Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

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54DEVS
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Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by 54DEVS » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:35 pm

Hi, It's been a while since I've been on this site but I'm wondering if 8099908 would be considered a Rotator Radar or just a Radar? I read somewhere that you need a 0 or 8 in the middle for the rotator part of this.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by TBH » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:02 pm

An interesting radar, but not a rotator, the 9's become 6's when flipped.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by 54DEVS » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:51 pm

In my understanding, 6's are still part of a radar, are they not? I'm getting confused.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by Bond632 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 7:39 pm

Any number can be part of a radar, or did you mean rotator? Apparently only 0 and 8 are proper rotator numbers, as they are the same number right side up or upside down.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by beachcow » Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:35 am

A radar number is the same read forwards or backwards...like the letters in the word R A D A R. e.g 2334332 or 8760678.
A rotator number is the same when the note is right side up or upside down.(Sometimes known as a S W I M S note). For 7 digit numerical serial numbers the middle digit must be a 0 or 8. All other digits could be 0,6,8,9. e.g. 6008009.

I recently sold a US rotator 00096000.

I hope this helps.
Craig

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by Bond632 » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:33 pm

I think in your examples given beachcow you are correct, but not if the numbers were say 6008006, because the 6’s would become 9’s.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by 54DEVS » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:23 am

Ok, I think I might understand. Let me ask this. Would 9008009 be considered a rotator radar because it still reads as a radar by flipping it. Ex: 9008009 when flipped reads 6008006. Correct??
Thx

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by coinguy » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:03 am

[quoteOk, I think I might understand. Let me ask this. Would 9008009 be considered a rotator radar because it still reads as a radar by flipping it. Ex: 9008009 when flipped reads 6008006. Correct??
Thx][/quote]

No.
It has to read the same when inverted If it read 6008009 or 9008006, then it would be a rotater because it reads the same right side up or upside down.

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Re: Rotator Radar or Just a Radar?

Post by Bond632 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:39 am

Take the numbers from your radar 8099908 and rotate them, you’ve changed the numbers to 8066608, which is not the same as 8099908. So it’s still a radar either way, but not a rotator.

Let’s say we replace the 9’s in your radar with 8’s, to make it 8088808, and then rotate it, you end up with 8088808, which is the same number we started with, making these numbers a rotator radar.

Hope this helps.

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