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3 hours ago, Transitfan39 said:

General Question: A friend has 3 1$ Canadian bills that looks legit and I was wondering how much are they worth and if banks would accept it 

Banks will only give you face value.  Depending on the banknote itself and its condition, it might be worth a little bit more to a lot more to a collector.

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On 11/10/2020 at 9:57 PM, Transitfan39 said:

General Question: A friend has 3 1$ Canadian bills that looks legit and I was wondering how much are they worth and if banks would accept it 

It depends how old the notes are, what their condition is, and if they are of a special variety.  The Bank of Canada issued $1 bills in 1935, 1937, 1954, 1967, and 1973 series, and they were last officially issued in June 1989.  They are still legal tender at the moment but that status will be removed on 01/01/2021, which means that they will no longer legally be considered money.  This change will also affect $2, $25, $500, and $1000 bills, all of which are also no longer being issued.  However, financial institutions and the Bank of Canada will continue to redeem them at face value.  There's more information here: https://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/upcoming-changes-to-legal-tender-status-for-older-bank-notes/

On the collectors' market, older notes are generally worth more than newer ones.  According to canadacurrency.com, notes issued after 1966 aren't really worth anything over face value as they are simply too common.  There are tables online through which you can determine the age of a note by its signature combination and serial number.  Also, the condition of the note affects it value--is it a crisp new uncirculated note or is it a beaten-up old rag?  Replacement notes are worth more than regular notes--these are indicated by an asterisk in front of the serial number for notes issued between 1954 and 1981, or an "X" as the third prefix letter on notes issued after 1981--and experimental notes can be worth hundreds of dollars--the only currently known $1 experimental notes were from the 1973 series, and these had the prefixes of AXA and EXA.  Finally, certain serial number patterns can fetch a premium on the collectors' market, such xxx0000001, xxx5000000, or xxx3333333.  This website lists some collector values for Bank of Canada notes: https://www.coinsandcanada.com/banknotes-prices.php

Here are images of the different series and the signature combinations in chronological order:

1935 (English and French issues)

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J. A. C. Osborne - G. F. Towers (all notes)

1937

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J. A. C. Osborne - G. F. Towers (1937-1938)
D. Gordon - G. F. Towers (1938-1949)
J. E. Coyne - G. F. Towers (1950-1954)

1954 ("Devil's Face" and modified issues)

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J. E. Coyne - G. F. Towers (1954 only)
J. R. Beattie - J. E. Coyne (1955-1961)
J. R. Beattie - L. Rasminsky (1961-1971)
G. K. Bouey - L. Rasminsky (1972-1973)
R. W. Lawson - G. K. Bouey (1973-1974)

1967 (Regular and commemorative issues)

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J. R. Beattie - L. Rasminsky (all notes)

1973

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R. W. Lawson - G. K. Bouey (1974-1984)
J. W. Crow - G. K. Bouey (1984-1989)

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On 11/10/2020 at 9:57 PM, Transitfan39 said:

General Question: A friend has 3 1$ Canadian bills that looks legit and I was wondering how much are they worth and if banks would accept it 

Depends on a variety of factors such as condition, scarcity, any errors or interesting numerical formats (like "radar" serial numbers), etc.

I don't remember when, but as of right now they're legal tender can be used anywhere in Canada. However I believe effective January 2021, select old bills will lose their legal tender stauts so they can not be used for day-to-day transactions. After revocation of legal tender status, they can be surrendered to a bank to be exchanged for the face value of the bill.

Anywho, an unexpected gift came my way today. Here's a 1903 Prince Edward, 92.5% silver dime!

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I don't collect foreign coins except for Hungarian & Chinese Pandas but this I found at work. 

I just got to one planes that I was about to load up. Climbed in and found this Jamaican 2018 $10 Coin. After doing some research, $10 in Jamaican is equivalent to $0.087 in Canadian. 

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I've been collecting coins and banknotes since I was a kid. I used to buy some of the proof sets from the Royal Canadian Mint. I've been trying to keep up with all the commemorative circulation coins like last year's dimes celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bluenose. When I travel to another country, I try to save a bunch of the local coins that are in circulation, and I also set aside a couple of low denomination banknotes.

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One of the events I've been looking forward to is Queen Elizabeth's platinum jubilee, and I've ordered some coins sets to mark the occasion.  So far, I've ordered commemorative coins from Canada, the UK, and Australia.  Coins are also being issued by Guernsey, Jersey, Malta, the Isle of Man, and New Zealand:

Royal Mint £5

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Royal Mint 50p

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Royal Canadian Mint $1

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Royal Australian Mint 50¢

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Central Bank of Malta (Royal Dutch Mint) €10

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New Zealand Post (Royal Dutch Mint) $1

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Bailiwick of Guernsey £5

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Bailiwick of Jersey £5

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Isle of Man five 50p coin set

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No photos, but at a recent train show I picked up an Iraqi 50 Dinar note and a Philippine WW2 Japanese occupation 1 Peso note. Just added a photo.

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I just realized that the building on the Iraqi note looks a lot like a prairie grain elevator?? Not a product that I would associate with Iraq.

 

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4 hours ago, J. S. Bach said:

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I just realized that the building on the Iraqi note looks a lot like a prairie grain elevator?? Not a product that I would associate with Iraq.

According to banknote.ws, it is indeed a grain elevator, presumably for importing grain as there is also a cargo ship in the image.  In fact, it is the "Grain silo in Port of Basrah," featured on the 2003 fifty dinar note:

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http://banknote.ws/COLLECTION/countries/ASI/IRQ/IRQ0090.htm

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On 5/13/2022 at 10:04 AM, J. S. Bach said:

No photos, but at a recent train show I picked up an Iraqi 50 Dinar note and a Philippine WW2 Japanese occupation 1 Peso note. Just added a photo.

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I just realized that the building on the Iraqi note looks a lot like a prairie grain elevator?? Not a product that I would associate with Iraq.

 

It's amazing what you can find at some of these shows. At train shows, I was able to buy transit tokens, banknotes in general, and bus and rail related postage stamps. At stamp & coin shows I was able to find vintage transit maps and fare media.

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On 1/31/2021 at 1:21 PM, Greatcoinz said:

I don't collect foreign coins except for Hungarian & Chinese Pandas but this I found at work. 

I just got to one planes that I was about to load up. Climbed in and found this Jamaican 2018 $10 Coin. After doing some research, $10 in Jamaican is equivalent to $0.087 in Canadian.

I once found a Jamaican dollar coin in the farebox coin reject slot. I showed to a Jamaican lady that I worked with, she told me "Don't plan on spending it all in one place!".

 

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The Royal Mint have unveiled the new portrait of King Charles III to be used on British and Commonwealth coinage going forward.  I think it looks quite nice, reminding me of King George VI coins:

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https://www.royalmint.com/stories/collect/his-majesty-the-kings-official-coinage-portrait/

The new coins go on sale to the public on Monday and I'll be ordering a set for my collection.  The 50p coins will be released into circulation by December.  I've subscribed to updates from the Royal Canadian Mint, the Royal Australian Mint, and NZ Post to watch for the new coins sets for those countries as well, though the RCM may not use this portrait of King Charles as they've been using Canadian-designed portraits of Queen Elizabeth since 1990.

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