Pick: #3 , Other: #PC-4
Canada. Province of Canada. Issue from October 1, 1866, Ottawa. 5 Dollars Type 1866. Engraving: American Bank Note Company. Ltd, New York. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa. Dimensions: 187 x 78 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: Portrait of Queen Victoria left and right a boat sailing on the ocean. In the center, a lion and an Indian princess frame the coat of arms of Canada. In the background, a boat at anchor, a tipi and a canoe. 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, Halifax and St. John). In vertical, the words: "PAYABLE AT MONTREAL" or "PAYABLE AT TORONTO" are repeated twice in green. The value "$ 5" is repeated twice in rosettes above the portraits and printed in the upper corners of the thumbnail. The note contains the handwritten signature of Deputy Receiver General T.D. Harington on the right and the signature of a local agent from the City of Montreal, Toronto, Halifax or St. John to the left (Countersigned for Provincial Agents). Back: green monochrome print. The value "5" is repeated twice in rosettes. In the center in a circular medallion, mention: "The Province of Canada". Two uniface proofs of the front on cardboard are known in black and white numbered in red: "C 61322" and "D 21322". Known copies for Montreal: A 077389, B 058445, B 070821, B 074673 (sold for $ 27,600.00 by Heritage Auctions, Auction # 418, Lot # 15884, from The Halton Lake Collection). Banknotes for Toronto, St. John and Halifax: we did not find any copies.