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Volume 51 – #02

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Volume 51#02

May 7 – May 20, 2013

There are five major shows on the docket this week.

Highway of Heroes coin raises $200,000

“The Highway of Heroes silver commemorative coin captured the profound gratitude of Canadians to our soldiers who served and fell in Afghanistan, and the Mint expresses our thanks to them, as well as to all our active Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their families.” “Thousands of ordinary Canadians became extraordinary Canadians by lining the route of the Highway of Heroes, from Trenton to Toronto, to voluntarily salute our fallen soldiers coming home from the war in Afghanistan,” added John Williams, mayor of Quinte West and chair of the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund committee. “We are delighted that the Royal Canadian Mint has joined the many donors to the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial Fund so that the communities surrounding the starting point of the Highway of Heroes could build a permanent and exceptional memorial.” Continue reading →


Regulars
Trends
Focus on pre-confederation tokens
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Editorial
Mint’s bottom line buoyed by collectibles

The advantages for the Royal Canadian Mint are obvious: these coins are sold for way more than the cost of production, and the Mint controls the program. That means that it can make a really good profit on each coin, and it means that the Mint gets to decide what coins to produce, how many to make, and can even market them. That’s why we have crystal snowflakes, glass bugs and crystal raindrops festooning a coin program that also includes limited-edition bullion, coloured base metal coins and gold and silver kilogram monsters. None of those are needed to serve the Canadian economy, but the Mint has been able to sell them at a profit.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Columns
Bret Evans
Ask The Experts
Abundant Canadian Tire tokens sought only by specialists
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Facing portraits produced ancient classics
Page 10

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Paper money collecting requires a sharp eye
Page 11
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Mackenzie’s knowledge of nature informed profession
Page 12

Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Late 1970s varieties add excitement to unloved nickel ha...
Page 14
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Dutch coins document southern Caribbean islands
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bouquet Sou tokens spawned mysterious imitation
Page 17
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Still wondering about the doubling doubts
Page 20

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Father on modern Olympics honoured
Page 30
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Illustrator’s garden foliage inspires coin designs
Page 32

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