Auction preview: Last day to bid in Colonial’s ‘Summer Mark Down Madness Sale’

The Summer Mark Down Madness Sale hosted by Kitchener, Ont.’s Colonial Acres Coins will be going live today at noon.

All lots are listed at 50 per cent of their Trends valuations or less, and bidding for all bullion begins at $1. The auction features estate coin collections; gold and silver bullion; paper money from Canada and the U.S.; group lots of tokens; world sets; world paper money; original rolls; products struck by the Royal Canadian Mint and Franklin Mint; silver year sets and more.

Bidding began on July 14, and the auction goes live today at noon at 991 Victoria St. N. in Kitchener, Ont.

LOT OF 873 COINS

Among the sale’s top highlights is Lot 573, a massive dealers lot of 873 coins, including 224 Canadian Cents in cardboard holders. According to auctioneers, the coins were “not expertly examined to determine which ones are ‘off denticles’ or ‘between denticles,’ are ‘blunt 7’ or ‘pointed 7,’ or for any other varieties and if any are errors.”

The year-dates and their quantities include:

  • 1937: five
  • 1939: six
  • 1940, 1941: two
  • 1942: five
  • 1943, 1944: seven
  • 1945: three
  • 1946: seven
  • 1947: seven
  • 1947ML: two
  • 1948: three
  • 1949: four
  • 1950: four
  • 1951: six
  • 1952, 1954SF, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1867-1967, 1969: four
  • 1970, 1973, 1974: two
  • 1975: two
  • 1976: two
  • 1977: three
  • 1978: four
  • 1979: two
  • 1981: two
  • 1982: four
  • 1983: three
  • 1984, 1985: three
  • 1986: three
  • 1987: two
  • 1988: three
  • 1989, 1991, 1867-1992: four
  • 1993: two
  • 1994, 1995: three
  • 1996: two
  • 1997: two
  • 1998, 1999: six
  • 2000: 12
  • 2001: six
  • 1952-2002: five
  • 2003: two
  • 2004: nine
  • 2005: 10
  • 2006: 17
  • 2007: 18
  • 2008: two
  • 2009: five
  • 2010: three

The lot also includes 24 loose Canadian cents of various dates; 254 British pennies; 148 British half-pennies; 194 British farthings; four British one-third farthings; a British two-pence coin; 21 loose U.S. cents and three U.S. cents in cardboard holders (mainly pre-1990s with the oldest being 1941 and the newest being 2006).

Lot 194 is this 1954 one-cent coin of the ‘NSF’ or ‘No Shoulder Fold’ variety. It’s expected to bring upwards of $1,400.

The lot of nearly 900 coins is expected to bring $2,902.

1954 CENT

Another Canadian coinage highlight is Lot 194, a 1954 cent “No Shoulder Fold” variety. Certified as Proof-like 64 Red by International Coin Certification Service (ICCS), the coin has a pre-sale estimate of $1,260-$1,400.

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