When Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. got on board with the Toronto Coin Expo more than five years ago, we did so because of the vision its organizer, Jared Stapleton, brought to the Canadian numismatic scene. The expo was to be a complete event, offering something for everyone, making the show fun for attendees and dealers […]Read more "Toronto Coin Expo – A Complete Package"
Expectations were high for Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as the Covered Bridge Collection dominated Canadian numismatic news even before its unveiling and it didn’t disappoint. The sale topped a million dollars and filled the auction room seats with bidders anxious for a chance to own a piece of history. […]Read more "Covered Bridge Collection Packs the Room"
Canadian history and numismatics are obviously linked; each item tells a story of the happenings in the lives of the residents at that particular place and time. It’s that storied connection that becomes exciting when viewing such offerings as The Covered Bridge Collection by Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Four particular pieces from the Union Bank […]Read more "Union Bank of Newfoundland Notes"
“The Emperor of Canadian Coins,” the “Holy Grail” for Canada – these are just a couple of the descriptions heard when discussing the remarkable 1911 Canada silver dollar and each of these monikers is deserved. Even with very deep pockets, this exceptionally rare coin is essentially impossible to own, which makes the 1911 Canada electrotype […]Read more "1911 Canada Electrotype Dollar"
When dealers purchase collections of coins, they will often be quickly divided into smaller portions to be sorted and examined at a later date. With large collections, there isn’t time to look at each piece individually, so circulated George VI nickels or copper cents, for example, will often be put in large containers – ice […]Read more "Find of the Week – 1982 Constitution Dollar Coin Axis"