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« on: July 08, 2007, 08:49:15 pm »

I heart that there was a $20 bill in the news at City tv.  Can anyone give me  an update on what was so great about this bill.  They called it the "Holy Grail of $20 bills ".  I saw it and it was a journey note.  thanks

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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 09:06:25 pm »

when and when did you see this, is it on the news today?

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 01:50:38 pm »

More Bang For Your Buck: Misprinted 20's Worth More
Monday July 9, 2007

CityNews.ca Staff

About 45 misprinted $20 bills are worth more than face value after the Bank of Canada realized its error on Monday. Apparently the bills were put into the security printer sytem upside-down, leaving the markings intact but on the reverse side. Coin collectors say the value could be worth exponentially more since they are so rare.

Tune in for Money Specialist Richard Madan's story about these bizarre bills on CityNews at 6 and what to do if you should somehow find yourself in possession of one of these rarities.

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 02:07:10 pm »

I hope some arrive into Vancouver. If it's only like 45 of them, then there's a thin chance we'll get any.

I guess I'm going to bribe some BoC workers to make errors on purpose just for me.  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2007, 02:13:49 pm »

I guess I'm going to bribe some BoC workers to make errors on purpose just for me.  ;D

Make some for me 2  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2007, 04:58:53 pm »

So....

Did the error get released or were they caught before hand...

Why did the BoC Release this information??? Why did it come public knowledge???

This is VERY unusual for the BoC????  ???

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« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2007, 05:03:59 pm »

 send some to Calgary please!
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2007, 07:07:05 pm »

Maybe these misprinted 20s were discovered about 2 weeks ago: on June 22nd the BofC posted a notice on its website that it is looking to hire a new Governor.  I know I've got some error notes that would make the BofC brass blush furiously.  In case anyone here wants to apply for the job, the link is below:

http://www.bank-banque-canada.ca/en/notices_fmd/2007/governor07.html

Too bad I don't qualify; it would be cool to be able to validate my own signature by pulling a $20 bill out of my wallet and saying "look, compare my signature to this one here"   ;D

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2007, 07:48:02 pm »

Here is the number from the error bank note on the news, and according to the news, the BofC has confirmed it is real error. So be on the lookout.

EZM7459230

http://video.citynews.ca/index.jsp?auto_band=x&rf=sv&fr_story=0c1d40f7bfccf1233d60b5dc53976712edc64fb4


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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007, 08:25:46 pm »

So being it is 45 Notes I am going to assume it was a sheet.

Hudson, if you would like to do the math, we can determine all the serial numbers on that sheet.  ;)

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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 08:26:32 pm »

Thanks for posting the link .... the last part of the video takes place at Arcade Coins on Yonge St. in downtown Toronto.
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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 08:29:43 pm »

We've seen greater note disasters dan dis.
Maybe the BoC Didn't release dis information on thier own, but after da news broke from a knowledgable collector getting one of dese notes from public.

For now, my bank just called and has a brick of $20 for me (EZM7.45?) I'll let you mons know first hand.

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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2007, 09:00:23 pm »

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Brown is the proud owner of one of 45 twenty dollar bills that were printed backwards recently.   

Has there actually been confirmation that one 1 sheet was actually printed or could there me more ???




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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2007, 09:15:52 pm »

Good point,

There COULD be more then 1 sheet. It is assumed there is only one and typical BoC would say a SINGLE sheet was fed backwards... How would THEY know if only 1 was like that???  ::)

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« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2007, 10:25:53 pm »

There COULD be more then 1 sheet. It is assumed there is only one and typical BoC would say a SINGLE sheet was fed backwards... How would THEY know if only 1 was like that???  ::)

I agree. I've seen clips of how the notes are cut. The machine can only cut 1 sheet at once, but they have a feeder where more uncut sheets are awaiting the cutting process. There is a thin chance that only one sheet was backwards.

If that's the case, then some untrustworthy BoC worker did it on purpose.
 

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