RCNA Sale Ottawa

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We are thrilled to have been awarded the RCNA auction, the second of our “triplet” sales for 2016. Ottawa is full of history and we have attempted to make this offering an historic event to suit the venue. There are numismatic treasures not seen for generations and you are invited to participate. We thank our many consignors who have placed their trust in us once again.


Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out following the RCNA Convention. Visit gbellauctions.com to view a digital copy of the catalogue for this sale.
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Br 509. Billon Sol of 12 Deniers. 1739 Adorsed Cs. (Besançon).252 - Br 509. Billon Sol of 12 Deniers. 1739 Adorsed Cs. (Besançon).
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Br 509. Billon Sol of 12 Deniers. 1739 Adorsed Cs. (Besançon). - Vlack 327. R-5. VG. Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The Richard C...
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Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (215.00 + 43.00) x 1 = 258.00
 
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510. Indian Princess, 1751.253 - Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510. Indian Princess, 1751.
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510. Indian Princess, 1751. - Sub Omni Sidere Crescunt. (They increase beneath every constellation). Wilson Obv.
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Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510.254 - Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510.
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510. - As previous but silver plated, and quite deceptive. ICCS EF-40. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Co
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Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510.255 - Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510.
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Original Franco-American Jeton. Br 510. - As previous, another silver plated, but most of the silvering has worn away. Note: this lot is part of T
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Br 514.256 - Br 514.
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Br 514. - Betts 389. Beavers at dam, 1754. Non Inferiora Metallis. (Not inferior to the precious metals). Wilson Obv. C; the obverse is unsigned, but
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Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Br 514.257 - Br 514.
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Br 514. - A duplicate of the last specimen in Silver. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Estimates : 400.00 - 450.00
Sold for (250.00 + 50.00) x 1 = 300.00
 
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Br 514.258 - Br 514.
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Br 514. - Another beaver jeton, but with Obv. Wilson Y, signed R. filius in script for Joseph Charles Roettiers, fils. Not in Frossard; Feuardent 156
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Estimates : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Br 515.259 - Br 515.
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Br 515. - Betts 390. Argonauts vessel, 1755. Non Vilius Aureo. (Not less valuable than gold). Wilson Obv. Wilson J, signed FM in script for Fran...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 515.260 - Br 515.
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Br 515. - Another of same, in Copper. EF, couple of dark spots on obv., but still very nice. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collectio
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Br 517.261 - Br 517.
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Br 517. - Bees swarming across water, east to west, symbolizing the emigration of Frenchmen to New France, 1756. Sedem Non Animum Mutant. (They chang
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Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Br 518.262 - Br 518.
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Br 518. - Mars armed with uplifted spear and French shield, and Neptune with trident on a shell advance toward rocky shore at left, 1757. Parat Ultim
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Estimates : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,450.00 + 290.00) x 1 = 1,740.00
 
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Br 519.263 - Br 519.
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Br 519. - A flock of eight sea eagles flying over the sea toward a rocky shore to left, view of fortified city in the background, 1758. Eadem Trans A
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (3,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 3,600.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.264 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - As general description. Unc. 60% red, with some rev. staining, especially on upper right saltire. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.265 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous. A small spike is seen on top left of M in Montreal, apparently unrelated to a
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Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.266 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die more deteriorated than previous. Spike on M not present and instead the earliest hints of a light
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.267 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous. Unc. 40-50% red to obv., closer to 60% on rev., with no major issues. The con
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.268 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous. Unc. About 50% red, with some staining in legends of “MONTREAL”. The consiste
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.269 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die deterioration more advanced than last, with the upper right serif of the K in Bank now linked to l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.270 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous. Unc. 40-50% red. The consistent diagnostic with this obverse die is a flaw fr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.271 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state more advanced than last, as the bottom right serif of K in Bank is now deformed by a die fla
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527.  LC-1B3.272 - GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP A – T touches walk - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous. Unc. obv. about 40% red, rev. closer to 70% red, with some minor staining. Th
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Start Price : 120.00 | Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
 
 
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527.  LC-1B3.273 - GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Only major obverse flaw is the crack through the letter P, extending across the field and nearly but n
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527.  LC-1B3.274 - GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Flaw through P more pronounced and reaches to of tree. A new crack runs from a bead, down the left ve
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527.  LC-1B3.275 - GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP B – Flaw Through P - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Die state as previous, with crack through N to chimney heavier than before. Unc. 60% red. Small spo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527.  LC-1B3.276 - GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Unc. 70% red overall. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527.  LC-1B3.277 - GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Unc. 70% red. Small stains on obv., most notably at right of pediment over porch. Note: thi
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527.  LC-1B3.278 - GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Unc. 70% red overall. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527.  LC-1B3.279 - GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province - Br 527. LC-1B3. - Unc. 60% red overall with obverse stains. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Colle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province- Br 527.  LC-1B3.280 - GROUP C – Flaw Through Province- Br 527. LC-1B3.
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GROUP C – Flaw Through Province- Br 527. LC-1B3. - Obv. 30% red, rev. over 50% red. Some small stains. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Coo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 300.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 527.  LC-1B3.281 - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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Br 527. LC-1B3. - Unc. Conforms to Courteau 58, but different obv from “Group B” pieces above. A choice brown uncirculated, struck from nearly fl
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Br 527.  LC-1B3.282 - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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Br 527. LC-1B3. - Nearly Unc, brown. Conforms to Courteau 58, but different obv. from both preceding piece and “Group B” pieces noted above. Struc
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Start Price : 90.00 | Estimates : 180.00 - 220.00
 
 
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Br 527.  LC-1B3.283 - Br 527. LC-1B3.
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Br 527. LC-1B3. - Courteau 60. AU. Apparently pulled from circulation, unlike the preceding lots which show no signs of circulating. Unusual dee
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 160.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 527.  LC-1B1 and LC-1B3.  Group of three.284 - Br 527. LC-1B1 and LC-1B3. Group of three.
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Br 527. LC-1B1 and LC-1B3. Group of three. - Br 527. PC 1B1 (Co. 43) x1. PC-1B3: Co. 54 x1, Co. 55 x1. All EF. All circulated, albeit lightly.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company.285 - Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company.
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Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company. - With X scratch in field, below "T", which should not be considered damage, as virtuall...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (825.00 + 165.00) x 1 = 990.00
 
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Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company.286 - Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company.
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Br 530. Montreal & Lachine Railroad Company. - CH-TR 3. ICCS MS-62. The railroad was the brainchild of James Ferrier, who became its first Pr...
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Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,100.00 + 220.00) x 1 = 1,320.00
 
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Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811.287 - Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811.
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Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811. - Copper. N.S. 4.55 grams. Nice VF, unfortunately, holed below bust, at left. Note: this lot is part of The Richa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (425.00 + 85.00) x 1 = 510.00
 
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Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811.288 - Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811.
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Br 558. Vexator Canadinsis, 1811. - Copper. N.N. 3.76 grams. VG, somewhat porous. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (625.00 + 125.00) x 1 = 750.00
 
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadinsis, 1811.289 - Br 559. Vexator M L Canadinsis, 1811.
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadinsis, 1811. - Copper. N.W. 6.09 grams. Fine, but upper right obv. impaired due to either a defective planchet, or damage. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811.290 - Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811.
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811. - Copper. N.W. 5.51 grams. Fine, obv. planchet flaws. Still a nice piece, with a reasonably well struck up rev
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,500.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811.291 - Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811.
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Br 559. Vexator M L Canadiensis, 1811. - Copper. N.W. 5.95 grams. F-VF obv., though having a few of the expected blemishes; the reverse is a hazy str
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,000.00 + 200.00) x 1 = 1,200.00
 
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Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837.292 - Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837.
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Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837. - Thick flan. 11.50 grams. VF, obv. dig by urn. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 900.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837.293 - Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837.
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Br 562. Molson's Sou, 1837. - Thick flan. 10.64 grams. About VF, but obv. scratches above barrel and hose. Note: this lot is part of The Ri...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 850.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Br 670, CH LC-45294 - Br 670, CH LC-45
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Br 670, CH LC-45 - ICCS EF-40, cert. TA 659. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 240.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 670, CH LC-45295 - Br 670, CH LC-45
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Br 670, CH LC-45 - ICCS EF-45, cert. NT 074. A few areas of red corrosion on rev. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 260.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Br 670, CH LC-45296 - Br 670, CH LC-45
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Br 670, CH LC-45 - EF+. Ex Loye. A problem-free example. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 260.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Br 670. Group of 3297 - Br 670. Group of 3
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Br 670. Group of 3 - One VF, one F+, one VG with corrosion. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Estimates : 160.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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T.D. Seaman Butcher, Belleville. Low 155, Rulau HT-204B298 - T.D. Seaman Butcher, Belleville. Low 155, Rulau HT-204B
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T.D. Seaman Butcher, Belleville. Low 155, Rulau HT-204B - ICCS AU-50, cert. HX 622. A scarce Hard Times token, typically found VF or lower, also prod
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Estimates : 1,300.00 - 1,600.00
Sold for (875.00 + 175.00) x 1 = 1,050.00
 
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Br 671. Group of 3299 - Br 671. Group of 3
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Br 671. Group of 3 - One thick flan (CH LC-20A1), F or a bit better. Two thin flan (CH LC-20A2), both F. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 260.00 - 300.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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Br 678, CH LC-23C300 - Br 678, CH LC-23C
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Br 678, CH LC-23C - ICCS MS-60, cert. CZ 461 (misattributed as “Br 697” on ticket). Clean, lustrous brown surfaces. Rare in this grade. Note: this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 240.00 - 280.00
Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 288.00
 
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Br 681, CH LC-22C301 - Br 681, CH LC-22C
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Br 681, CH LC-22C - Nearly VF in point of wear, but a reverse dent has partially flattened the lower right of the bouquet. Still a scarce piece – a VF
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 340.00 - 380.00
Sold for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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