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Special serial number on canadian banknotes

Here's a list of special serial number on canadian banknotes. Generally, it increases the value of the banknote.

You can search a specific serial number to find if it's a special one.

Solids

Probabilities: 9 / 9999999 or 1/ 1 111 111
Number formed with the repetition of a single digit. The solid number is also a radar and a single digit Repeater.

Example(s)

1 dollar 1954

5 dollars 2006

10 dollars 1954

Millions

Probabilities: 9 / 9999999 or 1/ 1 111 111
A million number note is formed with a digit followed by six zeros (0).

Rotators

Probabilities: 127 / 9 999 999
Rotators are numbers where you have to imagine a rotational axis at the central digit position. The only digits that can be involved in a rotator are : 0, 6, 8 and 9. The central digit can be a zero (0) or a height (8). Note that the one (1) may also be accepted by some collectors as a possible digit in a Rotator.

Example(s)

5 dollars 2004

20 dollars 2008

Radars

The serial number can be read in one way or the other, with the same number as the result. A radar is also called palindrome or mirror. Serial number notes have 7 digits (excluding 1979 $ 5 and $ 20). For the radar, there is a central digit which acts as if it were a mirror because there are 3 digits to the left and 3 right. Posibilities to find a Radar : 9999 / 9999999 (without #0000000) or 1 / 1 001.

Single digit radar(s)

Possibility : AAAAAAA
Probabilities: 9 / 9999999 or 1/ 1 111 111
The single digit radar is also called solid because the serial number is formed with the repetition of only one digit.

Example(s)

See Solids.

Radar(s) with two different digits

Possibilities : AAABAAA, AABABAA, AABBBAA, ABAAABA, ABABABA, ABBABBA, ABBBBBA
Probabilities : 630 / 9999999 or 1/ 15 873

Example(s)

1 dollar 1937

5 dollars 2006

20 dollars 2005

Radar(s) with three digits

Possibilities : AABCBAA, ABBCBBA, ABCCCBA, ABACABA, ABCACBA, ABCBCBA, ACBCBCA
Probabilities : 4320 / 9999999 or 1/ 2 315.

Example(s)

20 dollars 1991

20 dollars 2005

Radar(s) with four digits

Possibility : ABCDCBA
Probabilities : 5040 / 9999999 with three digits 1/ 1 984

Example(s)

5 dollars 2006

20 dollars 2005

50 dollars 2004

Ascending Ladders

Ascending ladders serial numbers have 7 consecutive digits. The number zero (0) can be regarded as a zero (0) or a ten (10).

2 dollars 1986

Les échelles descendantes

Descending ladders serial numbers have 7 consecutive decreasing digits. The number zero (0) can be regarded as a zero (0) or a ten (10).

Repeaters

Repeaters serial number notes have a repetition of the same number(s). Ultimately, possibilities ABCDEAB (5 digits) and ABCDEFA (6 digits) could be seens as a repeater, but the demand for such number is too low to keep them.

Single digit repeater(s)

Possibility : AAAAAAA
One digit repeated 7 times. It's also a single digit radar and a solid.

Example(s)

See Solids.

Repeater(s) with two different digits

Possibility : ABABABA
It's also a radar with two diffrent digits.

Repeater(s) with three different digits

Possibility : ABCABCA

10 dollars 2013

Repeater(s) with four different digits

Possibility : ABCDABC

Low serial numbers

A serial number under 1000.

Example(s)

2 dollars 1974

5 dollars 1986

10 dollars 2006





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