Volume 53 – #09

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Volume 53#09

August 11 – August 24, 2015

At the 1934 World’s Fair in Chicago, this token was given as part of Chrysler’s exhibit, where each person who stopped by would receive one.

Glean before you clean when unearthing coins

Who knows what’s under all that dirt? That’s the question being asked by many interested collectors following two separate numismatic discoveries that were reported in Canadian media outlets on the same day this July. For collectors, it’s exciting to consider what treasures could be found beneath the Earth’s surface. Continue reading →

Mint to commemorate 100th anniversary of In Flanders Fields
Page 1
Currency Museum to reopen 2017
Page 1
Pobjoy Mint celebrates 50th anniversary, but roots go much deeper
Page 9
Mint’s new releases full of summer wonder
Page 20
Canadian varieties followed on heels of Machin’s new effigy
Page 22

CCN Trends
Focus on RCM Products
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 34
Heists of yore make for great yarns

We all love a great crime story and, recently, I came across a first-hand account of the greatest gold heist in Canada. The robbery dates back to 1974, when the infamous “Stopwatch Gang” stole more than $750,000 in gold from the Ottawa airport, which was destined for the Royal Canadian Mint’s Ottawa plant.

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By mwalsh
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token’s Scottish references defy its Halifax roots
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Notes take collectors back to another time
Page 16

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
RCNA Convention a group effort, and we’re all better for it
Page 24
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Majority of online shoppers put off by extra costs
Page 26

Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
Alice in Wonderland
Page 29

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