5 Dollars 1937 (2. I.)


5 Dollars 1937 (2. I.) 5 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 Blue 5 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 5 dollar bill depicts an electric power allegory with a naked man holding a sledge hammer seated on a power plant in front of a dammed river on his right and what appears to be Niagara Falls on his left.
Catalog code P#60b
Height 72.00 mm
Width 154.00 mm
Material Paper
Catalog prices VG $7.50   VF $15.00   UNC $75.00  

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