People working in coin shops all across the country have undoubtedly fielded more than a few inquiries about some sort of suspicious-looking mark on a Canadian coin, often taking the form of a dot, from eagle-eyed members of the public hoping to have found something worth a small fortune, but rarely do any of these […]Read more "Some Famous Canadian Dots"
Fans of the work of Emanuel Hahn are celebrating what would have been his 137th birthday and although every collector of Canadian coins is likely familiar with his work, many newer to the hobby may not know just how extensive his contribution to numismatics has been. As Canada’s top numismatic auction house, Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Emanuel Hahn’s Most Noteworthy Contributions to Canadian Numismatics"
Assigning an estimate to an auction lot is not an exact science; when dealing with scarce and rare material, catalogue prices are often not available or don’t really apply. The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale saw many lots exceed their pre-sale estimates as eager bidders jockeyed over a chance at […]Read more "Estimates Routinely Exceeded at Toronto Coin Expo"
Whether you collect them as bullion or numismatic issues, the Chinese Panda precious metal coins hold a special place in the heart of many and the assemblage at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is expected to draw some serious attention. When compared with Canadian Maples or American Eagles, the Panda […]Read more "Chinese Panda Precious Metal Coins"
As you’re collecting your date set of Canadian coins, many collectors will start looking even closer at their possessions. Maybe a digit will look different, some element of the design will not quite be like other coins, or maybe a mint error will find itself on your want list. Recognizing varieties is a sign of […]Read more "Scarce Canadian Coin Varieties"
When you’re a numismatist, you talk a lot about history; whether you collect coins, banknotes, tokens, or medals, it’s intimately connected to our hobby. It’s difficult to get much more historic than the subject of today’s blog post – ancient coins. There is an impressive range of ancients in Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s upcoming Toronto […]Read more "Ancient History for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
Numismatics is history and few collecting genres embrace this more than shipwreck coins. Canada far exceeds any other nation in the world with over 200,000 kms of coastline, so it stands to reason that we’d be front and centre when it comes to wreck discoveries, especially ones transporting quantities of coins. At the Geoffrey Bell […]Read more "Shipwreck Coins at the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"