Eisenhauer Collection returns to auction

Another 30 banknotes from the collection of long-time Canadian numismatist Harry Eisenhauer are slated to cross the block this January during the 65th annual Florida United Numismatists (FUN) Convention.

Among the top highlights are a pair of notes from the Bank of Canada’s 1935 Series that are each expected to bring upwards of $30,000 US. They’ll be offered during Heritage Auctions’ FUN World Paper Money Signature Auction, which begins today and runs until Jan. 13.

The first is a $20 note (BC-9a) in Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) Choice Uncirculated-64 and with a serial number reading “A000008.” No other examples graded finer than Choice Uncirculated have sold at a public auction, according to auctioneers.

“As the first banknote to feature a portrait of the eventual Queen Elizabeth II, this type appeals to collectors across multiple spectrums.”

Canada’s first commemorative issue, a double-dated $25 note (BC-11), is also expected to bring $30,000 US in Gem Uncirculated-65 EPQ (exceptional paper quality).

Another highlight of the five-session sale is a $25 note (BC-11) – Canada’s first commemorative issue – in PMG Gem Uncirculated-65 EPQ (exceptional paper quality).

“One of the most iconic banknotes of the 20th century, and widely sought after in any or all grades,” it is the second-highest graded example known.

Last September, another 20 notes from the Eisenhauer Collection brought nearly $125,000 US during an auction at California’s Long Beach Expo.

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