12 Items of Interest in Session 2 of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. 2021 Spring Sale

Since our last blog entry focused on a number of banknotes in session one of our Toronto Coin Expo 2021 Spring Sale, this post will highlight 12 items of interest in session two. Top quality Canadian numismatic material has become exceedingly scarce to obtain, but we’ve managed to secure enough to deliver another historic auction, which takes place April 29 and 30th.

Let’s begin by leaving our borders, something most of us haven’t been able to accomplish for quite some time. American coin collectors will want to check out some of the silver dollars, especially a beautiful 1884 Carson City Morgan dollar from the GSA hoard. It comes with its original box and card. From across the pond, British gold enthusiasts will notice a pleasing 1821 George IV sovereign.

Session two is also where you’ll find Canadian decimal offerings. In addition to the iconic, and tougher to obtain lately, 1948 silver dollar, you’ll find a rare 1966 small beads silver dollar in a PCGS PL64 holder, cross graded by ICCS. Another standout is a double struck 1967 centennial dollar in an ICCS MS-64 holder.

For the 50 cent collectors, an 1890H half and a 1947 Maple Leaf, curved right variety are two rarities. An original 1883H 25 cent MS63 investment opportunity and an 1858 MS-63 10 cent piece with a repunched date are already receiving attention.

A rare trio of Governor General medal trial pieces will make for some interesting bidding come auction night. The first lot, Hnatyshyn, 1990-1995, Clowery 125, RARE trial pieces of both the obverse and reverse in lead, followed by a marksmanship medal used by several Governors General including Hnatyshyn, Leblanc, Clarkson and Jean, trial piece in white metal, and the third, Leger, 1974-1979, Clowery 122, RARE trial piece of the obverse in lead. We have not seen these before.

Pay attention to a rare offering of a group of four McTavish medals, 1867-1967 Copper, 4.65 gms. Silver 13.58 gms. Two pure gold pieces, 3.07 & 7.41 gms. The scarcity and popularity of these beautiful centennial medals will make for some interesting bidding.

We’ll close this impressive list with a real piece of history. Hitting the blocks is a British Victories of 1758-1759 medal in brass. It measures 43 mm and weights 30.7 grams. The ornate design includes victories at Louisbourg, Minden, Guadeloupe, Niagara, and Quebec.

Our Spring Sale takes place from our offices in Moncton, New Brunswick April 29th and 30th, 2021 and, in addition to our website, you can stay up-to-date on everything through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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