What would you do if you found a People’s Bank of Halifax $20, 1864 banknote? For one thing, you may be surprised to find out that you could still redeem it for face value, but that may not be the wisest financial decision. Since there are no known issues, your discovery would be worth a […]Read more "People’s Bank of Halifax at the Paris Sale"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Paris Sale takes place August 11, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Brantford, Ontario. This offering, held the evening prior to the popular Paris Coin Show, can be summed up with one adjective: strong. These are the types of sales for which the Moncton based numismatic auction house has become […]Read more "Paris Sale Banknote Types"
Industries such as the pulp and paper sector and the fur trade shaped Canada into the country we know today and numismatic pieces that link to our history are attractive additions to any collection. Those already interested in this genre know about Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. scrip and this week’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Historic Merchant Scrip No Longer Scarce"
When working with Canadian banknotes, there are lots of terms to learn: devil’s face, overprint, discovery note, and the names of various types of errors are just a few. Another term that’s important is “changeover” and there’s no readily available definition to help any confused collectors. Today’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. blog post will provide […]Read more "What are Changeover Banknotes?"
People working in coin shops all across the country have undoubtedly fielded more than a few inquiries about some sort of suspicious-looking mark on a Canadian coin, often taking the form of a dot, from eagle-eyed members of the public hoping to have found something worth a small fortune, but rarely do any of these […]Read more "Some Famous Canadian Dots"
Fans of the work of Emanuel Hahn are celebrating what would have been his 137th birthday and although every collector of Canadian coins is likely familiar with his work, many newer to the hobby may not know just how extensive his contribution to numismatics has been. As Canada’s top numismatic auction house, Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Emanuel Hahn’s Most Noteworthy Contributions to Canadian Numismatics"
So called bullion coins made news at our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale thanks to a number of very impressive Chinese Pandas that greatly exceeded their pre-sale estimates, which pleased everyone at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. because we were aware of their potential. Our clients were happy with the results too. In general, bullion […]Read more "Collecting Bullion – Mexican Libertads"