We are delighted to announce here – after much careful thought – the first holding of our famed Boxing Week Blow-Out sale since 2019, details to be found below. We invite all our local customers to come join us for this event, which will once again offer the deepest store-wide discounts in the coin business!Continue reading
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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.Continue reading
Announcing our “Coins & Strings” open house!
We are truly delighted to announce the return of our annual open-house, not held since 2019, scheduled for next Saturday November 19th, 2022, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.Continue reading
Puppets Up Returns!
The Puppets Up! international Puppet Festival returns to Almonte this coming weekend, for the first time in six years!Continue reading
Winter 2022 Catalogue now available!
With almost 1,700 individual items, representing more than 190 countries, this is once again the most comprehensive price-list Alliance Coin & Banknote has ever released.Continue reading
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, PCGS MS-64
Trends: $40+ While they last: $20
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.Continue reading
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.
First Isaacs Medal for History awarded to ADHS Student
This 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!