Numis Canada 1969 20 Dollars Cufflink Ankers

  • $ 37.50 CAD

Country Canada
Year 1969 - 1979
Denomination 20 Dollars
WPM Catalog Code P-89 and P-93


Description (Courtesy of

The first $20 note in the series was issued in June 1970 and was printed by both Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. and British American Bank Note Company. The face features the Gunderson engraving of the Queen.

In 1979, the $20 note was reissued with the serial numbers moved to the back of the notes. The Bank took this opportunity to modify the colours of the $20 note to further differentiate it from the $1 note. A small change was also made to the motif at the centre top of the face to make the numeral more distinct.

The back shows a view of Moraine Lake in Alberta’s Valley of the Ten Peaks, based on a photo from the Canadian Pacific Railway collection. The original engraving by De La Rue was replaced with one prepared by British American Bank Note Company, because the mountains in the first did not seem authentic. The problem was attributed to the poor quality of the original photograph.

When creating the ankers we attempt to capture interesting aspects of each bill. Unfortunately, we can't guarantee selected areas such as serial numbers, year or denomination for specific purchases. Each piece has interesting aspects on the front or back. There are even ankers that appear to have just white space, but reveal watermark features when held up to the light. The full image of the banknotes is just a sample and not the actual ones used in the production of the ankers.

Please note that the Numis series of ankers are sold individually and not as pairs.

Don't forget to add in cufflink shanks if you don't already own a set.  If you're interested in learning more about the environmental aspects of our ankers, read on.

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