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Emergency Tracer Overprint Codes
Certain specific dates of 10 Shilling and 1 Pound notes occur with either of two codes on them, the normal expected code for that particular date, and the code used previously to that expected code. Displaced Code variety notes are banknotes of those dates which bear the the earlier code.
The existence of these Displaced Code notes is due most likely to the stand-by blank replacement note system in use at the time, with these extra notes being employed when spare blanks were used up at the end of a printing batch. Other factors may also apply. The distribution of the Displaced Code dates within Type 4 and Type 5 notes is due to the production of the codes in pairs as mentioned earlier. There are three 10 Shilling note and three 1 Pound note Displaced Code dates recorded.
End Displaced Code Variety dates
10/- 1.12.41, 28.3.44
£1 22.9.42, 6.12.44 (yet to be recorded)
Middle Displaced Code Variety dates
£1 3.9.41, 29.10.43
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