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Volume 54 – #15

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Volume 54#15

November 1 – November 14, 2016

This 1901 $5 note (Charlton 75-14-06a) realized $40,000 as Lot 757 of the Toronto Coin Expo Sale this Sept. 29-30.

‘Outstanding’ Dawson overprint brings $40k at Coin Expo Sale

A 115-year-old banknote issued by the Canadian Bank of Commerce – complete with a rare “Dawson” overprint – crossed the block for $40,000 at the Toronto Coin Expo Sale on Sept. 30. Auctioneer Geoffrey Bell said only four examples of this “outstanding rarity” are known to exist. “It’s a very historical piece, and it’s very interesting,” said Bell, of Lot 757, adding this 1901 $5 note (Charlton 75-14-06a) was acquired from a Canadian dealer several years ago. The long-time auctioneer and collector said he was “pleased with both nights” of the 948-lot sale, which was hosted by Geoffrey Bell Auctions on Sept. 29-30. Continue reading →

Features
Mint makes big impression with five-kilo silver coin
Page 1
Fournier lights imaginations on fire with Coin Expo workshop
Page 1
Mint honours brave Battle of Hong Kong vets
Page 6
Coin Expo evolving with the times
Page 9
Torex medals range from common to scarce
Page 19
Chocolate-coin minting process open kids’ eyes to collecting
Page 24

Regulars
CCN Trends
Focus on Canadian $1 and $2
Page 12
CCN Marketplace
Are you buying or selling?
Page 34
Show & Bourse
Check out the shows in your area
Page 37
Editorial
Use a little ‘uncommon cents’ to promote hobby

For many years, the Royal Canadian and American Numismatic Associations organized special events, making a concerted effort to showcase our fine hobby to the public each October during “Coin Week.” A unique ANA initiative asked individual collectors, clubs and coin dealers to distribute inexpensive collector coins: the type readily available to the collector community, but rarely seen by the public. The ANA suggested the collecting community use some of these coins to make purchases at their local convenience stores, at the mall or anywhere else that an average person might shop and could receive one of these inexpensive “collector” coins in their change. What a great idea it was. What’s stopping any one of us from doing that in our communities today, even though we no longer have an organized coin week in Canada?

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By Jim Szeplaki
Columns
Tim Grawey
Colonial Tokens
Bouquet Sou overstrikes prove intriguing
Page 8
Stanley Clute
Ancient Money
Towering Maximinus lived and died by the sword
Page 18

Jeff Fournier
Numismatic Fringe
Waterloo, Timmins clubs release Canada 150 wooden tokens
Page 28
Jeff Fournier
Show Circuit
London show features coins and local numismatics too!
Page 32

Mike Walsh
New Issues
New numismatic issues from around the world
Page 33
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