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2 Dollars

Features

Country Canada
King George VI (1936-1952)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1937
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = 1.52 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 152 × 73 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 59
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

English texts on the left and French texts on the right. A black and white frame decorated with abstract forms and rosettes with the values "2" and "TWO / DEUX". In the middle in an oval of the banknote is a portrait of King George VI in official attire. Background color of the banknote is brown/orange.

Lettering:
2 2 2 TWO DOLLARS 2 - 2 DEUX DOLLARS 2 2 2
22222222222
2222222222222222 - 2222222222222222
2 TWO DOLLARS 2 - 2 DEUX DOLLARS 2
222222222222222 - 222222222222222
BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA
WILL PAY TO THE BEARER ON DEMAND - PAIERA AU PORTEUR SUR DEMANDE
TWO DOLLARS - DEUX DOLLARS
OTTAWA, 2ND JAN. 1937. - OTTAWA, LE 2 JANV. 1937.
DEPUTY GOVERNOR - SOUS-GOUVERNEUR
GOVERNOR - GOUVERNEUR
2 TWO 2 TWO DOLLARS 2 2 2 DEUX DOLLARS 2 DEUX 2
BRITISH AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY LIMITED

Reverse

In the middle, an allegory of the grape harvest with a seated woman holding a billhook in her hand. All around her, we can see a vast decorative composition. Background color of the banknote is brown/orange.

Lettering:
2 BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA 2
2 - 2
2 TWO DOLLARS 2 DEUX DOLLARS 2
BRITISH AMERICAIN BANK NOTE COMPANY LIMITED

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1937  80,000,000 47% Coyne/Towers - P#59c
1937  5,668,000 6% Coyne/Towers (Prefix: L/R)
1937  6,000,000 3% Coyne/Towers (Prefix: Z/B)
1937  170,000,000 53% Gordon/Towers - P#59b
1937  4,000,000 0% Gordon/Towers (Prefix: Z/B)
1937  20,000,000 8% Osborne/Towers - P#59a

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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