Eleven years after the Bank of Canada discontinued the two dollar bill with the Royal Canadian Mint’s Toonie, some of the older notes can be worth a huge premium over face value. The unique feature of this note comes down to the signature and prefix combination on the note.
The Thiessen-Crow signature combination was intended to begin with $2 note AUK 164000 to replace the Crow-Bouey signature. However, notes with the Thiessen-Crow signature have been discovered in series AUG to AUN. Notes with the prefix AUH are extremely rare with Thiessen-Crow signatures.
To date, there are only five known $2 notes with the AUH Thiessen-Crow combination, and this is the finest known example graded by PMG as Almost Uncirculated.
The 1986 AUH $2 series note will be hitting the auction block on September 28, 2012 through Geoffrey Bell Auctions in Toronto Ontario at the Toronto Coin Expo.