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 […]Read more "Toronto Coin Expo 2021 Fall Sale"
When notes are as rare as the BC-49c-i Lawson-Bouey EEP prefix from the 1971 Bank of Canada $10 banknote series become available, the Canadian paper money collecting world takes notice because it may be the only chance to add it to your portfolio. For the Toronto Coin Expo 2020 Spring Sale Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is […]Read more "Finest Known Rare Banknote for Toronto Coin Expo"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Annual Premier Auction delivers the best of Canadian numismatics. Rare and scarce banknotes, coins, medals, tokens, and other historic ephemera will be jam-packed into one intensive session October 4th, 2019 during the Toronto Coin Expo. Of the many highlights, error coins and banknotes will be drawing spirited bidding. There are many […]Read more "Premier Auction Errors – the Good Kind!"
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 […]Read more "Princesses in Paris"
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"