Volume 53 – #24

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Volume 53#24

March 8 – March 21, 2016

Lisa McPherson, left, and Cassidy Stroud are vice-president and president, respectively, of the Brantford Numismatic Society. Photo by Jeff Fournier

Brantford first Canadian club with women in executive roles

While numismatics is often considered a male-dominated hobby, one southern Ontario club is bucking the trend with three women holding key positions on the club’s executive. Earlier this year, Cassidy Stroud became president and Lisa McPherson became vice-president of the Brantford Numismatic Society, a first for Canada. They are joined on the executive by club secretary Lindy Smith. While Louise Graham was president of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) from 1973-75, it is the first time a Canadian club has had women in the top leadership spots at the same time. For Stroud, however, the women power team is not about women taking over, but more about picking the right talent. Continue reading →

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Latest Mint coins celebrate Canada through innovation
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CCN Trends
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CCN Marketplace
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Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
A virtual Canadian numismatic club?

There has been a lot of discussion in recent years over the future of numismatic clubs, societies and associations. We have seen some clubs fold, others near the brink of extinction due to a lack of volunteers, and then there are clubs – like Windsor, Waterloo and Brantford – that are thriving. A recent survey by Canadian Coin News certainly suggests there is opportunity for growth. We asked, “Do you belong to a coin club in Canada?” Of the 86 per cent of respondents who answered the question, a total of 155 (29.75 per cent) said yes. The remaining 366 (70.25 per cent) said no. Wow, what a surprise. Think about it…more than two-thirds of the collectors who responded are not members of a coin club.

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Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Red $50 banknote a fiting tribute to RCMP
Page 9
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Some errors require much closer scrutiny
Page 18

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 22
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Montreal gunsmith’s countermarked tokens
Page 24

Randy Heimpel
Large Canadian dealer ensures wide Net presence
Page 26
Jeff Fournier
Club Circuit
Harry James is more than just a ‘token’ collector
Page 28

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