Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

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Dant5150
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Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by Dant5150 » Tue May 04, 2021 8:16 pm

As I understand it, it depends on who one talks to that would consider this binary or not. I guess I am technically supposed to define this as a "fancy serial number", I would have preferred it being a "binary repeater" but, yeah, I am happy with it all the same! Kinda new to Banknotes so yeah.

If it were to go up for sale, what might you think it would garner?
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TBH
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Re: Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by TBH » Tue May 04, 2021 8:41 pm

Google the definition of binary.
Ones and zeroes only.
Anyone who says otherwise is innumerate.

Dant5150
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Re: Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by Dant5150 » Wed May 05, 2021 4:50 am

I don't think your argument is valid and trying to label anyone who believes binary means 1's and 0's only as an idiot is, offensive! Take your own advice and read the definitions which I've added for your convenience that you concluded as your evidence, as feeble as it may be... what does math and science have to do with a series of numbers on a note and, it's a good thing the words in our English language only ever mean one thing, right?!

innumerate
i-ˈnüm-rət
ADJECTIVE
marked by an ignorance of mathematics and the scientific approach

binary
[ˈbīnərē, ˈbīˌnərē]
ADJECTIVE
relating to, composed of, or involving two things.
"testing the so-called binary, or dual-chemical, weapons"
synonyms:
dual · duplex · twin · duplicate · matched · matching · paired · in pairs · complementary · coupled · twofold · binate
relating to, using, or expressed in a system of numerical notation that has 2 rather than 10 as a base.

SP67
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Re: Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by SP67 » Wed May 05, 2021 8:51 am

I think we need to use the formal definition of Binary Note from Charlton Catalog.
So only 0 and 1 can be use.

Source: Charlton Catalog
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coinguy
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Re: Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by coinguy » Wed May 05, 2021 10:36 am

I think part of the confusion is the difference between a binary number and a binary note.
Granted a binary number is a combination of two numbers but a binary note as far as being
a collectable note is a combination of 1 and 0.
I noticed on the other forum you posted this on, you got basically the same answer.
A binary note consists of 1 and 0.

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Re: Contentious Binary $50 2012 Canadian Note

Post by Bill in Burl » Wed May 05, 2021 12:58 pm

So last year, we had a binary date (2020)? The actual definition of binary is "two digits", but it's normally understood to stand for, primarily, ones and zeros.
Bill in Burl

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