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Volume 51 – #01

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Volume 51#01

April 23 – May 6, 2013

There are five major shows on the docket this week.

Sets bring circulating War of 1812 coins together

Collectors struggling to put together a set of War of 1812 coins from circulation can take advantage of two sets being offered by the Royal Canadian Mint, which consist of Uncirculated examples of the $2 HMS Shannon and 25-cent coins honouring Maj.-Gen. Isaac Brock, Chief Tecumseh, Lt.-Col. Charles-Michel de Salaberry, and Laura Secord. The gift set consists of a $2 coin and the colourized versions of the 25-cent coins, while the special edition set has the $2 coin and both colourized and plain versions of the 25-cent coins. There is no disclosed mintage of the gift set, while the Mint has set a limit of 15,000 of the special edition set. Continue reading →

Features
Half a century of CCN yields incredible numismatic tales
Page 21
ONA convention returns to Kitchener
Page 41

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Modern Decimals
Page 26
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
War of 1812 worthy of our pocket change

There is no doubt that the conflict was a watershed moment in Canadian history. Before the war, Upper Canada in particular was becoming more Americanized while north-bound trade was steadily growing. Some historians have argued that without the war, Canada would have eventually sought political union with its most significant trading partner. Ironically, the war made that impossible by helping to create, for the first time, a Canadian identity that transcended linguistic and cultural origins.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Double-headed and double-tailed coins stir consternation
Page 10
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Monarchs and Canadian scenery grace nation’s banknotes
Page 12

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
All aboard the Montreal and Lachine Railroad
Page 16
Ted Banning
The World of Money
ANA benefactor a Canadian named Wilson
Page 18

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Damstra’s designs bring science to life
Page 20
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Bimetallic toonie stands out among circulating coins
Page 24

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Dinos back from the dead
Page 38
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