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1900 Dominion of Canada 25-Cent Shinplaster Courtney Fractional Note (F+)

Item: #1900-25C-COURTNEY    |    Mfr: Bank of Canada    |   #1900-25C-COURTNEY

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1900 Dominion of Canada 25-Cent Shinplaster Courtney Fractional Note

 

Released in 1900, the American Bank Note Company (ABNC) added the 25-cent to to the denomination of Dominion notes it was preparing on behalf of the government. This is the second issue of the 25-cent shinplasters redesigned to feature a seated Britannia figure with trident and shield. Due to a loss of records covering the period from 1914 to 1921, the total number of 1900 25-cent notes issued is unavailable. However, of the remaining periods, over 5 million notes were issued. Many of these notes are still quite common today and decent enough examples can be had for less than $50.
 
The banks were opposed to the introduction of paper "shinplasters," but the fact that they were redeemable in gold when presented in quantity went a long way toward making the fractional notes acceptable.

 

Design

A black and white frame with decorative shapes including the value of the banknote: "25" & "TWENTY FIVE CENTS". On the left, the inscription "The Dominion of Canada" accompanied by the value of the note "25" & "TWENTY FIVE CENTS" as well as the date and signature. On the right, an allegory of a seated Britannia holding a shield and a trident with a sailing ship in the background. At the bottom, the printer of the banknote.

The note's reverse depicts a composition based on decorative shapes and the value of the banknote : "25 CENTS".

 

Packaging

1900 Dominion of Canada 25-Cent Shinplaster Courtney Fractional Note comes in a protective clear plastic holder and in the titled condition.
Note: The photo of this item is a stock image only.

 

Specifications

Face value: 25 cents
Serial No: -
Qty Printed: n/a
Cat No: DC-15a
Signatures: Courtney

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