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BoC 1954 Modified $2 note


The "Modified" $2 bill is black and brown in colour. It displays an early portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the face side and a view from Upper Melbourne, Richmond, Quebec on the back

(B) denotes bills printed by the British American Bank Note Company.
(C) denotes bills printed by the Canadian Bank Note Company

Most test notes have the prefix S/R at the beginning of the serial number though an unknown number were done with the G/R combination.

Cat. No. Signatures
BC-38a Beattie-Coyne
BC-38aA Beattie-Coyne replacement
BC-38b Beattie-Rasminsky
BC-38bA Beattie-Rasminsky replacement
BC-38bT Beattie-Rasminsky test note (G/R & S/R) (see note below)
BC-38c Bouey-Rasminsky
BC-38cA Bouey-Rasminsky replacement
BC-38cT Bouey-Rasminsky test note (S/R)
BC-38d Lawson-Bouey
BC-38dA Lawson-Bouey replacement
BC-38dT Lawson-Bouey test note (S/R)


To date, only one confirmed G/R test note has been found in public. We know that one exists in the Bank of Canada vault, another is in the Currency Museum in Ottawa, and the third known bill was recently found in the southern US and repatriated to Canada.

That's it! The sole publicly held G/R test note.

G/R Test note



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