Coins and the Maritimes will combine for funtastic times

ng to do these days, it still can’t replace in-person networking at events like the annual convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association. The first RCNA Convention I attended was in Winnipeg in July 2013, just a few weeks after I assumed the publisher’s role at Canadian Coin News. It was a perfect opportunity to meet our readers, dealers, advertisers and leaders of coin clubs and associations. It helped me to quickly become immersed in the hobby and, more importantly, build relationships with fellow collectors. Continue reading →

Rare banknote sells for $49,000 at Torex auction

This rare 1870 $1 ‘Payable at Victoria’ banknote, of which only two are known to exist, sold for $48,875 at the Torex auction. The other example belongs to the National Currency Museum.

other Torex show and auction. Held in conjunction with The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), the three-session sale saw more than 2,200 lots cross the auction block at a total value exceeding $2.5 million. The auction’s first two sessions were held June 26 and 27 at the Regency Ballroom in downtown Toronto’s Hyatt Regency hotel, and session three was held online on June 29. Auctioneers Marc Verret and Eric Pacquet said they were proud to offer material from nearly 40 consignors from across the continent. Continue reading →

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