Bank of Canada (1935)
The first Issue. For its first issue of bank notes, the new Canadian institution is not yet ready to produce its own notes. The federal government therefore uses specialized printing companies. Ten new denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 Dollars are printed, including one copie in English and another copie in French, which are otherwise perfectly identical. The 25-cent note of the previous show, abandoned by the public, is definitely abandoned. The release takes place March 11, 1935, the same day the opening of the new Bank of Canada! In terms of design, these notes are of a very classic invoice. Reverses are, for example, all illustrated with allegorical vignettes stamped with obsolete divine symbols that no longer correspond to the aesthetics of the 1930s. The eight banknotes from 1 to 100 Dollars are exclusively in the effigy of members of the Royal Family of England. Only 500 Dollars and 1000 Dollars use the portraits of two former Canadian Prime Ministers, Laurier and Macdonald. The $ 25 bill, printed two months after the other values, is only issued to commemorate the 25th anniversary of King George V's silver jubilee.