Coin and Paper Money Collecting/Canadian Currency

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It looks like you mostly deal with American currency.  Do you know how buys old Canadian currency?  I have a bill from 1914 that I would like to sell.

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A general rule about Canadian currency is that anything printed before 1950 should have at least some collector value.  With that said, older isn't always better.  Many bank notes printed before 1860 can be rare, but there isn't a huge collector base out there trying to collect them.  Generally speaking, Canadian currency can be broken down into three categories.

The most collectible and potentially most valuable notes are called Dominion of Canada bank notes.  They were printed between 1870 and 1925.  The rarest examples can be worth tens of thousands of dollars.  Even common notes in good condition can be worth hundreds of dollars.

Another type of money is known as Canadian chartered bank notes.  These were issued by dozens of different banks that operated in Canada from between 1810 and about 1950.  Values range widely and many counterfeits exist.  Your note from 1914 could be a chartered bank note.

One thing you do not have, but it is worth mentioning, is Bank of Canada Currency.  These were first issued in 1935 and they are still being printed today.  Notes from 1935 and 1937 are very collectible.

To directly answer your question though, a 1914 bank note from Canada definitely has potential to be valuable.  Please follow up with more details.

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I can answer any question relating to valuing US Currency. My specialty is national currency, large-size currency, and small size issues between 1928 and 1957. Many bank notes have variables that can make two seemingly identical notes have very different values. That is why it is so important to work with an expert. I also work with rare Canadian banknotes as well as some foreign currency (mostly British Commonwealth countries). I have participated either as a buyer or seller in more than 500 different coin auctions.

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I have been a full time currency dealer since 2006. I set up at about ten national coin and currency shows per year all across the country. My company has a retail location in Greenville, SC. I also run a website about old money values. I am also currently the director of currency auctions at Stacks Bowers. So I am in a unique position to see, value, and sell millions of dollars worth of paper money on a annual basis. I have been lucky enough to sell hundreds of individual banknotes worth over $10,000. I personally hold several world records for highest price paid for certain categories of banknotes. While I personally don't deal a tremendous amount of coins, I can provide sound advice on where to sell coins in NYC, and other major metro areas across the country. I have seen the worst of the worst and the best of the best when it comes to coin dealers. If you don't want to publicly ask a question then you can always view our coin value guide at Coins.com.

Organizations
South Carolina Numismatic Association (Life Member and Past Board Member), Society of Paper Money Collectors (Life Member), American Numismatic Association (Member), Florida United Numismatist Association (Member)

Publications
Bank Note Reporter, Chicago Tribune, Dozens of Smaller Local Newspapers

Education/Credentials
Clemson University BS in Corporate Finance, Western Carolina University Masters in Accountancy, ANA Summer Seminar 2013 (Coin Grading)

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