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"
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"
When you’re collecting banknotes the serial number can play a big factor in the value of a given note. As long as collectors have been assembling serious collections of paper money, special, or “fancy,” serial numbers have been a consideration in a bill’s collectability. On many notes, especially Bank of Canada issues, the serial number […]Read more "Incredible Solid Serial Numbers for Toronto"
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 […]Read more "Bank of Montréal turns 200"
Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. sales have achieved a reputation for offering scarce material beyond typical Canadian decimal coins and paper money; tokens and medals are two examples of where the firm has assembled offerings of historical Canadian pieces often under-appreciated elsewhere. Some extensive collections of counterstamped coins and tokens is another area in which they’ve […]Read more "The Newfoundland Counterstamped Coins of Nils Ohman"
Session one of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale is set to close with a choice selection of Canadian (and provinces) varieties. We don’t remember such an extensive collection of scarce pieces coming to market at one time, so it’s going to set some precedent with collectors of this type […]Read more "An Important Offering of Canadian Variety Coins"
Ultimately, numismatics is history and it’s difficult to get much more historic than lot 1111 in the Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Fall Sale, a rare Hudson’s Bay Company cheque. With this piece you link the early beginnings of Canada as we know it today through a numismatic document connected to the […]Read more "Rare Hudson’s Bay Company Cheque"