Toronto Coin Expo Spring Sale 2017

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We are proud and excited to conduct our auction in conjunction with the 2017 Spring Toronto Coin Expo. This sale features Part I of the Covered Bridge Collection, with fresh rarities that are coming out of storage for the first time in numerous years. Trophy notes from many chartered banks and the now famous Bank of Canada serial #5 set are both pieces of this collection garnering a frenzy.
The fur trade industry and the Hudson’s Bay Company have been a most important part of Canada’s heritage. In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, a major piece of Canada’s history is being offered with a large collection of Hudson’s Bay tokens, card tokens, scrip and medals. Other selections from numerous consignors round out another outstanding auction including a nice Edmonton quarter collection and the second-last offering of the Richard Cooper Collection. Much anticipation surrounds these collections as individuals are planning on attending the sale from all over North America in hopes of an opportunity in obtaining a piece of this historic event. We feel privileged to be entrusted with such treasures and thank our contributors who have placed their faith in us.
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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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Little Grand Rapids - Manitoba.464 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Little Grand Rapids - Manitoba.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Obv. H.B.C. / LGR, rev. 50. Alum. 28mm. This post was established circa 1848. This token was not listed by Gingras, although he had heard it existe
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 15,000.00 - 18,000.00
Sold for (13,500.00) = 13,500.00
 
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NORTHWEST COMPANY TOKEN450A - NORTHWEST COMPANY TOKEN
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1820, copper, 28mm, 10.02gms, engrailed edge. Breton 925. Somewhat scarcer than the brass issue. Fine+/VF for issue, holed, no pitting and evenly worn
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (7,000.00) = 7,000.00
 
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Alberta - FORT MACLEOD - I. G. Baker & Company  - Private Fur Trade Token499 - Alberta - FORT MACLEOD - I. G. Baker & Company - Private Fur Trade Token
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I.G.B&Co / 50c, incuse on round, 34mm brass planchet. Uniface. Donald M. Stewart in his Alberta Trade Tokens, lists as F540b. AU. Exceedingl...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 7,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (7,000.00) = 7,000.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY -  Fort Macleod. H.B.C re-stamped over I.G.B. & Co.447 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Fort Macleod. H.B.C re-stamped over I.G.B. & Co.
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Brass, 25c. Gingras 230. Ex:Baker, Hughes, Craig - Lot 1813, Hoare Sale #32, 1995. Also listed by Stewart in Alberta Trade Tokens under Fort Macleo
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 4,000.00
Sold for (4,100.00 + 820.00) = 4,920.00
 
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Canada - 1909 Twenty Five Cents202 - Canada - 1909 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65. Bright blue/olive and blue-green patina with complimenting tones of orange-gold and mauve.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold for (4,000.00 + 800.00) = 4,800.00
 
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Canada - 1911 Fifty Cents244 - Canada - 1911 Fifty Cents
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PCGS MS64. A superior example of this conditionally rare fifty cent type coin (only 4 assigned a better grade - PGCS Pop report 1/17). Full underlying
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 6,000.00 - 8,000.00
Sold for (3,800.00 + 760.00) = 4,560.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Cast token.  Columbia District.449 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Cast token. Columbia District.
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H.B.Co./ 25/CENTS/IN/TRADE. Countermarked “N” [possibly for either Fort Nelson or Naas River]. Biface, struck on bronze cast flan, 22mm. Gingras 235
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Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (3,400.00) = 3,400.00
 
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Canada - 1927 Twenty Five Cents214 - Canada - 1927 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65. A near-flawless strike with only minor imperfections, very attractive blend of blue and steel-gray luster. This coin has a mint...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (3,200.00 + 640.00) = 3,840.00
 
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Canada - 1892 Twenty Five Cents189 - Canada - 1892 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS64. Bright blue/olive and blue-green patina taking primary prominence and compliments of orange-gold and mauve toning, a true rainbow and the b
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 6,500.00
Sold for (3,100.00 + 620.00) = 3,720.00
 
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Canada - 1903 Twenty Five Cents195 - Canada - 1903 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65. Brilliant white frost complimenting a full strike, one of the most attractive Edward VII coins we've handled.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (3,100.00 + 620.00) = 3,720.00
 
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Canada - 1902 Fifty Cents241 - Canada - 1902 Fifty Cents
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PCGS MS64. Fresh mint, attractive lustre. A few light contact marks that do not detract from the overall eye appeal of the coin.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (3,100.00 + 620.00) = 3,720.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Onion Lake - Saskatchewan.466 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Onion Lake - Saskatchewan.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Good for $1.00 in merchandise. Alum. Square with round edges. 32mm. Gingras 275d. Tannahill 3550d. Rarer than the 25c token. VF+.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (3,100.00 + 620.00) = 3,720.00
 
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Canada - 1913 Fifty Cents245 - Canada - 1913 Fifty Cents
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PCGS MS63. A white coin with a strong strike, very nice example of an early George V fifty cents.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 6,000.00 - 7,000.00
Sold for (2,900.00 + 580.00) = 3,480.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY -  York Factory Issue.473 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - York Factory Issue.
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Five Shillings. London Date: 1 June, 1857. York Date: 20 October 1857. Secretary: Wm. G. Smith. Governor: Wm. MacTavish. Accountant: J. Fortes
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,700.00 + 540.00) = 3,240.00
 
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Canada - 1927 Twenty Five Cent215 - Canada - 1927 Twenty Five Cent
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ICCS MS-64, Brilliant white.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 4,500.00
Sold for (2,600.00 + 520.00) = 3,120.00
 
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Canada - 1935 JOP One Dollar269 - Canada - 1935 JOP One Dollar
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ICCS MS-65, Type III JOP counterstamp. Superb condition rarity combined with a lustrous near perfect strike.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,600.00 + 520.00) = 3,120.00
 
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Canadian Medal - Coin Club519 - Canadian Medal - Coin Club
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Toronto Coin Club, 1986, pure .999 gold, edge engraved 000002, Ingrid Smith, only 3 made, UNC, 31.3gms.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,600.00 - 1,750.00
Sold for (2,600.00 + 520.00) = 3,120.00
 
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Canada - 1883H Twenty Five Cents186 - Canada - 1883H Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS64. Superb eye appeal and strike. The 1883-H is the most common of the entire Heaton Victoria Quarter issues.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Canada - 1901 Twenty Five Cents192 - Canada - 1901 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65. A ring of gold surrounds the brilliant obverse, this final year in the series features the portrait of Queen Victoria. A superb example. EX
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 6,500.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Canada - 1907 Twenty Five Cents199 - Canada - 1907 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65. This superbly struck premium gem has no significant marks and features superb gold and peach toning on both obverse and reverse. Rar...
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Estimate : 5,000.00 - 6,000.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Canada - Complete Set of 1983 Royal Canadian Mint One Dollar Test Tokens305 - Canada - Complete Set of 1983 Royal Canadian Mint One Dollar Test Tokens
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Struck in 10 different metals intended to replace the nickel dollar, these are similar in size and thickness to the nickel dollars. All PCGS Graded. T
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY -  York Factory Issue.470 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - York Factory Issue.
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One Shilling. London Date: 24 May 1832. York Date: 1 September 1833. Secretary: Wm. Smith. Governor: [for Geo. Simpson] Alex Christie. Accountant:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,500.00 + 500.00) = 3,000.00
 
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Canada - 1872H Five Cent119 - Canada - 1872H Five Cent
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ICCS MS-65.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 7,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) = 2,880.00
 
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Canada - 1875H Twenty Five Cents181 - Canada - 1875H Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS AU53. The 1875H is the key date to the Victoria 25 Cents series and is seldom seen in better grades, this is slightly better than the next lot.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 8,000.00 - 10,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) = 2,880.00
 
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Canada - 1920 Twenty Five Cents211 - Canada - 1920 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS66. This coin, unquestionably is as close to pristine as one could hope for, pristine strike with full frost, a museum piece.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) = 2,880.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Hazelton, BC.441 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Hazelton, BC.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
An interesting token having one side with raised letters HBC (partial letters for BC), and incuse letters H.B.C. / H. on the other side. Brass, 24mm.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,200.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) = 2,880.00
 
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Canadian Medal - Confederation Medals, 1927 - Set of 3 Official Medals509 - Canadian Medal - Confederation Medals, 1927 - Set of 3 Official Medals
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Bronze, silver and gold in a Capital Plastic holder. Very scarce set!! There were 1840 bronze issued, 600 silver and an unknown number of gold, specul
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,400.00 + 480.00) = 2,880.00
 
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Canada - 1875H Twenty Five Cents182 - Canada - 1875H Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS AU50. Well struck example of this very rare date.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 8,000.00 - 9,500.00
Sold for (2,200.00 + 440.00) = 2,640.00
 
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Canada - 1881H Twenty Five Cents184 - Canada - 1881H Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS63. This Choice Mint State piece has original lustre with pale gold toning at the borders.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 5,500.00
Sold for (2,100.00 + 420.00) = 2,520.00
 
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Encased Postage Stamp410 - Encased Postage Stamp
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CH MT-7. Weir & Larminie 10c Washington Stamp, Green, about 50 percent of silvering remains on reverse. Very nice EF example.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 4,000.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (2,100.00 + 420.00) = 2,520.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Cast token. Columbia District.448 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Cast token. Columbia District.
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H.B.Co./ONE /DOLLAR/IN/TRADE. Biface, struck on bronze cast flan, 31mm . Gingras 235b, Hill 4290c. AU.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (2,050.00 + 410.00) = 2,460.00
 
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Canada - 1936 Twenty Five Cents226 - Canada - 1936 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS66. This appears to be the bar variety (not noted on holder). Lustrous and brilliant with gold, steel-blue toning. Only one piece has been cert
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 5,000.00 - 7,500.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 400.00) = 2,400.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY CARD TOKEN - Fort Grahame Post.480 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY CARD TOKEN - Fort Grahame Post.
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$5.00. No. 337. Blue cardboard, with black printing. Gingras 368. CH BC-10-12-8a. 61 x 35mm. Ex:Geoffrey Bell Auctions, July, 2010. Lot 967.
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Estimate : 1,500.00 - 2,000.00
Sold for (2,000.00 + 400.00) = 2,400.00
 
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NORTHWEST COMPANY TOKEN450B - NORTHWEST COMPANY TOKEN
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1820, brass, 28mm, 8.24gms, engrailed edge. Breton 925. Fine +, some pitting rev.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,750.00 - 5,000.00
Sold for (1,975.00 + 395.00) = 2,370.00
 
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1880 Newfoundland $2 Gold93 - 1880 Newfoundland $2 Gold
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EF+. The key to the set. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,500.00
Sold for (1,950.00 + 390.00) = 2,340.00
 
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Canada - 1931 Twenty Five Cents221 - Canada - 1931 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS65+. Exceptional multicolored toning around most of the legends that highlights the near perfect strike. Only surpassed in grade by 2 ex...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 3,750.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 380.00) = 2,280.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Onion Lake - Saskatchewan.465 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Onion Lake - Saskatchewan.
Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Good for 25c in trade. Alum. Octagonal. 26mm. This post was opened in 1887. Gingras 275b. Tannahill 3550f. Tokens for Onion Lake are very scarc
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 3,000.00 - 3,500.00
Sold for (1,900.00 + 380.00) = 2,280.00
 
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NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token495 - NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token
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L H/ Cc in triangle. Cc stands for Canadian Company. Reverse ½ - for ½ M.B. [made beaver]. Aluminum, round, 22mm. Most of gilt remaining....
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Estimate : 1,600.00 - 1,850.00
Sold for (1,800.00 + 360.00) = 2,160.00
 
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Lot of 50 Newfoundland Coins in Capital Plastic Presentation100 - Lot of 50 Newfoundland Coins in Capital Plastic Presentation
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Lot includes: 1873 - 1936 Large Cents (missing 4 coins) 600+ trends. 7 Small Cents 1938 - 1947 ($250 Trends). 26 Five Cents Silver Coins (1865 - 1947c
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,600.00) = 1,600.00
 
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NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token497 - NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token
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L H/ Cc in triangle. Cc stands for Canadian Company. Reverse “5” - for 5 M.B. Aluminum, round, 32mm. Stewart 17. EF. Exceedingly rare.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,600.00 - 1,850.00
Sold for (1,600.00 + 320.00) = 1,920.00
 
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HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Ralph Parsons459 - HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY - Ralph Parsons
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Copper token. Rectangular. “PH Parson” with part of “AL” to left and “S” at right. 24 x 35mm. 8.17gms. Gingras 240k [but somewhat smaller]. Ex:L
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 2,250.00
Sold for (1,500.00 + 300.00) = 1,800.00
 
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Canada - 1929 Fifty Cents248 - Canada - 1929 Fifty Cents
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PCGS MS64. Ex:Belzberg. Nice frosty lustre on this superbly struck coin.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,450.00 + 290.00) = 1,740.00
 
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Canada - 1935 JOP One Dollar268 - Canada - 1935 JOP One Dollar
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ICCS AU-55, Type III JOP counterstamp.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,400.00 + 280.00) = 1,680.00
 
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1896 Newfoundland One Cent53 - 1896 Newfoundland One Cent
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ICCS MS-65, Red. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,000.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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Canada - 1870 Twenty Five Cents178 - Canada - 1870 Twenty Five Cents
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ICCS MS-63, obverse 1. Sharply struck and brilliant with a touch of light golden toning around the periphery.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 2,500.00 - 3,000.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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Canada - 1917 Twenty Five Cents209 - Canada - 1917 Twenty Five Cents
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PCGS MS66. Lustrous and brilliant with golden toning. Only one piece has been certified finer by PCGS - Pop report 1/17.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,200.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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Canada - 1892 Fifty Cents239 - Canada - 1892 Fifty Cents
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ICCS EF-45, Obverse 4.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,000.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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Canada - 1948 Canada Partial Set - Lot of 5300 - Canada - 1948 Canada Partial Set - Lot of 5
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Includes: Dollar ICCS AU-55. Balance of set is VG/VG+: Twenty-Five Cent, Ten Cent, Five Cent, and Cent. 5 Pcs.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,200.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token496 - NWT - BAKER LAKE - Lamson & Hubbard - Private Fur Trade Token
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L H/ Cc in triangle. Cc stands for Canadian Company. Reverse “1” for 1 M.B. [made beaver]. Stewart 16. Aluminum, round 25mm. AU. Exceedingly rare.
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimate : 1,600.00 - 1,850.00
Sold for (1,300.00 + 260.00) = 1,560.00
 
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Canada - 1948 Silver Dollar280 - Canada - 1948 Silver Dollar
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Nice AU, Key Date. This is part of The Covered Bridge Collection.
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Estimate : 1,350.00 - 1,500.00
Sold for (1,250.00 + 250.00) = 1,500.00
 
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