Pick: #76 , The Banknote Book: B339 , Other: #BC-38
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1954-1967 Issue. 2 Dollars Type 1954 modified. Date of issue: 1955. Version of the note with the engraving of the queen's hair modified. Banknote demonetized: January 1, 2021. Printer: British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and red-orange. Each note has a unique number with a two-letter prefix added in front of the number. The superior character designates the series while the lower character indicates the denomination letter assigned to this value: B, R, U, G or Z. The replacement note has an asterisk in front of the prefix. Description of the front: security background in red-orange with the coat of arms of Canada. Texts in English on the left and texts in French on the right. A black and white guilloche frame has the values "2" and "TWO / DEUX" printed on the corners and on the sides. The banknote number and its prefix are printed in red and repeated twice at the top. Below in the center, in very big letters, the word "CANADA". Below are the values "TWO DOLLARS / DEUX DOLLARS" and the number "2" in the middle. Then, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA" printed in white on a black and white guilloche background. On the right, a portrait of HRH Elizabeth II, new Queen of England and the Commonwealth. The notes were delivered to the Bank without signatures. These were printed in black ink typography by the internal services of the Bank of Canada. Four variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. Description of the back: a guilloche frame printed in red-orange monochrome. the values "2" and "TWO DOLLARS / DEUX DOLLARS" are repeated in the corners and on the sides of the frame. Below, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA". In the middle, a Rural landscape of the Richmond area with the hills of Quebec. The specimen is known with two horizontal "SPECIMEN" overprinted in red at the location of the signatures. Unsigned and numbered in red "A/B 0000000". The photo of replacement note (Ref: # BC-38bA) was sold in PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ at $ 180.00 by Heritage Auctions, Internet Auction # 281913, Lot # 89051 in March 2019.