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Volume 52 – #25

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Volume 52#25

March 24 – April 6, 2015

This 1904 ICCS Gem Uncirculated-65 is the second scarcest from the Edward VII series, with a mintage of 60,000.

Long-held rarities see light of day in historic sale

“It was the greatest auction I’ve ever been a part of.” Charles “Chuck” Moore made the remark earlier this month, after the Canadian Legacy Sale II realized $4.1 million in total sales. With its first two sessions bringing in more than $3 million, the auction was the largest sale of Canadian materials in Canadian numismatic history. In fact, by the time the sale’s fourth and final auction was set to begin, auctioneer Steven Bromberg announced the sale had already set a new record for Canadian auctions. Continue reading →

Features
Legacy sale will help ‘jumpstart’ market, say collectors, dealers
Page 1
1921-dated 50-cent coin crowns record sale
Page 18
Dieppe actions merited Distinguished Conduct Medal
Page 22

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Maritimes
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 32
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
Catching coin fever

The Canadian Legacy Sale II will certainly go down in Canadian numismatic history books as one of the most successful auctions of all time. The four-day auction shattered Canadian records, with sales exceeding more than $4 million. This is great news for our numismatic community. The four nights of the auction, featuring 3,200 lots, created an event for dealers and collectors of all levels to buy some really rare coins that the market hasn’t seen in a long time.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Cheque out collectible paper emphemera
Page 16
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Tire salesman struck token to publicize his hobby
Page 24

Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Wildlife artist living his fine-art dream
Page 30
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token has claims from both sides of the border
Page 31

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Mint mishaps make for unusual denominations
Page 34
Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Ancient wonder
Page 36

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