The Sovereign Bank of Canada is one of those Canadian banks that weren’t around long enough to produce many banknotes, but their importance puts them on any serious collector’s want list. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is very pleased to be able to offer a superb trophy note at the Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale […]Read more "Sovereign Bank of Canada $10 1905 Banknote"
The George V Canadian large cents from 1919 are an interesting study. In Jack Griffin’s book, Dominion of Canada Die Varieties of Edward VII and George V Large Cents, the author estimates 65 die pairs were used in the minting of the approximately 11.25 million coins issued, without any significant reverse varieties. Among the 300 […]Read more "Canadian Large Cents of 1919"
At Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. we get pretty used to handling rare, historic pieces of Canadian history, but that certainly doesn’t mean we aren’t awed by these seemingly priceless artifacts and the subject of this post is a perfect demonstration of the ability to wow even the most experienced numismatists – Canadian Indian Chief Medals. […]Read more "Rare Indian Chief Medals at the Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale"
We consider ourselves very lucky; whether it’s through our Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. sales or via our Moncton, NB storefront, the Coin Cabinet, we get to handle a lot of scarce and rare material. Some of our favourites are the many trophy notes we’ve seen, such as those from the Covered Bridge Collection. One that […]Read more "Queen Mary’s $5 Issue of 1924"
July 16th marked only the fourth anniversary of the passing of Alex Colville, one of Canada’s most celebrated artists and someone of absolute renown in Canadian numismatics for his designs on Canada’s centennial coinage. Among a large portion of today’s collectors, those designs were directly responsible for creating an interest in numismatics. Even though they’re […]Read more "Alex Colville’s Coins"
A few months ago we discussed the history of the Union Bank of Newfoundland and their bank notes, highlighting a few of the superb examples that were available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as part of the Covered Bridge Collection, so it’s only natural to talk about the […]Read more "Commercial Bank of Newfoundland Notes"
Canada’s banking history tells the story of our nation’s development even beyond economics. Learning about our earliest financial institutions teaches about which cities were vital to the growth of our country and the local industries that fuelled each community’s well-being. The Bank of Hamilton was a determined and innovative company that served a new country […]Read more "Bank of Hamilton Bank Notes"