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MOORE'S February 2005 Torex® Auction Features over 2,400 Lots

MOORE'S February 2005 Torex® Auction Features over 2,400 Lots of Canadian and Newfoundland Coins, Banknotes and Tokens

An impressive Banknote Collection featuring a Dominion of Canada, 1911 $500.00 note. Bank of Canada and Chartered Canadian Banknote Proof, Specimens and rare issued notes and Mint State Victorian, Edwardian and George V coinage and patterns highlight the 2005 TOREX auction sale.

MOORE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS has produced an outstanding auction for the February 2005 TOREX convention, which will be held February 24-26, 2005 at the Radisson Admiral Hotel, in downtown Toronto, Ontario at the Harbourfront, 249 Queens Quay West. The public auction sale is MOORE's 115th. mail bid or auction sale since 1977 and offers over 2400 lots of rare and choice Canadian and Newfoundland Coins, Breton Tokens and Banknotes, as well as U.S. and world coins. Over $1,500,000.00 of material will be auctioned, and although not featuring a 'name' collection like Norweb, Pittman, Belzberg or Mason, the sale offers the collections or highlights of over 65 individual consignors. Over two hundred and fifty coins in the top ten grading census of the various third party grading firms are featured for the advanced collector. Over 2,000 additional ICCS, PCGS 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, February 24th. Session One, on Thursday evening begins with over 800 lots of Canadian Bank Notes, featuring the largest collection of Canadian Merchant's script and bons from the 1837 era, including several unique examples and rare uncut sheets, to be offered in a Canadian auction in over thirty years. Also offered is a very rare issued Army Bill from the War 1812-1815 in high grade. Undoubtedly, the rarest and most significant bank note contained in the sale is a Dominion of Canada, $500.00, 1911 Issue. It is one of only two known surviving examples and is estimated to realize $150,000.00!!Another five hundred (500) plus notes from the Bank of Canada, Dominion of Canada and Chartered bank note area are also on the auction block, and feature dozens of rarities, including a recently discovered unique and previously unknown $10.00 note dated 1897 from The Molsons Bank. In addition a collection of over 150 Proofs and Specimens have been consigned, the majority 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 over twenty uncut Proof and Specimen sheets, and rare Proofs from both the Dominion and Bank of Canada. A large number of the Proofs represent notes that are unobtainable as issued notes.

Session Two will be held on Friday evening, February, 25th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and begins with World coinage and Canadian Pre-confederation tokens. The majority are high grade and include rare pattern Bridge tokens in Proof and over thirty Blacksmith tokens. A small but select group of medals are next, including a rare Governor's General Medal in gold and over twenty medals with a medical theme, including many by Dora de Pedery Hunt. Session Two then proceeds with Canadian Decimal coinage, starting with Canadian Large Cents. Over 1200 PCGS, ICG, NGC and ICCS certified decimal coins, the majority in Mint State condition, will be auctioned. The emphasis is on Victoria, Edward and George V coinage, but numerous examples of George VI material is also included. A highlight of Session Two is a major collection of mint state Canadian Large and Small Cents, including the finest known 1955 NSS small cent. In addition, there are hundreds of attractive circulated coins, starter sets, large dealer lots, collections, and general accumulations contained in the session, as well as rare specimen examples. Session Three proceeds on Saturday evening, February 26th, at 5:30 p.m. and continues with Canadian an Newfoundland Decimal coinage, again offering over 850 ICCS, PCGS, NGC and ICG certified coins. Highlights include rare brass pattern coinage from Canada as well as copper Proof patterns from Nova Scotia. 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, as well as mint errors, and large lots of Royal Canadian Mint products.

The February 2005 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 winter season. Copies of the auction catalogue are available for $15.00 from MOORE'S, P.O. Box 5233, Walnut Creek, CA., 94596 or 2100 Bloor St., West, #36297, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 5A5, 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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