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AL-Bob
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« on: September 29, 2023, 07:10:30 am »

Anyone going to bid on this bad boy?  That's got to be on of the best looking 500s I've ever seen.

https://auctions.gbellauctions.com/530-Bank-of-Canada-500-1935_i50081281

What are your guesses for what it will fetch?


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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2023, 01:38:07 am »

Well, it sold for 360,000 CAD (excluding buyer's premium). Considering the estimate was 500,000 to 600,000 that must have been a disappointment.

A $10,000 US Federal Reserve Note recently sold for USD 480,000
https://edition.cnn.com/2023/09/20/style/great-depression-era-bill-auction-intl-scli
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 08:51:51 am »

Given that VF30s have sold as high as 250k in the last few years it seems like the buyer got quite a bargain.  I'm not sure how that US FRN compares to past trends but I feel like the whole market (for everything) is in a liquidity crunch right now.  If you have the $$$ to spend you could be picking up some great bargains.


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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2023, 03:13:36 pm »

Given that VF30s have sold as high as 250k in the last few years it seems like the buyer got quite a bargain.  I'm not sure how that US FRN compares to past trends but I feel like the whole market (for everything) is in a liquidity crunch right now.  If you have the $$$ to spend you could be picking up some great bargains.
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But mainly for CDN & World currency IMO. The US collector market still seems pretty frothy for large size & the tougher early small notes. As such, I would say no big bargains but more like "paying through the nose" for US big ticket items.

 

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