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The Copper Tokens of The Bank of Montreal

The Copper Tokens of The Bank of Montreal

Eugene G. Courteau - 1919

It is with great pleasure that I attempt to compile a list of the Bank of Montreal copper tokens, especially at a time commemorating the centenary of the foundation of one of our greatest - if not the greatest - financial institutions.

At the dawn of the 19th century, Commerce and Industry in Canada increased considerably, especially in the town of Montreal. The Molson family added much to the development of trade in being the first to inaugurate steam navigation on the St. Lawrence river, and ever since, the name of that progressive family has been associated with commercial enterprises.

Catalogue of Scarce Communion Tokens used by Presbytarian Churches of the Dominon of Canada

Catalogue of Scarce Communion Tokens used by Presbytarian Churches of the Dominon of Canada

F.J. Grenny - 1919

Numbers are by Dr. Leroux's Canadian Coin Cabinet and Supplement, and McLachlan's Canadian Communion Tokens.

Montreal Trade Tokens

Montreal Trade Tokens

By Alfred Sandham - April, 1872

Unlike some American or English issues, the Montreal tokens bear no political devices, nor do they serve to perpetuate the memory of any particular hero, or public event. Theirs was no sentimental mission, and the numismatist needs not the aid of the historian to learn the object for which they were issued. With two exceptions, the dies were prepared in Birmingham, England, and although in some instances, the exact date of issue cannot be ascertained, I believe I am correct in arranging them as I have done. I may add that the illustrations are from specimens in my own collection (the Owen excepted).

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