What would you do if you found a People’s Bank of Halifax $20, 1864 banknote? For one thing, you may be surprised to find out that you could still redeem it for face value, but that may not be the wisest financial decision. Since there are no known issues, your discovery would be worth a […]Read more "People’s Bank of Halifax at the Paris Sale"
Industries such as the pulp and paper sector and the fur trade shaped Canada into the country we know today and numismatic pieces that link to our history are attractive additions to any collection. Those already interested in this genre know about Grand River Pulp and Lumber Co. scrip and this week’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions […]Read more "Historic Merchant Scrip No Longer Scarce"
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"
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"
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"
You would be hard-pressed to find a collector of coins, banknotes, medals, or tokens who didn’t know a thing or two about history; numismatics and learning about the past go hand-in-hand. To illustrate this, today’s blog post will pick a few items from the recent Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Paris Sale and insert a few […]Read more "Learning History Through Numismatics"