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Volume 51 – #07

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Volume 51#07

July 16 – July 29, 2013

The medals' obverse design features the official Canada 150 logo designed by

Mint expands plating plant, opens research facility

The centre will “double the Mint’s capacity to innovate and will open new and exciting opportunities to market our proprietary technologies and processes,” said Ian Bennett, master of the Royal Canadian Mint said. “The expansion of our plating facility supports the growth of the Mint’s foreign business as a key priority as we pursue the objective to own 15 per cent of global market share by 2020.” Construction of the 70,000-square-foot expansion began in the fall of 2011, and cost an estimated $60 million. Continue reading →

Features
Limited U.S. set back on market for 2013
Page 26
Great Basin celebrated as part of beautiful America
Page 33
Mint profits up in first quarter
Page 33

Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian 25 cents
Page 22
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 27
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Editorial
R&D facility a tribute to a visionary

Ever since the new $1 and $2 coins rolled out last year, all of our coins have been made on blanks produced in Winnipeg; the excess capacity is for producing non-Canadian coins in the highly competitive world minting market. Of greater interest is the Hieu C. Truong Centre for Excellence for Research and Development. The name is admittedly a bit over the top, but the work to be done there will impact our coins on a day-to-day basis. Truong was described as a leading innovator at the Mint. That was an understatement. In my opinion, Truong has been an unsung hero at the Crown corporation.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
P.E.I. banks saw much upheaval during the 19th century
Page 8
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Canada’s 1998 tribute to Berthune still sought after
Page 10

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Fort York yields archeological treasures
Page 11
Ted Banning
The World of Money
James Rattray: and early classics collector in Lower Canada
Page 12

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
A competent appraisal is necessary
Page 15
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
More edge variables to collect
Page 16

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
The road from make-believe to proof
Page 20
Bret Evans
Book Reviews
New volumes out for Canadian coins, U.S. banknotes
Page 26

Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 30
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Pennies saved a big winfall for Agopian, charity
Page 31

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Ships that never sailed
Page 32
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