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MOORE'S June 2004 Torex® Auction features over 2700 lots.

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MOORE'S June 2004 Torex Auction features over 2700 lots of Canadian and Newfoundland coins, banknotes, and tokens.

An impressive Maritime Banknote Collection with additional Dominion of Canada, Bank of Canada and Chartered Canadian Banknote Collections, and Mint State Victorian, Edwardian and George V coinage highlight the 2004 TOREX auction sale.

MOORE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS has produced an outstanding auction for the June 2004 TOREX convention, which will be held June 24-27, 2004 at the Novotel Hotel, in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The public auction sale is MOORE's 114th. mail bid or auction sale since 1977 and offers over 2500 lots of rare and choice Canadian and Newfoundland Coins, Breton Tokens and Banknotes, as well as U.S. and world coins. Over $1,400,000.00 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 55 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 the largest offering of third party graded material in any auction in history.

The sale also offers starter collections and sets, and attractive circulated coins, and the largest number of bulk lots that MOORE's has ever auctioned in it's 27 year history. There is a huge 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, June 24th. Session One, on Thursday evening begins with over 500 lots of Canadian Bank Notes, featuring the Newfoundland and Maritime bank note and script collection of J. Richard Becker. The Becker collection, with additions, will offer over one hundred and fifty (150) items and represent a more than thirty-year effort to collect the bank note rarities of the Maritimes and Newfoundland. Another two hundred (200) 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.In addition 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. A large number of the Proofs represent notes that are unobtainable as issued notes.

Session Two will be held on Friday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. and proceeds with Canadian Decimal coinage. Over 1000 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 the T. V. Cram collection of Canadian Small Cents, believed to be the finest complete collection ever assembled in Canada. 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 at 5:30 p.m. and continues with Canadian Decimal coinage, again offering over 1000 ICCS, PCGS, NGC and ICG certified coins.As with the previous session, attractive circulated material, bulk lots, etc., as also offered, as well as mint errors, high quality and rare Breton tokens and test tokens. In addition, a select group of over 100 quality world and U.S. coins are also included.

The June 2004 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 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 Novotel Hotel, Toronto, Ontario.

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