Pick: #89 , The Banknote Book: B352 , Other: #BC-50
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1969-1979 Issue. 20 Dollars Type 1969. Date of issue: 22-06-1970. Banknote demonetized: January 1st, 2021. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: multicolored printing called "rainbow printing". Each note contains a seven-digit number, accompanied by a two-letter prefix or three letters (from the Lawson-Bouey signature). The replacement note has an asterisk for bills with a two-letter prefix (* AA0000000). For banknotes with a three-letter prefix, the replacement note has the letter "X" between the letters and the number (AAX0000000). Description of the front: texts in English and French. The value "20" is repeated in the corners. Above, in the guilloche frame, the text of the issuing institute and its translation "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA". Below, the banknote number is printed twice in red and blue. On the left, the coat of arms of Canada. In the center, the values "VINGT / 20 / TWENTY DOLLARS", the word "CANADA" in large letters and the words "THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER - CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL". On the right, a portrait of SAR Elizabeth II in evening dress and wearing a diamond necklace. Below, the signatures were engraved on steel plates before printing. Two variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. Description of the back: a multicolored guilloche frame with the values "20" and "TWENTY / VINGT" repeated in the corners. Below, in the guilloche frame, the white printed text of the issuing institute and its translation "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA". In the middle is a view of Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Banff National Park, Alberta. The specimen is known with two horizontal and vertical "SPECIMEN" overprints in red at the signature locations and on the right side. Perforated twice "SPECIMEN" diagonally, signed and numbered in red and blue "EA0000000".