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Volume 54 – #06

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Volume 54#06

June 28 – July 11, 2016

Lot 840, this 1890H 50-cent coin in ICCS MS-65, is estimated to cross the block at $350,000-$375,000 at the upcoming Torex Auction, June 24-26.

TCNC offering ‘memorable sale’ at June Torex

In what’s arguably the auction house’s “best sale of the past 10 years,” The Canadian Numismatic Company’s upcoming Torex Auction is offering “several key date issues in surprisingly high Mint State (MS) grades” as well as some “very rare type varieties.” What’s more, there are a handful of Specimen coins and a large selection of tokens and error coins slated to cross the block June 24-26. “There’s a balance between every denomination we’re selling, be it coins or banknotes,” says auctioneer Eric Paquet. “There is material for every type of collector.” The June 2016 Torex auction includes more than 1,500 numismatic lots featuring an 1890H 50 cents, a solid MS-65 example; a 1901 50-cents ICCS MS-65; and, a 1921 five-cents PCGS MS-67. Also included in this sale are some fantastic silver dollars including a 1945 $1 ICCS MS-65 and a 1951 in MS-67. Continue reading →

Features
Military Crosses awarded to brothers featured in Hoare June sale
Page 1
Gatewest introduces paper money grading service
Page 16
Popular Spring Numismatic Auction sees ‘astounding’ growth
Page 20
‘Critical’ coin-grading skills taught at Coin Expo
Page 21
19th-century counterfeit notes highlight upcoming RCNA sale
Page 29

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian five cents
Page 12
CCN marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
A numismatic vacation

Summer is quickly approaching and it’s at this time every year that we all begin to dream about our summer vacations. Why not blend your annual vacation with numismatics? There are a number of coin shows that you might want to take in this summer including the Brantford Coin Show on June 12 at the Branlyn Community Centre in Brantford, Ont., Torex, which is being held on June 25 and 26 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto; the South Western Ontario Numismatics Coin and Collectables Show (SWON), which will be held at the Paris Fairgrounds in Paris, Ont., on Aug. 14 and of course, one of the highlights of the entire year, the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention.

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
Timmins show sees continued success
Page 8
Ted Banning
The World of Money
Lifelong railroader was also a numismatist
Page 10

Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Roman coinage took root during republican era
Page 17
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bouquet Sou tokens yield intriguing varieties
Page 24

John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Convention medals have escaped errors, barely
Page 28
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 32

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