The $1 Bank of Montreal note issued in 1835 features a pastoral scene of Lower Canada, a portrait of King William IV, and an image of St. George, patron saint of England, slaying a dragon.
This $3/15 shillings bill was issued in 1844 in the time leading up to Confederation when British and Canadian currencies continued to coexist.
A $2/10 shilling note, issued in 1849.
Nearing the end of the 19th century, banknotes became more complex in their design, and therefore more secure.
The reverse of the $5 note features the Toronto Main Branch at the corner of Yonge and Front streets.
This oversized $50 bill, issued in 1903, was designed and executed by Waterlow & Sons Limited of London, one of the world’s leading engravers of currency, postage stamps, stocks and bonds.
Reverse of $50 oversized bill, 1903.
The last Bank of Montreal paper note, a $5 bill, went into circulation in 1942.
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