Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2017

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We are proud and excited to conduct our auction in conjunction with the 2017 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. This sale features Part I 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 and the now famous Bank of Canada serial #5 set are both pieces of this collection garnering a frenzy.
The fur trade industry and the Hudson’s Bay Company have been a most important part of Canada’s heritage. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, a major piece of Canada’s history is being offered with a large collection of Hudson’s Bay tokens, card tokens, scrip and medals. Other selections from numerous consignors round out another outstanding auction including a nice Edmonton quarter collection and the second-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 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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Colonial Bank of Canada $4, 18591094 - Colonial Bank of Canada $4, 1859
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CH 130-10-04-08. PCGS Choice About New 58. Minor adhesive residue on face at left. S/N:679/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 400.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Colonial Bank of Canada $5, 18591095 - Colonial Bank of Canada $5, 1859
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CH 130-10-04-10, EF with hinge remnants on back, S/N:420/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Fort Erie $4, 18__  Remainder1096 - Commercial Bank of Fort Erie $4, 18__ Remainder
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CH 160-10-08R, VF with hinge mark at back top center. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (725.00 + 145.00) x 1 = 870.00
 
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Commercial Bank of New Brunswick 5 Shillings, 18371097 - Commercial Bank of New Brunswick 5 Shillings, 1837
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CH 180-12-02, AG. Only 6 known, Miramichi branch. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (640.00 + 128.00) x 1 = 768.00
 
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Commercial Bank of New Brunswick 5 Shillings, $1, 18601098 - Commercial Bank of New Brunswick 5 Shillings, $1, 1860
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CH 180-16-02, VG-Fine, ink at left and thinning on back, 21 known with 4 in institutional collection. S/N:9906/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (875.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Commercial Bank of New Brunswick $4, 18601099 - Commercial Bank of New Brunswick $4, 1860
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CH 180-16-06, Fine with one pinhole, 2 Merchant stamps on the back, 14 known with 1 in institutional collection. S/N:2679/A. This is part of The Cove
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (2,700.00 + 540.00) x 1 = 3,240.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $2, 18881100 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $2, 1888
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CH 185-18-04, Orange Tint, Fine+, S/N:35667/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $5, 18881101 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $5, 1888
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CH 185-18-06, VF with faded signatures, S/N:20391. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (700.00 + 140.00) x 1 = 840.00
 
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Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $10, 18881102 - Commercial Bank of Newfoundland $10, 1888
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CH 185-18-08, Fine with stains and crayon on front. Cancelled, S/N:14236. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,350.00 + 270.00) x 1 = 1,620.00
 
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Dominion Bank $5, 19051103 - Dominion Bank $5, 1905
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CH 220-16-08, Fine with crayon on front, S/N:837653/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 800.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Dominion Bank $50, 19251104 - Dominion Bank $50, 1925
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CH 220-22-08, VF, S/N:39073/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,250.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) x 1 = 1,560.00
 
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Dominion Bank $10, 19351105 - Dominion Bank $10, 1935
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CH 220-26-04. PCGS Gem New 66PPQ. This is as good as it gets. Bright and Beautiful orange colours, flanked by General Manager Dawson & President...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (575.00 + 115.00) x 1 = 690.00
 
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Dominion Bank $10, 19351106 - Dominion Bank $10, 1935
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CH 220-26-04. PCGS Extremely Fine 45PPQ. S/N:252657.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 475.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Eastern Townships Bank $5, 19061107 - Eastern Townships Bank $5, 1906
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CH 230-16-02, Pressed Fine, edge tears and foxing at bottom right, right signature worn. Only 18 known. S/N:110558/A. This is part of The Covered Bri
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (2,900.00 + 580.00) x 1 = 3,480.00
 
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Farmers Bank of Rustico $1, 18721108 - Farmers Bank of Rustico $1, 1872
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CH 290-12-02, VG with top left corner tip removed, S/N:04257/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $5, 18921109 - Bank of Hamilton $5, 1892
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CH 345-16-02a, VG, Eng. Pro Cashier. S/N:B43429. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 750.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Bank of Hamilton $50, 19141110 - Bank of Hamilton $50, 1914
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CH 345-20-22, Pressed Fine with crayon on front and little tear on left border. Only 6 known with 2 in institutional collection. S/N:013280 with Red l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (5,000.00 + 1,000.00) x 1 = 6,000.00
 
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Banque D'Hochelaga $5, 1907 Face Proof1111 - Banque D'Hochelaga $5, 1907 Face Proof
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CH 360-18-04P, Black and White Face Proof, Unc. 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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Banque D'Hochelaga $10, 19171112 - Banque D'Hochelaga $10, 1917
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CH 360-24-08, Fine, S/N:961705/A. 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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Home Bank of Canada $5, 19041113 - Home Bank of Canada $5, 1904
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CH 365-10-02, VG with holes in center, 17 known. All notes from this bank are rare. S/N:039536/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,200.00 + 440.00) x 1 = 2,640.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 19101114 - Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 1910
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CH 375-12-06, VG, features Edward VII as a boy. S/N:1110280/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 380.00) x 1 = 2,280.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 19201115 - Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 1920
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CH 375-16-12, VF, S/N:778355/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (675.00 + 135.00) x 1 = 810.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $20, 19201116 - Imperial Bank of Canada $20, 1920
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CH 375-16-18, Pressed Fine-VF, S/N:095884/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (800.00 + 160.00) x 1 = 960.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 19231117 - Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 1923
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CH 375-18-06, VF, S/N:L327115/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $20, 19231118 - Imperial Bank of Canada $20, 1923
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CH 375-18-10. PCGS Very Fine 35. S/N:019165/A. 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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Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 19341119 - Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 1934
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CH 375-22-02. Gem Uncirculated 65 EPQ. S/N: G167472/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 900.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 19341120 - Imperial Bank of Canada $5, 1934
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CH 375-22-02, VF with staining at bottom, S/N:E082194/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (115.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 138.00
 
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Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 19341121 - Imperial Bank of Canada $10, 1934
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CH 375-22-08, VF with few small edge tears at top, S/N:J253348/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Banque Jacques Cartier $4, 18701122 - Banque Jacques Cartier $4, 1870
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CH 390-12-02, Fine with a few pin holes and edge nicks. Better condition than its cousin below, this note also garnishes a spectacular and desirable s
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 20,000.00 - 30,000.00
Sold for (13,500.00 + 2,700.00) x 1 = 16,200.00
 
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Banque Jacques Cartier $4, 18701123 - Banque Jacques Cartier $4, 1870
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CH 390-12-04, Good with a tear on right side, foxing all around and a few edge nicks. This Bank is one of the most desired Quebec issues. Featuring a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (6,250.00 + 1,250.00) x 1 = 7,500.00
 
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Bank of Liverpool $4, 18711124 - Bank of Liverpool $4, 1871
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CH 400-10-02 Fine condition, pressed. Very difficult to obtain without damage or pieces missing. This rare example is whole and very attractive. Signa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,500.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (6,250.00 + 1,250.00) x 1 = 7,500.00
 
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Bank of London $5, 18831125 - Bank of London $5, 1883
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CH 405-10-02. Good, ragged edges with bottom left corner removed. Fourteen surviving notes have been recorded, of which three are in institutional co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,600.00 + 320.00) x 1 = 1,920.00
 
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Maritime Bank $5, 18811126 - Maritime Bank $5, 1881
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CH 425-12-02a, AG, 11 known with 3 in institutional collections. The note is typical in that it has many issues such as missing top right corner, hole
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,250.00
Sold for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Maritime Bank $5, 1881 - Red V Overprint1127 - Maritime Bank $5, 1881 - Red V Overprint
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CH 425-12-02b, AG with chunk out of bottom. Only the fourth example known to have the red V overprint, and the only one in private hands which also ha
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (2,100.00 + 420.00) x 1 = 2,520.00
 
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1837 The Merchants Bank Part Sheet1128 - 1837 The Merchants Bank Part Sheet
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CH 450-10. A spurious bank producing fictitious notes in 1836-1837. Full sheet $1, $2, $3 notes. Fully signed and serial numbered 512. This is part o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $10, 18861129 - Merchants Bank of Canada $10, 1886
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CH 460-12-04, Fine, S/N:37848/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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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Merchants Bank of Canada $5, 19161130 - Merchants Bank of Canada $5, 1916
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CH 460-18-02, Pressed VF, weak at center fold, S/N:171566/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,800.00
Sold for (750.00 + 150.00) x 1 = 900.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $20, 19171131 - Merchants Bank of Canada $20, 1917
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CH 460-20-10. Charlton states "Institutional collection only", thus this is the only example available. This fabulous note features a huge...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 15,000.00
Sold for (16,000.00 + 3,200.00) x 1 = 19,200.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Canada $5, 19191132 - Merchants Bank of Canada $5, 1919
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CH 460-22-02, VF+. One of the most attractive notes produced, simply a classic. S/N:581675/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,700.00 + 540.00) x 1 = 3,240.00
 
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Merchants Bank of Halifax $5, 18921133 - Merchants Bank of Halifax $5, 1892
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CH 465-20-06, Pressed VF with paper pull on the back center. Eight known (3rd ed. Registry), of which at least three are heavily damaged. S/N:14403/B.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,500.00 + 700.00) x 1 = 4,200.00
 
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Molsons Bank $5, 19081134 - Molsons Bank $5, 1908
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CH 490-30-02, Pressed VF, S/N:142416/C. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,900.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Molsons Bank $5, 19121135 - Molsons Bank $5, 1912
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CH 490-32-02, Pressed VF stain at top, S/N:200475/H. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (825.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 990.00
 
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Molsons Bank $10, 19161136 - Molsons Bank $10, 1916
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CH 490-36-02, Fine with ink stain on back, S/N:124099/E. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,350.00
Sold for (900.00 + 180.00) x 1 = 1,080.00
 
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Molsons Bank $5, 19221137 - Molsons Bank $5, 1922
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CH 490-40-02. PCGS Choice New 63 PPQ. S/N:021151/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,800.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,200.00 + 240.00) x 1 = 1,440.00
 
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Molsons Bank $10, 19221138 - Molsons Bank $10, 1922
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CH 490-40-04. PCGS Gem New 65 PPQ. Although these come uncirculated, gem examples are rarely offered. S/N:055833/B. This is part of The Covered Bridg
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,250.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) x 1 = 2,880.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $4, 18711139 - Bank of Montreal $4, 1871
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CH 505-34-02, Fine with hole, S/N:65298/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,800.00 + 360.00) x 1 = 2,160.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $10, 18951140 - Bank of Montreal $10, 1895
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CH 505-44-04, Pressed Fine-VF, S/N:253492/D. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (2,300.00 + 460.00) x 1 = 2,760.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $5, 19141141 - Bank of Montreal $5, 1914
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CH 505-54-04, Pressed Fine, damage at left and stained, S/N:2497466/A. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Bank of Montreal $10, 19141142 - Bank of Montreal $10, 1914
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CH 505-54-08, Fine, S/N:2325038/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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Bank of Montreal $20, 19141143 - Bank of Montreal $20, 1914
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CH 505-54-12, Pressed VF, S/N:480400/B. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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