Do you study those pieces listed in the first section of the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins? Many collectors of our nation’s currency seem to ignore this section, jumping right to provincial coinage or even those struck by the Province of Canada in 1858, leaving these important pieces hugely under-appreciated. Canada’s history didn’t begin […]Read more "Early North American Currency at Toronto Coin Expo"
Coinweek recently posted an article titled, “What to Give a Numismatist for Christmas,” by Jeff Garrett that had some wonderful ideas, but understandably directed toward an American audience. So, instead of just sharing it to our Facebook page, we wrote a Canuck version mostly following their fine suggestions. Below are our top gift ideas for […]Read more "Gift Ideas for a Canadian Numismatist"
Many lots exceeded their pre-sale estimates at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale and it’s worth taking a closer look at those that did to see if those examples are providing an indication of how our hobby is performing, perhaps even foreshadowing growth areas. The sale was expertly crafted to provide […]Read more "What was Hot at Toronto Coin Expo"
“Collect the best,” is a piece of advice often gifted by knowledgeable numismatists and the rare opportunity to obtain the ultimate “best” Canadian coin is here with the latest offering from Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Their Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale is a momentous auction as the finest-known King of Canadian Coins, along with […]Read more "Exceptional Fifty-Cent Pieces for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale"
If you have an interest in birding, you’re likely aware gannets utilize highly evolved hunting techniques; when you witness the material in the Gannet Collection, it will be obvious the collector responsible for this assemblage possessed some superior banknote hunting skills of their own. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is very pleased to present the Gannet […]Read more "Introducing the Gannet Collection"
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"