About #5 - 20 Dollars Type 1866
Canada. Province of Canada. Issue from October 1, 1866, Ottawa. 20 Dollars Type 1866. Engraving: American Bank Note Company. Ltd, New York. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa. Dimensions: 190 x 81 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: on the left, portrait of Princess Alexandra, Princess of Wales and on the right, portrait of Prince Albert, Prince of Wales. In the center, four beavers build a dam. 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 "$ 20" and in letters "XX" are printed in rosettes. 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 "20" is repeated twice in rosettes. In the center in a circular medallion, mention: "Province of Canada" and the number "20" in the center. Uniface proof of the front known in black and white and numbered in red "A 1506". Specimen of the front of cardboard known for Toronto in letter "A", perforated "SPECIMEN" horizontally but unnumbered. Another specimen of the front known in black and white, letter "A", overprinted "SPECIMEN" in red and numbered in red "000" (Sold for $ 2,185.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, lot # 15885, from The Halton Lake Collection) . Only one banknote known for Montreal: A 004676. Banknotes for Toronto and St. John: we did not find any copies.