Errors are something out of the norm. They stand out as something that wasn’t meant to be and that makes them interesting, and sometimes valuable, to collectors. Banknote errors are not meant to be released to general circulation, but despite the Bank of Canada’s best efforts, some escape to become sought-after anomalies for us numismatists. […]Read more "Error Banknotes in our Toronto Coin Expo 2019 Spring Sale"
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 […]Read more "It Was a Very Good Year in Moncton"
Perhaps the biggest news in Canadian banknotes this year has been the spring unveiling of a brand new $10 note by the Bank of Canada, followed by the long wait to see the new design in circulation. Excitement is peaking as we’re just days away from the November 19th, 2018 release. The new note is […]Read more "New Vertical Bank of Canada $10 Note"
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"