About #25 - 4 Dollars Type 1900
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1900-1917 issues. 4 Dollars Type 1900. Date: July 2nd, 1900. Printer: American Bank Note Company, Ottawa (ABNC). Dimensions: 189 x 85 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 twice on either side of "The Dominion of Canada". Front and back: print in black and green. Front: Frame with the value "4 FOUR DOLLARS" repeated continuously with the value "4" printed in the corners. On the left, a Lady Minto portrait and on the right a portrait of Lord Minto, the Governor General. In the center, a view of a boat passing the Sault Ste. Marie Lock that connects Lake Superior to Lake Huron. But the drawing mistakenly shows the American side! The vignette will be changed to the 1902 denominations. "The Dominion of Canada" is printed in black above this central drawing. Below, the value "FOUR DOLLARS" is printed horizontally in white in a cartridge. Two 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 (For Minister of Finance). Back: in the center, the Ottawa Parliament and the library seen from Nepean Point. The value "FOUR 4 FOUR" is printed twice on the sides in rosettes. The photo note was sold in VG at $ 718.75 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, lot # 15958, from The Halton Lake Collection, 2006.