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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The Newfoundland Counterstamped Coins of Nils Ohman

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 […]

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