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$10 1900 Note Design
Face Design: Seated Britannia figure with lion
Back Design: Lathework, Counters, Bank Name (in development, Beaver to be added)
This museum quality 1900 Dominion Bank $10 note is one of the rarest and highest quality early Canadian bank notes to have survived. It is an original uncirculated set of face and back printer's proofs which would not normally be available for private collectors to obtain. The face design is a spectacular work of art featuring a Britannia figure with a lion. The back proof note is a rare "development proof" which is not quite complete. The design shows lathework, counters, and the bank name with an empty circle in the centre. On the finished note, a beaver design would be included in this space.
This was one of the very first notes printed in 1900, and would have been presented to the president or top officials of the bank for approval to proceed to printing notes for circulation, or could have been a sample presented to the original engraver. As is usually the case for proof notes, each note is one sided. Issued notes of this series are also extremely rare, with mid grade circulated notes valued at more than $4,000 and no higher grade note known other than in museum collections. This printer's proof is the only way possible to obtain an uncirculated example of this issue.
This note was part of a collection assembled by a prominent Canadian collector over a 40 year period. Notes in this collection included samples from the archives of the American Bank Note Company and Canadian Bank Note Company which were sold through Christie's Auctions in 1991, as well as other notes purchased through prominent auctions and private treaty sales, in some cases from the families of former bank officials and engravers. All the notes in the collection are rare, with surviving quantities ranging from unique pieces up to about a dozen surviving examples.
This complete collection was recently purchased by Canadian Coin & Currency and is being offered to collectors through The Shopping Channel. Notes from this collection provide an unprecedented opportunity for collectors to acquire extremely rare early Canadian bank notes that are seldom available in the marketplace.
THE DOMINION BANK, 1869-1955
The Dominion Bank operated from 1869 to 1955, when it merged with the Bank of Toronto to for the TD Bank. At the time of the merger, the Dominion bank had 194 branches and assets of $538 million
• $10 1900 The Dominion Bank - Rare Chartered Note
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