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Heritage offers Canadian rarities at FUN

High-grade Canadian paper will provide a major highlight at Heritage Auctions’ 2019 FUN World Currency Signature sale slated for Jan. 9-15 in Orlando at the Florida United Numismatists convention. The catalog contains something for all serious collectors of Canada’s currency.

The Royal Bank of Canada $5 plate set, A through D, of 3 January 1927 (P-S1383; Ch. # 630-14-04). All have the same serial 1000003 and, given their top grade, are sure to attract serious auction action at Heritage’s FUN sale in January. (Images courtesy and © www.ha.com)

One lot in particular will be missing from existing collections: a plate set, A through D, of four Royal Bank of Canada $5s all dated 3 January 1927 and all with the same serial 1000003 (P-S1383; Ch. # 630-14-04). The notes bear the signatures of Morris W. Wilson and Sir Herbert Holt and were consigned by Wilson’s grandson. They are hence on the market for the first time in 90 years. Their grades make them highly desirable: PCGS New 62 PPQ, Very Choice New 64 PPQ (2), and Gem New 66 EPQ.

Face proof of rare Dominion of Canada $1000 face proof dated 3 January 1911 (DC-20; P-29). Just two examples of the issued note are known. (Image courtesy and © www.ha.com)

Also likely absent from most collections is a Dominion of Canada $1000 face proof dated 3 January 1911 (DC-20; P-29) and sporting a young George V. Just two examples of this $1000 denomination are known to have survived from the original printing, and this item should provide a satisfactory gap filler given its PCGS Very Choice New 64 grade.

George’s wife, Queen Mary, features on an attractive 1935 specimen “DEUX DOLLARS” of “BANQUE DU CANADA” (P-41; BC-4S). Appropriately, Mary’s grade of PCGS Very Choice New 64 matches that of her husband.

Several other $1000s are on offer. Right up there is an example of the short-lived 1935 series with serial A00912 (P-57; BC-19). It comes in a collectable PMG Very Fine 30.

And for those who have yet to acquire a 1988 $1000 featuring Queen Elizabeth (BC-61; P-100), there are at least three on offer. All are in top grade. They include a first EKA prefix with Thiessen-Crow signatures and a last issue Bonin-Thiessen.

Also of note are a lovely example of a 1935 George V $1 in 1935 PMG Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ (P-38; BC-1) and a $1-10 set of 1954 Devil’s Face portraits (P-66-69; BC-29-32) graded Choice About Unc 58 to Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ.

Extremely scarce as an issued note: Royal Bank of Canada Port of Spain, Trinidad, $5 of 3 January 1938 (P-S151b; Ch # 630-68-02). It will go to the block graded PMG Very Fine 20 Net. (Image courtesy and © www.ha.com)

However, the frosting on the Canadian cake is likely provided by a Royal Bank of Canada Port of Spain, Trinidad, $5 of 3 January 1938 (P-S151b; Ch # 630-68-02). This is an extremely scarce note in issued form regardless of condition, and in PMG Very Fine 20 Net it is sure to attract eager bidders.

But there is more, much more! The above details need to be confirmed online at www.ha.com, along with the particulars of the many other desirable items on offer.


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