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Volume 52 – #23

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Volume 52#23

February 24 – March 9, 2015

This 1889 $10 note may be the only example of its kind featuring two signatures. It has been graded PMG Very Fine 25.

Unique!! – La Banque Jacques Cartier $10 1889 issued note

A possibily unique note from La Banque Jacques Cartier will be offered for auction March 28. The sale, being conducted by The Canadian Numismatic Company (TCNC), is their first appearance at Nuphilex, being held March 27 to 29 at the Complexe EVO, 420 Sherbrooke West, Montreal. The note is believed to be the only one of that year and series issued by the bank, which failed in 1889, before being reorganized a year later. The 1889 $10 note has been graded PMG Very Fine 25. Marc Verret, of TCNC, said it is the only example he knows of which has two signatures, and was actually issued to the public. Continue reading →

Features
Bidders love medals at CAND sale
Page 1
Numismatic tributes among RCM’s February issues
Page 4
U.S. Marshals finally get their coins
Page 17

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Coins come and go, but the people make the memories

After nearly 25 years as editor of Canadian Coin News, this is my last column. Not bad for a job that I originally figured would be fun for a year, maybe two, before going back to regular journalism. I still find it hard to believe that it was 1990 when I first sat down and wrote my first coin articles. Not the very first, but one of them, was about the possibility of the one-cent coin being withdrawn. It took a while, but I finally saw that happen. Among my other early stories were the challenges involved in spending non-circulating legal tender, the proliferation of new issues, worries about the lack of new collectors, and various debates on third-party grading. Some things, it seems, never change. Yet the numismatic world of today is very different than it was back then.

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By Bret Evans
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Notes reflect shipping’s importance
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Counterfeiters targeted 1832 Nova Scotia token
Page 9

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Baby was a giant on the early numismatic scene
Page 15
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Mail check a daily pleasure for dealers
Page 16

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Flowers transform artist from IT guy to painter
Page 20
Randy Heimpel
Coinnet
Following coin values has never been so easy
Page 24

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Pretty creepy crawly
Page 26
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Error type sets present collecting challenges
Page 28

Tony Hine
Canadian Key dates
Pre-Confederation 10-cent varieties draw collectors
Page 32
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