About #2 - 2 Dollars Type 1866
Canada. Province of Canada. Issue from October 1, 1866, Ottawa. 2 Dollars Type 1866. Engraving: American Bank Note Company. Ltd, New York. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa. Dimensions: 185 x 79 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: an Indian woman on the left and on the right, a sailor holding a flag with a lion at his side. In the center, an allegory of seated Britannia holding a flag and accompanied by two women and two little boys. In the background to the right, a train crosses a bridge over a river. The note contains an alphabet letter "A, B, C, D, E ...". The banknote number is repeated twice and printed in blue (for Montreal) or red (for Toronto and St. John). In vertical, the words: "PAYABLE AT MONTREAL" or "PAYABLE AT TORONTO" are repeated twice in green. The value "$ 2" is repeated twice in rosettes above the illustrations and printed at the top corners of the thumbnail. The value "$ 2" is also printed in green in larger on the left of the central drawing. The note contains the handwritten signature of Deputy Receiver General T.D. Harington on the right and the signature of a local agent for the City of Montreal, Toronto or St. John on the left (Countersigned for Provincial Agents). Back: green monochrome print. The value "2" is repeated twice in rosettes. In the center in a medallion decorated with repetitive motifs, mention: "The Province of Canada". Specimen of the front on cardboard known for Montreal in letter "D", perforated "SPECIMEN" horizontally but not numbered. Uniface proof of the front on cardboard known in black and white letter "C", but not numbered. Known copies for Montreal: A 085901, B 078081, B 088577, D 054741 (Sold for $ 5,750.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, lot # 15882, from The Halton Lake Collection), D 018461. Known copies for Toronto: A 00309, B 19308, B 20411, C 35237, D 16891 (Sold for $ 8050.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15883, from The Halton Lake Collection). Copies for St. John: we did not find any copies.