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Volume 54 – #08

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Volume 54#08

July 26 – August 8, 2016

PCGS graded this 1872H 25-cent piece as a copper sample in AU condition with environmental damage.

U.S. collector’s 1872H quarter ‘a remarkable find’

For one collector, an unusual coin has turned out to be a remarkable find. Four years ago Daryl Anderson, a United States collector from Washington State, spotted the coin, an 1872H 25-cent piece struck in copper, for sale online. With an interest in Canadian coins, Anderson was intrigued by the novelty. The British owner of the coin told Anderson it had been part of a larger group of mixed foreign coins. After successfully bidding for the coin, Anderson set out to find out more about his new acquisition, but without much success. “I’ve been trying to find out more about it for years,” he said. A savvy collector, he sent the coin to Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) for authentication. Continue reading →

Features
‘Historic’ RCNA Sale serves as ‘highlight of the year’ for Geoffrey Bell Auctions
Page 1
Rare ‘opportunity of a lifetime’ materials sold at Torex
Page 1
PayPal review locks up major Canadian dealer’s funds
Page 9
Military Crosses awarded to brothers featured in Hoare June Sale
Page 16
RCNA convention auctions – a long-standing tradition
Page 32
CAFNE reception to be held at upcoming RCNA Convention
Page 32

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian ten cents
Page 10
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
RCNA reception will serve to foster our hobby

There’s an important acronym that attendees at this year’s Royal Canadian Numismatic Association (RCNA) convention will hear a lot about: CAFNE. And anyone associated with CAFNE is hoping it will become top of mind for all numismatists, thanks to a special reception that will be held during the Ottawa convention. CAFNE stands for the Canadian Association for Numismatic Education. As stated on its website, the non-profit organization’s mandate includes:

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By mwalsh
Columns
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Caesar’s assassin told story on coins
Page 17
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Hoards shed light on George II counterfeits
Page 18

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
A treasure trove of materials found at Kingston show
Page 24
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Quality images help sell errors on the Internet
Page 30

Sean Sinclair
Commemorative Coins
Coins celebrate Mexico’s independence, revolution
Page 33
Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 36

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