Toronto Coin Expo Fall Sale 2017

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We are proud and excited to conduct our auction in conjunction with the 2017 Fall Toronto Coin Expo. This sale features Part II of the Covered Bridge Collection, with fresh rarities that are coming out of storage for the first time in numerous years. Trophy notes from many chartered banks, complimented by a choice French series $50, 1935 will garner a frenzy of bidding.
The fur trade industry and the Hudson’s Bay Company have been a most important part of Canada’s history. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, a major piece of Canada’s history is being offered with a large collection Hudson’s Bay and other fur related tokens. Other selections from numerous consignors round out another outstanding auction including a nice West Coast vari- ety collection, a rarely offered selection of named Governor General medals and finally the second-to-last offering of the Richard Cooper Collection. Much anticipation surrounds these collections as individuals are planning on attending the sale from all over North America in hopes of an opportunity in obtaining a piece of this historic event. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to be entrusted with such treasures and thank our contributors who have placed their faith in us.



Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after The Toronto Coin Expo.
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Newfoundland Government Cash Note, One Dollar, 19091461 - Newfoundland Government Cash Note, One Dollar, 1909
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NF-5i, PMG Fine-15, Net, with comment, “repaired”. There are some repaired splits at the fold lines where they intersect the border. Aside from the no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (6,500.00 + 1,300.00) x 1 = 7,800.00
 
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Government of Newfoundland $1, 19201462 - Government of Newfoundland $1, 1920
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CH NF-12d, Fine+ with a few rust stains, S/N:A243467. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 750.00
Sold for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Government of Newfoundland $1, 19201463 - Government of Newfoundland $1, 1920
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CH NF-12d, Fine+ with stains on back, S/N:A165564. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 750.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Bank of Acadia $4, 18721464 - Bank of Acadia $4, 1872
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CH 5-10-02, VF with chunk out of bottom left. S/N:1576/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Agricultural Bank $4, 18351465 - Agricultural Bank $4, 1835
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CH 20-12-02-10. F/VF, B in black and C in red overstamped. S/N:1407/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 250.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Agriculture Bank $5, 18351466 - Agriculture Bank $5, 1835
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CH 20-12-02-14, Fine/VF, little tear at left. S/N:1316/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 110.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Bank of British North America $5, 18861467 - Bank of British North America $5, 1886
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CH 55-22-04, VG with pin holes, S/N:733475/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $4, 18701468 - Canadian Bank of Commerce $4, 1870
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CH 75-10-06. PMG VF25. Great Cattle Vignette. S/N:108236/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,500.00
Sold for (3,600.00 + 720.00) x 1 = 4,320.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $5, 19171468A - Canadian Bank of Commerce $5, 1917
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CH 75-16-04-06d. F/F+, not priced any higher in Charlton due to scarcity with only 8 on the registry. S/N: 530607/C.
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Start Price : 900.00 | Estimates : 1,750.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $10, 1917 - Lot of 2 - Interesting Serial Number Combo1469 - Canadian Bank of Commerce $10, 1917 - Lot of 2 - Interesting Serial Number Combo
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CH 75-16-04-08a, VG with small edge tears, S/N:364663/B, 394663/B. 2 Pcs. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $10, 19171470 - Canadian Bank of Commerce $10, 1917
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CH 75-16-04-12a. PCGS AU53. S/N:A400151/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $100, 19171471 - Canadian Bank of Commerce $100, 1917
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CH 75-16-02-12. PMG VF25. S/N:14664/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (1,850.00 + 370.00) x 1 = 2,220.00
 
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Canadian Bank of Commerce $5, 19171471A - Canadian Bank of Commerce $5, 1917
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CH 75-19-02-02. Pressed F/VF. Green & Red Seal with classic large centre vignette. Only 12 on the registry. S/N: 642609/D.
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Start Price : 600.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Banque Canadienne Nationale $5, 19291472 - Banque Canadienne Nationale $5, 1929
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CH 85-12-02. PCGS Very Fine 35. S/N:634275/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Central Bank of New Brunswick (5 Shillings) $1, 1847-531473 - Central Bank of New Brunswick (5 Shillings) $1, 1847-53
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CH 95-10-04-02, AG, S/N and date are not legible. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (675.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 810.00
 
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Bank of Clifton $2, 18611474 - Bank of Clifton $2, 1861
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CH 125-12-12. O/P SASSENBERG & Co, BUENOS AYRES in Oval Blue on back, PCGS About New 50 PPQ. S/N:1956/A. This is part of The Covered Brid...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 210.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Lot of Three Colonial Bank of Canada Banknotes, 18591475 - Lot of Three Colonial Bank of Canada Banknotes, 1859
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CH 130-10-02-02. S/N not legible. CH 130-10-02-12. S/N:1311/A. CH 130-10-04-02. S/N:952/D. All notes are VF, but repaired (evident on back.) 3 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Colonial Bank of Canada $4, 18591476 - Colonial Bank of Canada $4, 1859
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CH 130-10-04-08, AU with 2 hinge marks on the back. S/N:677/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland £5, 1874 - New Discovery!1477 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland £5, 1874 - New Discovery!
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CH 185-14-08R. VF+. This superb rarity not seen on the market, although talked discussed about more than fifteen years ago.  Story is...
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Start Price : 5,000.00 | Estimates : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18881478 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1888
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CH 185-18-04, Good, orange tint. S/N:01907/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 325.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $5, 18881479 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $5, 1888
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CH 185-18-06, VG with lots of foxing on edges. S/N:16312/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 750.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $10, 18881480 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $10, 1888
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CH 185-18-08, decent fine with a bit of writing on back, crayon on front and rust stains. Stamped paid in purple, 23 notes are on the census. S/N:4900
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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The Consolidated Bank of Canada, $5, 1876 - " B B " Overprint1481 - The Consolidated Bank of Canada, $5, 1876 - " B B " Overprint
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CH 205-10-04a, with overprint, in Blue, “B B”, F-VF, as such, one of the finest in private hands. A few pinholes and a small red ink mark on back. Acc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (2,900.00 + 580.00) x 1 = 3,480.00
 
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Dominion Bank $50, 19251482 - Dominion Bank $50, 1925
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CH 220-22-08. PMG Choice Fine 15. Rust is noted. S/N:48058/A.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (625.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Dominion Bank $20, 19311483 - Dominion Bank $20, 1931
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CH 220-24-10. PMG VF30. Attractive purple and orange tint with map of Canada on back. S/N:06115/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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The Exchange Bank of Toronto, $5, 18551484 - The Exchange Bank of Toronto, $5, 1855
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CH 255-10-06, G-VG. An interesting note in that it is hand signed, E.J. Kirby and J. Marshall, countersigned, vertically, at left, E. Fitzpatrick. S/N
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Farmer's Joint Stock Bank $1, 18491485 - Farmer's Joint Stock Bank $1, 1849
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CH 280-14-04-02. Fine with pin holes. S/N:46900/A.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Gore Bank of Hamilton $20, 18__ Remainder1486 - Gore Bank of Hamilton $20, 18__ Remainder
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CH 325-10-04R. PMG Uncirculated 62. Previously Mounted. This is a spurious bank and issued notes are not known to exist.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $5, 1892 Specimen1487 - Bank of Hamilton $5, 1892 Specimen
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CH 345-16-02s. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64, hole punched and overprinted with SPECIMEN. Previously mounted. S/N:No serial numbers/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 800.00
Sold for (575.00 + 115.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $10, 1892 Specimen1488 - Bank of Hamilton $10, 1892 Specimen
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CH 345-16-04s. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64, hole punched and overprinted with SPECIMEN, WESTERN BANK NOTE CO. S/N:No serial numbers/C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold for (675.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 810.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $20, 1892 Specimen1489 - Bank of Hamilton $20, 1892 Specimen
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CH 345-16-06s. PMG Choice Uncirculated 63 EPQ, hole punched and overprinted with SPECIMEN, WESTERN BANK NOTE CO. S/N:04361/C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold for (850.00 + 170.00) x 1 = 1,020.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $100, 1892 Specimen1490 - Bank of Hamilton $100, 1892 Specimen
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CH 345-16-10s. PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58, hole punched and overprinted with SPECIMEN, WESTERN BANK NOTE CO. S/N:00852/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (975.00 + 195.00) x 1 = 1,170.00
 
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Hart’s Bank, 5 Pence, 10 Sous, 18371491 - Hart’s Bank, 5 Pence, 10 Sous, 1837
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CH 350-10-02a, AU, Reprint from original plates. These have been seldom seen in the last several years.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Hart’s Bank, 20 Pence, 40 Sous, 18371492 - Hart’s Bank, 20 Pence, 40 Sous, 1837
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CH 350-10-06a, AU. Reprint from original plates. These have been seldom seen in the last several years.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Henry's Bank $1, 18371493 - Henry's Bank $1, 1837
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CH 357-12-02. AVF. This bank was shortly lived, it went into liquidation as a result of an embezzlement by its cashier. Nice match with below. S/N:117
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 425.00
Sold for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Henry's Bank $2, 18371494 - Henry's Bank $2, 1837
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CH 357-12-04. AVF. Beautiful vignette of a female with wheat. S/N:8829/A
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 360.00 - 485.00
Sold for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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The International Bank of Canada $1, 18581495 - The International Bank of Canada $1, 1858
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CH 380-10-02-04. Manuscript J.H. Markell signature, at left, printed Thompson signature, at right. These notes are unknown with the Markell signature.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Bank of Liverpool, $4, 18711496 - Bank of Liverpool, $4, 1871
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CH 400-10-02. G-VG with piece missing on left side of note. Also, a 5 cm tear from middle of left side towards the center repaired with tape. 17 known
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Mechanics Bank of St. John's $2, 18371497 - Mechanics Bank of St. John's $2, 1837
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CH 440-12-02-04. F/F+. This was a spurious bank that was quickly exposed by the press and the police. Charlton does not price this above fine conditio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (380.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 456.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $20, 19071498 - Merchants Bank of Canada $20, 1907
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CH 460-16-06. PMG VG10, hinge marks are noted. S/N:168229/C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,600.00 - 1,800.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $50, 19071499 - Merchants Bank of Canada $50, 1907
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CH 460-16-08. PMG Choice F15. Wonderful Stag vignette with only 7 on the registry. S/N:35836/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (3,900.00 + 780.00) x 1 = 4,680.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $10, 19161500 - Merchants Bank of Canada $10, 1916
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CH 460-18-04. PMG VF25. S/N:298525/E.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,350.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 1,620.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Halifax $5, 1880 Specimen1501 - Merchants Bank of Halifax $5, 1880 Specimen
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CH 465-20-02s. PMG Choice Unc. 63 EPQ. S/N:00000/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Halifax $10, Specimen1502 - Merchants Bank of Halifax $10, Specimen
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CH 465-20-12s. PMG Choice Uncirculated 64 EPQ. S/N:00000/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Halifax $20, Specimen1503 - Merchants Bank of Halifax $20, Specimen
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CH 465-20-16s. PMG Choice About Unc. 58, repaired. S/N:00000/A.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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Molsons Bank $20, 19041504 - Molsons Bank $20, 1904
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CH 490-26-10. PMG Choice Fine 15. Large Steamer ship centers this fabulous note. S/N:81695.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (2,950.00 + 590.00) x 1 = 3,540.00
 
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Molsons Bank $5, 19121505 - Molsons Bank $5, 1912
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CH 490-32-02. PMG VF20. Discoloration at top. S/N:200686/G.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Bank of Montreal, $5, 18581506 - Bank of Montreal, $5, 1858
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CH 505-26-34-08C. , Contemporary Counterfeit, Red, Machine overprint, in block letters, "COUNTERFEIT" 7 times on front, in black, and cut ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $10 1923/1931- Lot of 21507 - Bank of Montreal $10 1923/1931- Lot of 2
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CH 505-56-04, Pressed VF, S/N:1407522/A; CH 505-58-04, VF, S/N:614778/B. 2 Pcs. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $10, 19311508 - Bank of Montreal $10, 1931
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CH 505-58-04, PCGS Very Choice New 64. S/N:108843/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 425.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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