Bank of Canada Specimen Banknote Set
Exceptional Super Colourful UNC, High Grade Specimen Notes!
This is an excellent set of $2 ,$5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 specimen notes.
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WHAT IS A SPECIMEN BANKNOTE?
A specimen banknote is printed generally in very limited quantities for distribution to central banks to aid in the recognition of banknotes from a country other than their own. In some cases, specimen banknotes are printed in less limited quantities distributed to commercial banks, or even to commercial enterprises and the public at large in order to familiarize users about new designs. In addition, specimen banknotes are sold in some countries to collectors (often in special commemorative folders or albums). They have also been distributed by banknote printers (such as the American Bank Note Company) as examples of their craftsmanship. Occasionally, specimen banknotes are distributed as gifts to dignitaries or to employees of central banks, often in special presentation albums.
To avoid use of specimen banknotes as legal tender notes, the banknotes are deformed, typically by being overprinted and/or punched (perfin) with an inscription such as “SPECIMEN”, “SPECIMEN NO VALUE”, “CANCELLED” or the equivalent in one or more other languages. In most cases, specimen notes have readily-identifiable serial numbers such as “99999999999” or “00000000000” or “1234567890”. Many specimens have an additional “control number” that is used by a central bank to track who received a particular specimen. (Wikipedia)
ABOUT THE NOTES
Bank of Canada: Birds of Canada Series
The 1986 series featured different Birds of Canada on the back of each denomination. This series was designed with security features to counter the colour photocopiers of that era. According to the Bank of Canada, every bank note issued by the Bank of Canada since 1935 is still redeemable at its face value (legal tender).
- Exceptional Super Colourful UNC, High Grade Specimen Notes!
- This is an excellent set of $2 ,$5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 specimen notes.
- Thess note have been safely preserved in safety deposit boxes since acquisition from a collector who purchased them from the Bank of Canada Auction in November 1999.
- These are exceptionally scarce notes, this is your opportunity to own a Canadian rarity!
- Great Investment, these notes have nowhere to go but up in value!
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