American Bank Note Plate Numbers

British American Bank Note Co. Die Numbers 1870-90

During the period from 1870 to 1890 The BABN Co, of Ottawa and Montreal engraved, and hence produced Die Proofs;
for the Large ans Small issues of Canada and for the 1880 second cents issue of Newfoundland.

There were no die numbers on the existing proofs and in fact few proofs even had an imprint showing the
name of the company.

Die Number
Stamp and Issue
Issue Date of Stamp
vignette of fishing smack
Essay - possibly for Newfoundland 59
vignette of two seals
Essay - possibly for Newfoundland 54