Pick: #65 , The Banknote Book: B328 , Other: #BC-28
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1937 Issue. 1000 Dollars Type 1937. French and English bilingual note. Date of registration: 02-01-1937. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Only 15,000 issued notes. Dimensions: 152 x 73 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and red. 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: K. 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 values "1000" and "ONE THOUSAND / MILLE" 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 of Sir Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier, statesman, seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and first francophone to access this position. Presence of maple leaves on the sides of the medallion. Below, the "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS / THOUSAND 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 1000 Dollars Type 1935 note has been reused and modified. Description: composition of rosettes printed in red monochrome. Above, the texts of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA / BANQUE DU CANADA". Below, the values "ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS / MILLE DOLLARS". The value "1000" is printed in a medallion at the corners and very large on the sides in two large rosettes. In the middle, an allegory of Security with a helmeted young woman, armed with a sword and a shield, protecting a scared young boy. The specimen is known with two horizontal "SPECIMEN" overprinted in red on the front and back, unsigned and numbered "A/K 0000000". Proofs of the front are known mounted on cardboard with large margins, unsigned and unnumbered. Issued notes seen: AK 0000048, AK 0000100, AK 0000196. The photo note (Ref: # BC-28) was sold in Choice Crisp Uncirculated at $ 11,500.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 16185, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.