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Volume 51 – #11

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Volume 51#11

September 10 – September 23, 2013

There are five major shows on the docket this week.

Nature’s creatures abundant on new issues

The Royal Canadian Mint’s September catalogue includes the corporation’s second barn owl coin. The new coin, the 12th in the Birds of Canada series, is a coloured 25-cent piece showing a bird in full flight in a rural setting. Designed by Trevor Tennant, the coin is struck on cupro-nickel blanks, with a diameter of 35 millimetres. The mintage is 17,500. Continue reading →


Regulars
Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 22
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 28
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 31
Editorial
Who knew? Circulating coins tiny ambassadors, too

For years, I have been preaching that the best way to attract new collectors is to give them varied pocket change, which they can collect for face value. To me, the reasons are obvious: zero risk, the fun of looking through coins, and the fact that it reaches all Canadians because circulating coins are everywhere. Sure the coins may not be in mint condition, but that only means a prospective collector can actually touch them without worrying about altering a pristine surface.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Scrip offers glimpse into colonial Canada’s working class
Page 10
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
There’s a little investor in most collectors
Page 11

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some online prices sky-high; others down to earth
Page 12
Bret Evans
Ask The Experts
English-speaking Canada missed out on silver tribute to Carr
Page 20

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Rebellion Losses Bill spawned Quebec Bank tokens
Page 21
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
National pride takes centre stage
Page 30

Bret Evans
Back Issues
A look back at numismatic history through CCN’s 50 years...
Page 31
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Prehistoric times glow in paleoartist’s vision
Page 32

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