Who Surprised in Paris?

Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. kicked off 2019 with its Paris in February Sale, part of a biannual auction held in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, and this eager crowd didn’t disappoint.  The numbers were good across the board, but the strongest performers were fancy serial numbered banknotes, pre-confederation tokens, and some American coins.  A […]

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Leroux Well-Represented in Paris

Joseph Leroux was one of the pioneers of Canadian numismatics.  On the cover of his 1888 book, The Canadian Coin Cabinet, he stated that, “This work has been honoured with a subscription from the French government,” and he also put that statement on the reverse of his promotional medals, so it seems only fitting that […]

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Gift Ideas for a Canadian Numismatist

Coinweek recently posted an article titled, “What to Give a Numismatist for Christmas,” by Jeff Garrett that had some wonderful ideas, but understandably directed toward an American audience.  So, instead of just sharing it to our Facebook page, we wrote a Canuck version mostly following their fine suggestions.  Below are our top gift ideas for […]

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It Was a Very Good Year in Moncton

Collectors often ask, “What’s hot?”  They want to know if their particular genre of the hobby is popular and if prices are trending up or down.  Without question, fancy serial numbers – radars, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, etc. – have performed exceptionally in recent years and there’s no indication this is about to change […]

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