About #14 - 500 Dollars Type 1871
Canada. Dominion of Canada. 1870-1872 issues. 500 Dollars Type 1871. Printer: British American Bank Note Company. Ltd., Montreal & Ottawa (BABNC). Dimensions: 183 x 91 mm. Front and back: print in black and green. Front: On the sides in vertical, the value "500" is repeated twice and printed in black rosettes. In the center, a portrait of the young Queen Victoria. "The Dominion of Canada" is printed in black at the top of the portrait. The photo note has no signatures, but the location is reserved: on the left For Minister of Finance and on the right For Receiver General. Back: a composition of rosettes printed in green monochrome. In the center in a large rosette, the mention: "Payable at xxxx" (8 cities are listed). On the vertical sides, the value "500" is printed twice in green rosettes. The specimen is known in letter "A" unnumbered and overprinted several times "SPECIMEN" in red with perforations cancellation. The banknote is known only in unsigned event. It is recalled that for each city listed, the bill was hand-signed by a designated local officer. Images are courtesy of the Bank of Canada Museum's National Currency Collection.