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Errors and varieties of canadian banknotes

Here's a list of different types of errors and varieties that may appear on banknotes during the production process.

More errors and varieties


Double denomination

2 denominations are visible on the banknote. The 2nd denomination can be on the holographic strip, on a whole side...

5 dollars$200$300$500$800$1,000$1,500$2,000
10 dollars$200$300$500$800$1,000$1,500$2,000
20 dollars$200$300$500$800$1,000$1,500$2,000

Double printing

When the same sheet is sent twice through the printing process.

1 dollar$100$150$250$400$500$750$1,000
2 dollars$100$150$250$400$500$750$1,000
5 dollars$100$150$250$400$500$750$1,000
10 dollars$100$150$250$400$500$750$1,000
20 dollars$100$150$250$400$500$750$1,000
50 dollars$130$190$310$500$630$940$1,250
100 dollars$130$190$310$500$630$940$1,250

Folding and cutting

Visible fold or cut mark.


Ink smears

Only banknotes with major ink smears have a plus-value.

1 dollar$5.00$7.50$12.50$20.00$25.00$37.50$50.00
2 dollars$5.00$7.50$12.50$20.00$25.00$37.50$50.00
5 dollars$5.00$7.50$12.50$20.00$25.00$37.50$50.00
10 dollars$10.00$15.00$25.00$40.00$50.00$75.00$100
20 dollars$20.00$20.00$25.00$40.00$50.00$75.00$100
50 dollars$50.00$50.00$50.00$60.00$75.00$110$150
100 dollars$100$100$100$100$100$150$200

Mismatched prefix

The prefixes of the serial numbers are not the same.

Misplaced asterisk

1 dollar$22.50$33.80$56.30$90.00$110$170$230
2 dollars$25.00$37.50$62.50$100$130$190$250
5 dollars$27.50$41.30$68.80$110$140$210$280
10 dollars$30.00$45.00$75.00$120$150$230$300
20 dollars$32.50$48.80$81.30$130$160$240$330
50 dollars$50.00$52.50$87.50$140$180$260$350
100 dollars$100$100$100$150$190$280$380

Multiple serial numbers

Different serial numbers printed 2 or 3 times on the same banknote.

  • Value - Double : $1 000
  • Value - Triple : $2 000


Oversized banknote due to a cutting error.

Partial or missing serial number

On ore more digit(s) of a serial number is not the visible or partially visible.


Unclassified errors and varieties

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