My first thought is it's possible but I defer to our banknote collectors north of the border. Did you examine the rev for any traces of design ink? Peace Roy
I don’t know much about Canadian notes, but I do believe this particular note is supposed to have a printed back, not blank. If that’s the error, I’m surprised at all the circulation it saw before being pulled.
AKA - Steve in Tampa
Here's the closest I could find to a 1954 Canada $1
Notice how yours are missing the Left and Right Serial Numbers. I don't know what to make of it but thanks for sharing.
the heavy wear is a bit of a head scratcher
Yup, noticed the missing serial numbers, which would be a separate impression step. This type of error has occurred in US banknotes so.....Peace Roy
im not sure
This type of error can be faked by carefully splitting the note in half.
Weigh it. I don't know what a Canadian $1 is supposed to weigh but a U.S. dollar weighs very close to 1.00 grams. Weigh a 1954 Canadian Dollar and compare to this one.