Auction review: French 1935 Series $25 note brings $22K

A French $25 banknote (BC-12) issued by the Bank of Canada as part of its 1935 Series of banknotes realized $22,800 USD (more than $29,650 Cdn.) as part of Heritage Auctions’ Central States Numismatic Society World Currency Signature Auction this April.

This note, which features vignettes of King George V and Queen Mary in their coronation robes, was graded Choice About New-58 PPQ (premium paper quality) by Professional Coin Grading Service and has a serial number reading “F000008.”

The auction catalogue explains: “Traits observed are premium paper quality, close to perfect centering, dark inks, and sound paper. With most of the low numbers held by the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum, this offering presents a great opportunity.”

The 1935 Series included eight denominations, each of which was printed in both English and French. It is the only banknote series issued by the Bank of Canada to feature dual unilingual banknotes.

Leave a Reply

Canadian Coin News


Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $59.99/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.