Canadian Notes - $1 and $2
These are my Canadian $1 and $2 notes. You can click on any picture to bring
up a larger view of the note.
Year: 1937
Denomination: $1
Quantity Printed: 130,000,000
Signatures: D. Gordon & G.F.
Towers
History: This 1937 $1 note is the
variety of a wide signature panel. On
the back you can see a woman
sitting with agricultural products
surrounding her.
$1 Bills
Year: 1954
Denomination: $2
Quantity Printed: 30,000,000
Signatures: J.E. Coyne & G.F.
Towers
History: This is a 1954 'Devils
Face' note. It is known as this as
there is a devil's face in the Queen's
hair. This caused instant controversy
and the portrait was modified soon
after. This is one of the original
unmodified portrait notes.
$2 Bills
Year: 1954
Denomination: $1
Quantity Printed: 60,000,000
Signatures: J.R. Beattie & L.
Rasminsky
History: This is a 1954 $1 modified
portrait. At the first issue of these
notes in 1954, there was a devil
made out of the Queen's hair. This
portrait of her was modified as seen
on this bill. On the back is the
Canadian Prairies.
Year: 1973
Denomination: $1
Quantity Printed: 230,000,000
Signatures: R.W. Lawson & G.K.
Bouey
History: This 1973 $1 note shows
the Queen and the Coat of Arms of
Canada on the front and Parliament
Hill across the Ottawa River on the
back.
Year: 1967
Denomination: $1
Quantity Printed: 12,000,000
Signatures: J.R. Beattie & L.
Rasminsky
History: These special $1 notes
were issued to commemorate the
centennial of Confederation. On the
back you can see the old parliament
buildings.
Year: 1954
Denomination: $2
Quantity Printed: 100,000,000
Signatures: G.K. Bouey & L.
Rasminsky
History: This 1954 $2 note shows
the Queen on the front and a
landscape of Quebec on the back.
This is one of the modified portrait
notes.
Year: 1986
Denomination: $2
Quantity Printed: 220,000,000
Signatures: G.G. Thiessen & J.W.
Crow
History: This 1986 $2 note is a part
of the bird series where they put a
different bird on the back of each
Canadian bill. This one has a couple
of robins on the back of it. It also
has the Parliament buildings on the
front beside the Queen's head.
Year: 1974
Denomination: $2
Quantity Printed: 110,000,000
Signatures: R.W. Lawson & G.K.
Bouey
History: This 1974 $2 note shows
the Queen and the Coat of Arms of
Canada on the front and the Inuit
hunting on Baffin Island on the back.