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Canadian Landscape Series $1 Note

Initially printed by Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. and later by British American Bank Note Company as well, the face of the $1 note features an engraving of Queen Elizabeth II based on a Karsh portrait that appears on all denominations in the series. The portrait was moved to the right to eliminate wear from folding. It was felt that the change from a decorative frame to a soft vignette would make counterfeiting more difficult. The Saskatchewan prairie scene on the back was engraved by Carl Louis Irmscher of American Bank Note Company.

At A Glance

153mm (Horizontal) x 70mm (Vertical)
Elizabeth II - queen - monarchy (Subject Face)
1954 series (Subject)
Replacement note (Subject)

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30 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON