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Volume 53 – #02

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Volume 53#02

May 5 – May 18, 2015

One listing offered two 1976 one-cent coins that were plated in silver and tin.

Counterfeit coins’ menace on the rise again, advocate says

Imagine you’ve worked for decades on your hobby – gaining knowledge, material and friendships along the way – only to lose it all on a few counterfeit coins. That’s the situation facing many Canadian collectors today, says Trenton, Ont.’s Mike Marshall, who began his campaign against counterfeit coins in 2007. “They’re everywhere, and it’s every day,” he said, quickly calling out names like eBay, Alibaba and Dhgate, all prominent e-commerce companies, each with numerous vendors offering counterfeit coins. “The online markets have been inundated with them.” Continue reading →

Features
Halifax to host 2015 RCNA convention this July
Page 1
Peter the Great put Russian mining into overdrive
Page 22
Nuphilex auctions bring impressive results
Page 27
Roman Republic coins sell for record prices
Page 32
Notable Canadians will judge coin design contest
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 5-cent
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Online buyers beware

I consider myself fortunate enough that as a young person I was raised in a culture where a ‘handshake’ to seal the deal still meant something. Fast forward to today and, due to the Internet, we find ourselves in our culture that forces us to do our full due diligence to ensure we don’t get scammed. It is an unfortunate commentary on our culture today, but a necessary one as our society is buying more online from individuals and companies they do not know. Buyer beware.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Diocletian’s innovative reign saw success and failure
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Rarity of shipbuilders’ token unclear
Page 16

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
JFK was last president felled by alleged curse
Page 17
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
High-priced U.S. errors not what they claim to be
Page 20

Carolyn Mullin
New Issues
Deadly bullion
Page 26
Carolyn Mullin
Numismatic Profile
Mint process illuminated for illustrator
Page 28

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