Pick: #95 , The Banknote Book: B358 , Other: #BC-56
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1986-1991 Issue. 5 Dollars Type 1986. Work of John Crosby. Date of issue: 28-04-1986. Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Two printers: "E, F, G and H" prefixes for the Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC) and "A" prefix for the British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly purple, blue and yellow. Texts in English and French. Description of the front: security background with the number "5" 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 Sir Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier, statesman, seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and the first French-speaker to take up this position. In the background, a view of the Parliament of Ottawa, the location and year of issue. On the left, the value "5" consisting of a large guilloche digit 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 5 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 blue. Five variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. Description of the back: the value "5" is repeated in the corners. In the middle, a Kingfisher perched on a branch overhangs a marsh. 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 "ENA0000000" on the back. Between 1995 and 1998, 100,000 copies of 5-dollar bill were printed with a process composed of polymer mixed with paper called "Luminus substrate". As the printer was short on supply, the experience was ephemeral. Series of notes concerned: GOG0100000 to GOG0199999. Very rare!