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Show & Convention News – February TOREX Coin Show Review

Torex Canada's National Coin Show


The February 2019 TOREX was a very busy and upbeat numismatic event hosting Canada’s finest dealers at its home at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Toronto. Most dealers reported having a good show and the auctioneers reported an excellent auction sale (five sessions!). The RCNA “Kid’s Table” hosted by Emily was again popular with young numismatists with many new faces at this show. The Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors were back together for their Saturday group meeting at TOREX.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and we look forward to seeing you again at our next TOREX show in June 2019.

Thank you to all show attendees who took the time to complete TOREX comment cards. We really appreciate it! The following were some of the positive comments we were very pleased to receive at this show:

  • “Friendly, knowledgeable staff.” – Robert W.
  • “Awesome event.” – Nabil.
  • “Need a few more chairs and books.” – G. Daniel.
  • “Well worth attending! Good to see Mr. Miller, also some different dealers.” – John G.
  • “Great show. Love all the coins & currency.” – William H.
  • “Love this show!” – Dan B.
  • “Great Job! Exciting.” – J. Dickinson.
  • “Great, as always” – Mark S.
  • “Very nice show, thank you!” – Sergei I.
  • “Great show. Reasonably priced coins.” – Jerry L.
  • “More foreign coins would be great.” – Cory J.
  • “Love this place!” – Tristian.
  • “Good auction, good show.” – Paul S.
  • “I was glad he explained ‘cut’ bids as I am new to the hobby” – Cynthia S.

Auction Review

TOREX Canadian Coin ShowThe 2019 Auction season starts off with a bang, five sessions incorporating just over 2600 lots were up for sale at the TOREX Auction February 22 through to the 27. A superb variety of Canadian and World Banknotes, Coin, Tokens and more were presented and offered to over 500 registered bidders mail and internet combined.

Some recorded notable and highlight sales were Lots 79 Great Britain; 1838 Queen Victoria Gold Coronation Medal, NGC MS62 NGC selling for $16 100, above the $14 000 estimate set, three new finds and possibly unique Chartered notes sold for well above there set estimates, that is Lots 149 The Commercial Bank of Canada; 1860 $2 #32712 CH-155-12-20-04 (Prescott) PCGS VF20 $17 500, Lot 157 The Bank of Montreal; 1836 $1 (5s) #9560 CH-505-14-04-10 o/p (Payable at Quebec) $10 350 & Lot 182 The Bank of Upper Canada – Quebec; 1859 $4 #02230 CH-770-22-10-06 (No o/p or Numerals Only) old for $10 925, The $1000 dollar examples Lots 268 1935 $1000 $29 325, Lot 302 1937 $22 425 & Lot 365 1954 $1000 BC-44b $13 8000 all sold at extremely strong prices, the Experimental 2002 $5 Lot 413 sold for $17 250 & in the coins we had some pleasing and refreshing surprises with Lots 724 1874H 10¢ PCGS MS66 selling for $11 500, Lot 728 1881H 10¢ PCGS MS66, $13 800, the elusive Large Date Dime Lot #799 selling for $21 850, Lot 914 1888 50¢ Obv 3 ICCS MS63 $18 400, Lot 919 1892 50¢ ICCS MS64 Obv 4 $45 000 & Lot 1031 1967 $1 Upset Die ICCS MS66 bringing in $14 375.

So many more lots were offered and sold and you can view all results on the website canadiancoinsandpapermoney.com under Auction Archives. As always, we must thank the Numismatic Community, Consignees, and participants in making this a successful auction sale. We look forward to seeing you all again in June for the Summer TOREX & the July RCNA venue to be held in Calgary where we hope to offer you another great and dispersed variety of Numismatic products.


The Canadian Numismatic Company

Raffle & Thanks

Congratulations to Saturday TOREX raffle winner Max V. and Sunday winner Steve S. They were each the lucky recipients of a 2019 Royal Canadian Mint specimen set.

Sporting a crest that’s as red as Canada’s flag, the pileated woodpecker plays an important role in maintaining the health of our forests. The hard-working bird is the latest species showcased in the Royal Canadian Mint annual specimen set, which features a set-exclusive dollar and a world-exclusive specimen finish.

Please join us again June 29 and 30, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency on King for another exciting weekend of all things numismatic!

TOREX would like to thank the following for their contributions and support: the TOREX Dealers (Canada’s Finest); The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC); The Hyatt Regency on King for providing wonderful facilities and their really hard working and dependable staff; Target Security and Investigation Services; Andrew Fiutek – TOREX database programmer; Randstad; PackP – audio/visual services; Canadian Coin News; The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA); the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND); Discount Truck Rentals; Bill Cross, the late Ingrid K. Smith and Jim Charlton; and all other previous TOREX show owners and directors.

The TOREX Coin Show & Auctions is Canada’s oldest commercial coin show, hosted three times per year at the Hyatt Regency on King in downtown Toronto. TOREX is the best place to buy, sell, trade and evaluate your coins, ask questions relating to numismatics, obtain information about area coin clubs, and meet other numismatic enthusiasts.

For more information please visit www.torex.net and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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