Do you study those pieces listed in the first section of the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins? Many collectors of our nation’s currency seem to ignore this section, jumping right to provincial coinage or even those struck by the Province of Canada in 1858, leaving these important pieces hugely under-appreciated. Canada’s history didn’t begin […]Read more "Early North American Currency at Toronto Coin Expo"
Errors are something out of the norm. They stand out as something that wasn’t meant to be and that makes them interesting, and sometimes valuable, to collectors. Banknote errors are not meant to be released to general circulation, but despite the Bank of Canada’s best efforts, some escape to become sought-after anomalies for us numismatists. […]Read more "Error Banknotes in our Toronto Coin Expo 2019 Spring Sale"
The role of Canada’s governor general is varied; formally, the governor general acts on behalf of the Sovereign, Canada’s Head of State. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the role has evolved over the years, especially given that this position predates Confederation by a long time. The governor general’s own website declares that Samuel de […]Read more "Governor General Medals for Toronto Coin Expo"
Coins of the French Regime are some of the most important pieces of history in Canadian numismatics and Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is pleased to announce the sale of the largest specialized collection of coinage for the French Colonies of North America ever to appear at auction, in conjunction with the Toronto Coin Expo, May […]Read more "Historic Offering of Early Canadian Coins"
With the recent success of the extensive Gannet Collection at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale it seems like a great time to focus on some possible collecting strategies. The availability of so many scarce and rare banknotes can be overwhelming, so highlighting specific collections can be valuable to any level […]Read more "Chartered Banknotes of the Royal Bank of Canada"
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 […]Read more "What was Hot at Toronto Coin Expo"
Canada has always taken its hockey very seriously. Today we recognize the sport as a source of national pride and it was no different a century ago. To the sports fan, Olympic medals represent the pinnacle of achievement and such medals maintain that folkloric ambiance for the collector. Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. is pleased to […]Read more "Strike Olympic Gold with our Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Fall Sale"