Volume 50 – #24

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Volume 50#24

March 12 – March 25, 2013

George and the Dragon one-ounce gold premium bullion coin, now available.

1936 dot cent to make rare auction appearance

Heritage Auctions is selling an example of the rare 1936 dot Canadian cent, this one owned by the founder of Canadian Coin News, Chet Krause. The coin, graded PCGS MS-63 Red, was purchased by Krause in 2004 for $207,000 U.S. at Heritage’s 2004 New York International Numismatic Convention sale. Heritage spokesman Noah Fleisher told Canadian Coin News that the coin is expected to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000 when it goes on the block in April. The coin has a remarkable history. At one time it was owned by famed collector John Jay Pittman. It was stolen from the Pittman home in 1964 and later returned (with scratches in the right obverse field) in an envelope with other coins. Pittman managed to own all three known 1936 dot cents all at once. Today all three coins remain in the hands of private collectors. Continue reading →

Focus on proof-like singles
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Canada’s cent slinks away into the annals of history

It seems that almost nobody had any strong objections. There was no public outcry, no desperate last-minute effort to keep the former workhorse of Canadian coins, and I have not even heard a single complaint at any of the stores where I have transacted business since Feb. 4. It seems that we collectors, who mostly value the coin as a collectible, or as a memento of our early days in the hobby, are the only ones who even seemed to mourn its passing. To me, this means one of two things: either Canadians are smart people, who knew the coin has long since lost its usefulness; or we are sheep who just accept whatever decisions are passed down from Parliament Hill. I prefer to think the former.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Elymais coinage mysterious and affordable
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
One and 5 cents of 1923 both highly sought after
Page 11

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Perfect Mint packaging not always as advertised
Page 12
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Nova Scotia rabble-rouser John Barry issued tokens
Page 16

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Collecting silver dollars before and after Second World War
Page 20
Ted Banning
The World Of Money
F.X. Paquet collected much more than coins
Page 21

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Sterling silver casino tokens dazzle
Page 28
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Aussies celebrate icons
Page 33

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