War of 1812 Canadian Army Bill, 10 Dollar Note Issued in January 1815

Partially printed note, approx. 5.375 x 7 in. 10 Dollars, 10 Piastres, 50 Shillings, from the Quebec Army Bill Office, January 1815. Serial Number 26676. Signed by Commander of the Forces, George Waters Allsopp (1769-1837). 


Allsopp was a businessman, politician, office holder, and militia officer. In April 1812, Allsopp became lieutenant-colonel of the Cap-Santé battalion of militia, and also served as an extra cashier in the Army Bill Office at Quebec in 1814 and 1815. 

During the War of 1812, these army bills were legal tender issued by the Army Bill Office in Quebec and used for the purchase of supplies and the payment of troops. This is the last of four different dated issues listed in the Charlton book. Almost all of these notes were redeemed in 1815 because they would no longer earn interest after that year, making them very difficult to find. Classified by PMG as Choice Extremely Fine 45 and labeled a "Contemporary Counterfeit" note because of the "EXCHAGNE" misspelling.


Accompanied by note from PMG regarding the "Contemporary Counterfeit" label. 

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

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