As you’re collecting your date set of Canadian coins, many collectors will start looking even closer at their possessions. Maybe a digit will look different, some element of the design will not quite be like other coins, or maybe a mint error will find itself on your want list. Recognizing varieties is a sign of […]Read more "Scarce Canadian Coin Varieties"
When you’re collecting banknotes the serial number can play a big factor in the value of a given note. As long as collectors have been assembling serious collections of paper money, special, or “fancy,” serial numbers have been a consideration in a bill’s collectability. On many notes, especially Bank of Canada issues, the serial number […]Read more "Incredible Solid Serial Numbers for Toronto"
The bank with the quintessential metropolitan-sounding name began life to service rural areas outside of Toronto which were in need of banking opportunities. Slow-starting, the Bank of Toronto opened its doors to the public in 1856 and is still in operation today as the Toronto-Dominion Bank after amalgamating with the Dominion Bank in 1955. Geoffrey […]Read more "Two Bank of Toronto Discovery Notes for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
When you’re a numismatist, you talk a lot about history; whether you collect coins, banknotes, tokens, or medals, it’s intimately connected to our hobby. It’s difficult to get much more historic than the subject of today’s blog post – ancient coins. There is an impressive range of ancients in Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s upcoming Toronto […]Read more "Ancient History for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
Numismatics is history and few collecting genres embrace this more than shipwreck coins. Canada far exceeds any other nation in the world with over 200,000 kms of coastline, so it stands to reason that we’d be front and centre when it comes to wreck discoveries, especially ones transporting quantities of coins. At the Geoffrey Bell […]Read more "Shipwreck Coins at the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
The Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is less than two months away, so that means everyone at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has been busy with the final preparations to get the auction ready to be presented to the public. There are a number of notable numismatic collecting genres in this sale, such as a […]Read more "Impressive Specimen Silver Dollars for Toronto Coin Expo"
Since the Government of Canada announcement in the 2018 budget that certain Bank of Canada notes will lose their legal tender status there’s been a bit of concern amongst the general public and collectors. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. would like to ease some of those fears. First a bit of background on the proposed changes. […]Read more "What a Change in Legal Tender Status Means to You"