Volume 53 – #14

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Volume 53#14

October 20 – November 2, 2015

From left to right: Joe Iorio, Ursula McDonald, Toby Grimminck and Len Buth celebrate their immigration to Canada at Pier 21 in Halifax, N.S. They each arrived in Canada through the iconic pier more than 50 years ago.

A ‘wonderful discovery’ for numismatists at Pier 21

As the current European migrant crisis begins boiling over into a global issue, countries like our own are debating whether to allow a new wave of refugees through its borders. In January, the government of Canada announced it would resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next three years in response to a United Nation’s request to increase admission numbers; however, with nine civil wars raging throughout the Middle East and Africa, upwards of 15 million people have been forced to flee their homes, and about one third of those refugees are now seeking asylum abroad. While the government of Canada considers its course of action, let’s not forget about past migrant crises, particularly surrounding the Second World War, after which about 12 million civilian refugees were left wandering Europe in search of a new home. Many of these refugees – some of whom we’ll get to later – we’re able to find a new home in Canada. Continue reading →

Fall Torex auction to be a ‘memorable sale’
Page 1
B.C. banknote security firm raises $2.6 million for nanotech development
Page 1
Latest Jeffrey Hoare sale generates ‘a lot of interest’
Page 17
Series continues on history of the trade dollar
Page 18
Workshop offers ‘technical side’ of grading and preserving coins, paper money
Page 26

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 32
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Initiatives aim to enhance connection to the hobby

As I have written previously, we have been making a concerted effort in recent months to enhance our connection with Canadian coin clubs and affiliated organizations. As of this column, I have been invited to club meetings as a guest speaker. This not only provides me with the opportunity to speak about the history and vision of Canadian Coin News; it also serves as a great venue to receive feedback from collectors on how we can improve our magazine for the enjoyment of all readers. It has also served as a great opportunity to exchange ideas on how we can collectively improve the hobby experience for both the beginner and seasoned collector, and how we can entice the “closet collector” to attend club meetings and shows.

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By mwalsh
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Braille a fairly new feature on Canadian banknotes
Page 9
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Ottawa theatre pioneer was also a numismatist
Page 16

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Error convention promises activities, draws and giveaways
Page 26
Jesse Robitaille
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 34

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