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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World Medals - France1253 - World Medals - France
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Louis XIV 1686. AE 40mm. "Salute to your Principles". AU.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1254 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Charles I, Death and Memorial, 1649. AE 50mm by Roettier. Armoured bust r. Rev. Crown extended by hand from a cloud, rural scene below. Eimer 162. EF;
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1255 - World Medals - Great Britain
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William Shakespeare (1564-1616). c.1733. AE 43mm. By Dassier. Obv. Facing bust wearing plain collar/cloak. Rev. Wild landscape scene "Wild Abov...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1256 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Sir Ralph Abercrombie, 1801. AE 39mm. His bust facing looking left. Rev. Britannia mourns before tomb inscribed "Wounded Mar.21/Died Mar.28/180...
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 350.00
 
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1257 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Sir Joseph Banks, 1816. AE 41mm. By T.W. Wyon. His bust r. Rev. Garlanded book, Forget-me-not below. Eimer 1088, gEF. Rare. Joseph Banks accompanied J
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Start Price : 250.00 | Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
 
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1258 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Dassier's English Kings and Queens. 26 of this series executed by the famous Swiss Engraver in the 1730's. There were 33 medals in the compl...
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Start Price : 750.00 | Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
 
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1259 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Kings & Queens of England by J. Dassier c1731, William II (1060-1100), William III (1650-1702) AE 41mm, aEF; Germany Reichschancellor Bismark, ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1260 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Shooting Medal - Obv. Chatham Shooting Club (England), Rev. "Awarded To/ W.S. Caie/ as Best Shot/April 1837", silver, fancy bow attachment...
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1261 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Crystal Palace Exhibition, 1862. Bronze, 76mm, prize medal awarded to Winsor & Newton of Kentish Town for Artists Colours.  223.1g. aEF. ...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Exhibition Medal1262 - Exhibition Medal
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London, England. Exhibitor's medal from the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, United Kingdom No. 280; United Kingdom No. 6. 2 Pcs.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Exhibition Medal1263 - Exhibition Medal
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London, England. Exhibitor's medal from the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, Portugal No 18 & 19; Bavaria No 61. 2 Pcs.
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Exhibition Medal1264 - Exhibition Medal
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London, England. Exhibitor's medal from the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, France No. 1324 in case of issue; Belgium, No. 170. 2 Pcs.
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Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Exhibition Medal1265 - Exhibition Medal
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London, England. Exhibitor's medal from the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, United States No. No 91; Services medal from the 1851 Crystal Pal...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1266 - World Medals - Great Britain
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Prince of Wales National Thanksgiving 1872 AR 58mm. by J.S. & A.B. Wyon. Bust of Albert Edward r. Rev. Prince of Wales Plumes. Eimer 1619, aEF a...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 275.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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World Medals - Great Britain1267 - World Medals - Great Britain
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George VI Silver Coronation Medal 1937. Brown 4298, Eimer 2044, UNC in case of issue.  This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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World Medals - Italy, Vatican1268 - World Medals - Italy, Vatican
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Lot of 2 sets. 3 Proof Silver Medals Set & Gold, silver and bronze set (we found a set that sold for $424 euro) - commemorative sets with origin...
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Start Price : 300.00 | Estimates : 600.00 - 750.00
 
 
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World Medals - Italy, Papal States1269 - World Medals - Italy, Papal States
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Benedict XIV (1740-1758). Ascension to the Papacy, 1740. AE 39mm by Hamerani. Capped and robed bust r. Rev. IVDICABIT IN EQUITAS. Pope holding scales
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Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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World Medals - USA1270 - World Medals - USA
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John Law 1720, Betts 118, silver, 34.5 mm, 15.94 gms, AU. Extremely Rare.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,300.00 + 460.00) x 1 = 2,760.00
 
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World Medals - USA1271 - World Medals - USA
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John Law 1720, Betts 120, silver, 37.8 mm, 15.26 gms, AU, Rare.
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Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 1870 Payable at Montreal1272 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1870 Payable at Montreal
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DC-2a. Small date. About Fine, small internal tear. S/N:446493/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,250.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,320.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 1870 Payable at Toronto1273 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1870 Payable at Toronto
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DC-2b-i. Large Date. PCGS VF25, stain at bottom left. S/N:481017/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,200.00 + 640.00) x 1 = 3,840.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 1878 Payable at Montreal1274 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1878 Payable at Montreal
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DC-8e-iii-O. Lettered border. Fresh VF, small pin hole at bottom center. Series C, S/N:290899/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 1878, Payable at Montreal1275 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1878, Payable at Montreal
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DC-8e-iii-O-CFT. Blue. Series “C”, check letter "A", Ottawa Imprint, on back. A hand executed counterfeit of obviously crude execution but...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $2, 1878 Payable at Montreal1276 - Dominion of Canada $2, 1878 Payable at Montreal
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DC-9a. Good with rust stains and ink on front. S/N:C306658. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,320.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $2, 1878 Payable at Montreal1277 - Dominion of Canada $2, 1878 Payable at Montreal
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DC-9a-CFT. Contemporary Counterfeit. Hand written “FORGERY”, in pink, on face, numerous “L” punch holes through the note. VG, rough edges, several bor
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $4, 18821278 - Dominion of Canada $4, 1882
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DC-10. PMG VF25. Minor restoration is noted. S/N:44261/D.
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Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (3,300.00 + 660.00) x 1 = 3,960.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $2, 18871279 - Dominion of Canada $2, 1887
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DC-11. Pressed Fine, S/N:894103/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 280.00) x 1 = 1,680.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 18971280 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1897
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DC-12. PMG VF20. Decent looking piece, under 100 notes on the registry. S/N:357232/A.
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Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 18981281 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1898
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DC-13a. BCS VF30. Great colour, cut off size. S/N:835203/A, B Series.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 18981282 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1898
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DC-13a. Series B. PMG VF30. Bold log drive vignette, nice colours. S/N:347462/B.
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (575.00 + 115.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 18981283 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1898
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DC-13b. Great colours and bold signatures. One small fold through the center prevents this from being uncirculated. AU, Series K, Curved outwards ones
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $2, 18971284 - Dominion of Canada $2, 1897
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DC-14c. PMG VF25. Featuring the popular fishing Dory. S/N:552239/C.
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Estimates : 1,400.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $4, 19001285 - Dominion of Canada $4, 1900
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DC-16. PMG AU55. This is a true rarity in EF or better condition. Cut slightly off at the bottom right, otherwise a choice AU as indicated on the PMG
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Estimates : 15,000.00 - 17,500.00
Sold for (9,750.00 + 1,950.00) x 1 = 11,700.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $4, 19021286 - Dominion of Canada $4, 1902
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DC-17b. PMG VF25. Popular $4 note with letters four at top. S/N:229874/D.
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19171287 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1917
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DC-23b, VF. S/N:Y-805544/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19171288 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1917
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DC-23c. PCGS Choice About New 55, Series D. S/N:B-669158A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (825.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 990.00
 
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Lot of 4 Dominion of Canada Twenty Five Cents1289 - Lot of 4 Dominion of Canada Twenty Five Cents
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DC-24d. This lots includes four uncirculated notes with identical serial numbers. Includes: H, K, L, M check letters. Pieces like this are rarely offe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231290 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25c. VF with 2 hinge residue marks, S/N:J-575263/B. 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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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231291 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25e. PCGS Very Choice New 64PPQ. Charlton suggest adding a 25% premium for choice Unc. notes. S/N:N-525410/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,750.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,280.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231292 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25f. Pressed EF, S/N:T-609643/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231293 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25g. VF with a rust stain at the top, S/N:Z-822727/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 120.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231294 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25h. Pressed EF, S/N:A5295514/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231295 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25i. PCGS New 62, S/N:B5688521/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,700.00
Sold for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231296 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25i. VF, S/N:B5756767/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 110.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231297 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25k. PCGS AU58 PPQ. Rare purple seal test note. Charlton states that only 12 examples have been recorded in AU or better. S/N:C6317031/A. This is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,500.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,900.00 + 580.00) x 1 = 3,480.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231298 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25k. VF. Purple seal, not as nice as the above but presents itself well. S/N:C6243696. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 725.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231299 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25o. PCGS Choice New 64PPQ. S/N:E4831133/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 1923 & Important Bank of Canada Letter1300 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923 & Important Bank of Canada Letter
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DC-25o. Uncirculated. Black Seal Group 4, Campbell, Clark signatures. S/N:E8170631. Also a Bank of Canada Letter, dated Feb 9th, 1937 - signed by C.E.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 800.00
Sold for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231301 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25o. Uncirculated. Black Seal Group 4, Campbell, Clark signatures. S/N:C9693494/C.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold for (400.00 + 80.00) x 1 = 480.00
 
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Dominion of Canada $1, 19231302 - Dominion of Canada $1, 1923
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DC-25o. EF/EF+, S/N:E8731674/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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