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The Devil's Face Collection
|This issue from the Bank of Canada was prepared following the death of King George VI in 1952. This was the first issue to use Canadian
landscapes instead of the "fantasy" type scenes from the past.
On this particular issue, a new portrait of
Queen Elizabeth II
was commissioned. When viewed a certain way, the highlighted areas of the
Queen's hair produce the illusion of a "Devil's Face" behind her ear. This created an almost instant controversy, and although
several theories arose, it was not an error or a prank but a simple illusion taken from the original photograph.
Modifications were made to the highlights in the hair and the series was re-issued as the 1954 "Modified"
Series in 1957.