My first WEB NOTE!

Discussion in 'Paper Money' started by Legoman1, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Member

    After I received change from my grocery shopping, I was about to put it in my wallet, when, lo and behold, there was a 1988A in the mix of ones. I flipped it over and it turned out to be a web note!
     

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  3. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    That's a very nice find. I found one last year and before that the last time was 2014. My historical average since I started keeping track in 2009 is one out of every 40,000 ones searched for seven total. They don't turn up very often, let alone as change from a store!
     
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  4. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Member

    Its great that you also found some, NOS, because I've encountered plenty of regular 88A 1 dollar notes, but this was the first web note. Since I did not have any web notes at all before, it was exciting that I didn't have to buy one from eBay!
     
  5. Wingnut6999

    Wingnut6999 Currency loving custodian

    Ok. What is a web note. Thought I knew before when I collected bills, but this old brain won't remember
     
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  6. Michael K

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    Wingnut6999 Currency loving custodian

  8. Dean 295

    Dean 295 D.O.M.

    Good for you now you need the 1993 and 1995 WEB and you have s short set of web notes.
     
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  9. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Member

    I know, I will keep looking! Perhaps I will find those too, someday.
     
  10. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Aren't the Web Notes supposed to have a plate number at the bottom right somewhere just under the E in ONE? I don't see it here.
     
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    On a WEB note the plate number is towards the top next to the word Trust.
     
  12. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Thanks.
     
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Top one is the Web Note. Bottom one is regular.
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  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    What is a web note? Do tell
     
  15. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    Already posted. You just have to read the thread to find it
     
  16. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Long story short is that web notes were an experimental form of currency printing wherein select ranges of $1 notes were printed on "web presses". These experimental printings started in 1992 but were ended in 1996 by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Reasons for the failure given are that it was too tedious and difficult to print the notes using this method. Ironically, the web press equipment was said to have (supposedly) been sold to the Canadian government, where it was successfully used.
     
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  17. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Member

    Fascinating! I knew the press was different/experimental, but I never heard the part that it was sold to the Canadian govt. I thought it was sold for scrap metal.
     
  18. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Yes indeed, it definitely is. I was told this is what happened by a currency dealer at a coin show back in about 2007. While the dealer came across as being serious, it is possible he was being facetious. It'd be good if some credible sources could be found to help set the record straight about what was done with the equipment and if the Canadian government had better success in using it.
     
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