Sakaguchi collection highlights Torex auction

The October Torex auction, conducted by The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), will see the second part of the Sakaguchi Collection, as well as selections from 31 other consignors.  The collection, assembled within the past 30 years, is focused around high-end coins and banknotes.
The first part was sold this August, at the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association sale, also conducted by TCNC. This sale also includes a decimal collection with many fine coins, tokens and banknotes. Other consignments include a wide selection of items from foreign banknotes through Canadian silver dollars.
Among the highlights is an 1885 25 cent, ICCS MS-64, estimated at $30,000 to $35,000; an 1875H 10 cent in ICCS MS-66, estimated at $90,000; and an 1888 50 cent, ICCS MS-64, highest graded by that firm estimated at $75,000.
A scarce paper money item is a Bank of Canada 1935 $500, English text, in Choice VF. The scarce note is estimated at $115,000.
There is also a set of banknotes from The Royal Bank 1901 issue, and a rare Bank of Canada 1935 $100, French text, PCGS UNC-62, estimated at $37,500.
There is a scarce 1916C sovereign, PCGS MS-64, with original lustre, estimated at $75,000.
Marc Verret, of TCNC, said the sale also includes some attractive Specimen notes, and an offering of special serial numbers, such as million, solid, and ladder notes.
He said the owner of the Sakaguchi collection searched through stores, and bourses, as well as auction catalogues. In many cases he managed to find among the best-known items.
The auction, which includes over 1,800 lots, will be held over three sessions at the Hyatt Regency Toronto hotel, 370 King St. W., Toronto.
The first session will be held Oct. 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. The second session on Oct. 25 starts at 5 p.m. The third and final session, which will be held the day after the show ends, will start Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. There will be no floor bidding, with only mail, fax, telephone and internet bidding being accepted.
Lot viewing will be from Oct. 23 to 25. For a PDF copy of the auction catalogue, click here.

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