Staying in line with recent market trends, paper money highlighted the Toronto Coin Expo Fall Sale hosted by Geoffrey Bell Auctions in September. Among the sale’s frontrunners was a complete specimen set of the Bank of Canada’s 1937 Series, including each denomination from $1 to $1,000. Described by auctioneers as being in About Uncirculated/Uncirculated condition, the eight-piece set brought $15,000 as Lot 1142 of the sale, which also featured the largest offering of ascending and descending ladders as well as solid and million serial number notes ever assembled. Continue reading →
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Paul Berry, chief curator of the Bank of Canada Museum for the past 17 years, has announced his retirement effective Jan. 4.
Kudos to the Royal Canadian Mint for breaking tradition and implementing a new format for its annual public meeting, held Oct. 3 at the University of Ottawa.
An extensive collection of numismatic rarities from a royal family member of the “Casa Savoia” – or House of Savoy – is slated to highlight the Nov. 16-17 auction.