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?"
When you’re collecting banknotes the serial number can play a big factor in the value of a given note. As long as collectors have been assembling serious collections of paper money, special, or “fancy,” serial numbers have been a consideration in a bill’s collectability. On many notes, especially Bank of Canada issues, the serial number […]Read more "Incredible Solid Serial Numbers for Toronto"
The bank with the quintessential metropolitan-sounding name began life to service rural areas outside of Toronto which were in need of banking opportunities. Slow-starting, the Bank of Toronto opened its doors to the public in 1856 and is still in operation today as the Toronto-Dominion Bank after amalgamating with the Dominion Bank in 1955. Geoffrey […]Read more "Two Bank of Toronto Discovery Notes for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
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"
The première Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Winter Sale is another well-rounded numismatic auction for which the firm has become known. Held in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, formerly known as the S.W.O.N. show, the auction takes place February 3rd, 2018 with the show happening on the 4th. No matter what numismatic genre you […]Read more "Paris 2018 Winter Sale"
The names of institutions like the Bank of Nova Scotia and the Bank of Montréal have been engrained as a part of our nation’s history, but there could have easily been another name just as iconic were it not for the misfortune of mismanagement. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. has two banknotes from the Bank of […]Read more "Bank of Prince Edward Island Notes in Paris"