Buy This Issue

Purchasing this issue costs 4 credits. You can buy credits and use them to purchase past issues and reveal the trend prices of coins and notes.

You must be logged in to buy issues.

Login Sign Up

×
Volume 51 – #06

Buy This Issue

Download a digital copy of this issue instantly for just 4 credits.

Volume 51#06

July 2 – July 15, 2013

Louisbourg settlement’s 300 years marked by coins

The Royal Canadian Mint has issued two new coins marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the settlement of Louisbourg, on Cape Breton Island. Founded in 1713 by 150 colonists from France, the settlement quickly grew into a fortress with one of the largest military garrisons in North America. Construction of the fortification was mostly done between 1730 and 1740. Continue reading →

Features
Rare polymer note fetches more than $20K
Page 19
No reserves in June Torex sale
Page 23
Martin Short offers his vision of Canada, on a coin
Page 36

Regulars
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 19
Trends
Focus on Canadian 10 cents
Page 24
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Editorial
Discarded cent makes some noise among numismatists

Now that all 1-cent coins are being recalled and melted, any survivors out in general use will disappear within the next 24 months. Finally, and this point bears remembering, there are plenty of cases of people poring through rolls and even boxes of 2006 coins and not finding a single error. Those failed searches don’t make headlines. What we can say for sure is that this discovery has dramatically increased the number of certified examples, and more than doubled the number of known examples.

Continue reading →

By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Parthians presented tough opposition for Roman Empire
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
1986 Vancouver centennial silver dollar
Page 11

Ted Banning
The World of Money
David R. Gibson: Numismatist, mason, and labour leader
Page 12
Bret Evans
Ask The Experts
Off-centre cores common with 1996 toonies
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Creator of War of 1812 tribute remains a mystery
Page 17
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Canadian edge errors come in many varieties
Page 22

Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 32
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Time Lord turns 50
Page 34

Past Issues
Keep up to date with the numismatic community

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Canadian Coin News

Canada

Canadian Coin News is Canada's premier source of information about coins, notes and medals.

Although we cover the entire world of numismatics, the majority of our readers are Canadian, and we concentrate on the unique circumstances surrounding collecting in our native land.

Send Us Your Event

Running an event? Send it to us and we will display it on Canadian Coin News!

Submit Event →

Subscribe To 26 Issues For Just $45.75/year

Subscribe today to receive Canada's premier coin publication. Canadian Coin News is available in both paper and digital forms.

Subscribe Now

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.