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"
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"
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"
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"
When Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. got on board with the Toronto Coin Expo more than five years ago, we did so because of the vision its organizer, Jared Stapleton, brought to the Canadian numismatic scene. The expo was to be a complete event, offering something for everyone, making the show fun for attendees and dealers […]Read more "Toronto Coin Expo – A Complete Package"
Expectations were high for Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2017 Spring Sale as the Covered Bridge Collection dominated Canadian numismatic news even before its unveiling and it didn’t disappoint. The sale topped a million dollars and filled the auction room seats with bidders anxious for a chance to own a piece of history. […]Read more "Covered Bridge Collection Packs the Room"