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2 Dollars Dominion of Canada

Features

Country Canada
Queen Victoria (1837-1901)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1870
Value 2 Dollars (2 CAD)
Currency Canadian dollar (1858-date)
Composition Paper
Size 185 × 75 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 13
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

A black and white frame made of decorative shapes and including the value of the banknote "2" & "TWO". In the two upper corners, the value "2" is shown in a decorative form. In the middle, an Indian sitting watching a passing train. On the left, a portrait of General Jams Wolfe and on the right, a portrait of General Louis-Joseph de Montcalm. At the top, the words "Dominion of Canada" and on either side the serial number.

Lettering:
Authorised by
31 Vic. Cap46
2 - 2
THE Dominion of Canada
Will Pay
to the bearer
TWO DOLLARS
2 - TWO - 2
Ottawa, July 1st 1870
For Minister of Finance - For Receiver General
British American BANK NOTE Co. Montreal & Ottawa

Reverse

A composition based on decorative forms. In the center, the only lettering.

Lettering:
2 - PAYABLE AT TORONTO - 2
British American BANK NOTE Co. Montreal & Ottawa

Comments

Various colors of the serial numbers :
Blue : Montreal, Victoria
Black : Halifax, St. John
Red : Toronto

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1870  764,000 P#13a - Payable at Montreal
1870  728,000 P#13b - Payable at Toronto
1870  P#13c - Payable at Toronto (Surimpression "Manitoba")
1870  400,000 P#13d - Payable at Halifax
1870  150,000 P#13e - Payable at St. John
1870  24,000 P#13f - Payable at Victoria
1870  P#13g - Payable at Montreal (Surimpression "Manitoba")

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