Canada 5 Dollars banknote 1954 Queen Elizabeth II

Canadian Banknotes 5 Dollars banknote 1954 Queen Elizabeth II
Canada money currency 5 Dollars banknote 1954 Otter Falls on the Aishihik River, Yukon

Canadian Banknotes 5 Dollars banknote 1954 Queen Elizabeth II
Bank of Canada - Banque du Canada

Obverse: Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, based on a photograph taken by Yousuf Karsh, placed on the right side of the obverse, the first series to carry the portrait of Elizabeth as queen. The photograph was the same one used for the 1952 Canada 2-cent stamp, but was flipped to have Elizabeth II face left, and the diamond tiara she was wearing was removed. The final image was engraved by George Gunderson, master engraver at British American Bank Note Company, after receiving approval from Elizabeth II.
This was the first series to include the Canadian coat of arms, which appeared centrally in the background of the obverse.
Signatures: Governor of the Bank of Canada (Gouverneur) - James Coyne; Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada (Sous-Gouverneur) - John Robert Beattie.
Reverse: An engraved scene of Otter Falls on the Aishihik River in southwestern Yukon (near Alaska), at mile 996 of the Alaska Highway. The engraving was created by C. Gordon Yorke.
Printer: British American Bank Note Company, Limited.
Dimensions: 152 x 70 mm.
Texts: Bank of Canada will pay to the bearer on demand Five Dollars; Banque du Canada paiera au porteur sur demande Cinq Dollars.

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"Devil's Head", 1954 series
  The 1954 Series was the third series of banknotes of the Canadian dollar issued by the Bank of Canada. The banknotes were designed in 1952 following the accession of Elizabeth II to the throne after the death of her father George VI. The banknote designs differed significantly from the preceding 1937 Series banknotes, though the denomination colours and bilingual printing were retained.
  The banknote series became known as the "Devil's Head" series, leading to design modifications for all denominations. The second variant of the series was issued in 1956.
  The new notes were introduced by Graham Towers, the Governor of the Bank of Canada, to the Parliamentary Press Gallery in June 1954, and entered circulation that September. In advertisements that ran in Canadian newspapers in September 1954, the Bank of Canada stated that design and use of two colours on the obverse were security features to deter counterfeiting.

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Otter Falls on the Aishihik River, Yukon
Otter Falls (Southern Tutchone: Nadélin) is located on the Aishihik River in southwestern Yukon, a territory of Canada.
Accessible via the Aishihik Road, the site of the falls has long been visited by lovers of the outdoors due to its picturesque nature, bird life (American Dipper and Harlequin Duck amongst others) and sport fishing opportunities.
   The Aishihik River, also known as Canyon Creek, is a river in the Yukon Territory of Canada. Originating in Aishihik Lake, it flows south into the Dezadeash River, part of the Alsek River watershed.
   Flows on the northern portion of the river, including Otter Falls, are considerably reduced because of a hydroelectric dam and station owned by the Yukon Energy Corporation. The Aishihik Road mainly follows the river.
   The river crosses the Alaska Highway at small outpost called Canyon Creek, Yukon, where one of the original wooden bridges of the Alaska Highway still stands.

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