Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2016

Auction Currency:CAD Auction Location:789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 2G8, Canada

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We are once again pleased to conduct our auction in conjunction with the 2016 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. We are excited to be featuring the Richard Cooper collection of Ontario Merchant Tokens, his Colonials of Lower Canada along with another installment of his countermark tokens. This sale is also complimented by wonderful Communion tokens from the Bob Merchant collection. As well as, selections from numerous other consigners to round out another outstanding auction. We feel privileged to be given the opportunity to be entrusted with such treasures and thank our contributors who have placed their faith in us.

Our spring auction is the first of the 2016 “triplet” sales. Not only are we conducting the spring and fall Toronto Coin Expo sales, we are privileged to have been chosen to do the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association auction in July in Ottawa. This spring sale features a fine variety of numismatic material for both the beginner and connoisseur. We thank our many consignors who once again have placed their faith in our firm.

To be held in conjunction with the
Toronto Coin Expo at the
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge Street, Toronto

See you all there!



Buyer’s Premiums will be added on all items as per the Terms & Conditions of the sale. Invoices will be emailed out after The Toronto Coin Expo.

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Br 563. Mullins storecard.778 - Br 563. Mullins storecard.
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Copper. CH LC-17A1. VF-EF. Ex:Henderson coll. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 563. Mullins storecard.779 - Br 563. Mullins storecard.
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Copper. CH LC-17A1. Two specimens, one in VF, the other F-VF, but with dents. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 563. Mullins storecard.780 - Br 563. Mullins storecard.
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Appears to be in brass. CH LC-17A2. ICCS VF-20. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) x 1 = 1,800.00
 
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Br 563a. So-called Mullins farthing, 1828.781 - Br 563a. So-called Mullins farthing, 1828.
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Copper. Good EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 800.00
Sold for (550.00 + 110.00) x 1 = 660.00
 
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Br 563a. So-called Mullins farthing, 1828.782 - Br 563a. So-called Mullins farthing, 1828.
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Copper. VF, but small puncture attempt between "m" and "e". Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (235.00 + 47.00) x 1 = 282.00
 
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Br 564. The classic Owen Ropery storecard.783 - Br 564. The classic Owen Ropery storecard.
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Copper. 7.59 grams. N.N. 27 mm. CH LC-18. F-VF, small edge notch at left, in line with "y". Lightly lacquered, easily removed. A nice piec...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 15,000.00 - 20,000.00
Sold for (19,000.00 + 3,800.00) x 1 = 22,800.00
 
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Br 565.784 - Br 565.
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J. Shaw's storecard, Upper Town, Quebec. Weak "w" in "Hardware". CH LC-19A1. EF, Ex:Henderson coll. Note: this lot is pa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 565. Lot of 5.785 - Br 565. Lot of 5.
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Five of the Shaw storecards, graded VF, three in VG-Fine, one holed. CH LC-19A1. 5 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 566. Maysenholder & Bohle storecard.786 - Br 566. Maysenholder & Bohle storecard.
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ICCS EF-45. A specimen sold for $750 at Bell's sale of the Rev. O'Connor's collection in July 2009, and another, two years later was sol...
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Start Price : 500.00 | Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
 
 
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Br 567. Rare Hunterstown token, 1852.787 - Br 567. Rare Hunterstown token, 1852.
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Copper. 4.50 grams. N.N. 23 mm. CH MT-4. Graded as VF by a previous owner, we believe it is superior to that. It is stronger than the specimen in the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 10,000.00 - 12,000.00
Sold for (9,750.00 + 1,950.00) x 1 = 11,700.00
 
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Br 568. Weir & Larminie encased 10c U.S. postage stamp.788 - Br 568. Weir & Larminie encased 10c U.S. postage stamp.
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CH MT-7. VF case, original mica which have a couple of defects. A similar specimen from the Thomson collection was offered at Bell Sale, 9, May, 2014,
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (2,100.00 + 420.00) x 1 = 2,520.00
 
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Br 568. Weir & Larminie shell case alone, without stamp.789 - Br 568. Weir & Larminie shell case alone, without stamp.
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CH MT-7. VF, a dent below B in BANKERS. I note that Lot 23 of the Gravel Sale (1935) contains a similar specimen as part of a lot. Note: this lot is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (305.00 + 61.00) x 1 = 366.00
 
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Br 568. Weir & Larminie encased 1c U.S. postage stamp.790 - Br 568. Weir & Larminie encased 1c U.S. postage stamp.
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CH MT-10.Very Rare. The John J. Ford specimen, the best of three examples sold by Stack's in Ford IV, June 23, 2004, Lot 625. In the original en...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 7,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (13,500.00 + 2,700.00) x 1 = 16,200.00
 
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Br 569. Devins & Bolton, Montreal Storecard.791 - Br 569. Devins & Bolton, Montreal Storecard.
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CH MT-3. Copper. Mostly red. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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Br 570. Rice Sharpley's Storecard.792 - Br 570. Rice Sharpley's Storecard.
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CH MT-6A1. Gilt Brass. Virtually Brilliant. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 570. Rice Sharpley's Storecard.793 - Br 570. Rice Sharpley's Storecard.
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CH MT-6A2. F-VF, Copper, the obv. appears to have been silvered. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 569. Devins & Bolton Storecard.794 - Br 569. Devins & Bolton Storecard.
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Copper. CH MT-3. VF-EF, and Br 570. Copper. CH MT-6A2. Copper/Gilt. It is believed that all of the Sharpley cards are in copper/gilt. 2 Pcs. Note: t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (155.00 + 31.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Br 571. H. Gagnon & Cie, St. Roch.795 - Br 571. H. Gagnon & Cie, St. Roch.
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Un Centin. Copper. Mostly Red Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 572. Playing Card Token.796 - Br 572. Playing Card Token.
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Copper. Near Brown Unc., small dark stain near upper, right obv. border. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Br 573.797 - Br 573.
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Alfred Desroche's Montreal Commemorative and Numismatist Card, 1886. Copper. Unc., 40% red, dark spot on M of NUMISMATE. Note: this lot is pa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 574. Louis Gnaedinger Son & Co. Storecard, 1887.798 - Br 574. Louis Gnaedinger Son & Co. Storecard, 1887.
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Issued for the 25th Ann. of the firm. Copper. Unc. Also, the firm's second token, the Moosehead, issued for the 50th Ann., 1902. Unc., full lus...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Br 574. Louis Ganedinger Son & Co. Moosehead token, 1902.799 - Br 574. Louis Ganedinger Son & Co. Moosehead token, 1902.
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Silver. Very few struck. Ex:Hughes/Hoare Sale, June, 1995 where it fetched $675. hammer price. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collect
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Br 575. D. Desjardins's Storecard, 1885.800 - Br 575. D. Desjardins's Storecard, 1885.
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Copper. Red Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 576. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card801 - Br 576. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card
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By Lymburner. Brass. Dies N.W. V.F. Probably with CANADA removed, as noted by Mr. Cooper. It is a rather deceptive fake. There were only twelve genuin
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (125.00 + 25.00) x 1 = 150.00
 
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Br 576.  E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card802 - Br 576. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card
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By Lymburner. White Metal. Dies N.N. VF. As with the last specimen, CANADA has been removed, and, although somewhat deceptive is more evident than the
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 577. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card803 - Br 577. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card
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By Lymburner. Brass. Dies N.N. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 578.  E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card804 - Br 578. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card
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By Lymburner. Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 578.  E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card805 - Br 578. E. A. Cardinal's Numismatist Card
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By Lymburner. Probably in Brass, though the obverse certainly gives the impression of being Copper. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Coope
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 579. Lymburner's Card806 - Br 579. Lymburner's Card
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When at 663 Craig Street in 1878-79. Two pieces, in Copper, Unc., and in White Metal, E.F.The dies for the token were sold to Woodward, and were purch
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 580. Lymburner's Card807 - Br 580. Lymburner's Card
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When at 485 St. James Street from 1884 to 1887. Copper. Choice Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Br 581. Lymburner's Card, 1886.808 - Br 581. Lymburner's Card, 1886.
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White Metal. ICCS MS-60. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Br 582. Lot of 3.809 - Br 582. Lot of 3.
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A trio of Leroux's Card, struck in 1885 advertising three of his numismatic works. Copper, Brass, and White Metal. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is pa...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Br 583. Dr. Leroux's French Card810 - Br 583. Dr. Leroux's French Card
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Struck in January, 1886, advertising the same three works. As McLachlan has noted, The arms on the obverse of two of the coins emanated from the Docto
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 584. Dr. Leroux's English Card811 - Br 584. Dr. Leroux's English Card
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Struck in January, 1886, advertising his first three works. Two examples, one in Copper. Unc., with small clip, as had the specimen in the Temple coll
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 585, Br 586.812 - Br 585, Br 586.
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The French and English versions of Dr. Leroux's Card advertising his first edition of The Canadian Coin Cabinet, published in 1888, and he notes...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 587, Br 587a.813 - Br 587, Br 587a.
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Two tokens for the Checker Club which became amalgamated with the Chess Club in 1891. Dr. Leroux was commissioned to order 100 of the first type, but
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 588. Jardin Guilbault. 30 Sous.814 - Br 588. Jardin Guilbault. 30 Sous.
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(The French expression for twenty-five cents). Breton relates an interesting story regarding Leroux's visit to the Birmingham medalist, J. Moore...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 589. The Teutonia Club, Montreal token.815 - Br 589. The Teutonia Club, Montreal token.
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Brass. Unc. With: Br 598-605. Copper. Proofs. Br 601 shows light cleaning. 9 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,900.00 + 580.00) x 1 = 3,480.00
 
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Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.816 - Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. White Metal. Twenty-five specimens were struck, according to McColl's entry (p.7). EF. Ex:Henderson. The piece has a small die...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.817 - Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (225 struck) Copper. F-VF. Die break on obverse from bottom curl of banner at right to border. Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is par
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.818 - Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (225 struck) Copper. Unc. Same break as on the preceding. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.819 - Br 606. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (225 struck) Copper. EF No die breaks. ex-Buckley/Lepczyk Sale, November, 1981; Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The Richa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.820 - Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (325 struck) SUCCESS TO THE NUMISMATIST. White Metal. EF. A dramatic die break from border, between DA through left of last A stroke
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.821 - Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (325 Struck) SUCCESS TO THE NUMISMATIST. Copper. AU. Die break slightly less radical, running through left of last A stroke in CANAD
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.822 - Br 607. P. O. Tremblay's Numismatist Card, 1892.
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By Charles Tison. (325 Struck) SUCCESS TO THE NUMISMATIST. Copper. VF-EF. The break is less strenuous than the last. Note: this lot is part of The
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.823 - Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.
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The reverse is a replica of the Franco-American beaver jeton, Br 514. (2300 struck) White Metal, Gilt. ex-Hendler/Hoare Sale, 10/96. AU. The Temple sp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.824 - Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.
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(2300 struck) White Metal. Holed, as they frequently appear. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (30.00 + 6.00) x 1 = 36.00
 
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Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.825 - Br 608. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1890.
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(2300 struck) White Metal. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.826 - Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.
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Aluminum. Unc., holed, as frequently seen. (2000 struck in al.) Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 60.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.827 - Br 609. The Montreal Witness Canada Prize Competition, 1891.
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Al. Unc. Unholed. (2000 struck). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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