About #7A - 500 Dollars Type 1866
Canada. Province of Canada. Issue from October 1, 1866, Ottawa. 500 Dollars Type 1866. Engraving: American Bank Note Company. Ltd, New York. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa. Size of the proof of the front: 183 x 91 mm. Size of the proof of the back: 189 x 81 mm. No watermark. No security thread. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: a green frame inlaid with stars continuously. In the center, The coat of arms of the Province of Canada. On the left, a seated allegorical woman is accompanied by a lion. On the right, a sheaf of wheat and a cornucopia. In the background, we can see a bridge and the Parliament of Ottawa in the distance. "The Province of Canada" is printed in black on each side of the central drawing. 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). The words "PAYABLE AT MONTREAL" or "PAYABLE AT TORONTO" are printed in green and wavy on each side of the central drawing. The value "$ 500" is printed in the center in a green rosette. 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 or Toronto on the left (Countersigned for Provincial Agents). Back: impression of multiple rosettes in green monochrome. The value "500" is printed in the center in a large rosette with above and below the words "Province of Canada". Single-color proofs known from the front and back and printed on cardboard. No banknotes issued were found for Montreal or Toronto.