In late 2019, after speaking with several leading collectors, dealers and auctioneers, CCN wrote Canadian numismatics was “on the upswing” as it entered the 2020s. After dozens of shows and the sales of two high-end collections in 2019, the past year has been marred by pandemic restrictions that pushed virtually all dealers and auction houses online. Nearly all of the more than 60 shows slated for 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19, and with collectors hesitating to test their collections’ values at auction, the flow of material has been stymied. Compared with auction results in 2019 – including $735,000 for one of only two known 1911 silver dollars – this year’s sales are markedly lower; however, it’s mostly due to timing. Continue reading →
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