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Show & Convention News – June TOREX Auction & Coin Show Review

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Gorgeous weather and a very good turnout at the TOREX Coin Show and Auctions on the Canada Day weekend in Toronto. The show featured a busy bourse and a very exciting auction. Collector and dealer feedback was very positive.

We were very pleased to welcome Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) representatives Lisa and Thomas from Sarasota, Florida who were a big hit at their first TOREX show!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and we look forward to seeing you again at our next TOREX show in October 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:

  • “Good selection and good dealers.” – M. K.
  • “Always nice to see some of my favourite coin dealers at this show.” – Keith R.
  • “Great show. Great bargains as usual.” – Dan B.
  • “Excellent show!” – Alex C.
  • “OK show – wish there were more silver vendors in place. I love the NGC table with free $1 U.S. graded bill. Thanks a lot.” – Philip T.
  • “Awesome show!!!!!” – Nabil A.
  • “Great show! Pleased to see products in person!” – Joshua L.
  • “Very well put together” – Keith F.
  • “Thanks for a great show!!” – Yvonne B.
  • “Great show. Friendly people.” – Jerry L.
  • “Kids auction please!” – Oliver H.
  • “Great as always” – M. Smith
  • “Great talking to dealers.” – Pierre W.
  • “Great time!” – Maria M.

Lisa and Thomas from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC), courtesy of TOREX

Lisa & Thomas (NGC) from Sarasota, Florida. Photo courtesy TOREX

Auction Review

TOREX Canadian Coin ShowThe 2019 June Torex sale has come and gone and the overall reaction to the results are overwhelming, to say the least. We were blessed with the opportunity to catalogue and display a fabulous array of Canadian Numismatic items highlighted by the sales of the 1862 B.C. Gold Gilt Set for $348,000 CAD and the 1890H 50¢ PCGS MS65/ICCS MS65 for $261,000.

The sale commenced with the live Session I on Friday 28 June with Lot #40, The Card Money, Quebec issue selling for $38 675, Lot #81 1875 $1 The Union Bank of Prince Edward Island note for $22 610, Lot #201 1935 $20 BC-9a #A026907, PMG Gem UNC66EPQ for $49 300, Lot #203 1935 $25 BC-11 #A015815, PMG Gem UNC65EPQ at $34 800.

The trend continued into Saturday’s Session II, on the block was the debut of the Canadian Tokens & Decimal Coins and again resulted in a series of great sales with Lot #331 LC-10A1, Lower Canada 1828 Sideview 1/2 Penny, PCGS MS62BN bringing in $16 660, Lot #417 Nfld 1872 $2 Gold PCGS MS62 for $7140, Lot #584 1885 5¢ Large 5 PCGS MS66 for $23 800, Lot #590 1904 5¢ PCGS MS67 for $7540, Lot #604 1921 5¢ PCGS AU50 for $16 240, Lot #627 1893 Flat 10¢ PCGS MS66+ for $16 820, Lot #702 1870 LCW 50¢ PCGS MS63 for $13 090, Lot #746 1945 $1 PCGS MS65 bringing in $15 275, Lot #747 1946 $1 PCGS MS65 for $8812, Lot #757 1948 $1 PCGS SP66 bringing in $15 862.

Sessions III & IV were offered as an Internet sale only and capped off what should be considered one of the best sales, result wise on the Canadian market in the past 10 years at least.

As the auction house of choice in Canada when it comes to Numismatics, we must thank all of our consignors who entrust us to catalog, display, and auction off their valuables/collectibles as well as all those who choose to participate and energize our market. The numbers speak for themselves and show an invigorated interest in Canadian collectibles.

Moving forward, we hope to see you all at the upcoming RCNA Sale to be held in Calgary, under a somewhat different platform. The RCNA auction in Calgary comes with some particular challenges that will require us to run the auction as an internet sale from our offices here in Quebec City. All the lots will be displayed for viewing at the Calgary venue, Thursday, July 18 through to Saturday the 20th. Participants will be able to view lots live and leave bids with the staff on place, phone or email in bids, or bid live on the net on one of our five computers set up on place to accommodate bidders who wish to bid from the RCNA venue. Staff will be on hand to aid with the online bidding.

We sincerely thank all those who took the time to participate in our last sale and hope to see you again either at the RCNA or future Torex.


The Canadian Numismatic Company

Raffle & Thanks

Congratulations to Saturday TOREX raffle winner: Ken B. and Sunday winner John. D. 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 October 26 and 27, 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); 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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