July 16th marked only the fourth anniversary of the passing of Alex Colville, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and someone of absolute renown in Canadian numismatics for his designs on Canada’s centennial coinage. Among a large portion of today’s collectors, those designs were directly responsible for creating an interest in numismatics. Even though they’re […]Read more "Alex Colville’s Coins"
A few months ago we discussed the history of the Union Bank of Newfoundland and their bank notes, highlighting a few of the superb examples that were available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as part of the Covered Bridge Collection, so it’s only natural to talk about the […]Read more "Commercial Bank of Newfoundland Notes"
Canada’s banking history tells the story of our nation’s development even beyond economics. Learning about our earliest financial institutions teaches about which cities were vital to the growth of our country and the local industries that fuelled each community’s well-being. The Bank of Hamilton was a determined and innovative company that served a new country […]Read more "Bank of Hamilton Bank Notes"
Canadian large cents are a popular aspect of our country’s numismatic scene; their attraction may be due to any combination of factors – their size, the fact that they haven’t been issued since 1920 or cents at all since 2012, and that they’re still relatively inexpensive to collect. We see them in our auctions and […]Read more "Die Cracks on 1920 Canada Large Cents"
When Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. got on board with the Toronto Coin Expo more than five years ago, we did so because of the vision its organizer, Jared Stapleton, brought to the Canadian numismatic scene. The expo was to be a complete event, offering something for everyone, making the show fun for attendees and dealers […]Read more "Toronto Coin Expo – A Complete Package"
Expectations were high for Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as the Covered Bridge Collection dominated Canadian numismatic news even before its unveiling and it didn’t disappoint. The sale topped a million dollars and filled the auction room seats with bidders anxious for a chance to own a piece of history. […]Read more "Covered Bridge Collection Packs the Room"
Canadian history and numismatics are obviously linked; each item tells a story of the happenings in the lives of the residents at that particular place and time. It’s that storied connection that becomes exciting when viewing such offerings as The Covered Bridge Collection by Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Four particular pieces from the Union Bank […]Read more "Union Bank of Newfoundland Notes"