Finest Known Rare Banknote for Toronto Coin Expo

When notes are as rare as the BC-49c-i Lawson-Bouey EEP prefix from the 1971 Bank of Canada $10 banknote series become available, the Canadian paper money collecting world takes notice because it may be the only chance to add it to your portfolio. For the Toronto Coin Expo 2020 Spring Sale Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is pleased to be presenting the finest known example.

The changeover from the Lawson-Bouey signature combination to Crow-Bouey took place during the EEP issues at note 9,000,000, but the collecting world was astounded to find a few, perhaps four to date, that possessed the former Lawson-Bouey signatures and the EEP prefix.  Needless to say, these are trophy notes for collectors privileged enough to obtain one of these exceedingly rare pieces.


The note being offered in the Toronto Coin Expo sale sports the serial number EEP9601829 and has been graded by the stringent PMG as Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ, making it the finest known example.  The pre-sale estimate is $35,000-45,000.  Spirited bidding is expected when this note hits the auction block.

Toronto Coin Expo is Canada’s Premier Coin and Bank Note Collectible Show.  Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s 2020 Spring Sale takes place April 30 and May 1, 2020 at the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.  Contact us for more information and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the news.

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