Pick: #64 , The Banknote Book: B327 , Other: #BC-27
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1937 Issue. 100 Dollars Type 1937. French and English bilingual note. Date of issue: 02-01-1937. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 152 x 73 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and brown. 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: J. 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 "100" and "ONE HUNDRED / CENT" values printed in the corners. The ticket 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 of Sir John A. Macdonald, lawyer, Canadian statesman and prime minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. Below, the "ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS / CENT DOLLARS" 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 100 Dollars Type 1935 bill has been reused and modified. Description: composition of rosettes printed in brown monochrome. Above, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA / BANQUE DU CANADA". Bottom, the values "ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS / CENT DOLLARS". The value "100" is printed in a medallion at the corners and very large on the sides in two large rosettes. In the middle, an allegory of trade and industry with a seated man showing a boat model to a child. In the background, a maritime embarkation dock on the right and an industrial scene on the left. Proofs of the front are known mounted on cardboard with large margins, unsigned and unnumbered. The photo note (Ref: # BC-27b) was sold in Choice Crisp Uncirculated at $ 1,092.50 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 16179, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.