Alliance Coin & Banknote retail store

Spring Catalogue now available!

If you had suggested to me six months ago that I would be running Alliance Coin & Banknote in self-isolation from my second floor home office, with its pleasant view of snow-dusted farmer’s fields across the street, I would have suggested staying away from the newly-sanctioned “edibles”.

Yet here we are, with our communities and society taking exceptional steps in times of exceptional public health crisis. Like all things, we will eventually move beyond this and once again grow and prosper, although in various ways it will likely be the formative experience of our time. Caution, patience, faith, and mutual support are definitely the key rules to live by in this current struggle, and I wish all of our customers, friends and colleagues continued health and sanity.

Both our Almonte store and Chris Green Stamps in Ottawa (the location of our Wednesday appraisal services) will continue to remain closed for the foreseeable future. We continue to monitor our telephone and email messages on a daily basis, however it will very likely be a further month before we are able to resume face-to-face transactions, out of a continued abundance of caution for the well-being of both ourselves and our customers.

In the meantime, the wheels of productivity cannot and will not stop in our industry. The cancellation of all trade-shows for the next two months certainly has not dampened the desire or need for collectors to keep collecting – and to this end, we have put all of our efforts into two projects.

Spring Catalogue
This first, being our new and largest-ever Spring Catalogue, I am very pleased to launch with this newsletter. All orders will have a fixed shipping cost of just $3.00, and with more than 1,200 lots, there should be something enticing for every numismatic interest. Our shipping department remains open and ready, so please order as early as possible for maximum choice.

Download the 2020 Spring Catalogue

Online Auctions
Secondly, we have now launched our largest continuous “Weird & Wonderful” campaign on ebay, with a fresh wave of lots being posted each and every day for at least the next month. We have dug down to the very depths of our vault for this project, and will be offering our usual outstanding cross-section of coins, medals, banknotes and tokens, including some fine items I would normally have reserved for our annual public auction sale.

Please visit our ebay site daily, to see what new and cool items have been posted the previous midnight.

Mail Order
Lastly, we remain available to satisfy all your supply needs by post, and continue to have a healthy inventory of 2×2 holders, pages, and albums, etc.

Telephone: 613-256-6785 | Toll-free: 888-592-4141 | Email: sean@alliancecoin.com

In closing, my family, staff and I sincerely thank you for your continued support and patronage. My personal best wishes to your families – keep well, and keep the faith.

Sean Isaacs

Alliance Coin & Banknote retail store

Temporary Closure of Retail Store

After much deliberation and consultation, I have decided to temporarily shutter our retail store in Almonte. Quite frankly, we are a non-essential business with a large and fluid clientele, many of whom are in a vulnerable age bracket, and keeping our store open during these very uncertain coming days and weeks poses an unnecessary risk to both our customers and our staff. Even more so, when I consider that I have two asthmatics and an essential health-care worker in my own household.

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Boxing Week Sale Dec 27th – 29th!

Announcing our Famous Year-end Boxing Sale! I am delighted to announce the return of this annual event.

In addition to offering the deepest store-wide discounts in the coin business:

  • We always have fresh new inventory available for our sale, not just the old stuff!
  • We’re opening the entire weekend for our customers, and look forward to your joining us!

Best wishes for the holidays, and for a healthy and prosperous 2020!

Sean Isaacs, family and staff

Boxing Week Blow-Out 2019

Alliance Coin & Banknote
88 Mill Street, Almonte
December 27 – 29, 2019
Friday & Saturday 9am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Simply click the images below to see all the details for our sale!

Or download our two page sales flyer.

1946 Cent Off Center

Sneak Peek from “Freaks & Errors” Display

We look forward very much to welcoming our local customers and friends this coming Sunday, December 1st, for some music and good cheer!

I am currently putting the final touches on our “Freaks & Errors” display, which will see the unveiling of at least a couple watershed errors that have remained completely unknown until our open-house.

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2019 25 Cent Space Coin

New from the Royal Canadian Mint: 2019 “First Canadian in Space”

It is seldom that a new Royal Canadian Mint issue earns our applause, however a fabulous recent release has me truly impressed.

The 2019 “First Canadian in Space” Twenty-five cent issue commemorates the 35th anniversary of Marc Garneau’s historic launch on the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Bickel Reverse

World’s First Fire Engine Coin a Tribute to a Childhood Passion

I have always loved fire engines, since my earliest memories.  The colours, the arresting wail of a siren, the very nobility of a vehicle whose sole purpose for existence is the preservation of life and property – to this day, it is perhaps the continuing child in me that still thrills with every encounter.  As my involvement in numismatics and antiquities in general developed in adulthood, I further grew to appreciate the aesthetics and history of vintage fire engines, with their special charm and evolution.  Even entering my second decade as a professional coin dealer, however, I would never have anticipated being the catalyst for the world’s first legal-tender Fire Engine coin.

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