Dear Customer,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Downtown Toronto for The February 2019 Torex Auction Sale. This auction of more than 2,600 numismatic lots features two major collections joined by selections from 75 other consignors across North America.

The first and second Sessions are highlighted by two substantial coin and banknote collections.  The Montreal & The Spangaro Collections.  Also featuring in this auction; 1935 $25 BC-11 PCGS UNC66PPQ, 1917 $1 DC-23a PCGS GEM-UNC68PPQ The Solo Highest graded, 1924 $5 Queen Mary PCGS UNC63PPQ, a 1935 $1000 BC-19 PMG Gem UNC-66, a couple of early and very rare Chartered banknotes, an 1859 Brass Penny in AU condition, a 1921 5 cents PCGS MS66, an 1874H 10 cents PCGS MS66, an 1881H 10 cents PCGS MS66, a 1969 Large Date 10 cents PCGS AU58, a lovely offering of Canadian gold coins including a 1912 $5 in PCGS MS66, a 1967 Dollar Upset Dies in ICCS MS66 and a 1945 Dollar in ICCS MS65.  In addition, a superb selection of small cents in Top condition.  A UNIQUE 2002 $5 BC-62A #JHS2912607 EXPIREMENTAL NOTE, and several others including Rare Serial number issues and error notes. The Montreal Collection holds a premium selection of carefully chosen Chartered and early issues.  The notes come graded by various Third party grading companies but each issue has been carefully selected and is attractive and proper for the grade attributed, no surprises just attractive issues.  The two Jewels of this collection is a Bank of Montreal 1836 $1 PCGS VF25PPQ, which is probably UNIQUE and obviously ranked in the best graded to date and The Commercial Bank of Canada;  1860 $2 PCGS VF20, which is also probably UNIQUE, the only example we have ever seen and handled.  Several other attractive and elusive issues.  This fantastic February TOREX Auction should make some spectacular moments and active evenings of auctioning.  We expect this to be one of the prestigious numismatic events of 2019 featuring several rarities never offered to the public. 




You will find for your viewing pleasure throughout the numerous lots offered in this auction.  Our sincere thanks to the Torex executive for choosing us once again as the February 2019 official Torex auctioneers, and finally, and most importantly, to the consignors for entrusting us with the fantastic task of selling their collections.  We hope you enjoy this catalogue as much as we enjoyed making it.  We hope you can make it downtown Toronto this Winter, this should be a memorable sale!




Numismatically Yours,

Marc and Eric