Canada's central bank thinks it has just the right gift for the person who must have everything: sheets of Canadian $2 bills.
Starting today, the Bank of Canada is selling uncut sheets of $2 bills for $90 ($76 U.S.), plus provincial sales tax and postage charges. It parallels its 1988 idea of offering sheets of $1 notes for sale as the note was being phased out for a new $1 coin and collectors were eager for mementos.
"I know a number of people who had them framed," said Gordon May, a deputy chief at the Bank of Canada. He said dealers and grandparents snapped up 115,000 sheets of the $1-note sheets but said it is too early to predict demand for the $2 notes.