Gift Ideas for a Canadian Numismatist

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 […]

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Fancy Serial Numbers for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale

The consigner of the Gannet Collection possessed a sharp eye when it came to banknotes and this is certainly apparent when looking at the drool-worthy serial numbers available in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale.  “Eye candy” is a particularly frequent description we’ve been hearing as we eavesdrop on conversations […]

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Introducing the Gannet Collection

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 […]

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Paris Sale Banknote Types

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 […]

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What are Changeover Banknotes?

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 […]

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Some Famous Canadian Dots

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 […]

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