All Bird (fronts)
All Bird (backs)
Birds of Canada Issues
|Introduced in March of 1986, these designs feature birds from across Canada. The dominant colour of each denomination remains the same, as
do the portraits; however, the portraits were completely re-done and made larger.
The backgrounds represent the typical landscape for each species of bird and do
not represent specific locations or places.
This issue introduced the bar code into the serial number area. This allows the blind to distinguish notes with the use of a small hand-held
device that "speaks" the bill denomination.
Call me a fool, I think this is the prettiest series ever issued by any
Government. The only possible contenders are the current issues from the
Bank of Switzerland
and Bank of Canada (Journey Series).