September Online Auction Update!

We’re super-excited to share our session of the impending Toronto Coin Expo sale with our customers, and apologize that due to a few technical issues getting launched with the iCollector platform, we are running a few days late.

Currently, we hope to have the full sale launched by the weekend, and continue to prepare the lot images in batches.

Updated to add: the auction is now live!

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September online auction with live auction component

It has been several weeks since our commercial lockdown ended, and things are once again hopping in the collectibles world as we begin to welcome customers back into our shops and galleries.

Toronto Coin Expo Session I Sale

For us, all efforts and planning are currently going into preparations for our largest ever online auction with a live auction component at the end of the event. We’re doing this as part of the Toronto Coin Expo Session I Sale, which will replace the Expo’s normal in-person auction this fall (Session II of the sale will be run by our auction partners Geoffrey Bell Auctions). This is now shaping up to be the most exciting event we have ever hosted. Thanks to some wonderful consignments, we now anticipate offering a sale of more than 700 lots of quality Canadian and world material.

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The 1442AH “Ottawa Mosque” Eid Coin!

A one ounce .999 Silver commemorative medallion, the first in our annual “Mosques of Canada” series.

Only 140 pieces minted!

Available while they last, $60 each (tax-exempt)

Housed in a display case with numbered certificate

Order Your Eid Coin

Please contact us to reserve your coin(s):

Alliance Coin & Banknote
Almonte, Ontario
(613) 558-2895
sean@alliancecoin.com

Scroll down to view a brief video from the May 13th launch of our Eid Coin.

Silver medallion reverse: Ottawa mosque
Obverse of Eid coin - Alliance Coin & Banknote logo

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2021 Spring Price List Released

We’re so pleased to announce the release of our spring price list, the largest and most comprehensive catalogue we’ve released since opening here in Almonte.

As always, many of the 1,400+ items offered are “one-of-a-kind”, and we encourage you to reach out immediately with your orders. 

Please contact us by email, telephone or fax. Enquiries posted by mail are discouraged, given the current strain on our postal system as well as our infrequent office schedule.

Telephone: 613-256-6785
Toll-free: 888-592-4141
Fax: 613-256-7319
Email: sean@alliancecoin.com

For those interested in a printed copy of our catalogue, we are happy to offer a limited number of copies to Canadian addresses at the subsidized price of $5.00, delivered.

A new auction partnership – and call for consignments!

We are very pleased indeed to announce that Alliance Coin & Banknote has been invited to co-host the Fall Toronto Coin Expo sale, in partnership with the venerable auction house of Geoffrey and Brian Bell.

Scheduled for early October 2021, we will be dividing the two auction sessions between our two companies, although it is not yet possible to determine whether this will feature a return to a live in-person auction setting, or if we will be continuing current mandated health protocols and featuring our sales exclusively on-line.

Speaking personally, I am humbled and delighted to be taking on this new roll alongside the Bells and Expo founder Jared Stapleton, and for my part have already begun the work of assembling the most interesting and diverse selection of material possible.

More details will follow as our plans begin to crystalize, however I would like to invite our customers who may be thinking of disposing of portions of their collections or holdings – please consider consigning with us for this fall Coin Expo sale! I would be happy to meet or correspond with you in complete confidence, and are prepared to offer excellent terms in order to make our sale the very best that it can be!

Sean Isaacs

Alliance Coin & Banknote

88 Mill Street, Almonte, Ontario, Canada K0A 1A0 | Tel. 613-256-6785 | Visit our website | sean@alliancecoin.com

Super-Specials of the Month!

We are delighted to offer the following pair of popular Canadian coins, both PCGS Certified, during the month of May only at a price far below just the cost of certification!

Canada 1985 “Pointed 5” One Cent

Canada 1985 “Pointed 5” One Cent, PCGS MS-64

Trends: $40+ While they last: $20

Canada 1991 Twenty-five Cents

Canada 1991 Twenty-five Cents – The lowest-mintage quarter since 1934!

While they last: $20

Our St. Paddy’s Day ebay Sale launches at Midnight!

Who needs a pot of gold when you have the famous Alliance “Odd & Curious” sale to discover? We are delighted to offer our largest-ever ebay sale of 140 diverse lots, with something for everyone:

The Old, the Ancient, Gold & Silver, numerous scarce “Bricks” of Cash, an original “Arnprior Dollar” Christmas bonus bag, a selection of authentic Token dies, etc.

So hoist a green beer and tune-in at midnight tonight to have a browse; the full offering of items will continue to be added over the next 24 hours or so.

Sláinte!

Top 12 Fun Facts about Alliance Coin & Banknote

  1. Most noteworthy customer – the tallest woman in the world! (Sandy Allen)
  2. Most remote mail-order sale – the volcanic Island of Reunion (east of Madagascar)
  3. Largest collection purchased – a tie:
    The Bonavita Trade-Dollar inventory: 55,000 Tokens, 1 Ton
    The Fesco World Collection – 40,000 coins, 1 Ton, 1 Transport Truck with security escort
  4. Amount of Silver bullion handled since opening in Almonte: 10.5 Tons
  5. The celebrated Canadian actress and director Megan Follows once filmed a Hallmark Christmas scene at our back door (and took her lunch break in our lounge!)
  6. Our antique display cabinets were used for a pivotal scene in “The House Sitter” movie, with Tori Spelling
  7. Most valuable coin handled – an 1859 Brass One Cent: $45,000 (a world-record for a Canadian Large Cent!)
  8. Heaviest coin handled – the incredible 2014 “Haida Gwaii” $500 issue: 11 pounds of Pure Silver!
  9. Average number of collections we examine each year (big and small) – 300
  10. Most memorable appraisal engagements: Nobel Prize Medals for both Physics & Chemistry
  11. Number of Pennies we have donated to the Almonte General Hospital – 620,000
  12. Number of Kilometers driven since Sean became a coin dealer – 1 Million+ and counting!

Image of Reunion courtesy of worldwidewendy.be.