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Volume 53 – #06

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Volume 53#06

June 30 – July 13, 2015

Gary Fedora, right, hands an 1813 $1 army bill to Paul Berry, chief curator of the Bank of Canada’s National Currency Collection. Photo courtesy Henry Nienhuis.

Bank of Canada acquires ‘amazing’ note from Ontario dealer

The Bank of Canada has bolstered its collection once again with the addition of an ultra-rare military banknote – the only of its kind known to exist – that tells the history of paper money and banking in Canada. Sold by Georgetown, Ont. numismatic dealer Gary Fedora, the $1 banknote was originally issued in 1813 by the Army Bill Office in Quebec City. Now, it sits with hundreds of thousands of other currency-related artifacts from around the world at the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum. The museum serves as the public face of its National Currency Collection, which is curated by Paul Berry. “It’s the only one,” said Fedora, who added the bill was “well used” with fold marks showing how it was once held in a pocket or a purse. Continue reading →

Features
Newfoundland token sells for more than $50,000
Page 1
Torex auction ‘unlike any other’
Page 1
Dead more than 70 years, Brit’s designs still in use
Page 16
‘Popular’ Torex coin show hits downtown Toronto
Page 19
Speaker offers tips to new, young collectors
Page 36
Inaugural Colonial Acres auction a ‘great success’
Page 37

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian large and small cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
Give Canadian medals some consideration

The Canadian numismatic scene is dominated by the Canadian decimal series. It makes sense, these are the coins that we handle virtually every day, and the market is dominated by the one-cent to one-dollar series. There are a number of advantages for the new collector: the coins area readily available, all Canadians are familiar with …

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Roman rule became more cruel after Severus’ death
Page 8
Tony Hine
Canadian Key Dates
Big reasons to own small coin
Page 17

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
End of British control ushered in fresh Hong Kong coinage
Page 22
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Die trial setup pieces very tough to find
Page 26

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
Evans reflects on his term as RCNA president
Page 29
Ted Banning
The World of money
Early Belleville collector may have also been dealer
Page 33

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