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.

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December Special: A 50 Trillion Dollar Bank Note!

We have been fortunate in acquiring a small supply of the awesome Zimbabwe 50 Trillion Dollar Banknotes of 2008 – one of the world’s greatest inflationary issues!

We offer UNC examples, selling elsewhere at $50 or more, at just $19.95.

Available while they last at Alliance Coin & Banknote.

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

The Ballad of Frank McPhail

I don’t believe I had any sense of what it was to be a “man’s man” until Frank McPhail came into our lives. A status not erroneously earned through athletic prowess, bombast or the ability to survive two weeks in the bush with just a can of beans and a bowie-knife. Rather, Frank quietly impressed with an unwavering dedication to those most ancient of qualities – ethics, humility, and an unparalleled mastery of carpentry.

It is almost 13 years ago that Frank was recommended to us by the venerable Leonard Lee, to whom I sought advice on who might assist us with the intimidating task of renovating our new permanent headquarters at 88 Mill Street. Mr. Lee told us Frank was our man, but he cautioned us with one piece of advice.

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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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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