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The Higgs Boson Or God Particle Note

 
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 Posted 10/16/2021  12:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add currencyden to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This note about the particle physics phenomena doesn't look like a bank note. That's because it's not! It's a test note printed by Casa de Moneda de Chile on Arjo Wiggins (Scotland) paper, ink by SiCPA (Switzerland) and designed by the famous Atelier Roger Pfund (Switzerland).
The story goes that Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman referred to the Higgs as the "God**** Particle." The nickname was meant to poke fun at how difficult it was to detect the particle. It took nearly half a century and a multi-billion dollar particle accelerator to do it.
The Higgs boson is the fundamental particle associated with the Higgs field, a field that gives mass to other fundamental particles such as electrons and quarks. A particle's mass determines how much it resists changing its speed or position when it encounters a force.
A set of particles attempting to show this is on both sides of the note. Anyone who wants to explain the formulas on the reverse are welcome to do so.
Security features include a hologram, watermark, and security strip. The security strip changes from light to dark at different viewing angles and has big time UV ink properties.





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 Posted 10/18/2021  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Check walk2dwater's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add walk2dwater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting design by Atelier Roger Pfund. When I first glanced at the back I thought the red blotch (with a scientific formula written through it) was actually a face. It made me think of that 1980's Altered States movie.
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 Posted 10/18/2021  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dave M to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a pretty wild note. The formula is The Standard Model of particle physics, as described here: https://home.cern/news/series/lhc-p...s-it-special

I looked it up, I didn't just know that :)
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 Posted 10/30/2021  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add currencyden to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A version of this note was just put up for auction here:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/384471737777
(not mine). This one has the "thin H".
There are 3 types - Thick H (see my image at first log), thin H, & no H.
Here's the thin H up for auction.



I have assigned $100 value to all 3 versions in the latest Catalog of Printers Promotional Sheets & Test Notes, which is the 16th Edition.
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At first glance it looks more like a Swiss banknote than a Chilean one, however it is from Chile. I wonder what was the purpose of this specimen banknote? A 500 Chilean peso bill in 2013? considering that the 500 Chilean peso bill was replaced by a coin in 2000. I guess this was going to be a commemorative banknote in Chile celebrating the Nobel Prize won by Peter Higgs and Francois Englertla in 2013 after observing the higgs particle on July 4, 2012. So why didn't it go into circulation? Maybe because it wasn't representative of Chile, I don't know. it is still a nice specimen bill.
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There are 3 types - Thick H (see my image at first log), thin H, & no H. Here's the thin H up for auction.
Very interesting!
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At first glance it looks more like a Swiss banknote than a Chilean one, however it is from Chile. I wonder what was the purpose of this specimen banknote?

SICPA, the Swiss ink supplier may have also designed the test note. I don't know if Casa de Moneda de Chile produces 3rd party bank notes or not. Arjo Wiggins & SICPA supply paper & ink respectively to many Central Banks. Best guess is this test note is used as most modern test notes are - advertising to tout their products to new & existing customers.
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