Volume 53 – #21

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Volume 53#21

January 26 – February 8, 2016

The Moncton Coin Club’s Railway historical medal commemorates the official opening of the First Branch Line of the Intercolonial Railway (ICR) between Moncton and Dorchester in December 1868. The reverse shows a map of the three Maritime Provinces and part of Newfoundland with Moncton’s strategic position shown within a wheel as the ‘Hub of the Maritimes.’

Several coin clubs celebrating anniversaries

Coin clubs and numismatic associations are the lifeblood of the numismatic hobby. Many clubs have been around for decades, but a few will be celebrating significant anniversaries in 2016, including: the Ingersoll Coin Club (55 years); London Numismatic Society (65 Years), Moncton Coin Club (55 Years); Nickel Belt Coin Club (60 years); Peterborough and District Numismatic Society (65 years); Toronto Coin Club (80 years) and the Windsor Coin Club (65 years). Below is an overview of each “anniversary” club. Continue reading →

Rare banknote, Korean medals in CAND auction
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Giant Toonie towers over tiny Campbellford
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RM strikes last of the round circulating £1 coins
Page 6

CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Canadian dealers have you covered

We receive inquiries on a regular basis from individuals seeking help to sell or evaluate a collection of coins or banknotes they have inherited or are trying to sell on behalf of a family member. We reply by offering two options. First, we recommend any dealer advertising in Canadian Coin News and secondly, we refer them to the website of the Canadian Association of Numismatic Dealers (CAND). A large majority of our advertisers are members of the organization, which requires its members to be ethical and honest with collectors and fellow dealers.

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By mwalsh
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bacquet token’s origin story still up for debate
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Viking descendant brought feudal system to England
Page 15

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Canadian was key builder of U.S. national collection
Page 16
Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Many milestones marked on coins in 2015
Page 20

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 22
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Revelations at the Mint, resolutions for 2016
Page 24

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