About #105 - 100 Dollars Type 2004
Canada. Bank of Canada. 2001-2006 Issue. 100 Dollars Type 2004. Work by Jorge Peral, Artistic Director at the Bank of Canada. Date of introduction: 17-03-2004. Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm. Update security issue: Vertical metallic strip on the left side. Watermark: Portrait of Sir Robert Laird Borden. Raised ink in the big number, Vertical security thread and puzzle number. Two printers: "E" prefix for Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC) and "B" prefix for British American Bank Note Company, Limited (BABNC). Front and back: Multicolored print predominantly brown, green and yellow. Texts in English and French. Description of the front: graphic composition entirely realized by computer. All the legal texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA - BANQUE DU CANADA" and "CE BILLET A COURS LEGAL - THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER" have been grouped on the left side in vertical with the logo of the Arms of Canada printed in smaller at the bottom. There is also the value "100" printed in dark brown at the top left. The portrait, even more imposing than in the previous series, is now placed on the left half of the vignette with the face turned to the right. This is Sir Robert Laird Borden, statesman. He was the 8th Prime Minister of Canada from 10 October 1911 to 10 July 1920 and the 3rd Nova Scotian to hold the position. In the center, the word "CANADA" and the value in two languages printed in brown, then a view of the East entrance of the Parliament of Ottawa, and on the right, the name of the building in English and French written in continuous and smaller and smaller inside a white rectangle. Below right, the value "100" is printed in large brown on a light gradient background with the two signatures printed in orange below. Two variants of signatures are known with The Deputy Governor and The Governor. In the elaborate graphics of the background, we can see the presence of iridescent maple leaves and a Canadian flag. Description of the back: the composition addresses the theme "exploration and innovation". On the left, a 1632 map drawn by Samuel de Champlain, a compass and a canoe made of birch bark. Above, an excerpt from the poem "Jacques Cartier in Toronto" by Miriam Waddington. The security puzzle number printed in brown is visible next to it. In the center and on the right, a telecommunications antenna and Radarsat-1 and a satellite image of Canada. At the bottom, the serial number is printed twice in black with the barcode for the blind.