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Moore's February 2007 Torex® Auction

Special to the CCRS

Moore Numismatic Auctions has produced an outstanding auction for the February 2007 TOREX® convention, which will be held February 22-24, 2007 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel, in downtown Toronto, Ontario at the Harbourfront, 249 Queens Quay West. The public auction sale is MOORE's 118th mail bid or auction sale since 1977 and offers over 2300 lots of rare and choice Canadian and Newfoundland Coins, Breton Tokens and Banknotes, as well as U.S. and world coins. Over $1,800,000.00 of material will be auctioned offers the collections or highlights of over 48 individual consignors, including the magnificent 'Northwest' collection of silver, dollars, decimal and gold, U.S. and world coins. Over one hundred and fifty coins in the top ten grading census of the various third party grading firms are featured for the advanced collector. Over 1,700 additional ICCS, PCGS, CCCS, ANACS and NGC certified coins are also featured, comprising one of the largest offering of third party graded Canadian material to be offered at auction this year.

The sale also offers starter collections and sets, and attractive circulated coins, and a largest number of bulk lots. There is a significant amount of material for the intermediate and beginning collector, and hundreds of lots for every collecting budget. The material will be sold in three sessions, beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, Feb. 22nd.

Session One, on Thursday evening begins with over 430 lots of Canadian Bank Notes, Proofs and Specimens, featuring a extensive collections of Dominion, Bank of Canada and Chartered Canadian notes and a number of rare uncut Proof and Specimen sheets. Fourteen individual consignors are selling a part or all of their collections. A total of over one thousand (1000) plus notes from the Bank of Canada, Dominion of Canada and Chartered bank note area are on the auction block, and their are dozens of rarities, as well as multiple group lots for the beginning and intermediate collector. In addition a collection of over thirty five Proofs and Specimens have been consigned, the majority but not all from the 1989 and 1990 archive sales of the American Bank Note Company. The Proofs and Specimens are pristine, with full vibrant colours and are offered to the collecting public for the first time in nearly fifteen years. Included are a number of uncut Proof and Specimen sheets. A large number of the Proofs represent notes that are unobtainable as issued notes. Session One continues with one hundred and sixty lots of Canadian tokens, featuring an extensive post Breton collection. The sales concludes with historical medals and coin jewelry and coin spoons.

Session Two will be held on Friday evening, Feb. 23rd, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and begins with United States coinage, including a near complete set of commemorative fifty cents pieces in high grade. Session Two then proceeds with ninety lots of world coins and world proof and specimen sets and continues with eighty lots of world and bullion gold coinage and is followed by large and bulk lots of Canadian coinage, Proof-like sets, Royal Canadian mint products and rare Specimen Sets.

The session proceeds with New Brunswick copper and silver coinage offer, as well as Nova Scotia copper coinage in top mint state, rare specimen and ultra rare pattern proof. The coinage of the Maritmes continues with Newfoundland coinage, cents to two dollars gold pieces, followed by Canadian gold coinage, Canadian large and small cents, and then Five Cents silver. Rarities abound and the majority of the coins offered have been ICCS certified. The emphasis is on Victoria, Edward and George V coinage, but numerous examples of George VI material is also included. In addition, there are hundreds of attractive circulated coins, starter sets, large dealer lots, collections, and general accumulations contained in the session. A highlight of the five cents silver are three examples of the 'Prince of Canadian Coins', the 1921 five cents silver.

Session Three proceeds on Saturday evening, Feb. 24th, at 5:30 p.m. and continues with Canadian Decimal coinage, Five Cents Nickel through Silver Dollars. As in the previous session, over 1000 ICCS, PCGS, NGC and ICG certified coins are offered. Highlights include six Mint State Victorian fifty cents pieces as well as gem Silver Dollars. 'Key' date dollars are available in nearly all grades and over eighty keys are offered. The quality of the mint state and specimen material offered is excellent. As with the previous session, attractive circulated material, bulk lots, etc., as also offered.

The February 2007 TOREX® auction sale is expected to be one of the finest sales of Canadian and Newfoundland coinage, banknotes and tokens to be sold this year in Canada, and certainly the finest sale of the summer season. Copies of the auction catalogue are available for $15.00 from MOORE'S, P.O. Box 5233, Walnut Creek, CA., 94596 or by phoning (925)-946-0150 or by faxing (925)-930-7710 or by E-mailing:

Hotel reservations should be made directly to the Radisson Admiral Hotel, Toronto Harbourfront, 249 Queens Quay, Toronto, Ontario, at (416)-203-3333 or (800)-333-3333.

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