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Volume 52 – #13

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Volume 52#13

October 7 – October 20, 2014

Two iconic comic book covers appear on these coins. Superman’s first appearance from 1938, and a classic one from 1972. The superman coins sold out quickly.

Superman clears the shelves faster than a speeding bullet

The Royal Canadian Mint’s (RCM) new Superman coins turned into super sellers, with the four coins selling out in just days. The coins were unveiled on Aug. 29, at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto by Peter Van Loan, leader of the government in the House of Commons, and Patrick Hadsipantelis, vice-president of marketing and communications at the Royal Canadian Mint. The coins went on sale on Sept. 2 at RCM boutiques in Ottawa, Winnipeg and Vancouver, as well as distributors and participating Canada Post outlets. By Sept. 8, the RCM’s inventory was gone, with all four coins listed as sold out at the Mint’s website. However some retailers may still have inventory. Continue reading →

Features
RCM says banks will accept NCLT
Page 1
Numismatic history goes full circle
Page 6
Mint, money, and munitions in the Great War
Page 34

Regulars
Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 14
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 41
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 42
Editorial
Post offices offer an opportunity

On the surface, the term sell-out seems somewhat unambiguous. I mean either you have something or you sold it all, right. Well yes and no. The Royal Canadian Mint retails coins to collectors and wholesales them to dealers and distributors around the world. That means every time a coin is planned, the mintage is sort of divided up, so much for each market, and so many for direct sales. Admittedly that’s a somewhat simplified version, but you get the idea. There is an advantage for collectors, when a coin is launched it isn’t as if the dealers can phone up and order everything in stock. Dealers ask for what they want, and then see what they get. In some cases they don’t get what they hoped for because demand is high enough that there aren’t enough coins.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Central bank put an end to chartered notes’ circulation
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
John Shaw token was source of controversy
Page 9

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Ontario farmer collected Native artifacts along with medal
Page 10
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Most low Interneet prices too good to be true
Page 22

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Breaking down the U.S. rationing code
Page 26
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Severence package opens new door
Page 30

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Rallying Cry
Page 40
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