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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Princesses in Paris

The first notes issued by the Bank of Canada, the 1935 series, are unquestionably iconic to collectors of Canadian banknotes.  The series is special because each denomination offers something extraordinary and the note featured in this post seems to hold a place in the heart of every Canadian, the one featuring an eight-year-old future longest-reigning […]

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It Was a Very Good Year in Moncton

Collectors often ask, “What’s hot?”  They want to know if their particular genre of the hobby is popular and if prices are trending up or down.  Without question, fancy serial numbers – radars, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, etc. – have performed exceptionally in recent years and there’s no indication this is about to change […]

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Fancy Serial Numbers for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale

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 […]

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What are Changeover Banknotes?

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 […]

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