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Value of Old Banknotes from The Banque D’Hochelaga of Montreal, Canada
Old Money from The Banque D’Hochelaga of Montreal
Banque D’Hochelaga opened in 1874 and “closed” in 1925. It actually just changed its name to Banque Canadienne Nationale as part of a merger with La Banque Nationale. Banque D’Hochelaga issued bank notes for more than fifty tears. Our guide below has lots of identification and value information. Please contact us if you have something for sale.
Bank Notes from 1874 – 1877:
The first bank notes printed by Banque D’Hochelaga were dated as 2 Janvier 1874, 1 Novembre 1875, and 2 Juillet 1877; obviously the English version of those dates is January 2nd, November 1st, and July 2nd. Four, five, ten, twenty, fifty, and one hundred dollar notes were printed by The British American Bank Note Co. Montreal. Each note has an engraved portrait of L. Tourville. He also signed each bank note. Four dollar notes can have an overprint that reads as “Trois-Rivieres.” The $4 bills are occasionally available. Everything else is extremely scarce.
Bank Notes from 1880:
Banque D’Hochelaga issued notes dated as 1 Sept. 1880 or 1st September 1880. Each note has an image of Queen Victoria and an engraved signature of F.X. St. Charles. These are only found as proofs today.
Bank Notes from 1889:
All 1889, 1er Juin (June 1st 1889) bank notes are extremely rare. The Canada Bank Note Co. Montreal printed them for Banque D’Hochelaga. Collectors refer to 1889 bills as “multicolor” notes. The image below should explain why. The bank issued $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. They are all extremely rare and wonderfully beautiful.
Bank Notes from 1894:
Five and ten dollar bills were issued by Banque D’Hochelaga for 1 Juin 1894. These are only found as proofs today.
Bank Notes from 1898 and 1907:
Bank notes dated as Le 1er Mai 1898, Le 2 Mai 1898, and Le 1er Mars 1907 are all grouped together because they have similar designs. Those dates translate to May 1st 1898, May 2nd 1898, and March 1st 1907. These were printed by the American Bank Note Company, Ottawa for Banque D’Hochelaga. Five, ten, twenty, fifty, and one hundred dollar bills were issued. Each note has a portrait of F.X. St. Charles. The five and fifty dollar bills also have a portrait of M.J.A. Pendergast. Both years of the $5 dollar bill are available. Ten dollar bills from 1908 are out there, but they are scarce. All other years and denominations are prohibitively rare. Please contact us if you have something for sale. We are very interested in these bank notes.
Bank Notes from 1911:
All 1911 Banque D’Hochelaga notes have a portrait and the signature of J.D. Rolland. Five and fifty dollar bills also have a portrait of J.A. Pendergast. Ten, twenty, and one hundred dollar bank notes were also printed. Each note is dated as Le 23 Fev. (or Fevrier) 1911. That of course translates to February 23rd 1911. We know that 320,000 and 151,000 $5 and $10 bills were printed, respectively. These exist, but are still rare. The three highest denominations were printed in minuscule quantities; they have yet to be discovered.
Bank Notes from 1914:
All Banque D’Hochelaga 1914 notes are dated as 1er Janvier (January 1st). This time printing responsibilities were handled by Waterlow & Sons, Ltd London. Five, ten, twenty, fifty, and one hundred dollar bank notes were issued. Each note has the portrait and signature of J.A. Vaillancourt. All denominations are known to exist. Five and ten dollar bills are regularly available for $200 or more (depending on condition). All other denominations are quite scarce.
Bank Notes from 1917:
Banque D’Hochelaga issued five, ten, and twenty dollar bills dated as January 2nd 1917. Printing numbers are as follows: $5 Bills – 1,560,000, $10 Bills – 1,928,000, $20 Bills – 280,000. Each note has a portrait of J.A. Vaillancourt and Beaudry Leman. There are seven different varieties based on what type of signature each note has and based on the color of the serial number. Some notes are worth as little as $100. Scarce types in high grades can be worth over $1,000. If you have a 1917 bank note then we highly encourage you to send us a picture of it.
Bank Notes from 1920:
Fifty and one hundred dollar bills were issued by Banque D’Hochelaga with a French and English date of le 2 Jan 1920 and Jan 2nd, 1920. The $100 bills is very rare; $50 bills have yet to be discovered. Only 30,000 notes were printed across both denominations combined. These bank notes have the same design as the earlier 1917 notes.
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We buy all types of Canadian currency. We are especially interested in bank notes from The Banque D’Hochelaga of Montreal. 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 Banque D’Hochelaga of Montreal could look similar to the 1914 $5 bill below. Most money from Banque d’Hochelaga will be from 1914, 1917, or 1920. All earlier bank notes are very rare. Contact us for more value information.