Pick: #54 , The Banknote Book: B317 , Other: #BC-17
Canada. Bank of Canada. 1935 Regular Issues. 500 Dollars Type 1935. Texts in English. Date of issue: 11-03-1935. Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited (CBNC). Series A: 20,900 issued notes. Dimensions: 152 x 73 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Note printed by sheet of four copies with an identical sheet number. To distinguish the four banknotes from the sheet, two small Check Letters "A, B, C or D" were printed in black under the numbers. Front and back: print in black and brown. Front: black and white frame decorated with abstract shapes and rosettes with the value "500" printed in the corners. Above, the text of the issuing institute "The BANK OF CANADA, will pay to the bearer on demand" is printed in black on two lines in the center. The banknote number is printed in red and repeated twice at the top. The serial letter is printed in red on the left of the number. In the center, the value "500" is printed in a large rosette. Below, the value "FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS" is printed in a black cartridge. In an oval on the left, a portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald, lawyer, Canadian statesman and prime minister of Canada from 1867 to 1873 and 1878 to 1891. On the right, the official seal of the Bank of Canada and the group number of the bill. The notes have been delivered to the Bank without signatures and without seal. These were printed in black ink typography by the internal services of the Bank of Canada. Two types of signatures: Deputy Governor John Arundel Caulfield Osborne and Governor Graham Ford Towers. Back: frame composed of ornaments and rosettes printed in brown monochrome. The value "500" is printed in very large numbers on the sides in rosettes and another four times in smaller ones in the frame. Above, the text of the issuing institute "BANK OF CANADA" is printed in the center curved. In the middle, an allegory of fertility represented by a woman sitting and holding a sickle in her right hand. In the background, a fruit tree in front of a lake and mountain landscape. The specimen is known perforated three times "SPECIMEN" in oblique, numbered in red "A00000" and overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red. Two punch holes on the signatures. Two proofs with large margins of the front and back are known, unnumbered and unsigned. The two photo proofs (Ref: # BC-17fp / bp) were sold in PCGS Choice New 63PPQ and PCGS Superb Gem New 67PPQ status at $ 6,000.00 by Heritage Auctions, Orlando Auction # 4008, lot # 28115, from The Yuri Solovey Collection, 2019. Issues notes known: A00869 (Check letter B), A02041 (Check letter D). About 40 copies of 500 Dollars would not be returned!