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Misplaced Back Plate Error. What is it?


The 1986 $5 bill is dark blue in colour with pastel colours in a rainbow pattern. It displays Sir Wilfred Laurier, the Parliament Buildings and the old Red Ensign flag above the Peace Tower on the face side. A Belted Kingfisher is on the back.

Official First Day of Issue: April 28, 1986
Official Last Day of Issue: March 27,

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

Cat. No. Signature
BC-56a Crow-Bouey, yellow plate number
BC-56aA Crow-Bouey, yellow plate number replacement
BC-56a-i Crow-Bouey, blue plate number
BC-56aA-i Crow-Bouey, blue plate number replacement
BC-56b Thiessen-Crow
BC-56bA Thiessen-Crow replacement
BC-56c Bonin-Thiessen (C)
BC-56cA Bonin-Thiessen (C) replacement
BC-56c-i Bonin-Thiessen (B)
BC-56cA-i Bonin-Thiessen (B) replacement
BC-56d Knight-Thiessen
BC-56e Knight-Dodge (B)
BC-56e-i Knight-Dodge (C)


The Bank of Canada has released a limited supply of uncut sheets of $5 bills from the Birds of Canada series. These notes have the ANU prefix lettering. The serial numbers are prior to the 50,000 notes used in the Lasting Impressions bank note sets. (Available through selected Dealers)

Uncut $5 Sheets

Uncut $10 Sheet

The sheets are in a five notes wide by eight
notes deep format (measuring 76.2 cm x 55.88 cm).



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