Pick: #111 , Other: #BC-74
Canada. Bank of Canada. 2011-2017 Issue. 20 Dollars Type 2015. Date of registration: 09-09-2015. Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. Commemorative note made of "polypropylene" with new security features. Two printers: prefix "E and H" for the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC) and prefix "A and D" for the British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly green and yellow. Texts in English and French. Description of the front: security background composed of small repetitive graphics in color gradients. In the center, a portrait engraved by Jorge Peral of HRH Queen Elizabeth II according to an official photo. No more security thread or watermark. These are replaced on the right by a transparent holographic band with changing colors, containing a miniature version of the portrait of the young queen, a commemorative text in two languages "A HISTORICAL REIGN - A HISTORIC REIGN" and the Royal Crown. On the sides of this transparent band, a maple leaf border printed in green and the curved text of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA 20 - BANK OF CANADA 20" highlighted by a line of numbers "20". On the left, the word "CANADA" printed in white. Below, a transparent window in the shape of a frosted maple leaf. At the bottom, the value "20" and both signatures are printed in green. Only one type of signatures with Carolyn Wilkins, The Deputy Governor and Stephen S. Poloz, The Governor. Description of the reverse: Military sacrifice theme with a depiction of the Vimy National Memorial, site of a First World War battle in northern France in 1917. In the background, a Canadian flag floats in the wind. Two bunches of poppies decorate the sides of the vignette. At the bottom, the serial number is printed twice in black. This commemorative note on the longevity of the reign of Elizabeth II is identical to the 20 dollar coin 2012 (Ref. Pick: # 108, Charlton: # BC-71 or The Banknote Book: # B373) except for the miniature face portrait of the young queen wearing a diamond crown ... and for the first time on a Canadian banknote!