1812 History
Province of Upper Canada Two Dollar Army Bill- 1814


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Text
Item Type:
Money
Description:
This is a two dollar Province of Upper Canada Army bill from 1814. Initially, the government of Lower Canada issued £250,000 in dollar denominations and later on raised it to £1.5 million. These bills were accepted in both Upper and Lower Canada. This currency would have been used to pay troops and to buy provisions during the War of 1812-1814. Following the war, these bills were redeemed in full.
Date of Original:
March 1814
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
991.1049
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Terms of Use:
Please contact the Niagara Historical Society & Museum for any reproductions of this image.
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Province of Upper Canada Two Dollar Army Bill- 1814


This is a two dollar Province of Upper Canada Army bill from 1814. Initially, the government of Lower Canada issued £250,000 in dollar denominations and later on raised it to £1.5 million. These bills were accepted in both Upper and Lower Canada. This currency would have been used to pay troops and to buy provisions during the War of 1812-1814. Following the war, these bills were redeemed in full.