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5 Dollars Second Issue

Features

Country Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Local banknote
Year 1849
Value 5 Dollars (5)
Composition Paper
Size 180 × 77 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# S1769
  • 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

In the top left and right corner the value "5". An illustration of standing Britannia and Justice in the lower left corner and Minerva standing by seated Prosperity in the lower right corner. In the top center, a portrait of Queen Victoria supported by a Lion on her left and an unicorn on her right. At the bottom center, a small crown on swords.

Lettering:
FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - 5 - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE
FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - 5 - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE - FIVE
AUTHORIZED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT
No.
UPPER - CANADA
THE FARMER'S JOINT STOCK BANK -
ing Company, will pay the bearer on demand
FIVE DOLLARS at their Office in Toronto,
for Value Received
Toronto Feb: 1st 1849.
FIVE
Manager - Pres.
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, New York

Reverse

Blank side only one red overprint.

Lettering: FIVE

Comments

→ The "Farmers' Joint Stock Banking Company" has issued banknotes between 1835 and 1849.
→ Signatures : William Brown Phipps (Manager) & J.W. Sherwood (President)
→ Printed by : Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson - New York

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1849  Above date, "Toronto" is handwritten on a printed line

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Banknotes Canada 5 Dollars (Second Issue)