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Value of Old Banknotes from The Commercial Bank of Kingston, Canada
Old Money from The Commercial Bank of Kingston
The Commercial Bank in Kingston “opened” in 1837. This is considered to be a spurious bank. That means that it never really existed. It paid engravers named Jas. Harris in N.Y. to print money. The fraudsters behind the bank then tried to use their fake money in commerce. They hoped that people in Canada would associate these bank notes with those of The Commercial Bank of the Midland District in Kingston.
Bank Notes from 1837:
The Commercial Bank in Kingston printed five different denominations in 1937. Here is how they break down:
$1: July 18 1837, July 25 1837
$2: Jany 14 1837, Jany 31 1837, June 14 1837, June 21 1837, June 26 1837, July 30 1837
$3: Jany 14 1837, June 17 1837, June 21 1837, June 26 1837
Five dollar and ten dollar bank notes were also printed. These were also denominated in pounds and shillings. So $2 was ten shillings, $3 was fifteen shillings, $5 was one pound five shillings, and $10 was two pounds ten shillings. None of these bank notes are considered exceptionally rare. Prices start at about $100 and go up from there based on condition and denomination.
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We buy all types of Canadian currency. We are especially interested in bank notes from The Commercial Bank of Kingston. 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.
Sample Bank Note Image:
Your piece of currency from The Commercial Bank of Kingston could look similar to the one seen below. Several other denominations were printed in addition to two dollar bills. Contact us for more value information.