What an honor it is to offer these fantastic collections which will be referenced forever in the Canadian Numismatic history. There are several highlights and spectacular items in this Prominence auction sale IV. Featuring in this sale are several historical gold and silver medals, an Indian Treaty No. 6 Silver Medal dated 1876, some rare and high grade gold coins. The King and the Prince of Canadian coins; 1921 50 cents and 5 cents. The finest example known of the 1947 Pointed Dot Silver dollar graded by ICCS Gem Mint State-65. The Holy Grail of Dominion of Canada banknotes; a 1911 $500 note, the most sought after Bank of Canada banknote; a 1935 $500 note. A new discovery and UNIQUE 1866 $4 from The Union Bank of Lower Canada, the best and finest example 1929 $100 from The Bank of Nova Scotia, an unsurpassable Nova Scotia 1908 $5 graded Superb Gem Uncirculated-66PPQ. Etc. Etc. Etc.
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Indian Treaty No. 6 Silver Medal, 1876; This excessively scarce and historically important Canadian medal represents The Forts Carlton and Pitt Treaties - Treaty 6 was signed by Crown representatives and Cree, Assiniboine and Ojibwa leaders on 23 August 1876 at Fort Carlton, Saskatchewan, and on 9 September 1876 at Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan. 120,000 square miles of land were surrendered, comprised of the central portions of the present provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The Indian inhabitants of this area were mainly Cree with some Assiniboine, Saulteaux, and Chipewyan. Enumerated signatories: 118 (Treaties & Surrenders, Nos. 157A-H). AR, 206.0gm (6.62os), 76mm, by J.S. & A.B. Wyon. Queen Victoria crowned & veiled facing left, VICTORIA r., REGINA l.; Rx: Scene of a commissioner of the second rank standing facing right shaking hands with a Native facing left in full dress against a view of tepee's and a rising sun; INDIAN TREATY No. 6 above; 1876 below. edge is unmarked. silver hanger with suspension l
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $41125
Medal; Canadian Confederation Centennial Gold Medal Pair, 1867-1967. Commemorating the institution of the Confederation of Canada 1867. AV, 22K, 398.7g (12.819 oz, 1867, edge Hallmarked 22K and "No. 12") & 402.1g (12.929 oz, 1967, edge Hallmarked 22K and "No. 12"); 76mm, by J.S. & A.B, Wyon (1867), struck by John Pinches, Ltd., London. Only 25 Pairs were struck. The "1867" medal depicts a Veiled and crowned Queen Victoria facing left; Rx: Britannia seated facing right with the British Lion at her right and four allegoric figures representingAgriculture, etc before her; The "1967" medal depicts a Canadian Maple Leaf at center. with CONFEDERATION around and the dates 1867/1967 on top; all surrounded by the arms of the 12 provinces; Rx: a modern representation of the four allegoric figures. The "1867" medal: Proof with mirror fields and matte devices, the obverse with scr at 3 o'clock and struck-thru thread? at 10-11 o'clock, the edge with some blemishes. The "1967" medal: Proof with reflective fields and matt
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $62475
Medal; Dominion of Canada Award Medal, ND (c. 1880s). 22kt Gold, 41mm, 57 gr by P. Tasset. Leroux 1460, McLaughlin 484. DOMINION OF CANADA above an allegoric female flying with wings, sounding a trumpet; engraved between the legend and winged female: PRESENTED BY / H.R.H. PRINCESS LOUISE; engraved below: TO / A. Sutherland / First Prize Boot Maker / Kingston.; Rx: Canadian Crest with Sprig of Maple Leaves and Beaver. VF-EF, hairlined surfaces. Very rare. This medal was first offered at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadephia in gold, silver and bronze by Canadian Commissioners for Canadian competitors only. Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $6812.75
Medal; Lansdowne. Governor General - The Marquess of Lansdowne Gold Medal, 1884. AV, 22K, 104.3 gm (3.35 ozs), 51mm, by J.S. & A.B. Wyon. Cl 104. Conjoined busts f the Marquess. And Marchioness of Lansdowne facing right, inscription around; Rx: Helmeted and supported arms of Lansdowne, inscription around. Unawarded. Edge plain. aEF, reflective fields, hdlg and hairlined, cpl marks on the male's chin; few rbs and edge marks. Housed in a cream velvet lined green leather box (sl wear). Rarely offered. Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $7437.50
Medal; Prince of Wales College. Anderson Gold Medal, 1904. AV, 46.7 grams, 45mm, by Alex Kirkwood & Son, Edinburgh. Crown with three tall plumes, pine tree either side, inscription around; Rx: Closed wreath of Maple leaves, inscription IN ALEXANDRI ANDERSON HONOREM MDCCCXCVI; engraved at center: Awarded to / R.B. Stewart / May 27th / 1904. Reflective Unc, finely hairlined/wiped. Housed in its orignal velvet Kirkwood case. Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $5434.38
Medal; Devonshire. Governor General (The Duke of Devonshire) Gold Medal, ND (c. 1916). AV, 22K, 94.3 gm (3.032 ozs), 52mm, by F. Bowcher. Conjoined busts of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire facing left; Rx: Crowned and supported arms of Devonshirem inscription around. Uncirculated, matte finish with toning and faint hairlines. Accompanied by its red leather box with gilt trim. Nice. Max Brail Collection.
Medal; 1927 George V Canadian Confederation 60th Anniversary of Confederation (Diamond Jubilee) Gold Medal. AV (22K), 46.4 grams, 36mm. Only 100 minted and of those probably not more than 10-12 examples have survived melting over last half century. Conjoined busts of King and Queen facing left, dividing dates 1867 1927; CONFEDERATION above and CANADA below; Rx: Crowned Arms of Canada within an open wreath of Maple Leafs; banner below. Reflective EF, hairlined. Max Brail Collection. Certain content and factual information from supplied by Jacob Lipson.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $5355
Medal; Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Toronto Celebration 2-Piece Gold Badge, 1927. AV, 10K, 26.9 gm (0.35 oz), 41 x 75mm, by Bailey. Top bar features runner on plaque, banner either side with inscription TORONTO CELEBRATION, 1927 below; fine chain suspend the drop featuring the Arms of Toronto at center, inscription around with mask at top center; Rx: Engraved: HON. W.D. Ross / Lieutenant Governor / OF / ONTARIO / To / COMMEMORATE / JUBILEE OF CONFEDERAION SPORTS (on banner) / JULY 1ST 1927. Matte EF, lacking original ribbon. Pinback and ribbon bar intact. Housed in velvet/satin lined purple box (not original, worn). Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $1844.50
Medal; McGill University - Gulielmus E. Logan Award Gold Medal, 1871. AV, .900 Fine, 56.9 grams, 45mm, by J.S. Wyon. Bust of Logan facing left; Rx: Crowned arms above a wreath of Maple Leafs, center inscription UNIVERSITAS / McGILL / MONTE / REGIO; inscription around. Edge engraved: GULIELMUS. J. DEY. KAL. MAI. MDCCCLXXI. Reflective EF, fields hairlined, hdlg, couple rb/rns noted at edge. Housed in its original maroon velvet lined WYON black leather case with gilt trim (lt wear). Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $9400
Medal; McGill University Award Gold Medal, 1892. AV, 18K, 53.6 grams, 45mm, by J.S. & A.B. Wyon. Bust of Newton facing left, inscription around; Rx: Arms above a wreaths, center inscription ANNA / MOLSON / DONAVIT / 1864; inscription around; Edge engraved: ARTHUR B. WOOD B.A. 1892. Prooflike AU+, copper tone spot on Newtons neck, fields ltly/finely hairlined. Housed in its orignal Wyon red leather box with gilt trim (wear). Beautiful medal. Max Brail Collection.
Sold for (including buyer's premium): $5117