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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Lower Canada Bouquet-Sou countermarks - Lot of 7978 - Lower Canada Bouquet-Sou countermarks - Lot of 7
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J.W on obv. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 691; J.W.W. on obv. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 686; JOY twice on obv. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 679 (M.I. 552, Brunk J-248); L.A. on r
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (220.00 + 44.00) x 1 = 264.00
 
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Wellington halfpenny countermarks - Lot of 4979 - Wellington halfpenny countermarks - Lot of 4
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LESLIE on obv. of Wellington ½ penny, 1816, Br 981, C. 41 (M.I. 585, Brunk L-296); WILL MASER. on obv. of Wellington ½ penny, Br 971 (M.I....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (120.00 + 24.00) x 1 = 144.00
 
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Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 8980 - Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 8
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J.P. on obv. & rev. (twice each) of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1857, Br 719 (M.I. 533); J V on obv. and V on rev., both counterpunched on Bank ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 8981 - Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 8
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L within circle on obv. of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1857, Br 719 (M.I. 567); M.D on obv. of Bank of Upper Canada ½ penny, 1857, Br 720 (M.I....
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 9982 - Bank of Upper Canada countermarks - Lot of 9
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P. MYERS on rev. of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1850, Br 719 (M.I. 677, cf. Brunk M-1036); N.B or N.R on obv. of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1857, Br
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (135.00 + 27.00) x 1 = 162.00
 
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Province of Canada Bank of Montreal countermarks - Lot of 12983 - Province of Canada Bank of Montreal countermarks - Lot of 12
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W.H. MARTAIN on obv. & rev. of Bank of Montreal penny, 1842, Br 526 (M.I. 642, Brunk M-232); G. KING on rev. of Bank of Montreal ½ penny, 1...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (375.00 + 75.00) x 1 = 450.00
 
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Province of Canada large cent countermarks - Lot of 11984 - Province of Canada large cent countermarks - Lot of 11
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J. ? W. on obv. of Province of Canada cent, 1859 (M.I. 541); W. JOHNSON twice on obv. of Province of Canada cent, 1859 (M.I. 548, Brunk J-162); R.D. L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 9985 - Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 9
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A. MARTIN. on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria cent, 1876 (Brunk M-234); MD counterpunched on obv. of Canada cent, 1891 large date (M.I. 609); M.D...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (85.00 + 17.00) x 1 = 102.00
 
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Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 8986 - Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 8
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KISS engraved on rev. of Canada Victoria cent (“Cent” was removed, replaced with “Kiss”, raising the value of the coin), 1893 (M.I. 561); C.G. LABRECQ
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (115.00 + 23.00) x 1 = 138.00
 
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Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 6987 - Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 6
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J.I on obv. of Canada Victoria cent, 1876-H (M.I. 529); J.J.T / 287 / GUELPH (curved) counterpunched on planed rev. of Canada Victoria cent (M.I. 530)
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 80.00 - 100.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 8988 - Canada Victoria large cent countermarks - Lot of 8
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MAP on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria cent, 1893 or 1895 (M.I. 640); A. MARTIN. (multiple strikings) on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria cent ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (90.00 + 18.00) x 1 = 108.00
 
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Canada Victoria silver coin countermarks - Lot of 10989 - Canada Victoria silver coin countermarks - Lot of 10
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A.D. JENCKS. on obv. of Canada Victoria 25¢, 1872; K-1 on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria 25¢, 1880-H; H.R. KER(R) on obv. & rev. o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (205.00 + 41.00) x 1 = 246.00
 
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Canada Victoria silver coin countermarks - Lot of 3990 - Canada Victoria silver coin countermarks - Lot of 3
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MACK on rev. of Canada 10¢, 1871-H (M.I. 635, Brunk M-59); R. MANN on obv. of Canada 50¢, 1870 (M.I. 639, Brunk M-151); D. MOORE on obv. o...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Canadian Countermark991 - Canadian Countermark
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I.O.O.F. device (chain link of three ovals) on obv. of Canada Victoria 25¢, 1870. 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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Canadian Countermark992 - Canadian Countermark
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N. JOBIN on rev. and A. LACHP on obv. of what may be Blacksmith copper, Wood 2 (M.I. 547). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 150.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Countermark993 - Canadian Countermark
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J.S. within rectangular cartouche on obv. of Canada Victoria 25¢, 1880 (M.I. 536). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (110.00 + 22.00) x 1 = 132.00
 
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Canadian Countermark994 - Canadian Countermark
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JSB within rectangular cartouche twice on obv. and once on rev. of Province of Canada cent, 1859. The reverse mark is not complete, only JS is visible
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Canadian Countermark995 - Canadian Countermark
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C.W. KING. Artist on obv. of New Brunswick penny, 1843, Br 909 (Brunk K-197). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Canadian Countermark996 - Canadian Countermark
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G.G.L. within rectangular cartouche on rev. of Canada Victoria cent, 1881 (M.I. 575). 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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Canadian Countermark997 - Canadian Countermark
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PATD (curved) / BY / S. LEE / APRIL 1881 (curved) on obv. & rev. of Canada Victoria cent, 1884 (M.I. 583, Brunk L-240). Note: this lot is part...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (95.00 + 19.00) x 1 = 114.00
 
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H. LINCOLN countermarks - Lot of 5998 - H. LINCOLN countermarks - Lot of 5
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H. LINCOLN. on obv. & rev. of James Duncan & Co. ½ penny, 1841, Br 532 (M.I. 588, Brunk L-378); on obv. of New Brunswick ½ penny, ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (70.00 + 14.00) x 1 = 84.00
 
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Canadian Countermark999 - Canadian Countermark
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V McEWEN on rev. of Wellington penny, 1813, Br 984 (M.I. 621, Brunk M-407). 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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W. MEAD countermarks - Lot of 21000 - W. MEAD countermarks - Lot of 2
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W. MEAD On obv. of Quebec Bank penny, 1837, Br 521; on rev. of Nova Scotia penny, 1824, Br 868 (cf. M.I. 647, Brunk M-559). Note: this lot is part o
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (50.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 60.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1001 - Canadian Countermark
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J.W. MILLAR / TORONTO on obv. of U.S. dime, 1853 with arrows (Brunk M-659). 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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Canadian Countermark1002 - Canadian Countermark
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Another J.W. MILLAR countermark on obv. of U.S. quarter dollar, 1854 with arrows (M.I. 653, Brunk M-659). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Coop
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1003 - Canadian Countermark
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Another J.W. MILLAR countermark on obv. of U.S. half dollar, 1861 (M.I. 656, Brunk M-659). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 350.00 - 400.00
Sold for (255.00 + 51.00) x 1 = 306.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1004 - Canadian Countermark
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MONTREAL and F(?) B each within rectangular cartouches on obv. of counterfeit Great Britain George III ½ penny (M.I. 660). Note: this lot is ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (100.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 120.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1005 - Canadian Countermark
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BOOZE (curved) / an ornament / JOS. MONTZ / an ornament / CLERK (curved) on planed rev. of New Brunswick 20¢ (M.I. 661, Brunk M-811). Note: t...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (140.00 + 28.00) x 1 = 168.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1006 - Canadian Countermark
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M MOORE on obv. of Blacksmith copper, Wood 32 (M.I. 663, cf. Brunk M-847). A great piece! Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 750.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (725.00 + 145.00) x 1 = 870.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1007 - Canadian Countermark
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* PETER A. MURDOCH, * (in circle) and C.W. (in center) on planed rev. of U.S. dime, 1854 (M.I. 670, Brunk M 1002). Note: this lot is part of The Ric
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (145.00 + 29.00) x 1 = 174.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1008 - Canadian Countermark
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A leaf-shaped ornament / JNO. MURPHY. (curved) / a rayed ornament / QUEBEC and, on verso, a leaf-shaped ornament / ADVOCATE all on probable planed cop
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (175.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 210.00
 
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N.C countermarks - Lot of 21009 - N.C countermarks - Lot of 2
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N.C within serrated cartouche on rev. of Quebec Bank penny, 1852, Br 528 (M.I. 679); on rev. of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1857, Br 719 (M.I. 680). 2
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 200.00
Sold for (75.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 90.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1010 - Canadian Countermark
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R. NIXON within rectangular cartouche on obv. of New Brunswick ½ penny, 1843, Br 910. 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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Canadian Countermark1011 - Canadian Countermark
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NL within rectangular cartouche on rev. of Province of Canada cent, 1858. 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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Canadian Countermark1012 - Canadian Countermark
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NORTH EASTERN DIVISION No 472 INSTd FEB. 12th 51, and in centre, within a circle, a running fountain above which is marked So T, and at its base, ROUS
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (210.00 + 42.00) x 1 = 252.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1013 - Canadian Countermark
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OATS / CORN / PEAS / BARLEY on rev. and BEANS / 1876 on obv. of Bank of Upper Canada penny, 1857, Br 719 (M.I. 696, Brunk O-27). Note: this lot is p
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 125.00
Sold for (80.00 + 16.00) x 1 = 96.00
 
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Nils Ohman countermarks - Lot of 61014 - Nils Ohman countermarks - Lot of 6
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1. NO within rectangular cartouche on obv. of Newfoundland 50¢, 1872 (Brunk O-13); 2. Obv. of Newfoundland 50¢, 1873 (M.I. 697, Brunk O-13...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (2,100.00 + 420.00) x 1 = 2,520.00
 
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Nils Ohman countermarks - Lot of 51015 - Nils Ohman countermarks - Lot of 5
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1. NO within rectangular cartouche on obv. of Newfoundland 50¢, 1896 (Brunk O-13); 2. Obv. of Newfoundland 50¢, 1898 (M.I. 699, Brunk O-13...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 800.00 - 1,000.00
Sold for (2,200.00 + 440.00) x 1 = 2,640.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1016 - Canadian Countermark
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Nils Ohman countermark on rev. of Newfoundland 20¢, 1876? N.O (M.I. 702, Brunk O-13). The obv. is a love token bearing the monogram EH within a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 300.00
Sold for (380.00 + 76.00) x 1 = 456.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1017 - Canadian Countermark
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ONE / LOAD / W on rev. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 692 (M.I. 704). 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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Canadian Countermark1018 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. and 3 on rev. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 694 (M.I. 705). 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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Canadian Countermark1019 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. of Bouquet-Sou, Br 709. No rev. countermark, (M.I. 706). Note: this lot is part of The Richard Cooper Collectio
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1020 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. and 1 on rev. of “Tiffin” copper counterfeit ½ penny, 1812, Br 960, C. 22? (M.I. 707). Note: this lot is...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1021 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. and 2 on rev. of Trade & Navigation ½ penny, 1813, Br 965, C. 16 (M.I. 708). The piece is holed twice ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (170.00 + 34.00) x 1 = 204.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1022 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. and 6 on rev. of Bust & Harp brass ½ penny, 1820, Br 1012, C. 7. (M.I. 709). Note: this lot is part ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1023 - Canadian Countermark
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Another ONE LOAD countermark on obv. of Blacksmith copper, Wood 33. 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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Canadian Countermark1024 - Canadian Countermark
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P?D with harp of four strings above, and a pair of shamrocks below, all within a serrated circular cartouche on obv. of Blacksmith copper, Wood 33 (M.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (475.00 + 95.00) x 1 = 570.00
 
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Canadian Countermark1025 - Canadian Countermark
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Another P?D countermark on rev. of Blacksmith copper, Wood 33 (M.I. 718, Brunk D-26). Piece with small hole. Note: this lot is part of The Richard C
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 350.00
Sold for (325.00 + 65.00) x 1 = 390.00
 
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Canadian Countermark - P.E.I countermarked on blank planchet.1026 - Canadian Countermark - P.E.I countermarked on blank planchet.
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Similar to the McCarthy penny, but not identical. Whether this is contemporary to the penny or a contrived piece, I cannot answer. Note: this lot is
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 250.00
Sold for (180.00 + 36.00) x 1 = 216.00
 
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Hudson’s Bay Co., East Main1027 - Hudson’s Bay Co., East Main
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½ Made Beaver, with punch mark for Moose Factory, VF+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 250.00 - 275.00
Sold for (200.00 + 40.00) x 1 = 240.00
 
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