Session one of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale is set to close with a choice selection of Canadian (and provinces) varieties. We don’t remember such an extensive collection of scarce pieces coming to market at one time, so it’s going to set some precedent with collectors of this type […]Read more "An Important Offering of Canadian Variety Coins"
Lot number 1370 in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale checks a large number of boxes on what makes a prized banknote, adding to the excitement of what already promises to be another historic offering. The auction takes place September 28th and 29th live at the Toronto Reference Library and […]Read more "Prized Million-Numbered Replacement Note"
Ultimately, numismatics is history and it’s difficult to get much more historic than lot 1111 in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale, a rare Hudson’s Bay Company cheque. With this piece you link the early beginnings of Canada as we know it today through a numismatic document connected to the […]Read more "Rare Hudson’s Bay Company Cheque"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. have shown themselves to be the leaders in the field of JOP counterstamped dollars through previous sales and this latest sale cements this reputation. We have noted three types of punches in past sales and now present a unique type that has been recently discovered, giving some collector an unparalleled opportunity […]Read more "‘Unique’ J.O.P. Silver Dollar Type Discovered"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is excited to be able to offer two dozen Governor General medals representing thirteen different individuals who have served this prestigious office. This historic assemblage features beautiful and rare examples produced by the Wyon family for Lord Dufferin, Lorne, Lansdowne, Stanley, Aberdeen, and Minto, in gold, silver, and bronze, presented in […]Read more "Historic Offering of Governor General Medals"
The Sovereign Bank of Canada is one of those Canadian banks that weren’t around long enough to produce many banknotes, but their importance puts them on any serious collector’s want list. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is very pleased to be able to offer a superb trophy note at the Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale […]Read more "Sovereign Bank of Canada $10 1905 Banknote"
The George V Canadian large cents from 1919 are an interesting study. In Jack Griffin’s book, Dominion of Canada Die Varieties of Edward VII and George V Large Cents, the author estimates 65 die pairs were used in the minting of the approximately 11.25 million coins issued, without any significant reverse varieties. Among the 300 […]Read more "Canadian Large Cents of 1919"