Upon the death of King George VI in 1952, a new issue of Canadian paper money was prepared for the incoming monarch, Elizabeth II. This issue was withdrawn beginning in 1970 because the prefix letters were almost entirely used up.
Shortly after the 1954 issue notes appeared in circulation it was noticed that certain highlighted portions of the queen's hair created the illusion of a devil's face peering out from behind her ear. The 'Devil's Face' portrait created enough controversy that it was decided to modify the queen's hair thereby creating two varieties of the queen's portrait on this issue.
The Bank of Canada's $20 note features the devil's face portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Laurentian hills in winter on the reverse.
Prefix: BE, dated Ottawa 1954
Serial Number: BE6738690
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