Numismatics is history and few collecting genres embrace this more than shipwreck coins. Canada far exceeds any other nation in the world with over 200,000 kms of coastline, so it stands to reason that we’d be front and centre when it comes to wreck discoveries, especially ones transporting quantities of coins. At the Geoffrey Bell […]Read more "Shipwreck Coins at the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
The Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is less than two months away, so that means everyone at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has been busy with the final preparations to get the auction ready to be presented to the public. There are a number of notable numismatic collecting genres in this sale, such as a […]Read more "Impressive Specimen Silver Dollars for Toronto Coin Expo"
Since the Government of Canada announcement in the 2018 budget that certain Bank of Canada notes will lose their legal tender status there’s been a bit of concern amongst the general public and collectors. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. would like to ease some of those fears. First a bit of background on the proposed changes. […]Read more "What a Change in Legal Tender Status Means to You"
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You would be hard-pressed to find a collector of coins, banknotes, medals, or tokens who didn’t know a thing or two about history; numismatics and learning about the past go hand-in-hand. To illustrate this, today’s blog post will pick a few items from the recent Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Sale and insert a few […]Read more "Learning History Through Numismatics"
“If it ain’t broke, break it,” is a new take on an old cliché that’s essentially been applied to the Paris Coin Show. The show that was often referred to as the SWON Show has been the best one-day coin show in the country for quite some time, but with this last show it just […]Read more "The Paris Sale Roundup"
Do you have an interest in Canadian pre-confederation tokens? We have good news! Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has assembled an impressive offering of nice-grade tokens for their Paris Sale, which takes place February 3, 2018, giving opportunity for enthusiasts of these historic bits of metal to fill some of those hard-to-find holes or upgrade their […]Read more "Need Canadian Pre-Confederation Tokens?"