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I just learned that Bank of Canada has made a deal with the Royal Canadian Mint to sell 150 UNC rolls of the $2 replacement "X" Bird Series Notes.   The Mint is going to be giving this as a free gift to their ultra high end buyers who buy an exclusive gold and silver coin set that is being sold for $11,000 (mintage is only 150 sets).  Apparently, these sheets were stored in the BofC vaults after all these years. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 10:14:55 pm »

Wow! Aren't those sheets worth like $4,000 each. Not a bad free gift! And surprisingly those sets at $11,000 will sell out very quick.
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 11:17:02 pm »

With these notes entering the market, isn't the value of the "X" notes going to take a dive?
Or the fact that they are still in sheets won't have any effect on the value, as most will remain intact (unless someone cuts the bills as singles)?

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2016, 12:48:57 am »

The value should decline with the extra supply made available.  Some coin collectors are not paper money collectors so they could sell them on the secondary market.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2016, 09:44:34 am »

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these sheets were stored in the BofC vaults after all these years. 
I wonder what else is tucked away  :-X



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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2016, 04:32:29 pm »

Mint-issued BRX $2s have very low value anyway, compared to circulation notes.  I don't suppose the release of these sheets would have much of an impact on the individual note price, if they were cut up.

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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 11:29:20 am »

Mint-issued BRX $2s have very low value anyway, compared to circulation notes.  I don't suppose the release of these sheets would have much of an impact on the individual note price, if they were cut up.
Were these sheets considered mint issue or circulation issue?? Being mint issued if they were to be cut they'd be worth much less as an individual mint issue BRX note is pretty much worthless when compared to the actual circulation issue. This is where buyers most beware and make sure that they buy the right BRX in the right range! I am assuming that these new sheets should be within the range that already exist.
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 01:43:24 am »

Here is the official release announcement:

RECEIVE ONE, UNCUT 2-DOLLAR BANKNOTE SHEET FROM THE 1986 SERIES! Order today!

In 1996, polar bears suddenly became a prominent part of everyday life in Canada when the new two-dollar coin entered circulation to replace the two-dollar banknote. People immediately started referring to it as the toonie, a moniker that belied the coin's achievement as the latest innovation in minting that featured new technology developed by the Royal Canadian Mint. Celebrate the toonie's 20th anniversary with this remarkable four-coin set that highlights the features that made it one of Canada's most beloved circulation coins, and also revisits design elements from the final two-dollar banknote. Each set includes one, uncut banknote sheet from the 1986 Birds of Canada series. This sheet is composed of 40 unique 'replacement' two-dollar notes, with the prefix BRX in the serial number.

Will be the prestige set in your collection! Order today before they are all gone!

Price: $11,500 Canadian

Special features:
Own part of the rich history of Canadian circulation currency with this exquisite premium set of
four coins whose reverse and obverse designs celebrate Canadian currency.
ONLY 150 UNITS OF THIS INCREDIBLE SET WILL BE STRUCK! This exceptionally low mintage, along with highly attractive designs and flawless presentation, mean that this set is sure to be sought after by collectors from around the world.
TWO GOLD COINS, TWO PLATINUM COINS!
Two coins in this unique set have reverse images that represent elements of the 2-dollar Canadian banknote that preceded the introduction of the 2-dollar coin.
RECEIVE ONE, UNCUT 2-DOLLAR BANKNOTE SHEET FROM THE 1986 SERIES! With each coin set purchase, you receive one, uncut 2-dollar banknote sheet from the 1986 Series, Birds of Canada.
Your coin set is GST/HST exempt.

About the Design:
Coin One
99.95% Pure Platinum Selectively Plated in 99.99% Pure Gold:
The reverse and obverse of this 2-dollar 99.95% pure platinum coin feature the design of today's two-dollar coin. The inner ring of the obverse and reverse are gold-plated. The obverse features the present effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Coin Two
99.99% Pure Gold:
The reverse of this 2-dollar 99.99% gold coin shows a magnified view of the original polar bear from the 1996 issue with the polar bear sitting centre stage. The obverse features the present effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.
Coin Three
99.95% Pure Platinum:
The reverse of this 2-dollar 99.95% pure platinum coin features the number "2" and the Parliament buildings of Canada from the Canadian 2-dollar banknote. Ornate scrollwork and geometric lines are captured from the banknote design. The obverse features the 1996 effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de Pédery-Hunt.
Coin Four
99.99% Pure Gold:
The reverse of this 2-dollar 99.99% gold coin features a detailed vignette depicting two robins (Turdus migratorius) from the Canadian 2-dollar banknote issue. Ornate scrollwork and geometric lines are captured from the banknote design. The obverse features the 1996 effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Dora de Pédery-Hunt.

$2 Banknote Sheet Information
This sheet is composed of 40 unique 'replacement' notes, with the prefix BRX in the serial number, and has been held in the Royal Canadian Mint vaults for 20 years. The $2 banknote sheet will be protected with Mylar sheets and packaged in a 3 foot tube. The banknote sheet along with the coin set will be shipped together in a large box. You are encouraged to store the banknote sheet in a manner free from PVC, humidity and sunlight to help maintain its condition.

Packaging:
Your coins are encapsulated and presented in a Royal Canadian Mint-branded wood case with graphic beauty box.

- See more at: http://www.mint.ca/store/coins/4coin-set-%E2%80%93-20-years-in-the-minting-%E2%80%93-mintage-150-2016-prod2620641;jsessionid=8EE5B4972E7ECEC7B60FD4D0FBCCA2B3.node2-2?rcmiid=link|categorypage|4-Coin_Set_20_Years_in_the_Minting_Mintage_150_2016|Shop-Masters_Club&#.Vs1QXMu9KSN

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