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 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.928 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Copper, narrow fine (deep) milling, nine pieces; copper, lightly milled, three pieces, one off-centre; an apparently handmilled specimen. In all thirt
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 350.00
Sold for (230.00 + 46.00) x 1 = 276.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.929 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Copper, plain edge. CH LC-40A3. C. 65. Study collection of eleven pieces, eight of which are VG-F-VF, three others, Fair-Holed. 11 Pcs. Note: this l
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (175.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.930 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Copper, plain edge, on large flan. 5.15 grams. CH LC-40A. Possibly overstruck. The previous owner listed this as brass. Corresponds with Courteau...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (155.00 + 31.00) x 1 = 186.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.931 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Copper. 7.50 grams. CH LC-40. I have been unable to assign a Courteau number to this variety, which has light, intermittent reeding, and is on a thic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.932 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Brass, fine (deep), narrow milling, little off-centre at right obv.; another brass, narrow and lighter milling, similarly off-centre at the bottom; th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.933 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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Brass, small flan, plain edge, though there is a trace of milling in one area. Struck out of collar. CH LC-40A8, but C. 70 based on Courteau's c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (225.00 + 45.00) x 1 = 270.00
 
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Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.934 - Br 674. Arnault's Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-40A8. Same as the preceding, with similar trace of milling in one area. VF-EF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 675. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.935 - Br 675. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-23A. One of the rarities of the series. F-VF. What appears at first glance to be parallel diagonal scratches on the reverse, from second top-lef
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,000.00 + 600.00) x 1 = 3,600.00
 
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Br 676. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.936 - Br 676. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-22A. Strong VF. 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 676. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.937 - Br 676. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-22A. Strong VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Br 678. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.938 - Br 678. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-23C. AU. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 678. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 8.939 - Br 678. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 8.
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CH LC-23C. G.-VF/EF. 8 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.940 - Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-24A1. Good EF. 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 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.941 - Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-24A1. Nearly Unc. 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 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.942 - Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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Appears to be Brass, as sold at Buckley/Lepcyzk Sale, November, 1981; Ex:Henderson. CH LC-24A2. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Co
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 14.943 - Br 679. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 14.
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CH LC-24A1. VG-VF/EF. 14 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 680. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 4.944 - Br 680. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 4.
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CH LC-21. Four examples: VG, F-VF(2), VF. 4 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Br 681. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.945 - Br 681. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-22C. Scarce. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold for (725.00 + 145.00) x 1 = 870.00
 
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Br 682. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.946 - Br 682. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-22B. VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 90.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 682. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 4.947 - Br 682. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 4.
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CH LC-22B. F-VF. 4 Pcs. 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 683. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 2.948 - Br 683. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 2.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-25A1. VF, and another that a previous owner believed to be in Brass. Fine. Should be examined. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Co
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
 
 
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Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Straight Reverse.949 - Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Straight Reverse.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-41A1. AU. Ex:David Moore/Moore Sale, February, 2009. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Upset Reverse.950 - Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Upset Reverse.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-41A2. AU. I believe that this was from Dr. Wilkinson's collection. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Straight Reverse.951 - Br 684. Montreal Bouquet-Sou. Straight Reverse.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-41A1. Double-Struck, well evidenced on both sides. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (160.00 + 32.00) x 1 = 192.00
 
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Br 685, Br 686. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.952 - Br 685, Br 686. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-30C. CH LC-30D. Both VF. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 687, Br 688. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.953 - Br 687, Br 688. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-32A, CH LC-31A. First is EF, the second is ICCS EF-40. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Start Price : 75.00 | Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.954 - Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-43A3. ICCS MS-60. Twenty-four were struck in Copper in 1890 when fitted with the collar, and another twelve were again struck in 1893. Nice brow
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.955 - Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-43A3. Another example of the preceding. This one is a partly red Unc. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 600.00
Sold for (650.00 + 130.00) x 1 = 780.00
 
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Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.956 - Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.
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A poor, but possibly unique example in White Metal. Not noted in this metal in any of the literature. CH LC43A. Ex:Fargeon/Hendler collection/Hoare Sa
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Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (600.00 + 120.00) x 1 = 720.00
 
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Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.957 - Br 689. Dr. Picault's Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-43A2. Another sorry example, but with a fabulous provenance. The sou was purchased at the Montreal C.N.A. Auction, held under the auspices of th
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 750.00
Sold for (450.00 + 90.00) x 1 = 540.00
 
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Br 690. The so-called Boston Sou.958 - Br 690. The so-called Boston Sou.
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CH LC-44A1. The coin was first reported by McLachlan in Canadian numismatics… in 1886. It is not contemporary to the Bouquet-Sou series. EF. Note: t
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 700.00
Sold for (525.00 + 105.00) x 1 = 630.00
 
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Br 690 lookalike. Lot of 2.959 - Br 690 lookalike. Lot of 2.
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Thomas Elders copies of Br 690 with blank reverse, and DEDICATED TO THE COIN COLLECTORS OF CANADA reverse. Aluminum. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Br 691. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.960 - Br 691. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
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CH LC-27A1. ICCS AU-50. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 691. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.961 - Br 691. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-27A1. Twenty-six examples of this copper in VG-VF/EF. A good study group, with an example on a thin flan, another claimed to be in brass, but no
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (195.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 234.00
 
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Br 692. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.962 - Br 692. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-32B. Unc. Ex:David Moore/Moore Sale, February, 2009. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Br 692. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 21.963 - Br 692. Belleville Bouquet-Sou. Lot of 21.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-32B. Conditions range from VG-VF/EF. Nice lot. 21 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 225.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Br 693. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.964 - Br 693. Belleville Bouquet-Sou.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
CH LC-31B. EF. Ex:David Moore/Moore Sale, February, 2009. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (60.00 + 12.00) x 1 = 72.00
 
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Br 998. Wood 10.  Blacksmith copper.965 - Br 998. Wood 10. Blacksmith copper.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
N.N. 3.40 grams. CH BL-28A2. VF, but considerable amount of pitting. Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (150.00 + 30.00) x 1 = 180.00
 
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Br 1008. Wood 19. Blacksmith copper.966 - Br 1008. Wood 19. Blacksmith copper.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Copper. N.N. 3.85 grams (weight not classified in CH). Small, thin flan. 21 mm. CH BL-32A1. Fine, but large slash through eye on obv., and pitting on
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (500.00 + 100.00) x 1 = 600.00
 
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Br 1012. C. 25. The Bust & Harp Blacksmith.967 - Br 1012. C. 25. The Bust & Harp Blacksmith.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
N.E. 5.03 grams. Copper. Rare, seven or eight specimens known. CH BL-35A1. F-VF, two edge bumps beneath shoulder, and a small bump in left centre obv.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) x 1 = 2,880.00
 
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Blacksmith Copper. Wood 8.968 - Blacksmith Copper. Wood 8.
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Uniface example. 4.24 grams. CH BL-7. Fine, small punch mark above head; the rev. has suffered a very unusual gouge. Could the planchet have been this
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Start Price : 1,000.00 | Estimates : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
 
 
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Blacksmith Copper. Wood 13. Lot of 2.969 - Blacksmith Copper. Wood 13. Lot of 2.
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Brass. N.S. 5.83 grams. CH BL-9. F-VF, old scratch at bottom of rev. With: another, N.S. 5.85 grams. G-VG. 2 Pcs. Note: this lot is part of The Ric
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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Blacksmith Copper. Unlisted.970 - Blacksmith Copper. Unlisted.
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Bust R, ins./Harp L, ins. N.S. 5.54 grams. Obv. shows bottom of G, lower part of III, and REX. The E is retrograde. The harp is very weakly struck, an
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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Newfoundland countermarks - Lot of 5971 - Newfoundland countermarks - Lot of 5
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J.W.B. on obv. of Newfoundland cent, 1876 (M.I. 542); (J)AMIES(ON) (slightly curved) and (I)ERDT (slightly curved) on obv. of Rutherford ½ penn...
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Start Price : 100.00 | Estimates : 200.00 - 300.00
 
 
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Nova Scotia countermarks - Lot of 5972 - Nova Scotia countermarks - Lot of 5
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K. & G. on obv. & rev. of Nova Scotia ½ penny, 1832, Br 871 (M.I. 553); H. KELL counterpunched on obv. of Nova Scotia penny, 1832, Br 8...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Nova Scotia countermarks - Lot of 7973 - Nova Scotia countermarks - Lot of 7
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W. MARTIN once on obv. & twice on rev. of Nova Scotia penny, 1856, Br 875 (M.I. 644); S. MILLER on obv. (partial) & twice on rev. of Nova Sc...
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Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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P.E.I. countermarks - Lot of 5974 - P.E.I. countermarks - Lot of 5
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F. JOBIN on rev. of Prince Edward’s Island ½ penny (square hole in center), 1855, Br 918 (Brunk J-121); LES on obv. and J LES, with another und...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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New Brunswick countermarks - Lot of 6975 - New Brunswick countermarks - Lot of 6
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J (P?) on obv. of New Brunswick penny, 1843, Br 909; J.R. on obv. of New Brunswick cent, 1864, Br 907 (M.I. 535); J.S.B.A. on obv. of New Brunswick ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 175.00
Sold for (130.00 + 26.00) x 1 = 156.00
 
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Lower Canada Bank countermarks - Lot of 7976 - Lower Canada Bank countermarks - Lot of 7
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J O counterpunched on obv. of Quebec Bank penny, 1837, Br 521 (M.I. 531); J.P.J twice on obv. of Quebec Bank ½ penny, 1837, Br 522; J.S.M on ob...
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Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Lower Canada Bank countermarks - Lot of 8977 - Lower Canada Bank countermarks - Lot of 8
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J.E. MATHEWSON twice on obv. of City Bank penny, 1837, Br 521 (M.I. 646, Brunk M-293); E. McNEILL on obv. & rev. of Quebec Bank penny, 1837, Br ...
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Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (145.00 + 29.00) x 1 = 174.00
 
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