Rare 1924 $5 Dominion note to hit auction block this fall

Banknote among items to be offered at national coin, stamp show auction

With only 109 reported in existence, a 1924 Dominion of Canada $5 banknote is available at Colonial Acres’ Fall Premier Numismatic Auction this September.

Graded PMG VF-25, Lot 955 bears Campbell-Sellar signatures, with a presale estimate of $9,735.

“You can expect to see some fantastic examples of numismatics in this auction,” says Colonial’s Todd Sandham. The auction is slated for Sept. 8-9 and will be held in conjunction with the National Postage Stamp and Coin Show. Presented by Canadian Coin News and Trajan Publishing, the two-day show is open to the public Sept. 9-10 at the Hilton Mississauga. For show details, visit stampandcoinshow.com.

Viewing of the auction lots starts at noon on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Hilton. The live auction starts at 5:30 p.m. EDT, with 663 lots.

The remaining lots will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, with the live auction starting at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Other auction highlights include:

  • Lot 245 is possibly “a unique one-of-a-kind trial strike,” states the catalogue description. Struck in lead, the 1760 Canada medal features King George II’s laureate head facing left on the obverse. The reverse depicts a woman weeping at the base of a pine tree with a beaver behind the tree climbing up the bank. Colonial says the medal commemorates the fall of New France to the British on Sept. 8, 1760. It has a pre-sale estimate of $2,000.
  • Lot 519 features an 1865H 25 cents. Graded ICCS AU-50, the lot has a pre-sale estimate of $9,000.
  • Lot 660 features a 1967-dated 50-cent flip strike error. Graded ICCS MS-64, only 26 are known to exist. This lot has a pre-sale estimate of $7,500.
  • Lot 419 features a 1964 five cents with a detached jewel. PCGS graded MS-65, Colonial says this is a “extremely rare variety.” This lot has a pre-sale estimate of $6,000.

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