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1 Dollar Dominion of Canada

Features

Country Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1870
Value (1 CAD)
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 185 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 12
  • 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 made of decorative shapes and including the value of the banknote "1" & "ONE". In the middle, a representation of Britannia wearing a shield and pointing on Canada on a globe. An owl, a dove, and a cherub holding a caduceus complete the central illustration. On the left, a portrait of the French navigator and explorer Jacques Cartier and on the right, within a decorative form the value "1". At the top center the words "Dominion of Canada" and on either side the serial number.

Lettering:
1 - 1
THE Dominion of Canada
1
1 - 1
Will Pay
to the bearer
Ottawa, July 1st 1870
ONE - ONE
One Dollar - One Dollar
ONE
For Minister of Finance - For Receiver General
Canada Bank Note Printing Tint
British American BANK NOTE Co. Montreal & Ottawa

Reverse

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

Lettering:
1 - PAYABLE AT TORONTO - 1
British American BANK NOTE Co. Montreal & Ottawa

Comments

Various colors of the serial numbers :
Blue : Montreal, Victoria
Black : Halifax, St. John
Red : Toronto

Sales :
→ "In June 2015, at Torex, an uncertified $1 note (estimate: VG) of 1870 - Payable at Victoria (#03786C) was sold for C$48,875."

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1870  P#12a - Payable at Montreal
1870  P#12b - Payable at Toronto
1870  P#12c - Payable at Toronto (Overprint "Manitoba")
1870  P#12d - Payable at Halifax
1870  P#12e - Payable at St. John
1870  P#12f - Payable at Victoria
1870  P#12g - Payable at Montreal (Overprint "Manitoba")

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