Pick: #35 , Other: #DC-27
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1923-1925 issues. 5 Dollars Type 1924. Date: May 26, 1924. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Dimensions: 181 x 84 mm. Watermark: unknown. No security thread. Note printed by sheet of four copies with an identical sheet number. The banknote number is repeated twice and printed in red at the top. The note has two small black Check Letters positioned under the "FIVE" value in blue and the Department of Finance's black seal on the right. The serial letter is printed in red on the left of the number. Front and back: print in black and blue. Front: a frame with the value "2" in rosettes printed in the corners. In the center, a portrait of the Queen Mary in formal court dress with the words "The Dominion of Canada" printed curved at the top. Below, the value "TWO DOLLARS" is printed horizontally in a black cartridge. Two signatures with The Controller of the Currency, C. E. Campbell and The Minister of Finance, Watson Sellar. Back: composition of rosettes printed in blue monochrome. In the center, the buildings of the Parliament of Ottawa seen from the East side and above, the mention "Dominion of Canada". The value "5" is printed in the corners and in two rosettes on the sides of the central drawing. The plates of this bill were prepared in 1924, but the note contain the date of May 26 in honor of the Queen's birthday. The printing of this note did however begin in 1931 and will finally be circulated in 1934. 2,000,000 copies were printed but only one third would have circulated. The photo note (Ref: # DC-27) was sold in Extremely Fine+ at $ 7,475.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, lot # 16063, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.