Volume 54 – #01

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Volume 54#01

April 19 – May 2, 2016

Lot 327 features a Canada East Beauharnios communion token from the Church of Scotland. From the Bob Merchant Communion Token Collection, only three examples are known to exist.

Merchant collection ‘one of the finest offerings’ of communion tokens

Bell auction features part three of Cooper collection By Jesse Robitaille In recent years, the highlight of the Toronto Coin Expo has arguably been its auction, which is presented by Geoffrey Bell Auctions, of Moncton, N.B. In fact, last fall’s sale rewrote the record books after an 1845 Bank of Montreal halfpenny realized more than $60,000, setting a new numismatic record for the highest-priced Canadian token sold at an auction. Fortunately for Canadian collectors, the time has come for another Expo offering. “Geoffrey Bell Auctions will be featuring some rare and early pieces of Canadian history in its next auction at the Toronto Coin Expo, April 21 and 22,” said auctioneer Brian Bell. “This spring sale features a fine variety of numismatic material for both the beginner and connoisseur.” Continue reading →

Ted Szilva of Big Nickel fame passes
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Smith family tradition continues at Torex
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Lots to see, learn at Coin Expo ’16
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CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian Paper Money
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
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Diversity of RCM offerings can be a good thing

If you read the recent article in Ca- nadian Coin News which noted that the number of Royal Canadian Mint issues has grown 20 times in 20 years, you may have grumbled and complained how it’s now impossible for the average collector to afford everything that the Mint issues. I remember thinking this way a number of years ago. Last year, as that CCN article went on to explain, the RCM offered 225 products for collectors. A set of one of each would have cost $339,858. Preposterous? I think not.

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By mwalsh
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Kingston’s fake coins became hot political topic
Page 8
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Northern Ontario medal features Polar Bear Express, ‘Chimo’
Page 15

Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Ricimer’s patience was tested by puppet emperors
Page 16
Ted Banning
The World of Money
First U of T president was an ancients aficionado
Page 24

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Six-penny nail back-door job nets $42,000 US
Page 26
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
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