King of Canadian coins available at TCNC’s ‘extravaganza sale’

The King of Canadian coins, a 1921 50-cent, plus a “very rare key date” 1889 10-cent are on the auction block as part of the Canadian Numismatic Company’s (TCNC) “extravaganza sale,” which opens May 26.

Certified by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as superb gem MS-66, the coin comes from the Tangen Collection and is tied with only one other. “An absolute supreme example with mild pink and purple-like tones over extensive and strong lustre,” states the auction description. “PCGS has certified only two examples of this extremely rare piece in MS-66. The population report shows three but only two pieces remain in PCGS MS-66 holders. A highly attractive and beautiful example to add to the best of collections!”

Calling it an “important opportunity”  for Registry Set collections, auctioneer Marc Verret believes “it is extremely unlikely that any similar or better example will ever be found this nice or offered for sale, making this a unique opportunity to acquire this amazing Canadian classic rarity.”

Lot 259 carries an estimate of $250,000 and up.

The “extravaganza sale” will be held over seven sessions and features the Rick Johnston Collection Part I of Canadian banknotes; the Tangen Collection Part II of Canadian coins; and, the Southern Ontario Collection of Canadian coins, medals and banknotes.

According to the auction firm, other highlights of the upcoming sale include:

  • An “amazing” 1917 $100 from The Imperial Bank in VF condition;
  • An 1887 $2 in EF;
  • A “stunning” 1900 $4 in EF;
  • An “elusive” Dominion of Canada 1870 $2;
  • An Commercial Bank of Manitoba 1891 $10;
  • A “gorgeous” 1905 50-cent in Uncirculated-63; and
  • The Southern Ontario Collection offers “a superb selection of error and fancy serial numbered banknotes, including eight, Ten million issues.”

To view the above lots and many others, click here.

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