Pick: #70 , The Banknote Book: B333 , Other: #BC-33
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1954-1967 Issue. 20 Dollars Type 1954. Date of issue: 09-09-1954. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: printing in black and olive green. 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: E. The replacement note has an asterisk in front of the prefix. Description of the front: security background in olive green 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 "20" and "TWENTY / VINGT" values printed in 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, the values "TWENTY DOLLARS / VINGT DOLLARS" and the number "20" 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. Portrait version with demonic face in hair curls. 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. Two variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. Description of the back: a guilloche frame printed in green olive monochrome. the values "20" and "TWENTY DOLLARS / VINGT DOLLARS" are repeated in the corners and sides of the frame. Below, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA". In the middle, snowy panorama in the Laurentians, Ontario. The specimen is known with two horizontal "SPECIMEN" overprinted in red at the location of the signatures. Unsigned and numbered in red "A/E 0000000". The photo note (Ref: # BC-33b) was sold in PMG Superb Gem Unc 67 EPQ at $ 2,280.00 by Heritage Auctions, Chicago Auction # 4012, lot # 29070 in April 2019.