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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Bank of Montreal $10, 19311509 - Bank of Montreal $10, 1931
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CH 505-58-04, Unc. S/N:108227/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 425.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $50, 19311510 - Bank of Montreal $50, 1931
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CH 505-58-08. PCGS Extremely Fine 40. Minor stains on back. S/N:001613/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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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Bank of Montreal $20, 1938 - Lot of 7 Consecutive1511 - Bank of Montreal $20, 1938 - Lot of 7 Consecutive
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CH 505-62-06, Just the slightest bottom left corner crease, otherwise attractive Unc's. S/N:50129-135/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Co...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (2,700.00 + 540.00) x 1 = 3,240.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $20, 19381512 - Bank of Montreal $20, 1938
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CH 505-62-06. PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. S/N:50175/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $20, 19381513 - Bank of Montreal $20, 1938
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CH 505-62-06, BCS About Unc 58, Original. S/N:50172/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 19081514 - Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 1908
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CH 550-28-12. PMG VF30, Margin Tear Repair. Orange V's. S/N:1981121/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,150.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $20, 19291515 - Bank of Nova Scotia $20, 1929
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CH 550-28-22, Pressed VF, S/N:268458/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $50, 19251516 - Bank of Nova Scotia $50, 1925
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CH 550-28-28. PMG Choice Fine 15. Rare with only 5 recorded in the registry, one of these is in an institutional collection. S/N:07915/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,500.00
Sold for (6,000.00 + 1,200.00) x 1 = 7,200.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $100, 19251517 - Bank of Nova Scotia $100, 1925
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CH 550-28-38. PMG Choice Fine 15. Desirable high denomination rarely offered. Rust and internal splits are present. S/N:02495/A.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,500.00
Sold for (6,000.00 + 1,200.00) x 1 = 7,200.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 19291518 - Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 1929
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CH 550-34-02. PMG AU55 EPQ. S/N:3126350/C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (850.00 + 170.00) x 1 = 1,020.00
 
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Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 19351519 - Bank of Nova Scotia $5, 1935
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CH 550-36-02, Fresh EF. S/N:342825. 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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Bank of Nova Scotia $10, 19351520 - Bank of Nova Scotia $10, 1935
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CH 550-36-04, Fine. S/N:2021186. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 90.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Peoples Bank of Halifax $20, 1864 F&B Proofs1521 - Peoples Bank of Halifax $20, 1864 F&B Proofs
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CH 580-10-02FP. Front proof is Slabbed Gem Unc. 66 EPQ by PMG and the Back Proof is slabbed Choice Unc. 64 EPQ. Features the Princess of Wales at left
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Peoples Bank of New Brunswick $1, 1885 - Trophy Note!1522 - Peoples Bank of New Brunswick $1, 1885 - Trophy Note!
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CH 585 14-02. PMG VF 30. There are 15 notes on the register, 2 of them in institutional collections. This is by far the finest known and a museum spec
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (18,000.00 + 3,600.00) x 1 = 21,600.00
 
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Bank of Prince Edward Island $1, 18771523 - Bank of Prince Edward Island $1, 1877
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CH 600-12-04, Nice AU, worthy of a healthy bid. S/N:26884/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold for (725.00 + 145.00) x 1 = 870.00
 
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Bank of Prince Edward Island $2, 18771524 - Bank of Prince Edward Island $2, 1877
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CH 600-12-08, AU comes with Anchor vingette that is featured on the bottom left of banknote, S/N:26721/B. 2 Pcs. This is part of The Covered Bridge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,400.00
Sold for (775.00 + 155.00) x 1 = 930.00
 
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Bank of Prince Edward Island $5, 18771525 - Bank of Prince Edward Island $5, 1877
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CH 600-12-12a, VG with Canada Currency O/P, marks on the front. S/N:9534/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
 
 
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Bank of Prince Edward Island $20, 18721526 - Bank of Prince Edward Island $20, 1872
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CH 600-12-16, VG with chunk out of bottom left corner. The sheet number is in the right range for an issued note. Unfortunately the right signature is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Bank of Prince Edward Island $20, 1872 Remainder1527 - Bank of Prince Edward Island $20, 1872 Remainder
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CH 600-12-16R, AU with one obvious fold. S/N:04470/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
 
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La Banque Provinciale du Canada $10, 19281528 - La Banque Provinciale du Canada $10, 1928
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CH 615-14-16, VF with small tear at bottom. S/N:M348088/E. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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La Banque Provinciale du Canada $20, 19281529 - La Banque Provinciale du Canada $20, 1928
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CH 615-14-18, Fine with ink stain at bottom and major tear at top. S/N:N048326/E. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 125.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Quebec Bank $10, 19081530 - Quebec Bank $10, 1908
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CH 620-48-04-04. PCGS indicates Mounting Remnants and Residue on Back, otherwise AU53. We sold a consecutive serial number in our last sale (lot 1184
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 8,000.00 - 9,000.00
Sold for (6,750.00 + 1,350.00) x 1 = 8,100.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $5, 19091531 - Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1909
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CH 630-10-04-06. PMG VF25. PVC is noted on holder, we assuming this is the reason why the note is a touch off colour, still a pleasant looking note. S
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $10, 19131532 - Royal Bank of Canada $10, 1913
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CH 630-12-08, Popular battleship note, pleasent VG+ with crayon on front and holes through center right, S/N:2260209/A. This is part of The Covered
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 450.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Lot of 4 Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1927 - Identical Serial Numbered Set1533 - Lot of 4 Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1927 - Identical Serial Numbered Set
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CH 630-14-04. Conditions Vary from PCGS EF45PPQ to Choice New 64, PPQ. S/N:1000004/A/B/C/D. Obtained from the Wilson family, general manager. Serial n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (12,500.00 + 2,500.00) x 1 = 15,000.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $5, 19271534 - Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1927
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CH 630-14-04. PMG Choice EF45, EPQ. S/N:2427862/A.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $50, 19271535 - Royal Bank of Canada $50, 1927
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CH 630-14-16. PMG VF25. Light stain at back top right. S/N:017869/C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (925.00 + 185.00) x 1 = 1,110.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $20, 1935 Radar1535A - Royal Bank of Canada $20, 1935 Radar
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CH 630-18-06a. F+, rarely offered 2 digit radar. S/N: 64646/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $20, 19351536 - Royal Bank of Canada $20, 1935
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CH 630-18-06a, VF, Large signature, S/N:129792/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1943 - Lot of 31537 - Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1943 - Lot of 3
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CH 630-20-02, average condition is Fine. S/N:026465/C, 074920/A, 016292/B. 3 Pcs. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada $5, 19431538 - Royal Bank of Canada $5, 1943
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CH 630-20-02, EF. S/N:109816/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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The Royal Bank of Canada, $5, 1920, Issued for Roseau, Dominica, Rare Large Size1539 - The Royal Bank of Canada, $5, 1920, Issued for Roseau, Dominica, Rare Large Size
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CH 630-42-02, PMG VF-25, Net, with comment, “Rust”. Indeed, there are several rust spots and some small border issues caused by a couple of these spot
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (5,250.00 + 1,050.00) x 1 = 6,300.00
 
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Royal Bank of Canada £1, 1938 - Kingston, Jamaica1540 - Royal Bank of Canada £1, 1938 - Kingston, Jamaica
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CH 630-54-02, Fine with writing on back, 20 on the register, S/N:003256. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (850.00 + 170.00) x 1 = 1,020.00
 
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St. Stephens Bank $1, 18861541 - St. Stephens Bank $1, 1886
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CH 675-20-04-06. F/VF, small tear at top, some firmness remains in the paper. Only 9 on the registry, nice addition with lot below. S/N:40460/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,300.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (2,050.00 + 410.00) x 1 = 2,460.00
 
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St. Stephens Bank $3, 18801542 - St. Stephens Bank $3, 1880
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CH 675-20-04-16. VG, fairly difficult to obtain with 9 known (1 of these is in an institutional collection) S/N:24558/A. This is part of The Covered
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00
 
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Sovereign Bank of Canada $10, 19051543 - Sovereign Bank of Canada $10, 1905
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CH 685-10-08. PMG Fine 12. Annotation is noted. The number 6 is in blue on front. Superb Trophy note with only 2 known of which one of these is in an
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (15,500.00 + 3,100.00) x 1 = 18,600.00
 
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Bank of Toronto $1, 1856 Remainder1544 - Bank of Toronto $1, 1856 Remainder
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CH 715-10-02R. PMG AU50, EPQ. Catalogue value is $5500 in Unc. One of the most attractive remainders we have handled and very desirable. S/N:none, uns
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (3,200.00 + 640.00) x 1 = 3,840.00
 
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Bank of Toronto $50, 19201545 - Bank of Toronto $50, 1920
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CH 715-22-76. Pleasant looking PMG VF25. Featuring a large bull's head. S/N:14186/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (4,100.00 + 820.00) x 1 = 4,920.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland £1, 18801546 - Union Bank of Newfoundland £1, 1880
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CH 750-14-06 PCGS Extremely Fine 40. Note: Foreign substance on face at right, difficult to determine what they were looking at. 20 known, 3 in instit
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (2,450.00 + 490.00) x 1 = 2,940.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18821547 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1882
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CH 750-16-02. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. Bold colours and near perfect. S/N:A114999/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 5,500.00
Sold for (3,600.00 + 720.00) x 1 = 4,320.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18821548 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1882
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CH 750-16-02. PCGS Choice New 63PPQ. ALMOST consecutive with the above note, be sure to grab this one if you missed the last. S/N:A114997/A. This is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,700.00 + 540.00) x 1 = 3,240.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18821549 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1882
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CH 750-16-02, VG. S/N:A66598/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 850.00
Sold for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18821550 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1882
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CH 750-16-02, VG, rust stains. S/N:A51188/D.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 850.00
Sold for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $10, 18891551 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $10, 1889
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CH 750-16-06. Much crisper than the note below. PCGS Extremely Fine 45. S/N:25985. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (5,000.00 + 1,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Union Bank of Newfoundland $10, 18891552 - Union Bank of Newfoundland $10, 1889
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CH 750-16-06. A lovely piece featuring the Newfoundland dog, plenty of eye appeal with bright orange colour. PCGS Very Fine 20. S/N:25986. This is p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 400.00) x 1 = 2,400.00
 
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Bank of Upper Canada $10, 185? - New Discovery1553 - Bank of Upper Canada $10, 185? - New Discovery
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CH 770-16-04-02. Ragged and rough, but...wait for it...NO KNOWN ISSUED NOTES! We believe this to be S/N:3857. Steamship vignette at center of this hig
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 280.00) x 1 = 1,680.00
 
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Westmorland Bank $4, 18561554 - Westmorland Bank $4, 1856
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CH 800-10-36, VG with left side damage and holes at center, 15 known. S/N:19340/A. 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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Westmorland Bank $1, 18611555 - Westmorland Bank $1, 1861
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CH 800-12-02R, EF with hinge residue on back. S/N:13541/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Westmorland Bank $2, 18611556 - Westmorland Bank $2, 1861
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CH 800-12-04, G-VG. S/N:129/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Westmorland Bank $2, 18611557 - Westmorland Bank $2, 1861
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CH 800-12-04a, this is the most attractive Westmorland note featuring an Indian maiden, train and a sailing ship. Fine. S/N:10859/A. This is part of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 375.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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