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    Rare 1878 $2 Payable at St. John - One of Two Known

    DC-9c $2 1878 PMG Very Good 10.
    An elusive "Payable at St. John" example from the 1878 issue with the Earl of Dufferin's portrait on the face and the Great Seal of Canada on the back. A limited quantity of 50,000 notes from this receiver general office were printed, which was the lowest of any of the four domiciliary locations. As of 2016, the Canadian Paper Money Society Note Registry reported five known examples of the St. John variety, with three of those held in institutional collections. The PMG Population Report shows three graded pieces, a Good 6, Very Good 10, and Fine 15. The example from the famed Dauer Collection of Canadian Currency was graded Good 6, with this example bearing much stronger printed designs. When last offered a half decade ago, this piece realizing a few dollars short of $25,000 CAD. Today's market for Canadian rarities is undoubtedly hotter. An annotation over the back seal is noted on this Dominion of Canada rarity.
    From the Yuri Solovey Collection of Canada

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    10th-14th Thursday-Monday
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