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2 Dollars

Features

Country Canada
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1974
Value 2 Dollars
2 CAD = 1.52 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 152 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 86
  • 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

A red frame decorated with abstract shapes in which the "2" values are presented. Multicolor printing known as "rainbow printing". Each banknote has a seven-digit serial number with a 2- or 3-letter prefix. The number on the left is printed in red, while the number on the right is printed in blue. On the left is an illustration of the "Coat of Arms of Canada" and on the right is a portrait of Elizabeth II, Queen of England and the Commonwealth.

Lettering:
2 BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA 2
TWO 2 DEUX
DOLLARS
CANADA
OTTAWA
1974
CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL - THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER
SOUS-GOUVERNEUR - DEPUTY GOVERNOR
GOUVERNEUR - GOVERNOR
2 2 - 2 2

Reverse

In the middle, an Inuit hunting scene on Baffin Island. To the right and left, abstract forms in which the values "2", "TWO" and "TWO" are presented.

Lettering:
DEUX - 2
2 - TWO
BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA

Comments

Replacement :
→ (*AA0000000) : Banknotes that have been issued to replace banknotes that have been damaged or destroyed before being put into circulation. The symbol * precedes the serial number and is present on the note with a 2-letter prefix.
→ (AAX0000000) : Banknotes that have been issued to replace banknotes that were damaged or destroyed before they were put into circulation. The letter "X" is added as the third letter on banknotes with a 3-letter prefix.

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1974  170,000,000 34% Crow/Bouey - P#86b
1974  535,926 3% Crow/Bouey (Prefix: ABX)
1974  8,800,000 1.7% Crow/Bouey (Prefix: ARE)
1974  850,000,000 1.56 1.56 8.43 68% Lawson/Bouey - P#86a
1974  479,574 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BA)
1974  160,000 0% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BC 0320000 → *BC 0479999)
1974  280 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BC 1900000 → *BC 6183999) - Estimated printed amount
1974  197,378 1.7% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BJ)
1974  358,838 3% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BM)
1974  193,750 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *BX)
1974  77,972 0% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *RA)
1974  80 0.6% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *RD) - Estimated printed amount
1974  418,668 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *RE)
1974  397,054 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *RW)
1974  197,004 0.6% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: *UG)
1974  1,015,464 1.7% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: ABX)
1974  10,000,000 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: BC)
1974  10,000,000 1.7% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: BP)
1974  3,195,284 1.1% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: RS) - Test
1974  9,520,000 0% Lawson/Bouey (Prefix: UM)

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