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1921 50 cent piece to sell at Torex®

The upcoming Torex® show auction will be conducted by Moore Numismatic Auctions, Inc. The "King" of Canadian Coins A Mint State, 1921 Fifty Cents will be up for auction.

The upcoming Torex® show auction will be conducted by Moore Numismatic Auctions, Inc. The "King" of Canadian Coins A Mint State, 1921 Fifty Cents will be up for auction:A 1921 50-cent piece, graded PCGS MS-64 will take pride of place at the June Torex® auction, to be held June 15-16 at the Best Western Primrose Hotel in Toronto. The coin is described as having vibrant and full original lustre, with very light traces of gold and rainbow toning, and is well struck with excellent overall eye appeal. It is believed to be one of the three or four Finest known surviving business strikes, and is the first Mint State 1921 50-cent piece to be offered by auction in Canada in over a decade.

Over 1,200 certified ICCS, PCGS, ICG and NGC Canadian decimal coins, 500 lots of Canadian banknotes, 400 lots of Breton tokens, world coins and banknotes and medals also highlight the two session sale by Moore Numismatics. In addition to the 1921 50-cent piece, the Torex® auction offers over 1,400 Canadian and Newfoundland coins, tokens and banknotes, the highlights of over 45 collections. Featured are over 80 lots that are either graded superior to examples offered at the famous Norweb and Pittman auction sales or dates that were not even contained in either collection.

Also featured are the majority of key decimal dates in nice circulated grades, usually Very Fine or better. Well over 1,000 certified decimal coins are included in the sale, the majority in Mint State, but many other scarce and rare coins in attractive circulated grades. The emphasis is on Victoria, Edward, and George V coinage, but numerous examples of George VI material, and silver dollars are also included. In addition, there are starter sets, large dealer lots, collections, Proof-Like sets and general accumulations contained in the sale, as well as rare patterns, Specimen examples, and mint errors. Most dates of Canadian decimal coinage and many major varieties are offered in the sale.

The banknote portion of the sale is outstanding and the largest offering Moore's has presented in 20 years, with the exception of two historic Bank of Canada auction sales. Offered is an extensive collection of Bank of Canada notes, including rarities from the 1935 issue and rare replacement notes. Also offered are a number of Dominion of Canada rarities, including examples that are Payable in Halifax and Payable in St. John, and a scarce Queen Mary note of 1924. A major collection of Newfoundland Government notes is also offered in the sale. Additionally, the sale contains several important Chartered banknote collections, featuring over 75 rarities, as well as other more modestly priced notes. In total, over 600 lots of scarce and rare paper money are included in the auction sale.

The Canadian token portion of the sale comprises over 75 lots of Breton tokens, with a large proportion graded by ICCS. A number of rarities are also included in this section, along with historical medals and merchants tokens.

The Torex® Auction also includes over 40 lots of Ancient coins and over 100 lots of World coinage, including a very nice collection of English, Irish, and Scottish silver and gold coinage.

Moore's June 2001 Torex® public auction sale is expected to be one of the finest sales of rare Canadian and Newfoundland coins and banknotes to be sold in 2001 in North America. Moore's will be conducting two auction sessions:

Session one, June 15, 2001, 7:00 p.m. Offering over 600 Lots of Canadian Bank Notes.Session Two, June 16, 2001 4:00 p.m. Offering over 1,400 Lots of Canadian and Newfoundland coins, World and Ancient Coins, Medals and Tokens.

Copies of the 2001 Torex® sale catalogue are available from the auctioneer:

Charles D. Moore, c/o Moore Numismatic Auctions, Inc.PO Box 5233,Walnut Creek, CA, 94596 USA

Phone: (925) 946-0150Fax: (925) 930-7710

The price of the catalogue is $15, which includes the prices realized after the sale.

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