Coins & Strings Event to be held December 1st

We are delighted to announce plans for our 2019 Annual Open House to be held on Sunday December 1st. This will be the “Freaks & Errors” edition of our Coins & Strings event, and will  feature a fabulous display of exotic and rare coin errors. Many of these coins have never been seen in public, and the display will be an excellent cooperative effort between Alliance Coin and a number of our advanced collecting friends in the field.

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Frontenac Gold Dollar

Fabulous “King of Trade Dollars” unveiled at Alliance Coin

A recent exciting discovery has added a new footnote to the history of Canadian Municipal Trade Tokens, with the added intrigue of unprecedented value and a Royal Visit.

In the summer of 1973, the City of Kingston, Ontario, celebrated perhaps the most significant historical milestone in the community’s rich and lengthy existence – the 300th anniversary of the landing of Count Frontenac at Kataraquoi (Kingston), in July of 1673 – the effective founding of the City.  Among the many events and souvenirs planned to mark the event, a “Frontenac Dollar” token was issued by Kingston Chapter Credit Union.  Struck in aluminum by Canada’s Wellings Mint, the issue was exceptional for its huge 45mm diameter, with obverse portrait of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, the popular and successful Governor of New France. The token’s reverse depicts the still-standing “Murney Tower”, erected in the 1840s as defense against possible aggression by the northern U.S. states.

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First Isaacs Medal for History awarded to ADHS Student

Sean Isaacs with Zachary TuffinThis past June 28, I had the pleasure of presenting the very first Isaacs Medal for History to Zachary Tuffin.

The pure Silver medal, together with a small bursary, will be presented each year to a graduating student of Almonte & District High School who has chosen to pursue post-secondary studies in History or a related field.

Zachary is now attending the Museum Studies program at Ottawa’s Algonquin College, and we wish him success in his chosen field!

Final Almonte Zombie Walk for Hunger this Saturday

A five-year tradition comes to an end this Saturday October 19th, with the final Almonte Zombie Walk for Hunger taking place at 2:00 pm.

Benefiting the Soi Dog Foundation, Country Cat Sanctuary, as well as our local Food Bank, I am delighted to once again serve as grand parade martial for the event.

With live musical entertainment during registration, and many prizes at the end for participants, we invite everyone to join us in making this final 2-kilometer stumble around the downtown core the best Zombie Walk ever! (Honestly, there’s no greater pleasure than freaking out Mill Street diners as they sit engrossed in conversation over their salads and hot-turkey plates!)

Hats off to Heather Gadbois for having made this a fun and material contribution to our local cultural landscape.

Almonte Zombie Walk for Hunger
2pm, Saturday 19 October 2019
Registration from 1pm at the Arena
Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank

Our 3rd Live Auction is just around the corner!

We’ve been regularly adding new lot images to our website; this is your last chance for a sneak peek before Sunday’s Live Auction! All 570+ lots are available on our website and we’ve received many advance bids.

Click here to view the auction on our website. You can also review Terms of Sale, etc. on the site.

Please note: print catalogues will be available on the day of the Auction.

Live Auction: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
10am start | 12-1pm lunch | Auction will end when we’re done!
Almonte Old Town Hall – Main Concert Hall
14 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON K0A 1A0

Finally, this time of year is usually a busy time in our town. Make sure you arrive a few minutes early to ensure a good parking spot.

Sincerely,

Sean Isaacs

Sample lots from the auction

View all 570 lots+ for our rapidly approaching Live Auction

All 570 lots+ for our rapidly approaching Live Auction are now available on our website, many with pictures (which we continue to add), and we are inviting advance bids.

The full catalogue is also available for download in PDF format:

Introduction & Terms of Sale
Full Catalogue

Click here to view the auction on our website. You can also review Terms of Sale, etc. on the site.

Please note: print catalogues will only be available on the day of the Auction.

Additionally, watch our website and Facebook page for auction teasers, featuring some of the coolest items coming up in our sale!

Live Auction: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
10am – 3pm, Almonte Old Town Hall, Almonte

Live Preview in Ottawa: Sunday August 11th, 2019
9.30am – 3pm, Large White Dome next to main entrance,
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa (Free Parking, Admission)

As always, my family, staff and I warmly thank you for your continued patronage, and I look forward to your participation in our impending public sale!

Sincerely,

Sean Isaacs

Our next Live Auction is August 18th

I am delighted to report that we continue to steam ahead with preparations for our third annual Alliance Coin & Banknote live public auction, to be held in the Almonte Old Town Hall on Sunday, August 18th.

The sale will begin at 10:00 am, with a one-hour break for lunch at noon, before continuing at 1:00 pm.

Our 2018 Auction

This will once again be a very diverse sale of 500+ lots, representing virtually every area of the coin, banknote, medal and token fields, as well as some truly unusual items in our “Artifacts,  Collectibles & Bulk Lots” category. With estimates ranging from $10 into the thousands, there will be something offered for every collecting level and budget.

Complete listings will be available for both viewing and advance bidding on our website by early August, once we are able to complete the catalogue and assign final lot numbers.   We also look forward to offering our local customers the opportunity for an auction preview at the Ottawa Stamp & Coin Dealers show one week before the live sale, on Sunday, August 11th.

Additionally, watch our website and Facebook page for auction teasers, featuring some of the coolest items coming up in our sale!

Live Auction: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
10am – 3pm, Almonte Old Town Hall, Almonte

Live Preview in Ottawa: Sunday August 11th, 2019
9.30am – 3pm, Large White Dome next to main entrance,
RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa (Free Parking, Admission)

Stay tuned for more details shortly!