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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:14 am

Hello to all 17 of us,

I usually collect coins but habitually scan bills for any obvious differences. I came across a bill with one number on one half of the serial number out of alignment with the rest of the numbers. Is this worth hanging onto or should I send it back out into circulation? Thanks for any replies.

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Post by Lightw4re » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:33 am

This isn't a real bank note. Your bill looks like this ?

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It's a 20 dollars ? 10 dollars ? 1973 ? 2003 ?

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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:45 am

Yes, it looks like that, the number out of line is third from the end on the right serial number, the bill is a $20.00, 2004 issue.

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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:47 am

The misalignement is not as pronounced as your example.

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Post by Lightw4re » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:53 am

I already saw one of them. And just found the picture of it:

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Look at the last 7 of the first serial number.

It definitely worth more than 20$.
I suggest you to keep it and look into the 2008 Charlton if this error appear.

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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:01 am

ooh, thats a nice example. I will keep mine. Thanks for your input.
Great site by the way.

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Post by Lightw4re » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:03 am

If you find any info. about the value of that type of error, let us know. :)

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Post by mithrandir » Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:00 pm

what is the serial number of your note :?:

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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:46 pm

the serial number is ALG8986989

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Post by mithrandir » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:08 pm

ouch!! very close of a mirror number, in french they call them "radar" or "palindrome".

I invite you to take a ride on this page;

http://www.numicanada.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2862

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Post by Stockand » Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:03 pm

Its a good thing numbers are a universal lanuage, I actually understood some of that. I'll have to get my kids to translate the rest for me. I do have a couple of radars I have found over the years, but I haven't really researched that area of collecting.

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Post by BCNumismatics » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:13 pm

Lightw4re wrote:I already saw one of them. And just found the picture of it:

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Look at the last 7 of the first serial number.

It definitely worth more than 20$.
I suggest you to keep it and look into the 2008 Charlton if this error appear.


Lightw4re,
That type of variety is definitely worth hanging onto,as their value will climb.

Aidan.

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Post by Adrenalyne » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:53 am

Stockand wrote:the serial number is ALG8986989

This kind of serial number called ROTATOR because you can read it upside down. Upside down your serial number could be read 8689686.
It's true only with number 0, 6, 8 or 9.
The value for a canadian journey note are:
5$ = 95$
10$ = 105$
20$ = 115$
50$ = 145$
100$ = 180$

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Post by CJ_Sidewall » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:38 am

Adrenalyne wrote:
Stockand wrote:the serial number is ALG8986989

This kind of serial number called ROTATOR because you can read it upside down. Upside down your serial number could be read 8689686.
It's true only with number 0, 6, 8 or 9.
The value for a canadian journey note are:
5$ = 95$
10$ = 105$
20$ = 115$
50$ = 145$
100$ = 180$


Stockand, there is nothing numismatically significant or special about your serial number 8986989.

Adrenalyne, 8986989 is not a rotator serial number. Yes, it's true that 8986989 will read upside down as 6869868. However, a rotator serial number is suppose to read the same upside down as it does right side up. While 8986989 passes the first test that all digits must either be 0, 6, 8 or 9; it fails the second test, where the middle digit must be either 0 or 8.

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Post by Adrenalyne » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:39 am

thart's true CJ_sidewall my mistake.

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