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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What was Hot at Toronto Coin Expo

Many lots exceeded their pre-sale estimates at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale and it’s worth taking a closer look at those that did to see if those examples are providing an indication of how our hobby is performing, perhaps even foreshadowing growth areas.  The sale was expertly crafted to provide […]

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Bank of Montréal turns 200

November 3rd, 2017 marks 200 years since the Bank of Montréal first opened its doors to the public.  Two centuries ago it was known as the Montréal Bank, but by 1822 it was printing notes as The Bank of Montréal.  It is the oldest continuously operating bank in North America and bills itself as Canada’s […]

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