Pick: #62 , The Banknote Book: B325 , Other: #BC-25
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1937 Issue. 20 Dollars Type 1937. Bilingual English and French note. Date of issue: 02-01-1937. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 152 x 73 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: printing in black and olive green. With this new issue, the two Check Letters disappear. Each banknote now 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 letter of denomination assigned to this value: E. Description of the front: texts in English on the left and texts in French on the right. A black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and rosettes features the "20" and "TWENTY / VINGT" values printed in the corners. The banknote number and its prefix are printed in red and repeated twice at the top. On the sides, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA, will pay to the bearer on demand" and "BANQUE DU CANADA, paiera au porteur sur demande" are printed in black on three lines. In an oval in the center of the bill, a portrait in official costume of King George VI. Presence of maple leaves on the sides of the medallion. Below, the "TWENTY DOLLARS / VINGT DOLLARS" values are printed in a black cartridge. 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. Three variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. The back of the 500 Dollars Type 1935 bill has been reused and modified. Description: composition of rosettes printed in green olive monochrome. Above, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA / BANQUE DU CANADA". Bottom, the values "TWENTY DOLLARS / VINGT DOLLARS". The value "20" is printed in a medallion at the corners and very large on the sides in two large rosettes. In the middle, an allegory of fertility represented by a woman sitting and holding a sickle in her right hand. In the background, a fruit tree in front of a lake and mountain landscape. Proofs of the front are known mounted on cardboard with large margins, unsigned and unnumbered. The photo note (Ref: # BC-25a) was sold in About Uncirculated at $ 977.50 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 16161, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.
- Signatures: Osborne-Towers: 1,622,000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Gordon-Towers: 40,000,000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Gordon-Towers with Prefixe H/E: 1,500,000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Coyne-Towers : 20 000 000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Coyne-Towers with Prefixe H/E: 8,500,000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Coyne-Towers with Prefixe L/E: 1,416,000 issued notes.