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On August 16, 2014, George Manz, F.R.C.N.A., was awarded a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association at the RCNA convention in Toronto. He is the 39th numismatist to have been presented with this prestigeous award. In July 2017, George Manz was elected Saskatchewan representative to the RCNA. George Manz was voted the Most Congenial Dealer at the Calgary Numismatic Society show in March 2016. I was interviewed several times by Rick Dupuis on Pocket Change Radio, 91.3 FM from Hanover, Ontario.
I've got thousands of Canadian, British, Australian, Irish and world
coins and paper money for sale. Everything, from ancients to medals
and tokens to odd & curious money and numismatic books. It doesn't
matter what you collect, I've probably got something that you will want
for your collection.
My web site is constantly changing, so log-on regularly to see what
I've added. I specialize in high quality, rare and historic Canadian
NEXT COIN SHOW: September 15-16, 2018. Calgary Numismatic Society Coin Show. Clarion Hotel, 2120-16th Avenue, Calgary.
COMING IN AUGUST: The Ostrom Collection of certified Canadian silver dollars including 1967 Diving Goose ICCS MS-64. The Ostrom Collection of BCS certified Chartered Banknotes.
COMING IN SEPTEMBER: a nice collection of odd and curious money including hoe money, opium weights, Katanga cross, kissi pennies, lats, tiger tongue, manilla bracelets, tea money, trade beads and bullet money.
NEW PURCHASES IN JULY and AUGUST: The Ostrom Collection of Canadian Paper Money. Highlights include 1935 Bank of Canada notes in both English and French, 1937 Osborne notes, Low Serial Numbered notes, a Solid Digit Radar Note 2222222 and a Partial Digit Serial Number Error, as well as 1954 Devil's Face notes. a nice collection of Canadian decimals in all denominations. Large cents include 1858, 1859 DP#2 and 1891 SLSD. Small cents include numerous Key Dates from 1922-1926. Silver 5 cents include 1875H Small Date and 1884 Far 4. Key Date nickels include several 1925 and 1926 Far 6. Silver 10 cents include 1913 Broad Leaves. 20 cents includes 1858 Re-engraved 5. Scarce 25 cents include 1885, 1887 and 1889. Noteable 50 cents include 1870 LCW, 1881H, 1898, 1905, 1932 and 1948. Silver dollars include 1947 Blunt 7. Also Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland coinage. U.S. Key Date Indian Head and Lincoln cents.
RECENT PURCHASES: Horwood Lumber tokens. Brass 1820 North West Company beaver token and 4 different HBC Labrador MB tokens. 1900 25 cents shinplaster CCGS Choice Unc-63. 3 different Earl and Lady Grey 1911 $1, all graded by CCGS. Robert Cunningham and Son fur trade token. Extremely Rare McCausland penny token PE-2. 1947 ML DHP silver dollar ICCS MS-60. Spanish Civil War medals. Canadian Chartered Banknotes including Bank of British North America, Dominion Bank, Bank of Hamilton and Molsons Bank. Canadian 1935 paper money including $50 and $100 notes in both English and French. 2000 Freedom 25 cents error struck on small foreign 2.0 gram planchet. 2005 Experimental $50 gold Maple Leaf .99999 PCGS MS-69, only 400 issued. U.S. 1906S $10 and 1912S $10 gold. Canadian 1913 $5 and $10 gold. 1911C gold sovereign PCGS MS-64. The Schellenberg Collection of Canadian Victorian silver 5 cents. German States, German Empire and Third Reich coins. 1908 Specimen Set in original box that reads: "FIRST COINAGE OF CANADIAN MINT/OTTAWA/1908." Part III of the Ostrom Collection of Canadian Coins and Paper Money including 1889 10c ICCS F-12, 1875H 25c ICCS VF-30, 1880H Wide 0 25c ICCS EF-40, 1887 25c ICCS F-12, 1889 25c ICCS G-6, 1891 25c ICCS F-15, and 1892 25c ICCS AU-50. Paper Money including Bank of Nova Scotia 1929 $20 Dory note, and a nice collection of 1937 Osborne notes. A complete collection of the first coins issued for the Province of Canada in 1858. A large collection of ICCS-graded coins including 1875 Small Date 5c ICCS VF-20, 1884 Far 4 5c ICCS VF-20, 1909 Round Maple Leaves 5c Cross/Bow Tie ICCS EF-45, 1883H 10c ICCS VF-20, 1880H Narrow 0 25c ICCS VF-20, 1885 25c ICCS VF-20, 1886 25c Obv 5 SBE ICCS VF-30, 1887 25c ICCS F-15, 1889 25c ICCS F-15, 1891 25c ICCS VF-20, 1893 25c ICCS VF-20, 1915 25c ICCS VF-30, 1932 50c ICCS EF-40, 1947 ML 7/7 50c ICCS MS-62, 1947 ML ICCS MS-63, 1945 $1 ICCS EF-45. U.S. 1899S $20 double eagle. East India Company William IV 1835 Bombay Mint rupee. Great War Group of 10 awarded to John Colson of Wawota, Saskatchewan. 18th Century Mexico City and Lima 8 reales. Australian Internment Camps threepence token MS-65. Set of 4 rare Keeling Cocos Islands 1913 tokens. U.S. 2007 $5 1/10 pure gold bullion. The coins of British Honduras. North West Canada medal 1885 (better known as Riel Rebellion medal). Egypt Medal and Khedive's Star to Canadian Mohawk voyageur on the Nile River 1884-85. German Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939. German Mother's Crosses in Bronze and Gold. ICCS-certified Blacksmith tokens from the Leo Meloche Collection. 1890H 50c ICCS aG-3. 1947 ML 50 cents PCGS MS-64. Newfoundland coins. Trajan and Hadrian sestertius. Bank of Canada 1935, 1937 Osborne and 1954 Devil's Face notes plus Chartered Bank notes. 1948 10 cents ICCS MS-63. 1937 50 cents ICCS MS-64. 1938 50 cents ICCS MS-63. 1947 Maple Leaf PCGS MS-64 from the Pittman Collection. 1948 50 cents ICCS MS-64. 1870 25 cents ICCS AU-50. Silver Dollars including 1945, 1947 BL7, 1947 ML, and 1948. Silver 50 cents including 1899, 1932 and 1948. 1964 Extra Water Line 5 cents. Canadian silver 50 cents including 1934 ICCS EF-45, 1938 ICCS MS-63, 1947 ML ICCS MS-63, Extremely Rare 1947 ML Curved Right 7 ICCS Specimen-62, and 1948 ICCS MS-63. Elizabeth I 1580 6 pence. James I 1603-1604 Shilling. Anne 1709 shilling. 1916c sovereign ICCS AU-50, the rarest Canadian gold coin. Canadian Wrong Planchet Error 1989 5 cents struck on foreign copper planchet. Canada General Service Medal with rare Red River 1870 clasp (the first Riel Rebellion). British India silver rupees 1903-1945. German Third Reich War Medal of Merit 1939. Canadian Chartered Bank notes from Canadian Bank of Commerce 1917 $10, Imperial Bank of Canada 1934 $10, and Bank of Nova Scotia 1929 $10.
IMPORTANT PURCHASES: Victorian 50 cents including 1890H. 1954 PL set. The Salisbury Collection of Canadian large cents. 1870 No LCW 50 cents ICCS G-6, 1872H Inverted A/V 50 cents ICCS F-12. The Ostrom Collection of Canadian Decimal Coins including many rarities and key dates such as 1948 silver dollars, 1904, 1905 and 1908 Specimen 50 cents, and 1925 and 1926 Far 6 nickel 5 cents. ICCS-certified Hudson's Bay Company 1857 brass Made Beaver tokens from the collection of a former HBC factor. 1859 1 cent Repunched 5 ICCS MS-60, 1908 50 cents ICCS SP-64. Large collection of American silver Morgan and Peace dollars including many CC and other Key Dates. German States thalers, 2 mark, 3 mark and 5 mark silver coins. German Weimar Republic 5 mark coins. 1965 silver dollar error with incomplete punch. The Schellenberg Collection of Canadian Victorian silver 10 cents including such rarities as 1875H and 1889. HBC Eastern Arctic 1 White Fox. North West Rebellion medal 1885 awarded to North West Mounted Police constable Joseph Coad. 1883H 5 cents Obverse 4 ICCS VF-20 (one of only 13 known), 1885 5 over 5 5 cents ICCS EF-40, 1899 25 cents ICCS EF-45, 1901 25 cents ICCS AU-55. 1973 Large Bust 25 cents ICCS PL-65. New Brunswick 1864 5 cents Large 6 ICCS AU-50. The Ostrom Collection of rare Canadian paper money including 1898 $1, plus 1935 $20 Small Seal, $20 Large Seal, $25, $50 & $100, as well as 1937 $1000. 1875H Large Date 5 cents ICCS VG-10. Canada General Service Medal with 2 Fenian Raid clasps 1866 & 1870. The Schellenberg Collection of Newfoundland $2 gold. The Schellenberg Collection of Silver 50 cents from 1870-1910 including 1870 No LCW and 1890H. 1967 5 cents PL-65 Cameo with 140 degree Die Rotation. The only Union Bank of Canada $10 Quebec City note in private hands. Only 2 known. The other is in the Currency Museum at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa. New Brunswick 1864 10c ICCS AU-50. 1948 silver dollar ICCS MS-62. Hudson's Bay Company notes including York Factory 1821 Five Shillings and a McDames Creek Post (B.C.) remainder.
PAST PURCHASES: Extremely Rare Riel Rebellion military medals, better known as North West Rebellion 1885 medals. One of the medals has the Saskatchewan Clasp and was awarded to a soldier aboard the steamship gunboat Northcote. Another medal with clasp was awarded to a North West Mounted Police constable who fought at Duck Lake. (for more info press the Militaria icon to your left and then Canada).
Among the most notable coins I have owned are 13 different 1921 silver 5 cents, several 1893 Round Top 10 cents (including one from the Norweb Collection), 1906 Small Crown 25 cents, numerous 1872H A/V (Die Break A) 25 cents, 1870 No LCW 50 cents, 1947 ML Curved Right 50 cents, numerous 1948 silver dollars, 5 different 1966 Small Beads silver dollars, and five extremely rare 1916c gold sovereigns including one from the Belzberg Collection. As you can see, I'm interested in coins that are difficult to obtain, including JOP dollars and early Specimen sets from 1908 and 1911. Newfoundland rarities include 1946c 5 cents (only 2041 minted) and 1880 $2 gold (only 2500 minted). I also specialize in the tokens and artifacts of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company. One of my NWC tokens was recently sold to the Royal Alberta Museum where it will be on permanent display. Other rarities include a Prince Edward Island holey dollar and a Yap Stone.
WANTED: I am currently looking to purchase rare Canadian Government and Chartered Bank Notes, especially proofs, specimens and issued notes of the Bank of British Columbia, Canadian Bank of Commerce with Yukon or Dawson overrprints, Commercial Bank of Manitoba, Bank of Saskatchewan, Union Bank of Canada Winnipeg 1912 with North West Territories overprint, Bank of Vancouver, and Weyburn Security Bank. I am also on the lookout for Playing Card Money as well as Army Bills from 1813-1815. I am also seeking fur trade tokens from the North West Company, Ralph Parsons, Lamson and Hubbard, Robert Cunningham and Sons as well as all Hudson's Bay Company tokens, paper money etc. Also looking for PEI holey dollars and plugs, as well as Victorian-era Canadian Indian Treaty medals. Also of interest are early Governor General of Canada medals in bronze, silver and gold, especially those of Lord Stanley and Earl Grey. The military medals I am seeking to purchase are a Victoria Cross awarded to a Canadian or British soldier (a real one; I've already got a bunch of replicas); a Naval General Service medal with Shannon and Chesapeake clasp, or Trafalgar clasp; and the Waterloo medal. In world coins I am seeking Chinese dragon dollars (real ones, I've already got lots of counterfeits), Australian holey dollars, and Weimar Germany 5 Reichsmark with Zepellin reverse. The search is on for all countermarked coins, the cut and countermarked coinage of the Caribbean, and western chopmarked coins used in China and Japan. I am also seeking to purchase spectacular error coins and coins with outstanding toning.