|Added by||Bruce Weese|
|General Description||The Scenes of Canada Series was the fourth series of banknotes the Bank of Canada issued. Due to a growing concern over counterfeiting, the Bank of Canada began to release a new series of bank notes in 1969.
This series represented another complete departure in design from earlier issues:
colourful, wavy patterns were introduced;
a new series of Canadian scenic vignettes was created;
portraits of former Canadian prime ministers were re-introduced.
The main characteristic of the new design was the use of multicoloured tints beneath the dominant colour. This series was often dubbed the "multicoloured series". With the exception of the $1 note, the use of black ink was abandoned. Furthermore, the words "this note is legal tender" replaced the phrase "will pay to the bearer on demand," reflecting the fact that Canada's currency had long ceased to be redeemable in gold. The $1,000 denomination was not included in this issue.
Unlike previous series, the 1969-79 series did not have the same date of issue for all denominations, but rather the year in which the printing plate was produced. In addition, this is the first series that has interleaving position of English and French text. The interleaving nature is by text on the same side, as well as by denomination. The following table is a complete representation of all positions of English texts on all denominations.
|Front Description||This predominantly green banknote introduces mutiple colours to make counterfeiting more difficult. This note bears the image of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
Signatures on this bank note feature Thiessen and Crowe.
|Back Description||As part of the 1969-1979 Scenes of Canada this bank note features Moraine Lake and the Rocky Mountains, Alberta. The serial numbers also appear on the bottom of the reverse side.|
|Printed by||Canada - British American Bank Note Company of Ottawa|
|Catalog prices||VG $20.00 VF $20.00 UNC $50.00|