RCNA Auction going ahead online with 1,944 lots

A 1920 Home Bank of Canada $5 note is expected to bring $45,000-$50,000 as Lot 27 of the upcoming RCNA Auction.

While the annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) was cancelled due to COVID-19, the show’s four-session auction is going ahead online. The 1,944-lot auction was originally scheduled to take place at the July 21-25 convention in Halifax, N.S.; however, with the pandemic causing widespread event cancellations since mid-March, the sale was pushed back until Aug. 28-31. Hosted by The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), the four-session sale features the Fort McMurray Collection, the second part of the Gem Collection, the third part of the Paris Collection plus material from 51 other consignors. “Our team has been hard at work preparing what we hope will be an opportunity to help change the mood somewhat during these particularly strange times,” said TCNC auctioneer Marc Verret, who’s the owner of the Québec-based auction house. Continue reading →

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