Geoffrey Bell Auctions & The Toronto Coin Expo were pleased to be featured on CTV Canada AM this morning, showcasing some very unique historical Coins, Banknotes & Canadiana, that will be auction off starting today Oct 2, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. The auction and icon show is open to the public, so this is your opportunity to see some once in a lifetime items. The following items were featured on CanadaAM;
Lot #105 – 1858 One Cent Pattern: Engravers were asked to submit designs for coinage obverses and
reverses. Obverse is blank – this is where Queen Victoria’s Effigy (head) would be. Reverse is the proposed design that was ultimately rejected for the 1858 Canadian 1 Cent coins. This specimen is high grade and a very rare item. Estimate $10,000 – $15,000
Lot #639 – 3 Buttons, belt buckle and hat badge from uniform department of mines (1907-1910) period;
Originally from Sir William Logan Fonds. Logan was the first to set up geological survey of Canada in 1842. He was born in Montreal, educated in Scotland and worked in Wales, then immigrated back to Canada. He was Canada’s commissioner at 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London England. Estimate $800 – $1000
Lot #640 – E.B. Eddy, Born in USA and immigrated to Canada in 1854 manufactured matches, wooden tubs, pails, washboard & clothespins. He became mayor of Hull and represented Ottawa in Quebec legislative assembly from 1871-1875. Presented this cane by his employees in 1871. (Ivory carved Dog’s head). Estimate $400 – $600
Lot #871 – 1865 Royal Canadian Bank $1; This Bank existed as a Chartered Bank in Toronto from 1864 – 1876. Canada had numerous chartered banks before the Bank of Canada took over all banknote issuing in 1935. This is a unique note in that it is the only one available to collectors. There are two others in institutional collections in Canada. Estimate $20,000 – $25,000
Lot #947 – 1924 Dominion of Canada $5: The only issued dated 1924 features Queen Mary, wife of King George V. Considered on the Canada’s most beautiful Banknotes. Very rare in this uncirculated condition. Less than 100 specimens are known to collectors from the 600,000 that were issued. Estimate $25,000 – $28,000
Lot #1085 – Governor General Gold Medal: (1883 – 1888) G. G. Landowne and wife, 18k Gold. These medals were given to top students at the university level and few at shooting matches. Also issued in silver and bronze generally for academic success. Estimate $4000 – $5000
These rare items and many others rare coins, tokens and banknotes will be available for viewing by Geoffrey Bell Auction on Oct 2-3, 2014, prior to the Toronto Coin Expo on Oct 3-4, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library, located at 789 Yonge Street. The Toronto Coin Expo is Canada’s premier coin and banknote show and auction, hosting world renowned coin dealers. The public is invited to the bourse floor where 35 dealers will be offering coins, medals, tokens and banknotes from Canada and the world.
This is Toronto’s Coin Show, and you are sure to find one-of-a-kind treasures, and This is an event you will want to attend! For full details please visit www.torontocoinexpo.ca or call 647-403-7334.