2 Dollars 1937 (2. I.)


2 Dollars 1937 (2. I.) 2 Dollars 1937 (2. I.)
Added by Bruce Weese
General Description Two years after the 1935 Canadian Bank Note Series, the Bank of Canada printed its second

series of bank notes. These notes were required to be produced as bilingual (English and

French) because of altered Canadian government legislation. This series had the English

writing on the left of the bills and the French writing on the right side of the bills.

Since King George V died on January 20, 1936 and Edward VIII resigned, most of the 1937

Canadian Bank Notes had the portrait of King George VI on the front of them. The only two

bills that didn't have King George VI on them were the 1937 $100 Bank Note, which had Sir

John A. Macdonald on its obverse, and the 1937 $1000 Canadian Note, which had Sir Wilfird

Laurier's portrait on its front.
Front Description The 1937 2 Dollar Canadian Bank Notes had the portrait of King George VI on the front of them along with either the Coyne-Towers signatures or the Gordon-Towers signatures. The image here is the Gordon-Towers version.
Back Description The 1937 notes continued with the industry Allegory themes introduced in the 1935 series.

The two dollar bill depicts an Harvest allegory symbolizing the mercantile industry with a woman seated surrounded symbols of bounty and harvest.
Catalog code P#59b
Material Paper
Printed by BRITISH AMERICAN BANK NOTE COMPANY LIMITED
Catalog prices VG $20.00   UNC $75.00  

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