The consigner of the Gannet Collection possessed a sharp eye when it came to banknotes and this is certainly apparent when looking at the drool-worthy serial numbers available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale. “Eye candy” is a particularly frequent description we’ve been hearing as we eavesdrop on conversations […]Read more "Fancy Serial Numbers for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale"
When working with Canadian banknotes, there are lots of terms to learn: devil’s face, overprint, discovery note, and the names of various types of errors are just a few. Another term that’s important is “changeover” and there’s no readily available definition to help any confused collectors. Today’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. blog post will provide […]Read more "What are Changeover Banknotes?"
The upcoming Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale may be the most rounded offering yet, featuring quality rare and scarce numismatic material for every genre of collecting. We posted an article a short while ago explaining the difference between specimen and proof banknotes, so it seems apt to highlight some of […]Read more "Specimen Banknotes at the 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"
The difference between proof and specimen banknotesRead more "Canadian Proof and Specimen Banknotes"
Lot number 1370 in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale checks a large number of boxes on what makes a prized banknote, adding to the excitement of what already promises to be another historic offering. The auction takes place September 28th and 29th live at the Toronto Reference Library and […]Read more "Prized Million-Numbered Replacement Note"
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"