Merchant collection ‘one of the finest offerings’ of communion tokens

Lot 327 features a Canada East Beauharnios communion token from the Church of Scotland. From the Bob Merchant Communion Token Collection, only three examples are known to exist.

Bell auction features part three of Cooper collection By Jesse Robitaille In recent years, the highlight of the Toronto Coin Expo has arguably been its auction, which is presented by Geoffrey Bell Auctions, of Moncton, N.B. In fact, last fall’s sale rewrote the record books after an 1845 Bank of Montreal halfpenny realized more than $60,000, setting a new numismatic record for the highest-priced Canadian token sold at an auction. Fortunately for Canadian collectors, the time has come for another Expo offering. “Geoffrey Bell Auctions will be featuring some rare and early pieces of Canadian history in its next auction at the Toronto Coin Expo, April 21 and 22,” said auctioneer Brian Bell. “This spring sale features a fine variety of numismatic material for both the beginner and connoisseur.” Continue reading →

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