Knowing your Bank notes

Suppose you walk into a bar frequented by currency collectors and in an attempt to join in you refer to a ‘planchette’ as a ‘rosette’ (beer mugs hit the tables and the pianist stops playing). This could be pretty humiliating and you’ll probably never be able to go to that bar again, at least not on numismatic night. To save you this possible embarrassment and also to further your education as a budding collector of currency, we’d like to help you familiarize yourself with the major elements of Canadian bank notes.

Visual glossary of design details of Canadian Bank Note: 1937, $1 face

Visual glossary of design details of Canadian Bank Note: 1937, $1 back
Visual glossary of design and security details of Canadian Bank Note: 2004, $20 face