Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Paris Sale takes place August 11, 2018 at the Hampton Inn & Suites, Brantford, Ontario. This offering, held the evening prior to the popular Paris Coin Show, can be summed up with one adjective: strong. These are the types of sales for which the Moncton based numismatic auction house has become […]Read more "Paris Sale Banknote Types"
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?"
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"
So called bullion coins made news at our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale thanks to a number of very impressive Chinese Pandas that greatly exceeded their pre-sale estimates, which pleased everyone at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. because we were aware of their potential. Our clients were happy with the results too. In general, bullion […]Read more "Collecting Bullion – Mexican Libertads"
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"
At Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd., we see every level of collector and one thing we’ve noticed is that not every client is comfortable with all the options available to them when it comes to bidding on our sales. While the information in this post will apply specifically to our Toronto Coin Expo sales, it will […]Read more "How To Place Your Bids at our Toronto Coin Expo Auctions"
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"