With the recent passing of numismatic legend Charles Moore, changes continue to unfold in the landscape of Canadian coin and banknote collecting.
Since June of 2014, the partnership of Canadian Coin & Currency and Moore’s Numismatic Auctions resulted in two of the most important auction sales of Canadian numismatic material ever offered, and set new records for total sales exceeding the Mason and Belzberg sales. Many have wondered whether Canadian Coin & Currency would continue the Legacy sales following the loss of Charles Moore.
Canadian Coin & Currency auctioneer and company president Steven Bromberg has now provided a statement to answer this question.
Steven Bromberg states:
“When the Legacy Sale partnership was formed, Chuck and I both envisioned setting a new level of auction experience in Canada by combining our expertise, customer base and high quality consignments. I believe we accomplished this goal, including making Chuck’s last sale one of the most important and successful numismatic sales ever conducted in Canada.
“While it is our intention to continue the Legacy Auction sales, we have decided to conduct our future sales based primarily on offering important collections, with additional consignments, rather than on a set schedule. In this way, we will maintain our vision of presenting prestigious sales that represent true legacies in Canadian Numismatics.”
“On this basis, Canadian Coin & Currency has suspended the auction that was originally scheduled for October 2015. The company remains actively seeking high quality “legacy” collections for future sales, and plans to re-schedule the Legacy III auction when they are ready to present another significant landmark sale.