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Volume 55 – #19

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Volume 55#19

December 26 – January 8, 2018

Lot 891 was an 1872H 50-cent ‘Inverted A/V’ variety from the Gerald Keller Collection that sold for $40,250.

Keller Collection draws ‘record’ interest at Torex auction

A series of 50-cent coins in Choice to Gem condition from the Gerald Keller Collection highlighted the four-session Torex Auction recently hosted by The Canadian Numismatic Auction Company (TCNAC). Sessions one and two were held Nov. 17-18 at Toronto’s Hyatt Regency – the long-time venue of Torex Coin Show and Auctions – and featured 1,130 lots of coins, tokens, banknotes, errors, early Proof-like sets and gold bullion. Sessions three and four, which included Canadian coins, tokens and banknotes, were held at TCNAC’s headquarters in Québec. The event closed off a busy year of sales for the Québec-based auction house. “This sale saw a record high attendance and bidding action on the Internet platform, which did in some way hinder auction progress slightly, especially during session one, but of course this was all for the right reasons,” said auctioneer Marc Verret. “We are sure all consignors would agree.” Verret and fellow TCNAC auctioneer Eric Paquet said they are both “very satisfied with the overall attendance on both the floor and Internet, and the final sales results were proof of another quite successful sale.” Among the top highlights was Lot 891, an 1872H 50-cent “Inverted A/V” variety from the Gerald Keller Collection. The letter “V” from the inscription “VICTORIA” is an “A,” so the Queen’s name is spelled “AICTORIA.” In Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS)/International Coin Certification Service (ICCS) Mint State-62, the coin was described by auctioneers as being a “superior quality example with extravagant tints of orange and purples” and “the best example seen and handled by TCNC.” It realized $40,250 after a starting price of $35,000. Continue reading →

Features
2017 ‘a pleasant surprise’ for Canadian coin market
Page 1
Senators opt-in to receive Mint-struck Canada 150 medals to taxpayers’ ire
Page 6
New Canadian Tire numismatic catalogue ‘substantial’
Page 12

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 18
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Halliday’s work, influence see throughout Canadian coinage
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Ump would call foul on ‘baseball cap’ coins
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Canada’s former capital a source of numismatic interest
Page 13
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Sudbury show offers full slate of events
Page 14

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