Stack’s Bowers Galleries offered interesting banknotes from the world at the New York International Coin Convention on 11th and 12th January.
An extremely rare 1894 $1 note of British Honduras, graded Very Fine 20 Net, Ink Stamp, Splits, Minor Rust by PMG had an estimate of $30,000 to $50,000 and was sold for $57,600. A serial number 9 Series 1935 Banque du Canada $5 note, graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 Exceptional Paper Quality had an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000 and was sold for $24,000. The Orange coloured note features a French text along with a depiction of Prince Edward of Wales and a male allegory of Electric Power.
A Banque du Canada serial number 9 $2 note from Series 1935, graded PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 was sold for $20,400. It features Queen Mary and a transportation allegory with Mercury, trains, and ships. The only known example of a Union Bank of Canada $50 note, graded PMG VF-20 issued at Winnipeg on 1st July 1912 was sold for $12,600. A Banco de la República Billete provisional overprint on a Casa de Moneda de Medellín 5-peso note of 1923 sold for $33,600 beating its estimate of $6,000 to $9,000. A matching low serial number 3 1923 gold note set of 1-, 2-, 5-, and 10-peso issues was sold for $84,000 against an estimate of $2,500 to $5,000.