About #97 - 20 Dollars type 1991
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1986-1991 Issue. 20 Dollars Type 1991. Work of John Crosby. Date of issue: 29-06-1993. Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Two printers: "E" prefix for Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC) and "A" prefix for British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly green, yellow and orange. Texts in English and French. Description of the front: security background with the number "20" in micro-letters printed continuously in waves of color gradients. In the center at the top, the coat of arms of Canada. On the right, a portrait of SAR Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace. In the background, a view of the Ottawa Parliament Library, the location and year of issue. On the left at the top, the holographic rectangle with changing colors. Below, the value "20" consisting of two large guilloche numbers is repeated in the upper right corner. In the middle in a frame, the word "CANADA" in white on a background of security composed with the text in micro-letters printed continuously: "BANK OF CANADA 20 BANQUE DU CANADA". Above and below in guilloche strips, the text of the issuing institute and its translation "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA". Then the words "CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL - THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER" above the two signatures printed in green. Four variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. Description of the back: the value "20" is repeated in the corners. In the middle, two common loon or great northern diver swim in a lake. In the background, the word "CANADA" stands out in big letters in the sky of the landscape. At the bottom, the serial number is printed twice in black with the barcode for the blind. The replacement note is recognizable when the third letter of the serial number prefix is an "X". The specimen is known with two vertical "SPECIMEN" overprints in red and numbered twice in black "EIA0000000" on the back.