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Value of Old Banknotes from The Barclays Bank of Montreal, Canada

Old Money from The Barclays Bank (Canada) of Montreal

The Barclays Bank was open in Canada under the name “Barclays Bank (Canada)” from 1929 until 1956.  The bank originally opened in Canada with headquarters in Montreal.  It also had offices in Toronto and Vancouver.  The Bank had a Canadian board of directors, but the bank was still run by its British owners.  We actually know a good bit about bank note issues from The Barclays Bank.  See below for more information.  Contact us if you have something for sale or need a free appraisal.

Sept. 3rd 1929 $5 Bills:

Five dollar bills printed by The Barclays Bank are broken down into three varieties based on who signed each bank note.  The most common signature is Bruce, followed by Stevenson and then Dickinson.  All notes are signed by R.L. Borden, so that signor will never affect the value.  We know that each serial number starts with the letter A and that 160,000 notes were printed.  Contact us for value information.
barclays 1929 5

Sept. 3rd 1929 $10 Bills:

It is thought that about 120,000 of these were printed.  Based on observed serial number highs it appears that only about 50,000 were actually released for circulation before the small size notes were issued.  It is also important to look at the signatures on the note.  Each bill is signed by Borden in addition to another official.  The Dickinson signature is the most common on the ten dollar denomination.  Stevenson and Bruce notes are equally rare.  Contact us for exact pricing.
barclays 1929 10

Sept. 3rd 1929 $20 Bills:

Official records show that 60,000 1929 $20 bills were printed by The Barclays Bank.  Odds are that only about 20-25% of that total was released into circulation.  Despite that small number, these aren’t prohibitively rare.  Notes signed by Dickinson have yet to be found.  The Bruce signature is about two times more common than the Stevenson signature.
barclays 1929 20

Jany 2nd 1935 $5 Bills:

Approximately 160,000 1935 $5 bills were printed by The Barclays Bank.  Most if not all of that total was released into circulation.  These notes aren’t tremendously rare.  Values are mostly just based on condition.  If you send us some pictures of what you have then we would be happy to give a free appraisal.
barclays 1935 5

Jany 2nd 1935 $10 Bills:

The Barclays Bank printed at least 150,000 1935 ten dollar bank notes.  There are two varieties based on who signed each note (Borden or Magee).  These notes are valued based on their technical grade.  Many are worth around $200, some can be worth a good bit more.  Contact us for details.
barclays 1935 10


We buy all types of Canadian currency.  We are especially interested in bank notes from The Barclays Bank 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 Barclays Bank (Canada) of Montreal could look similar to the one seen below.  Each year (September 1929 and January 1935) and denomination has a similar design (see above for details).  Contact us for more value information.