with the microprinting)!

The Devil Faces FPN are moved in laterally on some prefixes ($5 denominations).  I think there's still a bit of info that can be researched re: plate numbering.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 04:30:08 pm »

To the best of my knowledge, only $1 notes are part of this variety.

James has a very valid point: the FPN "11" is extremely difficult to read with the naked eye. I can usually read it, but I have to look at it carefully. I usually cheat and pull out my loupe.

The back plate numbers on many 1954 notes are blended into the design very tightly and are thus very difficult to read, even if you know where to look.

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