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forrory
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« on: February 05, 2014, 06:52:51 pm »

Hey guys I'm new to these forums and just wanted to say hi.
i also have a question, not to sure if anyone can help. I've came across a few specimen notes from 1954, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1000 all in perfect condition as they were packaged in 1954 and all marked with the cereal code 0000 00000 00000.

just wondering if these are of any value?

i  also have all the coins as well from that year.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 07:33:10 pm »

Catalog value for a complete set of $1-$1000 is $9000. Not a bad find at all!


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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 08:14:46 pm »

Really? wow thanks!
Any tips on where to sell these notes? I'm not much of a collector and would be a bit of a waist to sell to a pawn store. :(
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 08:23:33 pm »

Best bet would be at a major auction- The biggest one of the year is the RNCA annual convention in August. Auction is being handled by these folks:

http://tcnccoins.com/

The other big auction companies in Canada are:

Charles Moore- http://www.moorecoins.com/contact.aspx

Geoffrey Bell- http://www.gbellauctions.com/

If you are looking for a straight private sale, you can try Don Olmstead (at http://www.olmsteadcurrency.com/)and see what he will offer, or do 15 (meaningful) posts here and put them in the Buy/Sell/Trade section.

Good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 09:11:10 pm »

What would some of the letters be in the serial number line if any at all? Pictures would be nice for condition sake.

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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 09:29:14 pm »

Yes ill defiantly take a few photos when i get back in town this weekend. Would the letters effect the value?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 09:48:39 pm »

Hey guys I'm new to these forums and just wanted to say hi.
i also have a question, not to sure if anyone can help. I've came across a few specimen notes from 1954, $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $1000 all in perfect condition as they were packaged in 1954 and all marked with the cereal code 0000 00000 00000.

just wondering if these are of any value?

i  also have all the coins as well from that year.

I am curious to know what is meant by "as they were packaged".  As far as I know, the specimen notes released by the Bank of Canada did not come with any packaging.  Are these notes (+coins) in some sort of display piece?

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 09:59:01 pm »

They are all together as a set, and the set is in a small green binder that says Bank of canada 1954 on the front. Each note is in a plastic seal but the notes are removable. 
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 10:03:31 pm »

i will post some photos when i get a chance, thought it was interesting and might be of some value to a collector. they are in perfect condition.
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2014, 04:58:49 pm »

Your mention of there being a $1,000 note included suggests that this is a devil's face specimen set, which would make it worth more in the $20,000 range.  Of course only photos or scans will help us to be sure.

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2014, 05:40:23 pm »

Whoops, missed that. He is right. If it is a Devil's Face set then there were only 7 of the $1000 notes sold.  8)

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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2014, 12:08:08 am »

Nice find. Looking forward to seeing the pictures. :)



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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2014, 09:08:43 am »

Hey guys, here are a the note we have. Sorry for the glair in the photos, ill try to retake.
We also have the coins in original packaging from 1954.
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2014, 09:13:16 am »

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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2014, 11:04:58 am »

Wow, it is a Devil's Face set, including the $1000. That's the find of a lifetime.

How did you come across this set?

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