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A number of you have asked about so called "printing errors" where a piece of dirt or a hair is said to have been printed onto the note.

Blue fibres in the paper.

These "hairs" are actually one of the new security features of the "Canadian Journey" series. There are white security fibres embedded into the paper that are invisible under normal light but glow red under Ultraviolet light (UV). The blue fibres are the opposite, visible under daylight, and do not glow under UV.

The little green dots, or planchettes, are no longer deployed in the Canadian Journey Series.



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