The coin and banknote market is hot in Canada right now, but that’s not at all new for fancy serial number collectors as that segment of Canadian banknote collecting has been realizing record prices for a number of years. The good news is that the upcoming Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. 2021 Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale has a nice selection of choice notes available to the highest bidder. In this post we’ll have a look at some of the highlights.
First up is a 1937 Bank of Canada $10 solid serial number radar. This fun lot started at a dollar, but with the rarity of these you can expect that number to climb fast. If solids are your thing, don’t miss the 1971 Bank of Canada $10 coming shortly after the ’37 ten. It’s been graded gem new 66 PPQ by Legacy Currency Grading. Bidding on both of these is already well underway.
Low numbers are an established blue-chip favourite and we’ve secured a beautiful selection that will hit the auction blocks in session one, April 29th. Perhaps the gem of the lot is a Bank of Canada $1, 1973 with serial number GT0000008 and graded by PMG as choice uncirculated 64 with the EPQ designation.
Collectors will also be very happy to see a complete set of low-numbered multi-colour series notes together in one lot. Again, there’s already a lot of action online as bidders vie for the $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 all ending in 840. It’s a spectacular assemblage that will attract spirited competition.
We also have to mention a million-numbered note that’s available. Graded by BCS, it’s a Bank of Canada $1, 1954 with serial number W/M1000000, making it a true binary too.
Our Spring Sale takes place from our offices in Moncton, New Brunswick April 29th and 30th, 2021.