This year’s auction at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Convention is “featuring a superb and diverse Historical Collection of Canada’s finest and rarest coins and banknotes,” says auctioneer firm The Canadian Numismatic Company.
This collection features an 1889 10 cents in ICCS MS-65, an 1890H 50 cents in ICCS MS-62, an 1870 $2 note in F/VF, a 1935$1,000 French text in Choice AU, three consecutive 1935 $1,000s including a radar note, and a 1937 $50 Osborne in PMG UNC-66.
In addition to circulated notes, the collection offers Proofs and Specimens. Among the special serial numbers are million, solid, and ladder numbers, as well as several notes numbered 1.
Auctioneer Eric Pacquet said the collection has been entirely assembled within the last 20 years, with the collector hunting through stores, shows and auctions.
“In most circumstances this collector tried to purchase only the best and problem-free notes of each type,” he said. “Through aggressive research and negotiating, he has managed what most would consider almost impossible by today’s standards to put together. Certain issues are either one of a kind or top graded for that type.”
The sale will be held at the same location as the convention, the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road, in Mississauga. The four sessions will be held Aug. 13-16. The first session takes place Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.; session two on Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.; session three Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m.; and, session four on Aug. 16 at 12 noon.
“This is a quality auction which includes over 2,100 lots of mainly Canadian and Newfoundland numismatic material,” Pacquet added.
Click on the link below to access the August 2014 RCNA Auction catalogue: