Volume 54 – #11

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Volume 54#11

September 6 – September 19, 2016

A good quality loupe is an essential tool for every collector – beginner to advanced – says Francois Rufiange.

‘A tool is better than no tool:’ Understanding tools, supplies saves money

An advanced collector exploring the field of numismatics must understand the importance of using high-quality tools and supplies. This according to François Rufiange, president of Québec’s l’Association des collectionneurs de monnaie du Grand-Levis and long-time numismatic educator. He has hosted more than a dozen coin grading workshops and assorted numismatic seminars throughout his 20 years in the hobby. He says he’s teaching “critical” numismatic lessons, the results of which are often alarming. “To me, it’s important to use tools,” said Rufiange. “A tool is better than no tool, and of course, it’s best to use good tools.” He offers a succinct example: using a 2x2 coin holder is better than throwing coins into a tin can, and using a PVC-free coin slab is better yet. Continue reading →

‘Ernie’ Watson helped make ‘coin collecting cool in Canada’
Page 1
‘You can’t take it with you’ as collector shares importance of estate planning
Page 1
Bank of Canada Museum on track for 2017 opening
Page 6
CAFNE raises $10K in support of numismatic education
Page 10
Olympic medals ‘one of the most important symbols’
Page 20
Symposium speaker dives into the science behind coins
Page 21
Latest Mint catalogue features ‘innovative’ celebrations of nature
Page 29

CCN Trends
Focus on RCM product
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 30
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 33
‘You are going, period.’

This is a very important column! Today, I am asking you to take a good, hard look at your collection and ask yourself, “what will happen to it when I’m gone?” You’re not immortal. None of us are. So the day will come, when you will no longer be around to take care of your ‘precious.’ At the recent RCNA convention held in Ottawa, Michael Turrini, one of the keynote speakers at the educational symposium, reminded us all of this when he stated, “You are going. PERIOD!”

Continue reading →

By Jim Szeplaki
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Early coining methods created wide range of quality
Page 8
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bouquet Sou brass varieties offer thrill of the hunt
Page 11

Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
A ‘different perspective’ at June TOREX
Page 24
John Regitko
Errors & Varieties
Third-party grades not crucial, but worth a look
Page 26

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 28

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