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The 1937 Series

Shortly after the release of the 1935 Series, King George V died rather suddenly. His son, Prince Edward, the Prince of Wales (as seen on the 1935 $5 note) became King Edward VIII. New notes started into production, no doubt, with King Edward VIII's portrait on some.

King Edward abdicated the throne in December of 1936 so that he could marry Wallis Simpson, a twice divorced American. His brother, the Duke of York (from the 1935 $50 note), then became King George VI. As a matter of fact, it was the same vignette from the 1935 $50 note that was used for the 1937 series.

The allegorical scenes were also reused but in some cases, used on different denominations.

This was also the issue that the Bank of Canada chose to move to a bilingual note as the cost of printing separate languages was too expensive. The note size remained at 6 x 2 7/8 inches.