It seems that history is in demand, with auction lots with a story going for big bucks at Jeffrey Hoare Auctions’ September sale. “The sale went very well,” Wendy Hoare said. “History is something that everyone is interested in and want to own. The lots with history were highly contested.” One example was an Indian medal from King George III, with the monarch’s effigy on one side and the Royal Coat of Arms on the other. Described as VG the 76.7 mm medal is missing the original loop suspension, and has a small hole below so the medal could be worn, and a broken section on the rim. King George III reigned from 1760 to 1820 and medals were awarded to First Nations peoples as a sign of friendship and loyalty. The medal had a pre-sale estimate of $5,000 and was hammered down for the full amount. Prices quoted in this article are hammer price, and do not include taxes and buyer’s premium. Continue reading →
Kudos to the South Wellington Coin Society for their creative efforts in reaching out to their local community. The club sends me their monthly newsletter, The Wellington Circular, which I read thoroughly to learn what is happening at the club level while also looking for items to share with readers of Canadian Coin News. (This is a great way to help promote your club, so be sure to send me your newsletter to firstname.lastname@example.org.) While reading Judy Blackman’s “Editor’s Message,” I learned the club is holding an educational symposium free to the public. “We are looking for folks new to the hobby or on the fence about entering the hobby, and folks who never heard of numismatics and are interested in learning more,” she writes. What a fantastic and inspiring way to reach out to your local community.
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