Morris Kosowan, owner of Classic Cash in Alberta, said his favourite banknote series – the one he has “a passion for” – is the Bank of Canada’s first series, the 1935 Series. “I love the ’35s because they only had a two-year issue, and they survived the Depression,” he said. “Anybody who put a dollar away during the Depression – or even had a dollar – had some money.” Of the 10 denominations included in the 1935 Series, Kosowan said the higher denominations – such as the $500 and $1,000 note – are his favourites. “I’ve only ever seen three or four for private purchase,” he said, of the English-language $500 note. “They’re very pricey, and at this point, I don’t know if I’d buy one or not.” The 1935 Series is the only Bank of Canada series to include a $500 denomination as well as include both English- and French-language examples of each denomination. Continue reading →
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