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Volume 53 – #16

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Volume 53#16

November 17 – November 30, 2015

Chris Boyer, vice-president of the Waterloo Coin Society, presented an introduction to coin collecting for children at the Fall 2015 Toronto Coin Expo. The symposium received a donation from CAFNE.

CAFNE a big resource for numismatic education

The non-profit charity needs the community’s help with funding By Jeff Fournier The Canadian Association for Numismatic Education (CAFNE) may be one of the best kept secrets and most underutilized resources in Canadian numismatics. This not-for-profit organization has a core mandate that is, quite simply, “to educate the public about numismatics”. This is something that is greatly needed to strengthen the hobby and to ensure its longevity. CAFNE does this by funding programs and activities that help promote numismatics and by providing scholarships and bursaries to aid in the study and research of numismatics. Although the emphasis is on Canadian numismatics, it doesn’t exclude the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, paper money and related objects issued by other countries. Continue reading →

Features
25-cent poppy, $2 coin honour anniversary of In Flanders Fields
Page 1
APNA president shines light on Halifax tokens
Page 1
Bill Merkley sells coin business to longtime employee
Page 6
A world of discovery with Canadian Tire money
Page 20
Mint top contender for annual coin awards
Page 1

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian dollars
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
CAFNE needs to be top of mind

What’s in a name? Well, when it comes to the acronym CAFNE, I am hoping it will become top of mind for all numismatists. CAFNE stands for the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education. As stated on its website, the non-profit organization’s mandate includes: To educate the public about numismatics on the study of coins, currency, medals, tokens, paper money, and related objects primarily from Canada, but also including other cultures, past and present, through the provision of educational programs and activities;

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Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Government notes complemented Confederation efforts
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Token promoted Nova Scotia-New Brunswick union
Page 16

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Montreal jeweller was key 19th-century numismatic figure
Page 22
Peter Mosiondz, Jr.
Collecting 101
Time to get back to the basics
Page 24

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
You don’t have to be Catholic to collect papal medals
Page 26
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

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