Auction preview: ’48 silver dollar to highlight All Nations sale

All Nations Stamp and Coin has opened its 1,100th weekly auction, which features 42 numismatic lots with several highlights throughout.

Lot 159 of All Nations Auction No. 1100 is a scarce 1948 silver dollar issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. Only 18,780 of these $1 coins were struck by the Mint. This example—in Brilliant Uncirculated condition—is expected to bring $1,500.

Historic coins include a bronze Dupondius from Julius Caesar—just in time for the Ides of March—as Lot 176. The 25-mm, 12.19-gram coin dates to 44 BC and has a pre-sale estimate of $400.

Lot 176 has a pre-sale estimate of $400.

Rounding out the coinage highlights is Lot 168, a 1653 silver crown issued by the Commonwealth of England. Graded About Uncirculated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the coin is expected to realize $5,000.


Paper money highlights include Lot 191, a 1935 Series $25 banknote issued by the Bank of Canada (BC-11) to mark George V’s Silver Jubilee. In Fine condition, the note is expected to bring $3,000.

The sale closes at noon on March 18 at All Nations headquarters in Vancouver, B.C.

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