After a robust year in Canadian numismatics, collectors and dealers alike are looking back at the past 12 months to shine a light on where the hobby is headed next. In regards to major collections being offered on the market – and rewriting the market’s trends – the sales of the “Cornerstone” and George Cook collections, which realized more than $7 million altogether, were among the two biggest highlights of 2019. “The industry has seen some growth this year that was probably unexpected,” said Sandy Campbell, owner of Nova Scotia’s Proof Positive Coins, which managed the fixed-price sale of the Cornerstone Collection, two-thirds of which has sold – with realizations exceeding $3 million – since launching this spring. Continue reading →
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