Some time this year, the first public sale of a Canadian banknote printed on Luminus paper will take place. Brian Bell, of Geoffrey Bell Auctions, confirmed to Canadian Coin News that the note, a $5 bird back, will appear in an upcoming sale by the firm. Although Luminus test notes are known, they appeared in the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Government Paper Money only in the 2013 edition, and no public sales have taken place to Bell’s knowledge. The note was part of a small collection that had been given to the owner by his mother. “I personally hadn’t known these existed,” Bell said. “Everybody here had to learn fast. “We are really excited to represent the owner of this note,” he added. Continue reading →
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