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Title: $ 1 or five shillings
Date: 19th century
Object Name: paper money
Classification: North American
Culture(s):
Canadian
Mint: North America, Canada, Montreal
Technique: printed
Medium: paper
Dimensions: Coin: 3.02 g (0.11 oz.) Overall: 18.2 x 7.9 cm (7 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Subject/Image: Obverse: Counter with lion and unicorn; bank building; Britannia
Subject/Image: Reverse: Blank
Inscription: Obverse: The City Bank will pay Five shillings currency to the bearer at thie Banking House here Countersigned and entered Montreal 18- Dieu et mon droit Nemo me impune lacesset Chartered by act of Parliament Rawdon, Wright and Hatch New York
Inscription: Reverse: Blank
Description: Left, Lion wearing a crown on top of "1" encased in an oval, unicorn below. "CHARTERED BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT" on inside edge of oval. "DIEU ET MON DROIT" near Lion, "NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET" near unicorn. Upper left off center, Vignette of bank building with horses, carriages and riders in front. Upper right off center, "1" encased in ornamental medallion. Bottom center, crown, cross and sceptre on a cushion. Right, figure of Britannia. "ONE" in large red print near center bottom. No signature.
Accession Number: NG.1979.1.29