More than 1,000 PMG-certified Notes Featuring Queen Elizabeth II Offered in Heritage Auction

One of the top highlights of the December sale is a Canadian note that shows the future queen at age 7.

More than a thousand notes featuring Queen Elizabeth II that are certified by Paper Money Guaranty® (PMG®) are being offered in an upcoming Heritage Auctions sale. Bidding is now open online for the Queen Elizabeth II Collection World Paper Money Signature Auction — Hong Kong #4047, which is scheduled for December 8-10, 2023.

One of the top lots in the auction is a Canada, Banque du Canada 1935 20 Dollars – French with Serial Number 7 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22110), with an estimate of at least $50,000. The 1935 series of banknotes featured members of the British Royal family, including the 20 Dollars, which showed King George V’s young granddaughter, Elizabeth. Numismatists find these notes fascinating because when they were first issued, her uncle Edward (who appears on the 5 Dollar note) and her father (who appears on the 50 Dollar note) were ahead of Elizabeth in the line of succession. Her uncle’s abdication in 1936 and her father’s death in 1952 resulted in her becoming queen at age 25. Out of the 106 issued examples of the 1935 BC-10 catalog number in the PMG Population Report, only one is graded higher than this one.

 

Other PMG-certified notes in this auction include:

  • a Malaya & British Borneo ND(1953) Color Trial Specimen 10,000 Dollars graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22287), with an estimate of at least $30,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo 1953 10,000 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated (lot 22288), with an estimate of at least $30,000
  • a Rhodesia & Nyasaland / British Administration 1956-60 10 Pounds graded PMG 55 About Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22344), with an estimate of at least $30,000
  • a Canada, Bank of Canada 1935 20 Dollars – English graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22107), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Southern Rhodesia / British Administration 1953 10 Pounds graded PMG 30 Very Fine EPQ (lot 22404), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo 1953 1,000 Dollars graded PMG 30 Very Fine (lot 22285), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo / British Administration 1953 1,000 Dollars graded PMG 53 About Uncirculated (lot 22286), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Southern Rhodesia / British Administration 1954 10 Pounds graded PMG 35 Choice Very Fine (lot 22407), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Rhodesia & Nyasaland / British Administration 1956-60 10 Pounds graded PMG 58 Choice About Uncirculated (lot 22343), with an estimate of at least $25,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo 1953 100 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 63 Choice Uncirculated (lot 22282), with an estimate of at least $20,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo 1953 10,000 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 40 Extremely Fine (lot 22289), with an estimate of at least $20,000
  • a Canada, Bank of Canada 1954 $1,000 graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22129), with an estimate of at least $20,000
  • a Malaya & British Borneo 1953 10 Dollars Specimen graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22275), with an estimate of at least $15,000
  • a Bahamas, Monetary Authority 1968 100 Dollars graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 22026), with an estimate of at least $15,000
  • a Bahamas, Central Bank 1974 100 Dollars graded PMG 65 Gem Uncirculated EPQ (lot 22031), with an estimate of at least $15,000
  • a Canada, Banque du Canada 1935 20 Dollars – French Specimen graded PMG 64 Choice Uncirculated (lot 22111), with an estimate of at least $12,000

 

Estimates are provided by the auction house. The $ symbol represents US Dollars.