Australian $100 Note - Strange Marking

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  1. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    I came across this note and noticed the small lettering on it, what would appear to be "MM1". I kept it to compare with a few others I've come across and have also checked online but not found anything else with these marks. The markings are only on one side and look as though they are part of the bill, not stamped on or anything else as such. All the watermarks etc seem to be legit on the bill.

    Is it likely this is some kind of printing error, or a particular serial number that has this marking, or just someone playing silly buggers?

    Just thought I'd ask here in case someone knows if it's worth looking into further.

    Cheers.

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    ozcopper Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    I'd love to compare that with some other $100 notes but I don't own any :(
     
  3. serial

    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Its is a foreign currency exchange counter stamp. I see them all the time, nothing special
     
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    Stoic Phoenix Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ^ Its defaced, will give you $0.50 for it ;)
     
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    GoldenEye Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    What's that all about?
     
  6. ParanoidAndroid

    ParanoidAndroid Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    Thankfully it's nothing special as I need to spend it this weekend.

    Cheers
     
  7. serial

    serial Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Its to mark notes that have been inspected as genuine by the currency trader. You tend to see them alot on $100 notes as they tend to be what are used for moving cash around legally.
     
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    m3sca1 Active Member

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    I have seen stamps on $50 notes also. When I was working in retail and counting End of Day takings, we often found small stamps. Telstra logo was a regular
     
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    Izablenter3 New Member

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    :confused:Hmm..interesting
     
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    "i came across this note..."

    yeah yeah, your actually an underworld drug lord because don't you know that only criminals use $100 notes.
    HA HA
     
  13. Krakked789

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    Errr... you buy silver.
     

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