Prices do not include 15 per cent buyer’s fee or taxes
Many starting bids in the 1,022-lot sale were listed at about 50 per cent of their respective Trends valuations, offering a good opportunity for collectors to fill some holes in their collections, said auctioneer Kirk Parsons, who’s also co-owner of Colonial Acres Coins.
Among the top highlights was Lot 502, an 1899 Canadian 50-cent coin graded About Uncirculated-55 by International Coin Certification Service (ICCS).
“This coin is seldom found in the higher grade points,” said Parsons, who added the lot realized $4,301. It had a starting bid of $4,000.
Another highlight was Lot 522, a 1947 50-cent “Curved Seven” Maple Leaf coin in ICCS Specimen-62.
“That’s a rare variety,” he said. “A curved Maple Leaf is a coin that most dealers don’t see too often, so it doesn’t come on the market too often.”
It crossed the block for $3,000 after a starting bid of $1,950.
Continuing the highlights was Lot 647, a “bright, flashy” 1967 “Diving Goose” dollar in ICCS Mint State-65. Issued as part of the final offering of Canadian silver dollars in 1967, this coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of Canadian Confederation features a Canada goose and the inscription “CANADA 1867-1967” on its reverse; however, because of an improperly rotated die, the goose appears to be diving down at a 45-degree angle.
“That’s tied for the highest grade by ICCS,” said Parsons, who added the lot sold for $1,400 after a starting bid of $1,000.
The sale also included some noteworthy notaphily, one highlight of which was Lot 718, a 1917 Banque d’Hochelaga note in Paper Money Guaranty Very Fine-25.
“The signature combination – Vaillancourt-Leman – is extremely rare, and as far as we know, it’s the finest example known to exist in private hands.”
It realized $3,000.
Rounding out the highlights was Lot 749, a 1937 $10 BC-24a banknote in Gem Uncirculated-65.
“That’s the Osbourne-Towers signature, which is the rare one. In the population report, there are only about three known in that grade.”
It sold for $2,150 after a starting bid of $1,800.
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