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Value of Old Banknotes from The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie, Canada

Old Money from The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie

The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie is a fictional financial institution.  It never really existed.  It was “created” purely so that scammers could issue non-backed bank notes and swindle the public.  This was just one of many spurious banks that popped up in 1837.  The fraudsters knew that these wouldn’t trick many people in Canada so they mostly circulated their bank notes in states like Ohio, New York, and Michigan.

Bank Notes from 1836 and 1837:

Despite being fake, old currency from The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie is actually collectible today.  One, two, three, four, five, ten, twenty, fifty, and one hundred dollar bank notes were produced.  They were denominated in dollars, and the lower denominations under ten dollars were also denominated in shillings.  Bank notes could be dated as January 4th,  January 10th, January 12th, January 20th, July 20th, or August 20th in 1836 or 1837.  Each note should be signed by V. Forsyth or M.B. Sherwood.  The printer is indicated as Rawdon, Wright, & Hatch New York.  All bank notes are relatively common today, with most selling for between $50 and $200.  Fifty and one hundred dollar bills have yet to be discovered; they would be worth more money.

GOT SOMETHING TO SELL?

We buy all types of Canadian currency. We are especially interested in bank notes from The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie.  You might be surprised at how much money we can offer for some currency.  Send us an email with pictures of the front and back of your bank note and we will respond quickly with our offer.

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Sample Bank Note Image:

Your piece of currency from The Commercial Bank of Fort Erie could look similar to the one seen below.  Other denominations were also printed.  See above for details.  Contact us for more value information.