About #24B - 2 Dollars Type 1897
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. 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 (The Deputy Minister of Finance). Back: red-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. This banknote variety did not use a series letter. The photo note was sold in VF grade at $ 2,530.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15946, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.