Canada’s premier numismatic auction house is kicking off the new year with their Paris in February Sale, which is held annually in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, Canada’s Best 1-Day Coin Show. The auction takes place February 1, 2020 at 5pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites Brantford Conference Centre, 20 Fen Ridge Court, […]Read more "The Paris in February Sale takes place February 1, 2020"
The first notes issued by the Bank of Canada, the 1935 series, are unquestionably iconic to collectors of Canadian banknotes. The series is special because each denomination offers something extraordinary and the note featured in this post seems to hold a place in the heart of every Canadian, the one featuring an eight-year-old future longest-reigning […]Read more "Princesses in Paris"
Fancy serial numbered banknotes are a hot commodity in the numismatic market place right now and there’s no sign that that’s going to change. As witnessed in past sales, low numbers, solid numbers, ladders, and radars have consistently exceeded pre-sale expectations. Here are a few special radar notes that can be found in Geoffrey Bell […]Read more "Multiple Radar Notes for Paris Sale"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. kicked off 2019 with its Paris in February Sale, part of a biannual auction held in conjunction with the Paris Coin Show, and this eager crowd didn’t disappoint. The numbers were good across the board, but the strongest performers were fancy serial numbered banknotes, pre-confederation tokens, and some American coins. A […]Read more "Who Surprised in Paris?"
In the publication the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce put out to celebrate their 150th anniversary, while our country was enjoying its own sesquicentennial, they note they opened for business as the Canadian Bank of Commerce in May of 1867, just before the confederation of Canada, but in a way, the bank is the original […]Read more "Paris in February Spotlight: Canadian Bank of Commerce"
Joseph Leroux was one of the pioneers of Canadian numismatics. On the cover of his 1888 book, The Canadian Coin Cabinet, he stated that, “This work has been honoured with a subscription from the French government,” and he also put that statement on the reverse of his promotional medals, so it seems only fitting that […]Read more "Leroux Well-Represented in Paris"
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"