1935 French text $50 to headline at Heritage Auctions



2015-06-26 11:33:56

The 1935 French text $50 carries an estimate of up to $40,000

A 1935 Banque Du Canada French text $50 will lead a world currency sale at Heritage Auctions in Chicago on April 24-28 with a $30,000-40,000 estimate.

The note was issued in French and English text versions, with only 32,500 of the French version issued – around a quarter of the number of English versions.

It depicts a youthful Prince Albert, who would become George VI in 1937 following the abdication of his elder brother Edward VIII.

The example offered is graded PCGS Choice New 63PPQ, making it the finest known example.

A 1935 Bank of Canada English text $100 is another highlight, valued at $25,000-35,000.

The note displays a portrait of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and brother of George VI, and is considered the joint finest known example of the issue with a PMG grade of Superb Gem Uncirculated 67.

A 1951 People’s Republic of China 10,000 Yuan note carries an estimate of $8,000-10,000.

The lot is among the rarest Chinese issues, with uncirculated examples regularly hammering for up to $50,000 in China. The example offered is graded Very Fine and is the first to be offered in the West in a decade.

It was issued in Inner Mongolia and features an image of a native horseman rounding up cattle.

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