The coins of the French Regime represent a “fascinating” field of numismatics, one that was vital to the development of our country. This according to Brian Bell, of New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, official auctioneer of the 2016 Convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA); however, he added, these coins are different from others usually included in Bell’s auction catalogues in that they are not exclusively Canadian. “These pieces were shipped by the King or imported by local merchants for use in New France and were either normal French coinage or colonial coinage issued for use in any of their New World colonies,” he said. “The Richard Cooper Collection offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. presents an extensive offering of French Regime coinage for the upcoming RCNA Sale in Ottawa.” Bell said the first highlight is the “famous” 1670 A (Paris) five sols “Gloriam Regni,” which is a “very difficult coin to locate.” It’s described as “fine, with no discernible adjustment marks” and is destined to be a treasured part of some lucky bidder’s collection. Continue reading →
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Well-known Canadian numismatist, Judy Blackman, has been proclaimed a Knight of Saint Eligius.
The 2016 Convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) is coming to the nation’s capital this July 19-24.
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