The Harry M. Eisenhauer Collection of Canadian Currency

2019-09-05 Thu

Heritage’s Signature Auction of World Paper Money in Long Beach is going to offer rare Canadian notes belonging to the famous Harry M. Eisenhauer collection, from 5th to 9th September. The collection was built over a period of 50 years, by acquiring exceptional rarities from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island.

Some of the top highlights from the collection include:

A $20 banknote issued by the Trinidad- Canadian Bank of Commerce in 1939 for the Port of Spain, graded PMG Very Fine 30 EPQ; a $5 banknote issued by NB- Bank of New Brunswick for St. John in 1904, graded PMG Extremely Fine 40; a $10 banknote issued by NB- Bank of New Brunswick for St. John in 1903, graded PMG Choice Very Fine 35, a $1 banknote issued in 1886 by NB- St. Stephens Bank for St. Stephen, graded PMG Choice Uncirculated 63.

Harry was 9 years old when he began collecting currency in 1947. He was attracted to stamp engravings initially and later started collecting Canadian banknotes. He motivated other collectors and shared his knowledge throughout his career. He was one of the earliest life members of the Canadian Paper Money Society; went on to become the first Vice President, Membership Director and President of the same society. He founded the Atlantic Provinces Numismatic Association, Fredericton Numismatic Society, J. Douglas Ferguson Education and Research Foundation, and Farmers Bank of Rustico Museum.

Harry helped Bob Graham to prepare the Canadian Paper Money Society Note Registry for over 30 years. He also researched and prepared price-lists for the Charlton catalogues. He earned honorary life memberships of The Halifax Regional Coin Club, Ingersoll Coin Club, and Prince Edward Island Numismatic Association. He received the Dale Garland Award in 1973.

Image Courtesy: Heritage Auctions