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Volume 52 – #16

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Volume 52#16

November 18 – December 1, 2014

A rare Treaty 4 medal has been repatriated back to Saskatchewan.

Rare treaty medal finds way back to Native hands

A rare Treaty 4 medal has been returned to its Saskatchewan home, thanks to a community-spirited bidder. Paula Acoose and Ray McCallum heard about the medal, which was offered in Jeffrey Hoare Auction’s September sale. Without time to raise funds for the medal, they decided to use their savings to cover the initial cost. Treaty 4 Nations have pledged the funds to cover the outlay. The medal was one of 21 handed out to First Nations chiefs who signed the treaty, covering southern Saskatchewan, in 1874. Continue reading →

Features
Collector’s persistence on rare coin pays off
Page 1
‘Weird and wonderful’ auction items sold ‘really well’: Bell
Page 21
Medal leads to history of Ontario wool mill
Page 24

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian one dollar
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
A common sense approach to protecting history

As any collector will tell you, coins and medals are not just something to be collected, they are cultural artifacts. While for many of us that is a huge part of the appeal of numismatics, it has a negative side as well. Many nations have determined that coins are part of their cultural patrimony and shouldn’t be exported. Now, to some extent that makes sense, particularly in the case of nations such as Egypt and Greece, which were plundered for the better part of a century by artefact hunters, often working for prestigious museums. Various nations have also found allies in the archeological community, which has long been complaining that grave robbers searching out items for collectors often destroy historical information that can never be recovered. No thinking person can support grave robbery, or theft of any sort.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Forest City Coins celebrates five decades
Page 4
Bret Evans
Book Reviews
Charlton releases new references
Page 6

Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Sicilian city issued variety of coins under many rulers
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
St. Amant tokens’ issuer remains a mystery
Page 16

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Sheepish year ahead
Page 17
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
What is one pound of puffin feathers worth?
Page 20

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Visitors to the I-95 Coin and Stamp Shack
Page 22
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal token issuer was also a collector
Page 26

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Columnist puts his money where his keyboard is
Page 28
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