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25 Cents "Shinplaster" Dominion of Canada

Features

Country Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1870
Value 25 Cents
0.25 CAD = 0.19 USD
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 116 × 59 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 8
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

A black and white frame with decorative shapes including the value of the banknote: "25" & "TWENTY FIVE CENTS". In the center, a portrait of Britannia wearing a spear on her shoulder and a helmet on her head. Above her, the inscription "The Dominion of Canada" and on either side the value of the banknote "25" & "TWENTY FIVE CENTS", as well as the signatures and date. At the bottom, the printer of the note.

Lettering:
25 - 25
TWENTY FIVE CENTS - TWENTY FIVE CENTS
Authorised by - 31 Vict. Cap.46.
THE DOMINION OF CANADA
WILL PAY - ON DEMAND
25 - 25
TWENTY FIVE CENTS - TWENTY FIVE CENTS
MARCH 1st, 1870 - MARCH 1st, 1870
FOR MINISTER OF FINANCE - FOR RECEIVER GENERAL
British American BANKNOTE Co Montreal & Ottawa

Reverse

A composition based on decorative forms. In the center, the lettering.

Lettering:
REDEEMABLE
ON PRESENTATION AT
MONTREAL . TORONTO
OR ST. JOHN .

Comments

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1870  300,000 81% P#8a - Without Plate Letter
1870  2,000,000 6% P#8b - Plate Letter A
1870  2,000,000 38% P#8c - Plate Letter B

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