DANG! Those are phenomenal! The scans as well as the notes themselves. Great job! You've set a pretty high benchmark for the rest of us. I suppose moire patterns are exactly what the printers intended for photo-counterfeiters, so it's not like they should be unexpected.
Which is why you have to sometimes crank up the resolution and size:
But then look at the moiring in the central vignette on this smaller image:
All gave some, some gave all - Remember The Heroes!
I have that same vignette of the woman on a Commemorative Panel. Okay: this will be a good experiment. I'll see what it takes to scan without a moire and post the results.
I think blaming hardware for counterfeiting is a garbage!!! Akin to blaming the folk for obesity!!!
Defeating Abode's anti-currency loading is actually very easy... Even the newest versions... Didn't know that scanners had anything to prevent scanning of Currency? Sure it's not the software used with the scanners?
Okay here are my scanning experiments on Commemorative Panel CP196 (Metropolitan Opera). The first close-up was originally scanned at 200 dpi, the second at 400 dpi, then both reduced to 72 dpi using Photoshop. I included the male figure, since his background shows the moire even more prominently. But it disappears at 400.
Next I need to see if I can get rid of the reddish banding that I'm getting. But that's only with extreme close-ups.
Fantastic portraits on that Met Opera panel!
Here's a tighter close-up of the gypsy girl. I enhanced the midtones in Photoshop to bring up some of the finer lines. Scottishmoney, it's interesting to compare these vignettes. I'm almost thinking the portrait on the Mexican note was entirely re-engraved.
Yes, especially since I enjoy the opera and have seen several at the Met.