Our Paris Sales, normally held in conjunction with the hugely popular Paris Coin Show, have quickly become one of the most looked forward to Canadian numismatic auctions each year. While 2021 won’t see a coin show in Paris, Ontario due to the pandemic, our Paris Summer Sale, which goes live Saturday, August 14th, has some items that are sure to delight every collector. This blog post will show off a few of the highlights.
Canadian paper money collectors have some great options available. A Dominion of Canada $1, 1878 graded by PMG as very fine 30 EPQ with a star has already been receiving a lot of attention. Lot 615 is for those who prefer their notes in the highest grades. This Bank of Canada $100, 1954 is designated as gem new 66 PPQ by Legacy Grading.
If you like fancy numbers, you will want to have a good look at a Bank of Canada $5, 1954 serial numbered one million. This note is already approaching its pre-sale estimate. If iconic chartered notes are your thing, the famous dory note, a Bank of Nova Scotia $20, 1925 will be on your radar.
If you prefer metal to paper, this sale has much to offer. A nice, one-year-type, 1858 Canada 20 cent coin graded by ICCS as EF-40 has unsurprisingly nearly reached its estimate in this strong market. A provincial issue from New Brunswick, an 1864 10 cent piece graded by PCGS at XF45 is another beauty to watch.
Token collectors are well represented too. There’s a nice Halifax halfpenny, BR 889 Courteau 351, CH NS-27A2, with upset reverse is at its pre-sale estimate and there’s a rare North West Company, Montreal, token in a PCGS slab. These pieces were produced in Birmingham, England, and reportedly found their way to the Pacific Northwest where they were exchanged with Native Americans for beaver pelts.
World coin collectors won’t want to miss a huge selection of United States Morgan dollars. An uncirculated 1880 Carson City mint is one to check out. Also, expect a lot of interest in a lovely 1901 Great Britain silver trade dollar.
Bidding Is Now Open. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Paris Summer Sale 2021 has been posted online, where you can bid and prepare for the live event, which takes place this Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 5pm Eastern time. Lot viewing is by appointment only, but do contact us if you have any questions.
We look forward to seeing you online for the auction!