Sunday, January 8, 2012

R155s with Check Value Die Cuts

$25, $3, and $5 check value die cuts on copies of R155

A collector and reader in Israel sent in this scan of several R155s with apparent cut cancels.  These die cut dollar value "cancels" were almost certainly made by a machine that punched a check with corresponding dollar value of the check; presumably this process was done to prevent check washing.

Bob H., am I right about the use of punching the value into the check?

1 comment:

  1. John, What you suggest was certainly done - punch a maximum check value on the check so it couldn't be altered by any significant amount. I can't think of any other reason to make such punches. Too bad someone didn't keep the entire documents. - Bob H.