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Canadian Note - Error or Fake ?


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first thought is it's possible but I defer to our banknote collectors north of the border. Did you examine the rev for any traces of design ink? Peace Roy

  • mbwizkidmbwizkid Posts: 658 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 17, 2020 10:38AM

    I don’t know much about Canadian notes, but I do believe this particular note is supposed to have a printed back, not blank. If that’s the error, I’m surprised at all the circulation it saw before being pulled.

    AKA - Steve in Tampa

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here's the closest I could find to a 1954 Canada $1

  • AlexinPAAlexinPA Posts: 1,188 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Notice how yours are missing the Left and Right Serial Numbers. I don't know what to make of it but thanks for sharing.

  • the heavy wear is a bit of a head scratcher

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 4,336 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yup, noticed the missing serial numbers, which would be a separate impression step. This type of error has occurred in US banknotes so.....Peace Roy

  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 22,430 ✭✭✭✭✭

    im not sure

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 1,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This type of error can be faked by carefully splitting the note in half.

    Weigh it. I don't know what a Canadian $1 is supposed to weigh but a U.S. dollar weighs very close to 1.00 grams. Weigh a 1954 Canadian Dollar and compare to this one.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
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