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Volume 52 – #03

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Volume 52#03

May 20 – June 2, 2014

The scarce pattern made prior to the production of Newfoundland $2 gold coins differs from the final coin in small details, such as the dots and lines on either side of the obverse effigy.

Scarce Canadian coins sell on both sides of the border

A pattern 1865 gold $2 from Newfoundland changed hands for more than $100,000 at the Heritage Auction held April 10 in Chicago. Continue reading →

Features
Bell set for biggest sale at Expo
Page 17

Regulars
Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 20
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 26
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 30
Editorial
Legal tender coins can’t always be spent

Today, if you have non-circulating legal tender you have a few choices: hope your local bank values your business well enough to take them; use them to buy product at an RCM boutique; or, try to pass them off on local businesses in the course of your normal business.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Spectacular Canadian error collection hits market
Page 10
Bret Evans
CoinNet
Progressive dealers should keep an eye on bitcoins
Page 11

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Accomplished lawyer amassed extensive medal collection
Page 12
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
City Bank tokens more rare than Habitant cousins
Page 13

Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Birds took flight on popular banknote series
Page 15
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Formidable megafauna
Page 28

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Climbing nature’s heights, one shadow at a time
Page 29
Bret Evans
Numismatic Profile
Summer job leads to career in numismatics
Page 32

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