Canada DC-29 1925 $1,000
In 1925 the Canadian Department of Finance issued new $500 and $1,000 notes and withdrew the 1911 issue notes.
These higher denomination notes were called bearer notes as they were inscribed with ”Will pay to the bearer.“
The face of the $1,000 note is black and orange and features the portrait of Queen Mary, the same portrait used on the $5 note. A number of typical design elements were omitted. Instead of the Finance Department seal, the note has a large denominational counter to the right of the portrait. The series letter was not engraved, but was used as a prefix to the serial number. And, there were no check numbers as the notes were numbered individually. The signature and countersignature were hand-signed in Ottawa.
The back design is printed in orange and consists of lathe work, counters and ”The Dominion of Canada.“ A small imprint ”Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited“ is located at the bottom center on the face and back.
One 4/on plate was engraved for this series and only 30,000 notes were printed.