Hello CPMF,

I am continuing to research 1878 $1 Dominion notes with 5 digit sheet numbers.

(People commonly refer to these as serial numbers – Dominion notes were printed with the same “sheet number” on four note sheets and used check letters A, B, C, and D to differentiate them.)

It was previously thought that all 1878 $1 Dominion notes had six digits and used leading zeroes for low numbers. Research has shown that 1878 Toronto series A notes started with five digit sheet numbers below 100000 and continued with six digits. All other varieties in this series used six digit sheet numbers.

So far, seven of these 5 digit sheet number notes have been observed. I posted on CPMF in November 2021 that an auction sold 68770/D in VG condition.

My list of 1878 $1 Toronto series A so far is (sheet number/check letter):

17819/B

21370/A

50155/C

51117/B

68770/D

72764/D added January 2023

84196/B

89913/B

CPMF, please post additions here or send me a PM if you prefer.

Cheers,

“Just Bank Notes”