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Volume 51 – #16

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Volume 51#16

November 19 – December 2, 2013

The obverse of the convention medal depicts the RCNA logo.

Mint offers sleigh full of Christmas coins

The traditional Canadian Christmas gift set, announced months ago by the Royal Canadian Mint, has been joined by a further five issues: a base metal lenticular coin and four silver offerings. Lenticular technology allows more than one image to be printed on a lens attached to the coin, so that the image changes when tilted. Continue reading →

Features
Mint adds to record haul of nominations
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 25
Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 20
Editorial
Cent barely missed, but 25 cents can keep hobby thriving

In my opinion the most promising way to attract new collectors is with the 25-cent series. Granted, the wonderful pure nickel commemoratives of 1992, 2000, and 2001 have already been mostly gobbled up by the Mint’s alloy-recovery program, but the multi-plated family has more than 40 commemorative issues alone, some are in colour, and that’s not getting into dual dates and mint marks.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Cato the Younger’s fate adds irony to coin designs
Page 10
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Low mintage makes 2000 five-cent coin a sleeper
Page 11

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Authenticity of Wellington token has long been debated
Page 12
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Dealing with that most obvious question
Page 13

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Quebec physician became dedicated numismatist, author
Page 14
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Art project fundraiser all about the pretty penny
Page 17

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some U.S. errors can be had for a steal
Page 28
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Festive find
Page 30

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