1954 Issue

1954 Issue


      Following the death of King George VI, Canada released a new series of notes in 1954, featuring Queen Elizabeth II. The allegorical vignettes on the reverses of the notes were replaced by Canadian landscapes.



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Devil's Face


      On the earliest versions of the 1954 series of notes, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth had the effect of a leering demon in her hair. This was the result of a faithful reproduction of a photograph, contrary to rumours.

      By 1956, the smaller denomination notes portrayed a modified portrait of the Queen. The $1000 bill was changed much later, however, it has been difficult to find. I have only seen one uncirculated Devil Face $1000 note offered for sale.


1954 Devils Face Matched Serial number set
from $1 through $100 scarce.....wanted














1954 $1000 Coyne Towers Devil Face..................wanted

Devil's Face Thousand





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Modified 1954 Bills


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