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Codes in Eurobills

Post by THIERRY » Wed Feb 13, 2002 8:10 pm

I think I discovered a kind of keycode in the numbers on the eurobills. If you have a Eurobill, look for the number on it and add all digits. You will get a two-digit number. If you add those two digits, you will get the number ten(10).

For instance #P03111255253

0+3+1+1+1+2+5+5+2+5+3=28;

2+8=10

It works for at least all Dutch bills I checked. (Dutch bills start with letter "P").

Can anyone confirm if this code works for other euro bills as well? Or do other countries give another number like 11 or something?

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Post by Guest » Wed Feb 13, 2002 8:51 pm

Seems like in Finnish notes (serial begins with L), the number is always 5. I tried with all the 9 serials I have in database. Only one serial, L09325777586 (10 € note) gives 5+9=14?? Have I made an error when I entered this serial (I don't have the note anymore..)?

If this is true, it would be a great way to prevent (accidental) false entries in Eurobilltracker's database..

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Post by mts » Wed Feb 13, 2002 8:51 pm

Anonymous wrote: Seems like in Finnish notes (serial begins with L), the number is always 5. I tried with all the 9 serials I have in database. Only one serial, L0x325777xxx (10 € note) gives 5+9=14?? Have I made an error when I entered this serial (I don't have the note anymore..)?

If this is true, it would be a great way to prevent (accidental) false entries in Eurobilltracker's database..
Damn.. I didn't mean to post anonymously.. this was my posting.. sorry :mrgreen:

edit: censored the serial
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France (U) = 5 also

Post by Olivier » Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:27 pm

I have checked my bills... it's always 5 also!!

waw... strange! :D

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Post by EuroBillTracker » Thu Feb 14, 2002 11:17 am

Anonymous wrote: If this is true, it would be a great way to prevent (accidental) false entries in Eurobilltracker's database..
You're almost there :)
There already is a consistency check... try entering U11111111111 in the DB for example

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Post by DosscheD » Thu Feb 14, 2002 11:05 pm

I am form Belgium. The serialnumbers on the EURO notes start with Z... in Belgium. All serial numbers give as sum of digits = 9. :idea:

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Post by mts » Fri Feb 15, 2002 5:28 pm

I got 9 more bills today. This rule applies to all of them. But I still have one bill (L0x325777xxx) that doesn't.. I swear it was not fake :D

There is something wrong with this rule.. it's almost correct, but not quite..

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Post by EuroBillTracker » Fri Feb 15, 2002 5:37 pm

mts wrote: I got 9 more bills today. This rule applies to all of them. But I still have one bill (L0x325777xxx) that doesn't.. I swear it was not fake :D

There is something wrong with this rule.. it's almost correct, but not quite..
hint : what's the main difference between this last bill and the other bills you tried it on... ?
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Post by mts » Fri Feb 15, 2002 6:10 pm

hey.. maybe it should have given 5+0, but it gave 5+9..?? So what's wrong?

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Post by mts » Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:11 pm

Ah.. I have to continue adding until I get a single digit number:

5+9 = 14

1+4 = 5

And this is the so-called checksum. Thierry's (topic starter) checksum is actually 1, not 10 (1 + 0 = 1)

I'm not bright, I just used Google :roll:

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Post by EuroBillTracker » Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:14 pm

mts wrote: I'm not bright, I just used Google :roll:
*sigh* ...

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Post by THIERRY » Sat Feb 16, 2002 12:42 pm

For Belgium on 5 "Z" notes it works an gives 9, with the sixth no =6. With 2 french notes (U) it does'nt ( 7 , and 59 = 14). Strange, but normally a control digit is not part of the cental figures to be controlled : e. g. all belgian bank accounts -of any bank or postcheques- are composed with 10 figures, divided by 97, it gives a rest of wich the 2 first give the control digit, and have the complete serie of 12. When entering an account whith home-bank, the computer knows immediatly if it is correct.
So me must look further...
THIERRY wrote: I think I discovered a kind of keycode in the numbers on the eurobills. If you have a Eurobill, look for the number on it and add all digits. You will get a two-digit number. If you add those two digits, you will get the number ten(10).

For instance #P03111255253

0+3+1+1+1+2+5+5+2+5+3=28;

2+8=10

It works for at least all Dutch bills I checked. (Dutch bills start with letter "P").

Can anyone confirm if this code works for other euro bills as well? Or do other countries give another number like 11 or something?
:roll:

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Post by Guest » Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:28 pm

Why does eurobilltracker and others write the figures with the second and the last 3 blind, appears only 7 figures on 11 : is it that they are the serial numbres, the 4 ones beeing "control digit" ?

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Post by Thierry » Sat Feb 16, 2002 5:44 pm

mts wrote: Ah.. I have to continue adding until I get a single digit number:

5+9 = 14

1+4 = 5

And this is the so-called checksum. Thierry's (topic starter) checksum is actually 1, not 10 (1 + 0 = 1)

I'm not bright, I just used Google :roll:
Thierry:
I guess you're right. But ten (10) is (together with 100 or 1000) the only numer that will give a one (1); so every bill having the checksum of one, will give ten first(100 is simply too large);

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Post by EuroBillTracker » Sat Feb 16, 2002 6:49 pm

Anonymous wrote: Why does eurobilltracker and others write the figures with the second and the last 3 blind, appears only 7 figures on 11 : is it that they are the serial numbres, the 4 ones beeing "control digit" ?
Actually, it's to prevent people from reentering a bill when they want to improve their rankings !

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