Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by cashhound, Mar 17, 2021.
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You've got it exactly right.
The serial numbers are dark against a lighter background. The second 0 has a lighter background inside and darker background on either side; this blends with the outer edges of the left and right sides of the numeral, and makes it look wider.
For the first 0, it's the opposite, with a dark interior and light exterior; this makes that numeral look narrower. Seeing the two side-by-side, your brain thinks they must be different characters. Measure them, though, and you'll find they're the same size and shape.
Thank you for explaining it better than I could @-jeffB
Thanx Steve! I should have, and did, know that. I just forgot?
Nah, yours was shorter, and shorter is better. It's just that "short" doesn't come naturally to me.
The bottom of the '2nd' zero appears to be higher than the bottom of the first zero...
thus my pencil slants ever so slightly to the upper right.
Aligning the bottoms of all four zeroes works, too.
Separate names with a comma.