Highlights at Stack’s Bowers Galleries World Paper Money Sale

22 Jan 2018  Mon

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.

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