Prince Edward of Wales visited Canada after the end of World War I in 1919. During this tour, the Prince gained popularity among the Canadians due to his informal dressing style and mannerisms. To commemorate his visit, the Merchants Bank of Canada published several Prince of Wales five-dollar notes. Circulated beginning in November of 1919, the Prince of Wales Canadian dollars are among the most popular bills printed by the Merchants Bank of Canada. The upcoming auction, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries, will offer one of these rare five-dollar notes with the serial number 000001. The note bears a Prince of Wales portrait on the front and the bank’s seal on the reverse.
Another highlight is an August 1st, 1916 Zanzibar ten-rupee note featuring eight fruit pickers on the right and a dhow or boat on the left. Zanzibar was a famous trading center for spices and did not have official currency until 1908. The subsequent years saw the creation of the one rupee and five hundred rupee notes. However, in 1936, the printing of Zanzibari notes was stopped. Few surviving examples come to market today. The World Paper Money – Session A sale also offers Leeward Islands shillings, Republica de Panama balboas, and Indian rupees. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on the Stack’s Bowers Galleries website.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (362)
# of Lots:362
Price Range:$200 - $60,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|1919 Prince of Wales 5 dollar serial number 1.|| Estimate: |
|1916 Zanzibar 10 Rupees|| Estimate: |
|1921 Leeward Islands 5 Shillings.|| Estimate: |
|1941 Republica de Panama Arias five Balboas.|| Estimate: |
|1889, Banco de Portugal 50 Mil Reis.|| Estimate: |
|ND (1959-70) Reserve Bank Of India 5 Rupees note|| Estimate: |
|ND (1954-74), National Bank, 1000 Franken|| Estimate: |