Item iw-edm-41 - Prosperity Certificate

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Prosperity Certificate

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CA EDM edm-1741-iw-edm-41

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  • 1936 (Creation)
    Government of the Province of Alberta

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1 certificate

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  • The material is in English.

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This file consists of one Prosperity certificate. The Social Credit Party introduced the Prosperity certificates in 1936 in order to alieviate the effects on the Great Depression on Albertans. The certificate was to have the value of a one dollar bill but to maintain its validity, the certificate holder needed to attach a 1-cent stamp to it on a weekly basis. As such, it was hoped that the holder of the note would use it before the week's end in order to avoid the penalty of purchasing a stamp. Use of the Prosperity certificates only lasted the year. Albertans did not like the idea of purchasing stamps to keep them valid; as well, they were also unpopular because the stamps often came loose.

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