Error Note with Missing numbers? Think again !

The world of numismatics is never boring, in my opinion that is.

This piece that just came in for "an inspection" made my day. This is an 11th series Malaysian banknote of 10 Ringgit issued in the year 2000 duly signed by our governor Zeti Akhtar Aziz.

At first glance it definitely looks like a genuine error note with 4 missing digits on the reverse right corner. The serial  number format for these notes is a 2 letter prefix followed by 7 digit numbers.

But upon further inspection on the problematic area  ......

Fig. 1 Malaysia 11th Series 10 Ringgit Reverse side

Fig 2. The watermark looks genuine

Fig 3. The serial number as seen under bright light, take note of the missing serial number area

Fig 4 : The missing serial number area under 10X magnification shows signs of abrasion

Fig 5. When place under UV light, the front of the note around the serial number area seems to be brighter

Fig 6. The serial number under UV light

I think the photos speak for themselves.

This is one of the better ones, the modification is not easy to detect !

So please please please be very careful when it comes to collecting "error notes".


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