Who Surprised in Paris?

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 […]

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Leroux Well-Represented in Paris

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 […]

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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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The Paris Sale Roundup

“If it ain’t broke, break it,” is a new take on an old cliché that’s essentially been applied to the Paris Coin Show.  The show that was often referred to as the SWON Show has been the best one-day coin show in the country for quite some time, but with this last show it just […]

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