Again this time, there’s an “outstanding” selection of numismatic material – some things rare, more things interesting, and still more unexpected – heading into downtown Toronto this November 18-20 for the highly anticipated Torex Auction. In what’s arguably the auction house’s “best sale of the past 10 years,” The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC) is slated to offer more than 1,800 lots across six major collections as well as selections from 66 consignors across North America. “We’re happy with all our sales, but this particular one – especially at this given time, with the market where it’s at today – is encouraging and exciting to put together,” said TCNC pesident Marc Verret. “It’s one of the best sales we’ve had, or put out to the market, in the past 10 years.” The first two sessions will be held Nov. 18-19 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel’s Regency Ballroom, and session three will be held Nov. 20 via the Internet, phone, fax and snail mail. “Every section of the sale has a highlight or highlights,” said Verret. “There’s a major piece, or a top-graded piece, or an excessively popular piece in every denomination in this sale. We have so much stuff that’s unexpected and interesting and rare that it’s really going to make for an outstanding sale.” Continue reading →
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There’s no doubt 2017 is going to be an exciting year for us collectors as Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation. We’re all looking forward to the commemorative coins, medals, medallions, banknotes and much more that will be released over the coming months by the Royal Canadian Mint, Bank of Canada, municipalities, coin clubs and a plethora of other organizations. The hunt, of course, will be on for the rarer pieces that will be released in low mintages, or available only to select individuals and/or organizations. We’re already feeling the excitement, as the Royal Canadian Legion became one of the first major organizations in Canada to release its own commemorative “150 Medal” to its members.
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