About #1 - 1 Dollar Type 1866
Canada. Province of Canada. Issue from October 1, 1866, Ottawa. 1 Dollar Type 1866. Engraving: American Bank Note Company. Ltd, New York. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa. Dimensions: 187 x 78 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: Portraits of Samuel de Champlain on the left and Jacques Cartier on the right. In the center, a farmer and a sailor between the coat of arms of Canada. The note contains an alphabet letter "A, B, C, D, E ..." positioned above the number repeated twice and printed in blue (for Montreal) or in red (for Toronto and St. John). In vertical, the words: "PAYABLE AT MONTREAL" or "PAYABLE AT TORONTO" are repeated twice in green. The value "$ 1" and in the letters "ONE 1" are printed in medallions above the portraits, in the upper corners of the thumbnail. The note contains the handwritten signature of Deputy Receiver General T.D. Harington on the right and the signature of a local agent in the city of Montreal, Toronto or St. John on the left (Countersigned for Provincial Agents). Back: green monochrome print. The value "1" is repeated twice in rosettes. In the center in an octagonal medallion, mention: "The Province of Canada". Specimen known for Toronto in letter "D", perforated "SPECIMEN" horizontally but unnumbered. Uniface proof of the back on cardboard known in black and white. Known notes for Montreal: A 41506, A 82922, B 00950, B 53616, C 53100, D 21536, D 116666, E 172839. Known notes for Toronto: B 17956, C 01044, C 00478 (Sold for $ 5,175.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, lot # 15880, from The Halton Lake Collection), D 01414. Known notes for St. John: A 27178, A 31907, D 28955.