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Moore's October 2007 Torex® Auction Features Over 2150 Lots of Canadian, Newfoundland, and World Coins, Banknotes, and Tokens

Special to the CCRS

MOORE NUMISMATIC AUCTIONS has produced an outstanding auction for the October 2007 TOREX convention, which will be held October 25-27 22-24, 2007 at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel, in downtown Toronto, Ontario at 249 Queens Quay West. The public auction sale is MOORE's 119th. mail bid or auction sale since 1977 and offers over 2100 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, offering the collections or highlights of over 48 individual consignors, including the magnificient 'Niagara' collection of silver, dollars, decimal and gold. The 'Niagara' collection consists of over 2600 certified and graded coins and was awarded the J. Bullen award for best Canadian decimal exhibit at the 2006 C.N.A. convention. Over one hundred and fifty coins in the top ten grading census of the various third party grading firms are also featured for the advanced collector. Over 1,000 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 in the past decade.

MOORE'S October TOREX® auction catalogue can be downloaded from:

The sale also offers starter collections and sets, and attractive circulated coins, and a large 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, Oct. 25th. 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. Fifteen 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 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 two collections featuring over one hundred 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 large number of uncut Proof sheets in both four note and eight note format and Specimen sheets. A large number of the Proofs represent notes that are rarely obtainable or unobtainable as issued notes. Session One concludes with Canadian tokens, featuring Breton rarities and historical Canadian and world medals.

Session Two will be held on Friday evening, Oct. 26th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and begins with United States coinage, and world gold and silver coinage. Session Two then proceeds with large and bulk lots of Canadian coinage, Proof-like sets, Royal Canadian mint products and rare Specimen Sets, the majority from the J. Pittman collection. The session continues 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 proofs. 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 are 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 two examples of the 'Prince of Canadian Coins', the 1921 five cents silver.

Session Three begins on Saturday evening, Oct. 27th, 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 four Mint State Victorian fifty cents pieces as well as gem Silver Dollars. 'Key' date dollars are available in nearly all grades. 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 October 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 fall/winter 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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