Harold Don Allen Collection at Toronto Coin Expo 2021 Fall Sale

Last July, noted Canadian numismatist Harold Don Allen passed away shortly after his 89th birthday. Dr. Allen began collecting at least seventy years ago. His interests were unusually wide ranging, and he was never content with merely accumulating money and its substitutes. He investigated the stories that his collectibles told from many different angles, and […]


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Toronto Coin Expo 2021 Fall Sale

Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is proud to present a full lineup of rare and scarce banknotes, coins, tokens, and medals with this year’s Toronto Coin Expo Fall Sale. The Toronto Coin Expo, unable to hold an in-person show this year due to the pandemic, is upping their game with the auction portion of the event. Presented over its usual two […]

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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, […]

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Paris in February Sale 2021

Their dead-of-winter auction has been a welcome respite for eager numismatists in normal years, but the current Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris in February Sale really amplifies that sentiment. With their first offering of 2021, Canada’s premier numismatic auction house puts something for every level of collector on the block. They have pulled out all […]

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George Washington Security Medal

Do you subscribe to the Numismatic Bibliomania Society‘s electronic newsletter, E-Sylum? We do. It’s delivered to your email inbox every Sunday evening and is full of useful and interesting numismatic information. An exciting part of dealing with coins in a retail auction environment is that you never know what could come in the door next. […]

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