There were a lot of interesting notes on display in this early 2021 auction. One of the most important is Lot 30071, a Royal Canadian Bank $ 2 from 1865. The note signed by T. Woodside and AM Smith has a blue serial number on its face. In the center there is a coat of arms, flanked on the left by a lion and on the right by a unicorn. At the bottom left is a portrait of Edward VII, the Prince of Wales, and at the bottom right is a female sitting by a vine with an overflowing harvest basket. Rated PMG 25 Very Fine, the grade valued at $ 17,500 to $ 25,000, the grade $ 30,000.
The second item I looked at was Lot 30269, a Panama 10 Balboas note from 1941. The face coloring of the HBNC printed note is black on an orange-green underprint. In the middle is the motif of an old fortress. The back is brown with arms in the middle. With the grade PMG 25 Very Fine, the grade valued at 10,000 to 20,000 US dollars is valued at 24,000 US dollars.
Another point I followed was Lot 30324, a PMG Gem Uncirculated 66 EPQ with a USD 500 grade in Singapore. The note printed with TD (1972) TDLR is a living lilac on a multi-colored underprint. The watermark on the slip, issued by the Board of Commissioners of Currency, is that of a lion’s head. Estimated at $ 1,250 to $ 1,750, the lot sold for $ 4,320.
The fourth note that I should keep an eye on was lot 30059. The ND (1962) Cameroun 500 Francs has a multi-colored face depicting a man with 2 oxen and the designation in French and English. The back has a man with bananas on the left, a truck on the road in the middle right, and two ships in the background in the upper right. Rated PMG 67 Superb Gem Unc EPQ, the watermarked antelope head note was valued at $ 900-1,600 and hammered at $ 3,360.
The fifth grade that interested me was Lot 30353, a purple and blue proof of Zambia One Pound ND (1963) rated by World Banknote Grading 65 Unc Gem TOP. Printed by Harrison and Sons LTD, London, there is a fisherman with a net on the left, a fishing boat in the middle, and Queen Elizabeth II on the right on the right. The back has a colorful bird on a branch. There are three holes in the note on the left. Estimated at $ 7,500 to $ 12,500, the note sold for $ 10,200.
The last point I want to share with you is lot 30271. The dated Note of the Kingdom of Persia 1 Toman dated August 15, 1929 was printed by Waterlow & Sons Limited and issued by the Imperial Bank of Persia. The complexion is black on pink and has a light green underprint. The reverse is marked as Payable only to Tehran. Estimated at $ 3,750 to $ 4,750, the note was hit at $ 8,400.
I look forward to reviewing the results of their auction in January 2021 – Session F – Internet Only – World Paper Money. Visit Stacksbowers.com for more information. Images courtesy of Stack’s Bowers.