National Currency Collection

Canada, Bank of Montreal, 10 dollars : January 3, 1859

Story

The beginnings of sophisticated money

As the nineteenth century advanced, measures taken to foil counterfeiters became increasingly sophisticated. The bigger, more established banks have always been able to command more detailed and higher quality engraving for their notes than counterfeiters could readily produce, although it must be said that counterfeiters have always been keen on playing catch up. Two-colour printing and the extensive use of finely detailed, machine-made ‘guilloche’ patterns became the norm towards the end of the century.

Item Details

Categorization

Collection
Note
Class
Commercial
Name
Bank note
Form
Issued

Locations

Country
Canada
Province
Province of Canada
District
Canada West
City
London

Denominations

10 dollars

Dates

Engraved date
January 3, 1859

Authorities

Issuing authority
Bank of Montreal

Production Types

Printer
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson
Imprint
Rawdon, Wright, Hatch & Edson, Montreal & N.Y.

Copyright holder
Canada Bank Note Company
Imprint
Canada Bank Note Printing Tint

Measurements

Object

Horizontal
188mm
Vertical
82mm

Materials

Object
Paper

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