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The 1861 Montagu Bank


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

By Kotie Coetzee ~ Chairperson, Museum Board of Trustees
There are not many towns that can boast with the fact that they once had not only their own Bank, but their own Banknote as well.

An article published in 1952 which formed part of the Van Riebeeck Festival of that year, documents the welfare & lifestyle in Montagu up to that year. ...
The £5 Montagu Bank Note, printed on a steel plate, is a fine example of delicate engraving and the art of printing.
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