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Value of 2nd Jan. 1937 $20 Bill from The Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada 1937 Twenty Dollar Bill


Description:   Most Canadian bank notes from 1937 feature a portrait of King George VI (with exception of $100 and $1000 bills). Each denomination has a different color tint, just like modern currency does today. Twenty dollar bills are an olive green color. The first thing you will probably notice is that the left side of each bank note has English text and the right hand side has French text. This was a change from 1935 bank notes, which were printed with either just French or just English text. 1937 $20 bills were printed by The Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Varieties:   1937 $20 bills from Canada come in three varieties. Each variety is determined based on which deputy governor and governor signed the bank note. The possible signors include J.A.C. Osborne and G.F. Towers, D. Gordon and Towers, and J.E. Coyne and Towers. Twenty dollar bank notes signed by Osborne are very rare in high grades. Most of the other varieties are relatively common.

Quantity Printed:   73,038,000

Text:   Bank Of Canada – Will pay to the bearer on demand – Banque Du Canada – Paiera au porteur sur demande – Twenty Dollars – Vingt Dollars – Ottawa, 2nd Jan. 1937 – Ottawa le 2 Jan. 1937 – Canadian Bank note company limited – deputy governor – governor – sous gouverneur – gouverneur

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We buy all Canadian $20 bills issued in 1937. Our offers are dependent upon the condition and rarity of your specific bank note. Prices generally range from $25 to $225; especially choice notes or rare varieties could be worth more. Send us pictures of your paper money and we will respond quickly with our buy and sell price. Don’t be shocked if we can pay a lot more than you were expecting. There is a strong market for 1937 twenty dollar bills from Canada and we would welcome the chance to work with you if you decide to sell yours.

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