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Volume 52 – #24

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Volume 52#24

March 10 – March 23, 2015

This 1915 ICCS Mint State-67 Large Cent sold at the Landon sale for $9,750, plus buyer’s premium, well above the $3,750 estimate.

Canadian cents, U.S. coins soar at Landon sale

There were many highs at the G.F. Landon sale – the first of four days of the Canadian Legacy Sale II, featuring more than 3,200 lots and $6 million worth of coins, tokens, medals and banknotes. With the small Osgoode Room of Toronto’s Hilton Hotel filled to capacity, Session One began with 12 lots of Dominion of Canada banknotes, eight of which sold to the same bidder. These lots included an 1897 DC-12 – one of only 11 ever made – that sold for $3,000 (before premiums and taxes) below its original estimate of $12,000. However, prices didn’t stay low for long. The Canadian tokens did reasonably well, especially the bulk lots that exceeded estimates by two or three times. However, as auctioneers reached the red-hot U.S. coins, prices began soaring at high altitudes. Continue reading →

Features
The 50-cent piece: Canada’s great numismatic enigma
Page 1
Mint has new Master
Page 1
Token issue helped fortify enduring St. Helena business
Page 26
1947 legacy lives on for RCM
Page 28
Mint commemorates Canadian flag turning 50
Page 36

Regulars
CCN trends
Focus on Canadian ten-cent
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Chck out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
Shows are great for the business

There’s no business like show business... While this popular phrase is borrowed from the 1954 movie of the same name and the famous song in the stage musical, Annie Get Your Gun, given it’s “awards season” in the ‘show’ business, I think it’s also timely to shine the light on coin shows. Since joining the Trajan team, I have been making a concerted effort to attend as many coin shows as possible, and, I have become a fan of coin shows for many good reasons.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Claudius II’s memorable reign cut short by plague
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Wheat Sheaf token is an Island rarity
Page 17

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Breton’s later career marked by upheaval
Page 18
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
These errors add up to three, six, 11- and 30-cent errors
Page 22

Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Collections calls are always intriguing
Page 24
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Equine honour
Page 32

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