There were many highs at the G.F. Landon sale – the first of four days of the Canadian Legacy Sale II, featuring more than 3,200 lots and $6 million worth of coins, tokens, medals and banknotes. With the small Osgoode Room of Toronto’s Hilton Hotel filled to capacity, Session One began with 12 lots of Dominion of Canada banknotes, eight of which sold to the same bidder. These lots included an 1897 DC-12 – one of only 11 ever made – that sold for $3,000 (before premiums and taxes) below its original estimate of $12,000. However, prices didn’t stay low for long. The Canadian tokens did reasonably well, especially the bulk lots that exceeded estimates by two or three times. However, as auctioneers reached the red-hot U.S. coins, prices began soaring at high altitudes. Continue reading →
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