About #21 - 2 Dollars Type 1887
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1878-1898 issues. 2 Dollars Type 1887. Date: July 2, 1887. Printer: British American Bank Note Company, Montreal. Dimensions: 187 x 82 mm. Watermark: unknown. No security thread. Banknote printed by sheet of four copies with an identical sheet number. The banknote number is repeated twice and printed in blue. The note has a control letter positioned above the portraits. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: frame composed of rosettes with the value "TWO" repeated continuously downwards. On the left, a portrait of the Marchioness of Landsdowne and on the right, a portrait of the Marquis of Landsdowne. "The Dominion of Canada" is printed in black and waved above the portraits. The value "2" is printed in two rosettes at the top. Two handwritten signatures: on the left, the bill is countersigned by an officer of the Department of Finance and on the right the signature of J.M Courtney (The Deputy Minister of Finance). Back: print in black and green. Background composed of rosettes printed in green monochrome. The value "2" is printed in two black rosettes. In the center in a medallion, a representation of Jacques Cartier and his sailors discovering the land of Quebec with the mention "Dominion of Canada" above. The photo note was sold in About Uncirculated grade at $ 27,600.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15936, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006. Unrated bill in UNC grade. One of the most beautiful examples known for the Type.