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Volume 53 – #13

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Volume 53#13

October 6 – October 19, 2015

The new $20 commemorative, which was unveiled by Richard Wall (left) and Governor General David Johnston (right) is a modified version of Polymer series’ $20 denomination.

New $20 commemorative a crowning achievement

On Sept. 9 at about 12:30 p.m. EST, as Queen Elizabeth II added another milestone to an already lengthy list, the Bank of Canada unveiled – for only the third time ever – a commemorative banknote to mark the occasion. Only the third commemorative bill to be issued by the Bank of Canada since it first began issuing banknotes in 1935, this new $20 note honours Her Majesty’s historic reign, which, on Sept. 9, became the longest in modern Canadian history at more than 63 years (however, the longest-reigning monarch of Canada was arguably Louis XIV, who ruled for 72 years, although many will ignore these pre-Confederation sovereigns). Continue reading →

Features
‘A lot of great material’ at Coin Expo Auction
Page 1
Mint marks Queen’s historic reign
Page 1
Retired U.S. teacher’s ‘brief’ history of trade coins an insightful lesson
Page 24
New stamp, OFDC of Queen ‘celebrate history in the making’
Page 41

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 38
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 41
Editorial
Interesting times ahead with Canada 150 coins

s you read this we are in the last few days of public voting for the Canada 150 program. The program offers a rare chance for Canadians to participate in the design selection process, something I applaud. I’ve always been a fan of circulating commemorative coins, particularly programs. They get regular people looking at that their coins, and encourage collecting pocket change; a risk-free entry into coin collecting that is pure fun. Once rare, we have had a number of programs going back to the 1967 series marking the 100th anniversary of Confederation. In more recent memory, the two biggest programs were the Canada 125 program of 1992, and the Millennium series of coins issued in 1999 and 2000.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal numismatist marketed cough syrup
Page 8
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Mint missing out on marketing opportunities
Page 16

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token’s origins stem further south than originally believed
Page 18
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Brazil set to wrap up Olympic series as Games near
Page 20

Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Middle East prospered under Harun
Page 21
Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
Like the Phoenix, Pompeii rises from the ashes
Page 28

Jesse Robitaille
Numismatic Profile
Artist’s designs on display in pockets across Canada
Page 36
Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 40

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