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Volume 54 – #07

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Volume 54#07

July 12 – July 25, 2016

Lot 101 features the scarce nine deniers of 1721 B (Rouen) graded by International Coin Certification Service as Fine-15.

French Regime coins to be offered at RCNA Sale

The coins of the French Regime represent a “fascinating” field of numismatics, one that was vital to the development of our country. This according to Brian Bell, of New Brunswick’s Geoffrey Bell Auctions, official auctioneer of the 2016 Convention of the Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA); however, he added, these coins are different from others usually included in Bell’s auction catalogues in that they are not exclusively Canadian. “These pieces were shipped by the King or imported by local merchants for use in New France and were either normal French coinage or colonial coinage issued for use in any of their New World colonies,” he said. “The Richard Cooper Collection offered by Geoffrey Bell Auctions Ltd. presents an extensive offering of French Regime coinage for the upcoming RCNA Sale in Ottawa.” Bell said the first highlight is the “famous” 1670 A (Paris) five sols “Gloriam Regni,” which is a “very difficult coin to locate.” It’s described as “fine, with no discernible adjustment marks” and is destined to be a treasured part of some lucky bidder’s collection. Continue reading →

Features
Judy Blackman inducted as St. Eligius Knight
Page 1
Ottawa set to host ‘Hobby of Kings’
Page 1
Stories of bravery and celebration stand out in June releases
Page 17
Montreal Games series failed to meet Olympic goal
Page 21
The history of coins often found in dealer junk boxes
Page 24
Hockey greats score on ‘coins’
Page 28
Encased postage stamps for Montreal firm ‘very scarce’
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian paper money
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
Editorial
RCNA conventions offer smorgasbord of opportunities

The first annual Canadian Numismatic Association convention (now known as the RCNA) was held in 1954 when the association was only four-years-old. It has been held every year ever since. The early conventions were only two days long and featured a bourse, auction and competitive displays. In 1957, however, it was decided to host a three-day convention and in later years, grew to be a four, five and now a six-day event. RCNA conventions have morphed into much more than what they were in the beginning. Current conventions have become meeting places for provincial, regional and national associations such as the Ontario Numismatic Association, The Canadian Tire Coupon Collectors’ Club, the Canadian Paper Money Society, the Canadian Centennial Collectors’ Club and the Canadian Association of Token Collectors. Many of these clubs use the RCNA conventions to hold their annual general meetings, for example.

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By mwalsh
Columns
Randy Heimpel
CoinNet
Ontario dealer’s user-friendly site a model for others
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Notes & Bills
Banknotes offer windows into the past
Page 9

Ted Banning
The World of Money
Ferguson’s numismatic legacy is firmly entranched
Page 10
Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Royal Canadian Mounted Police – new challenge coins and a d
Page 20

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
North York Coin Club hosts a ‘nice little show’
Page 22
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 29

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