Last updated on July 18th, 2019 at 07:00 am
Last Updated on July 18, 2019 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
‘The Scenes of Canada’ contain 7 pieces and each of them is special in its own way. What makes this particular series exquisite is its colour. It is quite pleasing to just look at this multicoloured series and see how the geometric patterns on them twist and sway around the edges. To learn more about Canadian paper money and this particular series, keep on reading.
Originally issued in June 1974 and printed by both British American Bank Note Company and Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. The back of the note features a tugboat on the Ottawa River below Parliament Hill. This tugboat was named Missinaibi and it hauled logs up the river for nearly twenty years. What is interesting about it is the fact that it was bought by the City of Hull and it can be seen today in that same place.
This note depicts an Inuit hunting scene. It is based on a photo which was taken by Doug Wilkinson. He managed to take the photo at Pond Inlet on North Baffin Island. What is also interesting about it is that its vignette was primarily intended for the back of the $100 note, but, in the end, it was decided that it would adorn this piece of the series. The $2 note was issued in August 1975.
It was in December 1972 that this note was issued. The vignette which is on the back of the note was engraved by George Gunderson and deepened by Gordon Yorke. The image depicts a salmon seiner in Johnstone Strait, which is northeast of Vancouver Island. This note was reissued in 1979 because it was needed to make the numeral more distinct- the serial numbers were moved to the back of the notes.
On the front of this note, there is an engraved portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald, while the back of it features the Polymer Corporation in Sarnia. The image of the corporation was engraved by De La Rue and it was based on a photograph taken by George Hunter. The $10 note was issued in November 1971 and was printed by Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd.
The first note in the series worth $20 was issued in June 1970 with the engraving of the Queen on the front. But, it had to be reissued in 1979 in order to move the serial numbers to the back of the notes. This was also an opportunity for the bank to modify the colours and make the note different from the $1 note. The back part of it features a view of Moraine Lake in Alberta’s Valley of the Ten Peaks.
It was March 1975 when this special note was issued. The front part of this note features an engraving of William Lyon Mackenzie King, while the back features the dome formation from the RCMP musical ride. What makes this note different from the others is the fact that the vignette on the back was not produced by an intaglio process, but with a lithographic one.
The last, but certainly not least $100 note
This note was printed by the British American Bank Note Company and it was issued in May 1976. On it, there is an engraving of the portrait of Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden made by Gordon Yorke. He also engraved the vignette of the harbour at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia on the back part of the note.
Where can you get your hands on some of these remarkable notes?
All of these banknotes can be found at Colonial Acres Coins. Even if you would like to have the whole series in your possession, you can find them here. In addition to this, if you are a numismatist and you are interested in collecting Canadian paper money, Colonial Acres Coins can be of great help to you. Our company that has been in business for over 20 years, so you can be sure that you will find everything you are looking for in one place. Head down to Colonial Acres today and enrich your collection.