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Volume 50 – #20

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Volume 50#20

January 15 – January 28, 2013

Astronaut Charlie Duke during the Apollo era (left) as well as Duke and NGC Vice-President Miles Standish earlier this year (right).

Fiji unveils made-in-Canada circulating coinage

The Reserve Bank of Fiji has rolled out the island nation’s newest coins, all made in Canada. The new coins, in values of 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents as well as $1 and $2, are made using the Royal Canadian Mint’s plating process. The coins, for the most part, feature local flora and fauna. The $2 coin replaces the $2 bank-note. The Government of Fiji approved eliminating the note in favour of the coin in 2011. That year it also approved the new coin designs, which are the first Fijian coins to not feature an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II. Continue reading →

Features
Coin Show started on a ‘whim,’ host says
Page 8

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Editorial
Hobby can benefit from penny’s doom

The impending removal of the 1-cent coin from circulation, while inevitable, is still lamentable for coin collectors. For the first time in living memory, an entire coin denomination will cease to exist. It may be a bit of a stretch to compare this with the introduction of decimal currency of the 1850s, but in the more than 150 years since decimal coins became legal tender, there has always been a 1-cent coin. I remember assembling date sets of 1-cent coins out of the family penny hoard. The collection was only worth face value, but it was fun and may in some way contribute to where I am now. It is a memory I am sure most of my readers share. But some of the talk surrounding the coin is just plain foolishness.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Full steam ahead on Lauzon and Halifax tokens
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Annual report throw-in becomes key date premium
Page 11

Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Western Satraps yield affordable ancient collectibles
Page 12
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Victoria 50-cents offer a few true rarities
Page 15

Ted Banning
The World Of Money
Tennant made headlines, but not for coin collection
Page 16
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Get the most out of your medals
Page 20

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Artist expands knowledge with each coin project
Page 28
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Greece honours father of tragedy
Page 29

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Dealer submission provides fodder for contests
Page 32
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