Bank of Canada 1937 One Thousand Dollar Bill

Canada 1937 One Thousand Dollar Bill 1000 Dollars

Canada 1000 dollars 1937
Bank of Canada 1937 One Thousand Dollar Bill

The $1000 Dollar note was printed by Canadian Bank Note Company (CBN). The front carries a portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Canada’s seventh prime minister. The portrait, which depicts Laurier wearing a Prince Albert coat, was engraved by ABN's master engraver, Edwin Gunn. The back of the note features an allegorical figure representing security. “Security” was a stock image owned by ABN—the company had used the same allegorical figure as early as 1917 on an issue of Russian bonds.

The $1000 Dollar note was issued several years after the rest of the 1937 series, mainly because it was rarely used by members of the public, and there were sufficient quantities in circulation from the 1935 issue to meet the needs of the chartered banks.

Size:            152.4 x 73.025 mm (6.0 x 2.875 inches)
Signatures:   Left - J.A.C. Osborne
                   Right - G.F. Towers

Text:   Bank Of Canada – Will pay to the bearer on demand – Banque Du Canada – Paiera au porteur sur demande – One Thousand Dollars – Mille Dollars – Ottawa, 2nd Jan. 1937 – Ottawa le 2 Jan. 1937 – Canadian Bank note company limited – deputy governor – governor – sous gouverneur – gouverneur

Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier (20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919), known as Wilfrid Laurier, was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911.
Canada's first francophone prime minister, Laurier is often considered one of the country's greatest statesmen. He is well known for his policies of conciliation, expanding Confederation, and compromise between French and English Canada. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralized federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada. "I have had before me as a pillar of fire," he said, "a policy of true Canadianism, of moderation, of reconciliation." And he passionately defended individual liberty, "Canada is free and freedom is its nationality," and "Nothing will prevent me from continuing my task of preserving at all cost our civil liberty." Laurier was also well regarded for his efforts to establish Canada as an autonomous country within the British Empire, though he supported the continuation of the British Empire if it was based on "absolute liberty political and commercial".
Laurier is the fourth-longest serving Prime Minister of Canada, behind William Lyon Mackenzie King, John A. Macdonald, and Pierre Trudeau. A 2011 Maclean's historical ranking of the Prime Ministers placed Laurier first. Laurier also holds the record for the most consecutive federal elections won (4), and his 15 year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among Prime Ministers. In addition, his nearly 45 years (1874–1919) of service in the House of Commons is an all-time record for that house. Finally, at 31 years, 8 months, Laurier was the longest-serving leader of a major Canadian political party, surpassing King by over two years. Laurier's portrait is displayed on the modern Canadian five-dollar bill.

Canadian 1000 Dollar Bills

Canadian 1000 Dollar Bill 1935 Sir Wilfrid Laurier        Canadian 1000 Dollar Bill 1937 Sir Wilfrid Laurier