Volume 52 – #21

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Volume 52#21

January 27 – February 9, 2015

The Big Nickel turned 50 in 2014.

Convention planning, Big Nickel anniversary marked summer of ’14

The summer saw collectors on both sides of the border preparing for their annual conventions. The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) and the American Numismatic Association (ANA) announced that they had joined forces to promote their two events, with a hands across the border theme. With the two conventions being held just a week apart, and relatively close together, the collaboration saw the organizations share the duties of honorary co-chair, and participate in each other’s events. Continue reading →

Obama signs new coin protection law
Page 1
U.S. Mint says not yet to coin changes
Page 7
Thaler recalls Westphalian province, champion horses
Page 18
Snowman a hit in Mint voting
Page 18
Circulating toonie to honour founding father
Page 33
Medals strong at CAND auction sale
Page 1

CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 10
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
More sizzle than steak in new law

The new Collectible Coin Protection Act, signed into law just before Christmas, promises to give the numismatic community in the United States more powers to fight counterfeit coins and fake third-party holders. Frankly, I’m not that impressed. The new law does back up the already existing Hobby Protection Act, and it is hard to speak against any new law, but if we take a peek under the hood we find little that will change the world.

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By Bret Evans
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Canadian paper pays tribute to its source
Page 4
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Americans weigh in on Blacksmith token
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal jeweller issued 1892 numismatist cards
Page 24
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
All good things must come to an end
Page 28

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Multi-errors caused by faulty ejection tough to find
Page 30
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Three wise monkeys
Page 36

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