Legacy II sets new Canadian sales record

The Canadian Legacy II Sale has smashed Canadian sales records.

At the start of the last auction Saturday evening, auctioneer Steven Bromberg announced sales of the first three auctions, combined with bids for the last auction, had already exceeded $4 million which is a new record in Canadian numismatic auctions.

Bromberg, president of Canadian Coin & Currency, and Charles “Chuck” Moore, president of Moore Numismatic Auctions, Inc., presented a four-day auction consisting of 3,800 lots of rare, superb quality Canadian, U.S. and world coins, tokens, medals and banknotes. Of these, more than 700 lots were within “top 10 grading census or are the “Finest” graded by various grading firms”.

Last night’s auction, also held at the Downtown Hilton Toronto Hotel, featured the second part of the Ronald A Greene collection of Canadian banknotes, along with a multitude of consignments.

One of the evening’s featured items was lot 3376 – a recently discovered, rare The Bank of Hamilton $10 note. Dated Sept. 2, 1872, the “Fine” banknote is only one of two known – the other is in an institutional collection. Described as “a true rarity of the highest level,” the banknote sold for $15,000 plus buyer’s premium.

Another highlight was lot 3156 — a 1937 Specimen Set, Choice Uncirculated and numbered 0000000. The $1 to $1,000, eight note set also sold for $15,000 plus buyer’s premium.

For complete results of last night’s sale, click here.

An overview of the four-day auction will be published in an upcoming issue of the Canadian Coin News.




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