Day two of the Toronto Coin Expo gets underway at 10 a.m. today.
The semi-annual event is held every spring and fall at the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St. One of Canada’s top shows, it offers collectors the chance to buy, sell, trade and appraise all kinds of items, said organizer Jared Stapleton.
“The venue is very important as it relates to numismatics and research,” said Stapleton. “And with world-renowned dealers in attendance, you’ll be sure to get the best market price.”
Regular daily admission to the show is $6, but children 16 and under are free.
Stapleton, who is also the owner of Metro Coin and Banknote in Toronto, said the show’s auction has generated plenty of interest.
“Geoffrey Bell’s token collection and the first portion of the Cooper collection have generated a lot of interest among collectors,” he said, adding some international collectors have shown interest as well. “That gives a lot of exposure to the show, too.”
Stapleton said another focus of the expo is on educating young numismatists.
“We run a kids’ workshop every Spring and October, teaching kids how and what to collect,” said Stapleton, who added feedback has been good, with many registrants.
“It’s one of my personal highlights. How can we educate and give back? That’s what we’re about to the hobby.”
Stapleton said the show’s service to collectors is what has kept it alive and well since its inauguration in 2012.
“This is the spot to come to see what treasures you could find for your collection,” he said. “Or bring your item here, have it appraised and evaluated, and see if it really is a treasure.”
Toronto’s 2015 Fall Expo is scheduled for Oct. 2-3 at the same location. For more information or directions, visit canadiancoinnews.com/event/toronto-coin-expo.