30 plus dealers, symposiums, auctions at Toronto Coin Expo

The Toronto Coin Expo, a coin and banknote collectible show located in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Reference Library, gets under way today.

The two-day show will feature more than 30 internationally renowned coin and banknote dealers, representing Canada, United States, and world collectible currencies.

The Toronto Coin Expo is an opportunity for show-goers to buy, trade and sell gold and silver coins, banknotes, tokens, medallions, gold jewelry, and diamond rings. Numismatic supplies will also available through magazine publisher Canadian Coin News.

Viewing was brisk on Thursday for Session 1 of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions, being held in conjunction with Toronto Coin Expo.

Viewing was brisk on Thursday for Session 1 of the Geoffrey Bell Auctions, being held in conjunction with Toronto Coin Expo.

Appraisals are also done on site and are included with admission.

The Toronto Coin Expo special edition wooden coins are back, and the 40 paid admissions on Friday and Saturday will receive the special keep sake on entry to the show.

Geoffrey Bell Auctions is also holding a two-day auction. The first session was held Thursday evening, while the second session will be held Friday starting at 6 p.m. Lot viewing is available all day Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon which is adjacent to the Toronto Coin Expo Show.

For more details on the auction, click here.

Auctioneers Geoff Bell, left, and Brian Bell display the 1924 Dominion of Canada $5 Queen Mary banknote. In superb uncirculated condition. the banknote has a auction estimate of $25,000 to $27,000.

Auctioneers Geoff Bell, left, and Brian Bell display the 1924 Dominion of Canada $5 Queen Mary banknote, one of the main highlights of Friday’s auction.  In superb uncirculated condition, the banknote has an auction estimate of $25,000 to $27,000.

Two educational symposiums will be held on Saturday, Oct. 4. The workshops are free to attend with paid admission, and are sponsored by the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE).

The first session will be held at 11 a.m. featuring John Mantha, who will speak on Designing a Coin, Concept to Creation. At 2 p.m., Major François Rufiange will speak on Ancicent Wildlife Coins.

Mantha is a world-renowned Toronto-based artist and illustrator. His major commissions include the design of 25 coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, one of which was chosen coin of the year.

Major Rufiange’s presentation will cover a few of the nicest coins ever struck that portray wildlife. Specific topics to be discussed include: criteria to define a theme collection, how best to buy ancient coins, best references and a case study on a tetradrachm from the ancient city of Akragas in Sicily.

Toronto Coin Expo is being held on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street (one street north of Bloor). Daily admission is adults $6, and children 16 and under are free.

Coin Expo opens each day at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m.

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