Assigning an estimate to an auction lot is not an exact science; when dealing with scarce and rare material, catalogue prices are often not available or don’t really apply. The Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale saw many lots exceed their pre-sale estimates as eager bidders jockeyed over a chance at […]Read more "Estimates Routinely Exceeded at Toronto Coin Expo"
Whether you collect them as bullion or numismatic issues, the Chinese Panda precious metal coins hold a special place in the heart of many and the assemblage at Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale is expected to draw some serious attention. When compared with Canadian Maples or American Eagles, the Panda […]Read more "Chinese Panda Precious Metal Coins"
The upcoming Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale may be the most rounded offering yet, featuring quality rare and scarce numismatic material for every genre of collecting. We posted an article a short while ago explaining the difference between specimen and proof banknotes, so it seems apt to highlight some of […]Read more "Specimen Banknotes at the Toronto Coin Expo"
As you’re collecting your date set of Canadian coins, many collectors will start looking even closer at their possessions. Maybe a digit will look different, some element of the design will not quite be like other coins, or maybe a mint error will find itself on your want list. Recognizing varieties is a sign of […]Read more "Scarce Canadian Coin Varieties"
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"
The bank with the quintessential metropolitan-sounding name began life to service rural areas outside of Toronto which were in need of banking opportunities. Slow-starting, the Bank of Toronto opened its doors to the public in 1856 and is still in operation today as the Toronto-Dominion Bank after amalgamating with the Dominion Bank in 1955. Geoffrey […]Read more "Two Bank of Toronto Discovery Notes for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"
When you’re a numismatist, you talk a lot about history; whether you collect coins, banknotes, tokens, or medals, it’s intimately connected to our hobby. It’s difficult to get much more historic than the subject of today’s blog post – ancient coins. There is an impressive range of ancients in Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd.’s upcoming Toronto […]Read more "Ancient History for the Toronto Coin Expo 2018 Spring Sale"