Expo Auction Sale Heralds return of in-person bidding

Our September 29th auction sale, held at the Toronto Coin Expo, saw just over 100 successful bidders take part in our offering of more than 400 diverse lots of coins, medals, banknotes and tokens via the iCollector platform.

Although small, our first on-floor audience at the Toronto Reference Library added to the vibrancy of the sale, occasionally engaging in some ferocious bidding.  A key highlight of our sale lot number 368 – a very rare and choice Four Dollar note of 1884 – reached an impressive hammer price of $23,000, against the original estimate of $11,000-12,000.

A further highlight among our foreign coin offerings was a very desirable Silver Tael of French Indo China (Lot #9) in MS-60, which reached a final hammer price of $5,750.

We were also delighted to continue our tradition of offering at least a few items that had never before reached the auction block, including lot number 279 – a Royal Canadian Mint “Signoptic” Token of the 2011 Berlin Money Fair, estimated at $100-150 yet reaching eventual hammer price of $425.

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to our partners at Geoffrey Bell Auctions and the Toronto Coin Expo for inviting us to host this Thursday night session, and look forward to bringing our customers an even bigger and better sale in 2023!

Sean Isaacs

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