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Offline Pabitra

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Indian Note - Is it rare?
« on: January 02, 2014, 11:56:40 AM »
I have been offered this note from India.

I am told that Indian notes have only 1000000 as seven digit number. In general, the number of digits used is six and each series starts with 000000.

Since I have no idea about currency notes, I would like opinion from the learned members.

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Re: Indian Note - Is it rare?
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 12:06:07 PM »
Definitely not common...I have seen only Six digits after initial 3(letters+number )..
Miss print? will wait for expert opinion ...Dheer Sir...what's your view..

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Re: Indian Note - Is it rare?
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 12:30:45 PM »
Very Very rare error, I have seen 7 digit notes (1000000) but this is just a beauty, if it is genuine than i cant imagine its hammer price.

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Re: Indian Note - Is it rare?
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Re: Indian Note - Is it rare?
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 06:02:38 PM »
Indian notes start from 000001 and end with 1000000.
The notes with 000000 are specimen notes and not for circulation. They also have prefix as 000.

The note you have is a 7 digit odd number.
Possibility 1: Its a error note.
Typically after every imprint [by impact] the number's advance by one. Its at times possible that they advance by 2 or dont advance. This is what normally creates the mismatch in numbers error.
In this case, it looks like the first digit that is normally blank has advanced at 991984, which very rare possibility, it would have be more likely at around 9999xx ... Further if this has happened then, all the notes from 991984 ie around 8016 notes should have this error. Its a large batch to not get caught ....

Possibility 2: Made outside mint.
All it takes is a scanner and ink jet printer to print the additional number.
Looking at the current image its kind of very well done and if done outside, its a professional job.

I can only say definitively if I can see the note. Some easy tell take signs are impact printing of number shows, on a fresh note you can feel the paper rise on the reverse. On inkjet printing you cannot ... apart from this, if you look closely you should be able to see a different in shade of color ... its very difficult to match the tone.
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Re: Indian Note - Is it rare?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 08:42:43 AM »
Thanks Dheer for detailed explanation.
I have no idea of notes so this info is new to me.
The dealer did guarantee that the note is genuine so I leave it at that.
I had no intention of buying it so I did not ask for the price too. I just took a photo so that I could tell members of this group about such errors.