Our Paris Sales, normally held in conjunction with the hugely popular Paris Coin Show, have quickly become one of the most looked forward to Canadian numismatic auctions each year. While 2021 won’t see a coin show in Paris, Ontario due to the pandemic, our Paris Summer Sale, which goes live Saturday, August 14th, has some […]
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This year’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris in August Sale is a little different; it’s not in Paris. With the cancellation of the popular Paris Coin Show due to COVID-19, the firm will be conducting their auction from their home base of Moncton, New Brunswick. This format worked successfully with their Toronto Coin Expo Spring […]
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Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has introduced The Auction Desk with assistance from Toronto Coin Expo organizer, Jared Stapleton. With the Expo cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation and the ability to view the exceptional numismatic material in our Spring Sale 2020 reduced, it seemed like the perfect time to introduce this video. Watch Dawn and […]
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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 […]
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Canada’s premier numismatic auction house is kicking off the new year with their Paris in February Sale, which is held annually in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, Canada’s Best 1-Day Coin Show. The auction takes place February 1, 2020 at 5pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites Brantford Conference Centre, 20 Fen Ridge Court, […]
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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 […]
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Geoffrey Bell Auction Ltd’s Annual Premier Auction is set for October 4th, 2019 in Toronto. Held in conjunction with the Toronto Coin Expo, the sale features a format a little different from the New Brunswick based auction firm’s usual setup: one session only, packed full of the best rare and scarce numismatic material, making it […]
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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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Fancy serial numbered banknotes are a hot commodity in the numismatic market place right now and there’s no sign that that’s going to change. As witnessed in past sales, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, and radars have consistently exceeded pre-sale expectations. Here are a few special radar notes that can be found in Geoffrey Bell […]
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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. […]
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