Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2016

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

Auction Details

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 644. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.878 - Br 644. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Bon Pour Un Bidon No. 30. Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 60.00 - 75.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 645. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Advertising Card, 1892.879 - Br 645. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Advertising Card, 1892.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
(For oiling all sorts of leather harnesses) Brass. AU. 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 646. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.880 - Br 646. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.
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Bon Pour Un Bidon No. 10. Brass. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 646. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.881 - Br 646. Ludger Gravel's Balmoral Token, 1892.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Bon Pour Un Bidon No. 10. Off-metal in Copper. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Br 647. Ludger Gravel's Advertising Token882 - Br 647. Ludger Gravel's Advertising Token
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
For his Sara brand of oil, 1892. The rarest piece in the series. Brass. EF, mis-struck at top left obv. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 280.00 - 300.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Br 647. Ludger Gravel's Advertising Token883 - Br 647. Ludger Gravel's Advertising Token
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For his Sara brand of oil, 1892. Silver, or German Silver. Struck on a very thin flan, and poorly struck up at that, the can of oil effacing the centr
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (1,700.00 + 340.00) x 1 = 2,040.00
 
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Br 648. J. Lanctot's Token, 1893.884 - Br 648. J. Lanctot's Token, 1893.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Good For 5 Cents. The name occurs Lanclot, a mis-spelling of the name on this token. Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Colle
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 648a. J. Lanctot's Token, 1898.885 - Br 648a. J. Lanctot's Token, 1898.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Good For 5 Cents. After five years the proper name occurs on the token. It is the scarcer of the two. Brass. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 649. B. Battery Canteen Token, Quebec.886 - Br 649. B. Battery Canteen Token, Quebec.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
6c In Trade. German Silver. EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 650. B. Battery Canteen Token, Quebec.887 - Br 650. B. Battery Canteen Token, Quebec.
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5c In Trade. This is slightly scarcer than the preceding piece. These two tokens have the distinction of being the earliest Canadian Military Canteen
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (155.00 + 31.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Br 651. Wm. Sclater & Co.'s, Montreal, Advertising Token888 - Br 651. Wm. Sclater & Co.'s, Montreal, Advertising Token
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Combined with his offer of passage on the S. S. Vega from Montreal to Longueuil. Al. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 652. A. Labelle's Token, Hull, 1892.889 - Br 652. A. Labelle's Token, Hull, 1892.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Bon Pour 5c. Brass. (200 issued) EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 652. A. Labelle's Token, 1892.890 - Br 652. A. Labelle's Token, 1892.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Bon Pour 5c. German Silver. Unc. Scarce in german silver. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Br 653. Jos. Dubois' Token, Perkins Mills, 1891.891 - Br 653. Jos. Dubois' Token, Perkins Mills, 1891.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Good For One Meal. Brass. Bright Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card892 - Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (25 struck). White Metal. EF, scratches in obverse border. McColl did not have an example of this token in white metal. Note: this
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card893 - Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
By Charles Tison. (25 struck). White Metal. Choice Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card894 - Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
By Charles Tison. (25 struck). Copper. Brown AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card895 - Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (25 struck). Copper. Red Unc. From a later state of the die, with only the last three letters of Bergeron's name just barely v...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (190.00 + 38.00) x 1 = 228.00
 
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Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card896 - Br 655. T. Bergeron, Montreal, Advertising Card
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By Charles Tison. (25 struck). Copper. Unc. Double-Struck obverse, giving a distorted and wild looking image of the wheels of Bergeron's wagon. ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.897 - Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
5c In Trade. Al. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.898 - Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
5c In Trade. Brass. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (40.00 + 8.00) x 1 = 48.00
 
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Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.899 - Br 656. John Tyo's International Hotel Token, Dundee.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
5c In Trade. Copper. Unc. 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 657. E. Caumartin's Token900 - Br 657. E. Caumartin's Token
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789 St. Denis, Montreal. 1 Pain. (25 struck) Al. Unc. The scarcest of the Caumartin series. 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 658. E. Caumartin's Token901 - Br 658. E. Caumartin's Token
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789 St. Denis, Montreal. ½ Pain. (300 struck) Al. Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Br 658.902 - Br 658.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
E. Caumartin Pattern, without obverse ornaments of the preceding token. White Metal. EF. 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 658.903 - Br 658.
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E. Caumartin Pattern, as previous, but appears to be a metal variant, being brighter, as aluminum, but heavier. It is slightly lighter than the preced
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Br 659. E. Caumartin's Token904 - Br 659. E. Caumartin's Token
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1206 St. Denis, Montreal. 1 Pain. Al. A.U. (25 struck) This mintage seems absurd as the token is much too common. Aluminum. AU. Note: this lot is pa
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (25.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 30.00
 
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Br 659. E. Caumartin's Token905 - Br 659. E. Caumartin's Token
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1206 St. Denis, Montreal. 1 Pain. Copper Plated White Metal. N.S. All others of the series are N.N. Poorly made, only the "1" of address i...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (165.00 + 33.00) x 1 = 198.00
 
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Br 660. E. Caumartin's Token906 - Br 660. E. Caumartin's Token
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1206 St. Denis, Montreal. ½ Pain. Al. Unc. (300 struck) There were many fewer of these in the Gravel inventory of the preceding aluminum 1 pain...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 75.00
Sold for (35.00 + 7.00) x 1 = 42.00
 
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Br 661. J. A. Tellier & Cie. Advertising Token, Sorel907 - Br 661. J. A. Tellier & Cie. Advertising Token, Sorel
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By Charles Tison. (twenty specimens were in the hands of J. O. Marchand). There is a "1" counterstamped on the reverse. Lead. VF. The Temp...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 662. J. A. Tellier & Cie Advertising Token, Sorel.908 - Br 662. J. A. Tellier & Cie Advertising Token, Sorel.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Vinegar Manufacturers. (31 issued by J. O. Marchand). Only exceeded in rarity by the Cardinal token, Br 576. W.M. EF. Note: this lot is part of The
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Br 663. Michel Bacquet's Bar Token, Quebec.909 - Br 663. Michel Bacquet's Bar Token, Quebec.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lead. Thick Flan. Fine. The Charlton plate piece (6th edition, p. 244). Breton presented a small business history, writing that though it dated to bet
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Br 663. Michel Bacquet's Bar Token, Quebec.910 - Br 663. Michel Bacquet's Bar Token, Quebec.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lead. Thin Flan. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Br 664. L. R. Baridon's Baume Rhumal Advertising Token, Montreal.911 - Br 664. L. R. Baridon's Baume Rhumal Advertising Token, Montreal.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
By Charles Tison. This token doubles as a numismatist token, Baridon having formed two collections, the first of which he sold to Breton. Examples of
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 665. A. Boure's Token, Quebec. 1 Pain.912 - Br 665. A. Boure's Token, Quebec. 1 Pain.
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Alfred Boure is not noted in the 1890 Quebec directory, but is identified in 1896 as being at 47 Ste. Marguerite Street. The "C" may repre...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 666. A. Boure's Token, Quebec. ½ Pain.913 - Br 666. A. Boure's Token, Quebec. ½ Pain.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Lead. Fine. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 668. W. H. Childs' Token, Quebec. ½ Pain Blanc.914 - Br 668. W. H. Childs' Token, Quebec. ½ Pain Blanc.
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(1000 issued) W. H. Childs is noted in the 1890 Quebec directory as being located at 190 St. Valier; he's listed at 340 St. Valier in 1896, but ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 669. W. H. Childs' Token, Quebec. ½ Pain Bis915 - Br 669. W. H. Childs' Token, Quebec. ½ Pain Bis
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
(brown bread). (1000 issued) Lead. VF. Ex:Buckley/Lepczyk Sale, November, 1981; Ex:Henderson. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collecti
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Br 670. Duseaman's (T. D. Seaman's) Belleville Bouquet-Sou.916 - Br 670. Duseaman's (T. D. Seaman's) Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
ICCS AU-55. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 670. Duseaman's (T. D. Seaman's) Belleville Bouquet-Sou.917 - Br 670. Duseaman's (T. D. Seaman's) Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Off-Centre Strike. ICCS VF-30, but better, in our opinion. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 288.00
 
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Collection of John Gibbs Hard Times Tokens, Associated with Br 670.918 - Collection of John Gibbs Hard Times Tokens, Associated with Br 670.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
1. Br 670. So-called Duseaman Token. Low 148. Worn dies. AU, little red. Ex:Hetrich collection, Ex:Craig; 2. Low 155. T. D. Seaman, Butcher, Bellevill
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) x 1 = 3,000.00
 
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Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Thick Flan.919 - Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Thick Flan.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-20A1. 8.41 grams. A reasonably clean VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Thin Flan.920 - Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Thin Flan.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-20A2. 6.17 grams. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (350.00 + 70.00) x 1 = 420.00
 
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Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Lot of three specimens on Thick Flan.921 - Br 671. Joseph Roy Halfpenny. Lot of three specimens on Thick Flan.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-20A1. Nice group, VG-Fine. 3 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 672 An electrotype of Arnault's unique ½ penny Bouquet Sou.922 - Br 672 An electrotype of Arnault's unique ½ penny Bouquet Sou.
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CH-LC-6. Fine. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (330.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 396.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.923 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Brass, light milling. CH LC-40A10. Overstruck on the so-called Tiffin ½ p., 1812. CH LC-48C. A good part of the Tiffin reverse can be seen on t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.924 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Brass, deep milling. CH LC-40A10. Overstruck on a Tiffin ½ p. CH LC-48A6. A very nice example showing the complete wreath over the bouquet obv....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 450.00 - 500.00
Sold for (330.00 + 66.00) x 1 = 396.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.925 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Brass, deep milling. CH LC-40A10. Overstruck on Bust & Harp ½ p., Br 1012. The top of harp and date numbers 182 can be seen on the reverse ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (300.00 + 60.00) x 1 = 360.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.926 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Brass, plain edge. CH LC-40A10. Overstruck, perhaps on a Bust & Harp undertype. The coin is unusual, and almost gives the appearance of being a ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (240.00 + 48.00) x 1 = 288.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.927 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Copper, wide, light, intermittent milling, on a larger flan than the preceding, and struck out of collar. 4.72 grams. CH LC-40. This is the only speci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 400.00 - 500.00
Sold for (275.00 + 55.00) x 1 = 330.00
 
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