About #20 - 4 Dollars Type 1882
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1878-1898 issues. 4 Dollars Type 1882. Date: May 1, 1882. Printer: British American Bank Note Company, Montreal. Dimensions: 187 x 82 mm. First note with a watermark: The words "Dominion of Canada" are printed on two bands intersecting with a rose, a thistle, a maple leaf and a clover. 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 includes a letter of control "A, B, C or D" positioned on the left. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: a frame with the value "FOUR" repeated continuously. In the center, a portrait of the Duke of Argyll, Governor General and Marquis of Lome. On the left side, four cherubs and the Victoria Bridge. On the right, the Great Seal of Canada in orange or brown. "The Dominion of Canada" is printed in black and waved above the portrait. The value in figures is printed in two medallions in the upper part. 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: composition of rosettes printed in green monochrome. The value "4 FOUR DOLLARS" is printed four times in circles and roughly in the center in an octagonal medallion with the words "Dominion of Canada" in the foreground. The photo note was sold in Very Good-Fine grade at $ 1,495.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15931, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.