Ottawa Coin Auction

Our very first public coin auction will be held on Sunday April 2nd, 2017.

With 600+ lots, there will be more than $100,000 in Coins and Banknotes up for offer, including a diverse selection of our famous 'Odd & Curious' Medals, Tokens and assorted Collectibles.

Ottawa Coin Auction

Sunday, 2 April 2017
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
(with a lunch-break between sessions)

Almonte Old Town Hall
Multi-Purpose Room
14 Bridge Street
Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0

Alliance Coin Auction, Sunday 2 April 2017

Ottawa Coin Auction



I am truly delighted to present The Alliance Coin & Banknote Sale, our first public auction here in Almonte since opening our gallery twelve years ago.

Among the 600+ lots in this sale I believe there will be something for everyone, and with No Buyer's Premium, the opportunities for bargains will be plentiful and transparent.

We look forward to welcoming our live bidders on sale day, and invite you to explore our historic downtown Mill Street (just steps away from our store and from the auction venue, at the Almonte Old Town Hall) where you'll find no shortage of cafes, antique shops and galleries to while away the lunch break.

I am very pleased to welcome my good friend and colleague David Giles who will serve as our auctioneer. David brings with him significant experience as caller for the venerable Sparks philatelic auctions in Ottawa, and I am confident he will provide a fun and well-conducted sale for all in attendance.

With all the diversity you have come to expect from Alliance Coin & Banknote, we promise a fun auction experience and the potential for some really great deals!


Terms of Sale (summary only)

Owner Sean Isaacs at a special event at Alliance Coin & Banknote
Sean Isaacs

Bid in person at the sale, or beforehand by Email, Fax or Telephone.

Our sale has NO BUYER’S PREMIUM! You pay only the hammer price and any applicable taxes and postage.

Payment accepted by Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Paypal or Debit (instore, only); Cheques also welcome, subject to clearing unless prior credit established

Viewing of most lots will be available instore, at the March 12th Ottawa Stamp & Coin Dealer’s Show, and at the March 25th-26th National Postage Stamp & Coin Show in Toronto.

Pickup of lots: For those attending our sale in person, please note that lots will now be available for immediate pick-up after the sale at our store (88 Mill Street; a three minute walk from the Old Town Hall), beginning at 5:00 pm Sunday evening.

For offsite bidders and/or those who prefer not to stay until the conclusion of the sale, all unclaimed purchases will be invoiced and available for pick-up/shipping within 48 hours, as per the original terms detailed in our Sale Catalogue:

    1. a) For shipping by post or courier, as applicable
    2. b) For Pick-up at our Almonte Store (88 Mill Street)
    3. c) For Pick-up at Chris Green Stamps (151-D Second Avenue, Ottawa)
    4. d) For Pick-up at the April 9th Ottawa Stamp & Coin Dealer’s Show (RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa)


Please consult the complete auction catalogue for complete terms of sale.


Sneak Preview

A remarkable “Canadian Silks” Tapestry, assembed from 120 individual "Canadian History Series" premium silks, issued by the Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada c.1926


An extremely rare Bank of Montreal One Dollar note of 1859 with "Ottawa" overprint, blank back issue; believed to be the sole surviving example for this Ottawa variety, and an important discovery.


A neat 1962 Silver Quarter Error with incomplete punched planchet (PCGS Certified).


A neat “Number One” Note of India - 10 Rupee "Gandhi" issue of 2015, with highly-desirable 00001 Serial Number.


Great Britain copper penny

A very scarce English 1902 “Low Sea Level” Penny, PCGS certified MS-61.