The Bank of Canada has bolstered its collection once again with the addition of an ultra-rare military banknote – the only of its kind known to exist – that tells the history of paper money and banking in Canada. Sold by Georgetown, Ont. numismatic dealer Gary Fedora, the $1 banknote was originally issued in 1813 by the Army Bill Office in Quebec City. Now, it sits with hundreds of thousands of other currency-related artifacts from around the world at the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum. The museum serves as the public face of its National Currency Collection, which is curated by Paul Berry. “It’s the only one,” said Fedora, who added the bill was “well used” with fold marks showing how it was once held in a pocket or a purse. Continue reading →
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