Volume 53 – #23

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Volume 53#23

February 23 – March 7, 2016
‘Superb selection’ of banknotes, coins available at Torex auction
Page 1
Politics in numismatics rears its ‘ugly’ head
Page 1
Coins, stamps should feature Canadians, not royals, says group
Page 22
Memorial service for James Lawson in Ottawa
Page 26

CCN Trends
Focus on RCM product
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
My Dad, the Coin Man

Many of the fond memories I have with my Dad revolve around his involvement with coin collecting. In fact, one of my earliest memories takes place at a coin collector’s meeting. (Dad was the president of the Nickel Belt Coin Club at the time). While I was not an active member (as a five-year-old I may have been a touch too young), I still enjoyed looking through a magnifying glass at each coin and medallion, pretending to be a detective. I have always known that I am the daughter of a coin collector. To begin with – I was born in Sudbury, Ont., – home of the big nickel. My brother and I used to love visiting Science North and Dynamic Earth. We would race up to that nickel, attempting to wrap our tiny toddler arms around the King’s giant head.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Engraver left lasting legacy of Montreal tokens
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Gauls struck a variety of coins before Roman conquest
Page 17

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Error terminology not always used correctly
Page 20
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

Jeff Fournier
Club Circuit
The hunt at Unipex pays off with two unique medals
Page 29

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