2018 Annual Live Coin Auction

I am delighted to report that we continue to steam ahead with preparations for our second annual Alliance Coin & Banknote live public auction, to be held in the Almonte Old Town Hall on Sunday June 10th.

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

2018 Live Coin Auction posterThis will 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.

Please note that due to the unfortunate delayed receipt of some important Canadian material, printed sale catalogues will not be available until the actual weekend of the auction. Fortunately, however, complete listings will be available for both viewing and advance bidding on our website by mid-week prior to the auction, once we are able to complete the catalogue and assign final lot numbers.  We do sincerely apologize for the resulting very tight timing, but remain confident you will find it worth the wait.

Beginning this Tuesday the 29th, we are delighted to begin featuring a preview of selected auction highlights on our website, which will continue to expand as we move towards final completion of sale preparations.

Additionally, we invite our local customers to visit us for a preliminary viewing of available lots, this coming weekend.  Alliance Coin & Banknote will be open both Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 5:00, for your viewing pleasure.

Live Auction: Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Selected items online for preview: Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Live Preview In-store: Saturday, June 2nd & Sunday, June 3rd, 2018


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!


Sean Isaacs


Celebrating 25 Years in the Coin Business

Alliance Coin & Banknote Open House, 30 November 2013Alliance Coin & Banknote will hold its annual open-house on November 30th, which will also mark my 25th anniversary in the coin business. In keeping with the “Silver” nature of the occasion, we will be presenting “A peek inside the Isaacs cabinet”, an all-Silver historical display of coins, medals and small antiquities from Ancient times to the present, most drawn from my personal collection of the past 30 years, but also supplemented with a few borrowed rarities. I have often been asked what makes me excited as a collector, and this is a rare chance to find out!

Continuing our fine “Coins & Strings” tradition, I am truly delighted to welcome RedOwl to our gallery, a very fine baroque duo out of Montreal whose Harpsichord and Violin union will have us transported back to the sound of the palaces and cathedrals of the 18th century.

For all of our customers who have lamented our bare cabinets of the past couple months, I announce that the drought is over as we will be unveiling substantial new inventory for our open-house. This includes almost a hundred new ICCS certified Canadian coins, more than 200 different “exotics” world coin sets, as well as hundreds of world singles including Ancient & Medieval.

A certain highlight of this new inventory will be an unveiling of the “Westmount 1870 Half”, one of the world’s finest surviving examples of Canada’s first Fifty Cent issue.

Please note we will be closed on the 30th prior to our open-house for preparation, and that doors will open at 3:45 pm. We look forward to the pleasure of your company!