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Volume 53 – #07

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Volume 53#07

July 14 – July 27, 2015

This picture of Charles ‘Chuck’ Moore was taken in January 2015 at the FUN Show in Orlando, Fla., where he was promoting the Legacy II sales, held in February in Toronto.

Canadian numismatics suffers great loss with death of Charles ‘Chuck’ Moore

Born in Detroit, Mich., on Aug. 5, 1946 where he also attended college on a football scholarship, Moore eventually moved to Canada during an escalation in the Vietnam War, which had seen many young Americans shipped off to fight communist forces in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a controversial war with no clear meaning or purpose, so on the advice of his father – himself a Second World War flying ace and Moore’s greatest hero – he left for Canada, fearing conscription along with tens of thousands of other Americans. Continue reading →

Features
Gold coin market bolstered, federal books balanced as ‘national treasures’ melt
Page 1
Go for gold at RCNA Convention
Page 17
Spirit of sports, pop culture shine on Mint’s latest collector coins
Page 20
RCNA election sees three contested spots up for grabs
Page 20
Moore a giant in Canadian numismatics
Page 22
Hahn’s now-iconic work didn’t please everyone
Page 26
Wartime nickel shortage spurred Axis recall of Romanian coins
Page 29
RCNA convention medal honours beloved Bluenose
Page 32
New silver coin honours first French explorers in Ontario
Page 33

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Proof-like singles
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
Moore’s death leaves void in hobby and hearts

When I first began working as publisher of Canadian Coin News in July 2013, one of the people I was anxious to meet was Charles “Chuck” Moore. That’s because 13 years earlier I had met Chuck for the first time, at my very first numismatic auction. Along with my wife, Karen, we attended the Bank of Canada Auction II of its specimen banknotes, presented by Moore Numismatic Auctions. We had pre-registered and when we went to the desk to pick up our bid card and when I gave my name, Chuck came rushing over to the desk.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Paper money took root during Tang dynasty
Page 8
Ted Banning
The World Of Money
Toronto tobacconist issued numismatist’s card
Page 15

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
1858 Token rare, but beware of fakes
Page 21
Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
Incoming RCNA president brings lots of experience
Page 24

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
Melbourne Mint – Flinders Street station
Page 27
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