Topic: Internation Replacement Notes  (Read 4994 times)
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« on: June 02, 2007, 12:30:00 am »

I was going through my international collection and came across a Bank of Jamaica $100 note with serial number AAX 593407.  It got me thinking, would this be considered a replacement note?  In Canada, an "X" in the prefix used to mean the note was a replacement note, but what about the rest of the world?  Do other countries follow this procedure?  And if so, are replacement notes even collectable in the rest of the world (or to the same degree as they are collectable in Canada)?

If it matters, the printer (not surprisingly,) is Thomas De La Rue.

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2007, 07:41:51 am »

Most of Thomas De La Rue early world banknotes uses Z as in Z/1, ZZ as replacement prefix. X as in X/1 are seen in Rhodesia banknotes as replacement.

Nowadays, the banknotes do not follow the usual letters anymore. In Singapore, we have 1JJ etc for different series. In Taiwan they even use the first prefix such as AA which is quite odd.

Replacement notes are still popular among collectors from various countries.   ;D


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