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Value of 2nd Jan. 1937 $50 Bill from The Bank of Canada

Bank of Canada 1937 Fifty Dollar Bill


Description:   Most Canadian bank notes from 1937 feature a portrait of King George VI (with exception of $100 and $1000 bills). Each denomination has a different color tint, just like modern currency does today. Fifty dollar bills are an orange color. The first thing you will probably notice is that the left side of each bank note has English text and the right hand side has French text. This was a change from 1935 bank notes, which were printed with either just French or just English text. 1937 $50 bills were printed by The Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Varieties:   There are three different kinds of 1937 $50 bills. The different varieties are based on the signature combination. Possible signors include J.A.C. Osborne and G.F. Towers, D. Gordon and Towers, and J.E. Coyne and Towers. Only 100,000 bank notes were printed with the Osborne signature. It trades for a significant premium over other 1937 $50 bills.

Quantity Printed:   5,400,000

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

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We buy all Canadian $50 bills issued in 1937. Our offers are dependent upon the condition and rarity of your specific bank note. Prices generally range from $75 to $600; especially choice notes or rare varieties could be worth more money. Send us pictures of your paper money and we will respond quickly with our buy and sell price. Don’t be shocked if we can pay a lot more than you were expecting. There is a strong market for 1937 fifty dollar bills from Canada and we would welcome the chance to work with you if you decide to sell yours.

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