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Volume 50 – #25

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Volume 50#25

March 26 – April 8, 2013

The 50-yuan coin

Rare bird back test note will go to auction

Some time this year, the first public sale of a Canadian banknote printed on Luminus paper will take place. Brian Bell, of Geoffrey Bell Auctions, confirmed to Canadian Coin News that the note, a $5 bird back, will appear in an upcoming sale by the firm. Although Luminus test notes are known, they appeared in the Charlton Standard Catalogue of Canadian Government Paper Money only in the 2013 edition, and no public sales have taken place to Bell’s knowledge. The note was part of a small collection that had been given to the owner by his mother. “I personally hadn’t known these existed,” Bell said. “Everybody here had to learn fast. “We are really excited to represent the owner of this note,” he added. Continue reading →

Features
Sovereigns return to India after nearly century-long hiatus
Page 17
Regina show delves into Riel Rebellion, Métis history
Page 22
Penny’s last days filled with collecting opportunities
Page 35

Regulars
Trends
Focus on special commemoratives
Page 24
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 29
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Editorial
Canada’s coin-collecting magazine goes digital

While the digital version will be pretty much the same as the print version, except for hot links inside ads and editorial content, I do believe that electronic content offers a much better experience for the reader. I’m not talking about gimmicks, such as virtual reality games that almost nobody plays. I see opportunities for enhanced content, or even content not really suited to print, being connected to these articles. Right now we’re at the early stage of a digital experience, but I’m quite sure it is just the start of a whole new way for you and I to share our love of coins.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
1999 Toonie error rarity a great find
Page 8
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Four collectibles in initial Elizabeth II silver dollar year
Page 12

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Examining the truth behind fictitious tokens
Page 13
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Laurier’s place on Canada’s $5 well-deserved
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World Of Money
Langstroth was prominent name in Maritimes collecting scene
Page 19
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Five cents of 1897 features three varieties
Page 22

Bret Evans
Book Review
Guide offers insight into Civil War currency
Page 23
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Author brings hobby to Generation Next
Page 32

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Israel dives into reef
Page 36
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