Volume 59 – #03

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Volume 59#03

May 11 – May 24, 2021

When deciding to sell their collections, collectors must choose between post-mortem or ‘inter vivos’ estate planning, the latter of which can offer more certainty.

Choosing an executor to distribute your collection

Executors carry a considerable burden any time they’re called to carry out an estate plan, even for relatively small estates with few assets. Collectors should consider whether post-mortem or “inter vivos” (Latin for “between the living”) estate planning would best suit their needs. While the latter offers more certainty your dying wishes will be fulfilled, the former opens the door to uncertainty that sometimes has to do with the executor’s ability to distribute your assets according to plan. “It’s stressful, and you’re not usually in your best frame of mind when someone close to you has passed,” said Toronto collector and lawyer Ian Speers, referencing the emotional turbulence of acting as an executor. Continue reading →

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RCM melts unsold collector coins considered ‘excess inventory’
Page 1
RCM, Royal Mint partner for Queen’s 95th birthday
Page 6
Premier Auction results top expectations by 30 per cent
Page 10
Marlborough Collection offers hundreds of top-quality George V 25 cents
Page 14
75th anniversary U.S. ‘Red Book’ largest ever at 464 pages
Page 14
Bidders ‘beating themselves’ over Sherbrooke Seminary token collection
Page 25

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 cents
Page 16
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Gordian III, Rome’s youngest sole emperor, reigned at age 13
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Three die cracks distinguish rare ‘Ships, Colonies & Comme
Page 12

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Calgary waffle hoard reveals rare ‘authorized’ Canadian wa
Page 22

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