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Volume 53 – #04

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Volume 53#04

June 2 – June 15, 2015

This 1924 Dominion of Canada $5 banknote – one of two offered in the upcoming sale – should attract attention.

Bell auction features pre-Confederation tokens in ‘outstanding’ condition

Events at the Spring 2015 Toronto Coin Expo will hit very close to home for the Bell family as Geoffrey Bell’s collection of pre-Confederation tokens and coins take centre stage. Presented by Geoffrey Bell Auctions as part of the annual spring expo, the upcoming auction will also feature the Richard Cooper collection’s first instalment of countermarked tokens, along with countless more from other consignors. Lot viewing runs between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on May 28 and 29, with bidding starting at 6 p.m. on both days. Auctioneer Brian Bell said the auction will serve as a gentle introduction to the impressive Cooper collection. Continue reading →

Features
Mint commemorates 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields with collector coins
Page 1
Kitchener dealer branches out into auction scene
Page 1
Collector coins help drive Mint to post second-highest profit
Page 8
Place your bids, entertain the kids, at Toronto Coin Expo
Page 26
Mint goes Looney with new collector coins
Page 32
Engraver kept busy after Edward VII’s death
Page 41

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian dollars
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 42
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 45
Editorial
Amazing Grace leads youth movement at ONA show

Seven-year-old Grace Lombarczki stole the show at this year’s Ontario Numismatic Association convention. When she came to Canadian Coin News’ tables with her father, we couldn’t resist but to jokingly offer her a job to help us sell subscriptions and coin supplies. She would have been a hit. With her beaming father at her side, this little cutie, with ponytails, was a hit on the bourse floor and at the Coin Kids auction.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Seated Justice token’s authenticity under scrutiny
Page 16
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Die placement under the microscopoe
Page 18

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Calgary Coin Club grew from botanist’s efforts
Page 21
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Unused cheques from defunct banks invite study
Page 22

Chad Neighbor
Commonwealth Communiqué
Tour of note awaits visitors to the U.S. capital
Page 30
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Spanish tribes struck own coins under Roman Empire
Page 34

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
Natural-born collector fascinated by medals
Page 38
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Drawing youth will help revitalize hobby
Page 40

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
Royal Mint – Royal babies
Page 44
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