Pick: #58 , The Banknote Book: B321 , Other: #BC-21
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1937 Issue. 1 Dollar Type 1937. French and English bilingual note. Date of issue: 02-01-1937. Withdrawal date: 01-01-2012. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 152 x 73 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. With this new issue, the two Check Letters disappear. Each banknote now has a unique number with a two-letter prefix added in front of the number. The superior character designates the series while the lower character indicates the letter of denomination assigned to this value: A, L, M or N. Description of the front: texts in English on the left and texts in French on the right. A black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and rosettes features the "1" and "ONE / UN" values printed in the corners. The banknote number and its prefix are printed in red and repeated twice at the top. On the sides, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA, will pay to the bearer on demand" and "BANQUE DU CANADA, paiera au porteur sur demande" are printed in black on three lines. In an oval in the center of the bill, a portrait in official costume of King George VI. Presence of maple leaves on the sides of the medallion. Below, the "ONE DOLLAR / UN DOLLAR" values are printed in a black cartridge. The notes were delivered to the Bank without signatures. These were printed in black ink typography by the internal services of the Bank of Canada. Three variants of signatures with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. The back of the 1 Dollar Type 1935 bill has been reused and modified. Description: composition of rosettes printed in green monochrome. Above, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA / BANQUE DU CANADA". Bottom, the values "ONE DOLLAR / UN DOLLAR". The value "1" is printed in a circular medallion at the corners and very large on the sides in two octagonal rosettes. In the middle, an allegory of Agriculture sitting with tools on her lap. On the sides, at his feet, a cornucopia and a sheaf of wheat. In the background, a fruit vegetation. Proofs are known from the front mounted on cardboard with large margins unsigned and unnumbered. The photo note (Ref: # BC-21a) was sold in Gem Crisp Uncirculated at $ 230.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 16123, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.
Variant #58b or #BC-21b: the oval with the portrait of the king is farther from the upper edge!
Variant #58c or #BC-21c: The oval with the portrait of the king is closer to the upper edge!
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- Signatures: Gordon-Towers - Narrow Panel with Prefixe H/A: 10,000,000 issued notes.
- Signatures: Gordon-Towers - Narrow Panel with Prefixe J/A: unknown issued notes.
- Signatures: Gordon-Towers - Wide Panel: 460,000,000 issued notes.
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- Signatures: Coyne-Towers with Prefixe O/M: 7,160,000 issued notes.
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