A 1929 Canadian silver 50-cent coin of George V, graded
International Coin Certification Service Specimen 67, led all bidding
during Moore Numismatic Auctions’ October Torex sale.
The coin realized $13,800, including the 15 percent buyer’s fee,
during the Oct. 27 to 29 auction, which was the firm’s 125th auction
The auction realized an estimated $723,000, including the buyer’s
fee; approximately 2,125 lots from 2,890 offered, or 73.5 percent,
All but three lots from the nearly 190 lots offered from the
Morris Norman Collection, an assemblage of medals, tokens and scrip
relating specifically to the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Indian
trade, were sold.
The auction was held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel, directly
across from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, in conjunction
with the Torex coin show.
The standard buyer’s fee is 15 percent, with an 18 percent fee
charge for bids accepted through i-Collector.com. All
prices here reflect the 15 percent buyer’s fee and all prices are in
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Greece, Phoenicia, Tyre, Year 20 (circa 107 to 106 B.C.) silver
shekel, 14.05 grams, type paid to Judas Iscariot, overall Very Fine
“or nearly so,” $766.
Canada, Hudson’s Bay Co., undated bronze Indian chief’s medal, 48
millimeters, by Conrad Kuchler, Gingras 100 (Medals, Tokens and
Paper Money of the Hudson’s Bay Company by Larry Gingras), rust
and the extension of a die break on the reverse indicate that the
medal is “probably a slightly later issue,” Proof, “with a few light
Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, undated (1926 or earlier) $1 card
token, British Columbia district, Dease Post, No. 218, Gingras 357, 61
millimeters by 31 millimeters, Fine, $681.
Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, York Factory issue, 5-shilling note,
London date May 4, 1820, York date Sept. 1, 1826, Secretary William
Smith, Governor George Simpson, accountant A. Hargrave, No. 0524,
Gingras 311, “at the time of Gingras’ book, a unique note. The
auctioneer’s research has found no other example,” Fine/VF, “thin
paper backing, tear at left center,” $3,519.
Canada, Hudson’s Bay Company, Onion Lake, Saskatchewan, circa 1887
to 1928 aluminum $1 token, GOOD FOR $1.00 IN MERCHANDISE, Gingras
275D, 32 millimeters, VF, $4,541.
Canada, 1858 cent, Queen Victoria, Lot 2103, Professional Coin
Grading Service Mint State 64 red brown, $1,212.
Canada, 1912 gold $5 coin, George V, PCGS Specimen 67, $840.
Canada, 1923 cent, George V, International Coin Certification
Service Specimen 65 brown, $2,191.
Canada, 1925 silver 5-cent coin, George V, ICCS MS-63, $4,612.
Canada, 1935 silver dollar, George V, PCGS Specimen 66, $8,398.
Canada, Newfoundland, 1904-H silver 20-cent coin, Queen Victoria,
PCGS MS-64, “tied for the second finest graded by PCGS,” $5,502.
Canada, circa 2003 uniface plaster model for obverse of 2003 gold
$100 coin, by Dora de Pedery-Hunt, 35 centimeters, obverse border not
yet added, “acquired directly from the family,” “choice and flawless,” $869.
Canada, circa 1976 uniface plaster model for reverse of 1976 gold
$100 coin, by Dora de Pedery-Hunt, 26.5 centimeters, “acquired
directly from the family,” “choice and flawless,” $927. ■