Pick: #24C , Other: #DC-14
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1878-1898 issues. 2 Dollars Type 1897. Date: July 2, 1897. In 1897, the Canadian government stopped ordering banknotes from the British American Banknote Company and turned to the American Bank Note Company in New York, which had a branch in Ottawa. Dimensions: 189 x 82 mm. Watermark: unknown. No security thread. Note printed by sheet of four copies with an identical sheet number. The banknote number is repeated twice and printed in red. The note has a control letter positioned on each side of the central drawing. The serial letter is printed between the two signatures. Front: printing in black and green. Frame composed of rosettes. On the left, a portrait of Edward, Prince of Wales. In the center, a fishing scene with six men in a boat. "The Dominion of Canada" is printed in black above the central drawing. The value "2" is printed twice at the bottom of the portrait and at the right in a black rosette. 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 or that of T.C. Boville (The Deputy Minister of Finance). Back: Dark brown print. The background is composed of rosettes. The value "2" is printed twice on the sides in rosettes. In the center, a view of a wheat crop. "Dominion of Canada" is printed above the drawing. The photo note was sold in "Crisp Uncirculated" at $ 7,475.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15948, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.