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Volume 53 – #26

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Volume 53#26

April 5 – April 18, 2016

This 2016 Uncirculated set, which normally retails for $24.95, is selling for up to $300 due to an ‘assembly error’ in which a 2015-dated loonie was packaged instead of a 2016 loon. While confirming the error, the RCM is not disclosing how many error sets have been released on the market.

2016 Uncirculated sets contain 2015-dated loon

The $25 error sets realizing up to $300 By Bret Evans Between an error in some Royal Canadian Mint sets, and speculation about this year’s circulating issues, 2016 is shaping up to be an interesting year for collectors of dollar coins. An undisclosed number of 2016 Uncirculated sets, called Proof-Like by collectors, have the 2015-dated loon coin instead of the current date. Errors in Mint sets are not unknown, but are uncommon enough that they are sought after by collectors. According to Todd Sandham, of Colonial Acres Coins in Kitchener, Ont., the error set is currently selling for $150 to $300. The original issue price was $24.95. As an error, the exact number produced is unknown. On Jan. 28, the RCM confirmed the error is genuine and described it as “an assembly error.” Continue reading →

Features
Troyak show truly unique
Page 1
Public can nominate ‘iconic’ Canadian woman for next banknote
Page 1
A time capsule of history unearthed in Quebec
Page 16
New commemorative loonie celebrates women’s rights
Page 22
Rare Sterling $5 banknote sells for $21K at Torex auction
Page 26
Super heroes, toonie anniversary coin set among new releases
Page 29

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian 50 cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
Where are all the young collectors?

By Jeff Fournier I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of our hobby and whenever I start thinking about this subject, I always end up asking myself the question, “Where are the kids?” You’ve all noticed it – the lack of kids who collect coins nowadays and the lack of kids at coins shows, club meetings and so forth.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
George VI series borrowed heavily from predecessor
Page 8
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Quebec museum issues Empress of Ireland medals
Page 9

Lewis E. Tauber
Numismatic Collateral
California county raises eyebrows with $3 coin
Page 18
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Selling site embraces social media, to maximum effect
Page 22

Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Montreal agent helped bring tokens to Canada
Page 27
Ted Banning
The World of Money
‘Philatelist’s card’ more than suggests interest in coins
Page 28

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Repeat listings no indication bids are lacking
Page 32
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 36

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