Volume 61 – #16

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Volume 61#16

November 7 – November 20, 2023

Auctioneer Brian Bell of Geoffrey Bell Auctions displays Lot 530 – a 1935 Bank of Canada $500 note that made its first-ever debut at an auction. This ‘superb rarity’ sold for $432,000, including buyer’s premium.

‘Trophy note’ snatched up at auction, but P.E.I. collection steals the show

While the “superb rarity” 1935 Bank of Canada banknote took the spotlight at Geoffrey Bell Auctions’ sale held at the Toronto Coin Expo, it was Ralph Dickieson’s Prince Edward Island collection that generated the most intense bidding among collectors. “I am really, really pleased,” auctioneer Brian Bell said when asked about Lot 530 featuring the $500 “trophy note” that made its auction debut. “It met our expectations,” the auctioneer added, noting the PCGS-graded AU-53 PPQ hammered at $432,000. Continue reading →

Numismatic market ‘healthy and solid’
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November ‘Extravaganza’ sale promises just that, auctioneer says
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New toonie honours visual artist Jean Paul Riopelle
Page 6
St. Eligius knights are ‘dedicated ambassadors’
Page 22
Nuphilex returns to Montreal in early November
Page 23

Pick Our Brain
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CCN Marketplace
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Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 26
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Vignettes paint an attractive picture of our country
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Auction houses need to stop offering bad product
Page 10

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